Our theme verse for the Acts sermon series is Acts 1:8, ‘you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” Last Sunday, we were reminded that the word ‘power’ (dunamis) is rooted in the word dynamite. Because of the Holy Spirit we have tremendous power within each of us. I wonder how often in our day to day living we remember that we have access to this major power source. Power to sustain our fears, our worries, and our uncertainties. Power that enables us to serve, power that enables us to love those who we find difficult, power that enables healing and refreshment and power to try new ministries.
Last weekend at the AGM, new members were added to all of our ministry boards and we are delighted that they are willing to try new ministries. We welcome new Trustees -Jane Arnett and John Li. We welcome new COM members -Emilie Banfield, Christine Yeung, Po Cheung and Koon Wee. We welcome new Deacons -Joshua Ng, Grace Sui, Cornelis Staalman, Malama Piliae, and Wanda Yuen. Additionally, we rejoice and give thanks for those who have served on various leadership teams throughout the year and are finishing their terms. Thank you to the Committee of Management leaders -Anson Wang, Juliana Rotmeyer, Andrew Lo, Doris Cheung and Timothy Ng. Thank you to the deacons -Christine Wu and Catriona Woodrow and to Isabel Morrison who has stepped down from the Trustees.
In the words of the Apostle Paul, “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.” Ephesians 3:16
Blessings, Pastor Michele
CHURCH FAMILY NEWS:
We will be restarting U-Cafe at the 2nd floor of Hotel Indigo again this coming Sunday, 5th July. Please join us for live worship with a friendly, informal atmosphere.
- Sign up HERE to join a neighbourhood-based group
- Questions? Look HERE or reach out to .
We are holding regular Kindness Walks around Wan Chai, reaching out to bless the poor in our neighbourhood. The next Union Church walk will be on July 12th after the 9:45AM service. If you would like to find out more about Union Church's Kindness Walks, please contact the Missions committee.
We are also inviting our congregation to join ImpactHK on their weekly Kindness Walks in Wan Chai on Wednesday evenings. Please contact or sign up online HERE.
Inner City Ministries focuses on helping the ethnic minorities and their families in Hong Kong. One special group of people that Inner City Ministries help are recovering drug addicts. After a year of rehab, many of these individuals cannot find employment, and they quickly slip back into drug abuse. If you know of any job opportunities that are open to hiring rehabilitated individuals, please contact emmanuel@
Another exciting opportunity is to volunteer and help in their children’s program. Learn more about how to keep kids safe or to mentor them at innercityministries.org/
Sons & Daughters, our neighbours in Wan Chai, share God's love with the women and men of the red light districts throughout Hong Kong. Seeking sewing instructor - they are looking for a volunteer sewing instructor who can help train beginners in sewing and develop some new ReStore products. Please email
The Marriage Course: please contact Joanna Yau for more details.
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.
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.
Dodgebee Tournament – Friday July 3rd. This week we’re doing something a little different! Union Church will be hosting a Dodgebee tournament with other International Church Youth Groups invited to compete! Dodgebee is like dodgeball but with soft foam frisbees – it’s a ton of fun. Sign up HERE. Please see below for details.
What: Dodgebee Tournament
When: 2-6PM. There are two slots for teams, one from 2-4 and from 4-6. Please sign up in advance as there are limited spots
Where: Youth Outreach Center, 2 Holy Cross Path, Sai Wan Ho
Details: Youth are required to wear masks, and there will be guidelines on distance between youth when seated etc.
Sunday Youth Group – Regular Schedule
All Youth are invited at 9:45 and 11:15 to join Hunter and leaders at 29/F Indigo Hotel as we read through the weekly scripture and discuss together!
Youth Junk Trip – Saturday July 11, Please sign up HERE so we can gauge how many are interested. Thank you!
CRECHE & SUNDAY SCHOOL ARRANGEMENTS for Sunday 5 July 2020 and until further notice: The Creche Center will be open with restricted capacity. For children aged 3 years old above, Veggie Tales Movies will be shown in rooms 2&3 with strict hygiene measures and in accordance with the government guidelines. We greatly appreciate your understanding and kind cooperation as we gather and worship God responsibly.
ONLINE SUNDAY SCHOOL:
3-5 years old students: Fruit of the Spirit Bible study, starting this Sunday via Zoom, from 10.45 am - 11.15 am.
6 years old and above students: Books of the Bible study, every Sunday via Zoom, from 10.45 am - 11.30 am.
Kingdom Kids Sunday edition, through Union Church website, app and Facebook, at the end of the 9.45 am and 11.15 am service.
CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAM
3-5 YEARS OLD - Every Wednesday in July, 10 -11.30 am
We invite children for a fun Bible story theme learning led by Ms Jacklien and learning about the Gospel for domestic helpers that come along with the children which will be led by our Filipino Pastor, Ruth Tablada.
6-11 years old - Every Wednesday in July, 3 - 4 pm: Children are invited to join us for a time of arts and crafts.
U-Singers, 9-13 years old - Every Wednesday in July and August, 4-5 pm: Children are welcome to join a new choir led by Forrest Morr and Chris Yorks.
For all of the Children’s Summer Programs, we require a minimum number of 12 children in order for the program to proceed. Sign up HERE
Sunday School 2020/2021 Registration & Zoom Link to Online Sunday School
All children enrolling in our Sunday School and Creche Center MUST BE REGISTERED by filling in and signing the Registration Form HERE. For safety reason, only children officially registered in our Sunday School program will receive the Zoom link to our Online Bible Study. For more information, please visit Union Church's website or contact us at CHILDREN or 21010414.
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".
"With Power to Witness" Pastor Michele.