We are living in unprecedented times. You may have found yourself feeling similar to the Psalmist who said:
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;
and by night, but find no rest.” Psalm 22:1-2
Some of us are filled with worry, anxiety and fear. Some of us are experiencing the dark night of the soul and can relate to this prayer of complaint. Sometimes we need to cry out to God. Jesus did. In fact, hours before His death, Jesus “cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46
As we journey toward Easter, we are mindful of the suffering of Jesus. We are also mindful that we live on this side of the cross. Because Jesus cried these words: “My God, why have you forsaken me” we can have hope. The Psalmist articulates that hope - “he did not hide his face from me, but heard when I cried to him.” V24. My prayer is that as we cry out to Him we will also find hope.
Blessings, Pastor Michele
Please join us for Palm Sunday, April 5th. We will be ONLINE ONLY at 9:45AM for our traditional service and 11:15AM for our contemporary service. Please join us via our website, mobile app or Facebook page.
If you are unable to be online on Sunday at 9:45AM or 11:15AM, you can watch our Worship services later in the day, again via our website, app or Facebook page. Don't forget that you can still give your offering online via the giving page of our website, or by using the QR code:
If you would like to drop anything off for our Mission partners, the Church will be open from Monday to Friday between 12:00PM to 4:00PM. If you need to contact anyone at Union Church please call 6225 5042.
Please check our website and your email for latest news.
Reaching OUT during Covid-19:
HK Church Network for the Poor is coordinating with their partners to source face masks and distribute them to underprivileged families and groups in Tai wai, Central, Kwun Tong, Yau Ma Tei, Tai Kok Tsui, Fanling, Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsuen Wan, Hung Hom. So far, they have received requests for 23,000+ face masks from most deprived districts in HK, and have started to distribute collections to partners. They still need many more. Thanks to support from churches and individual donors, they are sharing more than supplies but also love and hope in Christ. To donate please bring your masks to Union Church. Thank you.
We would love to help you become a member. If you have not completed the process please consider filling in the form, sending it to our office and join the deacons for a meeting/introduction on ZOOM Thursday April 9th, 8:00PM. We would love to make it official.
Listening to God's word through ONE: Please download the mobile application (“One Hearing the Word”) and listen to, or read, a passage of Scripture, followed by a Devotion, a short Prayer and finally one portion of the Gospel Film. http://www.onehtw.com/ to download the App or scan the QR code:
Zoom Online Prayer on Wednesday nights from 8-9pm. Use this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/
Pastoral Care Support, if you are looking for some support and prayer please let our staff know. Contact Ministry leaders directly or admin at: or call 6225 5042.
Last call for The Marriage Course - Tuesdays, from 21 April to 2 June 2020 (7 weeks). Details to follow.
We are excited to announce that the new course videos are now available! It will be the first time we will be using this new brand-new re-imagined series with new teaching content, creative short films, global stories, sofa couples and expert insights. For registration, please click here or contact Joanna Yau.
Union Book Group: Extra time on your hands? Join the book group! We'll meet Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 to discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. On Tuesday, May 26, we'll discuss Love Does by Bob Goff. Books available at the Welcome Table. Join us for either or both!
Right Now Media: Looking for ways to nurture your faith in this time? If you haven't tried Right Now Media, this is a good chance! A library of online Bible Studies, speakers and family videos. Get free access here: https://www.
Meeting as a small group in this time is challenging, but the support from each other is more important than ever. There ARE online options - please reach out if you need help figuring this out! If you aren't currently in a group, we encourage you to try it out. There are groups for women, men, couples, day-time, night-time, etc. Interested? Contact Monte Peterson.
Friday Youth Group – Friday April 3: Small Groups will be meeting on Zoom to continue a study and discussion of Luke, utilising resources from the Bible Project series.
What: Online Scripture & Small Groups
When: Meet at 6PM
Details: Link will be provided
NO Sunday Youth Group – Sunday April 5. We will not be having Sunday Youth until otherwise noted.
1:00PM - 1:50PM Congregational Prayer
2:00PM - 2:50PM Bible Study Groups
3:00PM - 4:00PM Worship Service
Every 1st Sunday of the Month from 9:00AM to 12:00PM Outreach & Evangelism.
A Stephen Minister can help. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people going through a crisis or a difficult time. Please contact Pastor Michele if we can help ( )
Fertility & Pregnancy/Infant Loss Support Group - Struggling and could use some fellowship, friendship and support? Contact Sonia Lee.
Family in Need (FIN)
If you would like to help support our family in need ministry, which helps people monthly with basic needs, please mark your envelope "FIN".
"Ephesians 5 - You are light - get walking" Pastor Michele.