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Chris Yorks stopped in my office to see if I had a favourite song for Sunday. Because of the typhoon, “Rain, Rain, Go Away” was my first choice. Being more spiritual than me, he suggested “Lord, Reign (Rain) in Me” or “There Will Be Showers of Blessings.” That last one is a classic, written in 1883 by D.W. Whittle. Here is the chorus:  

Showers of blessing, (Showers, showers of blessing)
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling, 
But for the showers we plead.  

I don’t know about you, but I don't mind "showers of blessings" and "mercy drops" falling into my life. The Lord uses people to administer his blessings. This week we will study two unsung heroes who helped Paul by their selfless living and giving. They remind me of some very special Union people. What a joy to be part of a congregation that is an instrument of blessing and mercy to Hong Kong and to the wider world. Thank you for letting the Lord shower his blessing through you. And unlike the rain, may it never stop.

Pastor Greg

This Sunday

10,10,10 Special Offering. October is the month where we remember the poor. This Sunday, we will be taking up a special offering (starting at just HK$10) to help Chung King Ministry and the Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor reduce poverty in Hong Kong.


Walk To Emmaus is rescheduled to the spring due to the typhoon. For more information, please contact Ray Warhola, or 9105-8211. 

Restored Lives — Recovery from Divorce and Separation Course is run over seven Thursdays, 20 October – 8 December, 7:00PM 9:30PM in the Upper Annex. The course is both practical and supportive, giving any separated or divorced person the opportunity to discuss the challenges they are facing and the tools to deal with these effectively. The cost is HK$400 per person including dinner. Sign up online. For more information, please contact Anne or Michael Birley at RD&S

Bible Series Talk and Discussion
Sunday, 30 October 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Fellowship Hall
RSVP for a simple lunch

Luke’s sixty-year story that makes up nearly one third of the NT is the only source for the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan, Zechariah and Elizabeth, shepherds at the manger, Emmaus, Peter's prison escape, Pentecost, Stephen’s martyrdom, Paul's Damascus Road conversion, etc. Luke’s gospel is the strongest NT summons to serve the poor, glorify the Saviour, and receive the Spirit.

Masquerade Dinner Join us on Tuesday, 1 November, 7:00PM  9:00PM for our Women’s Fellowship Masquerade Dinner, a fun and festive evening of fellowship. E-mail Brenna or Pastor Michele or sign up at the Welcome Table this Sunday!

Women's Retreat 2017 Calling all ladies, the 2nd annual Women's Retreat is just around the corner. Don't miss out! The theme is 'Perfectly Imperfect: Celebrating the Unique You.' 
12-15 January 2017. Location: Oluanpi, Taiwan. Cost: HKD4750. Deadline is Sunday, 6 November. Hiking, beaches, nature and FUN! Please sign up at the Welcome Table or see Brenna or Pastor Michele for details. Scholarships available.

Membership You may think you are a member at Union Church because you attend regularly and serve in a ministry, but have you officially gone through the process? If you want to become a member, which enables you to vote and participate in certain ministries, meet Union's Deacons Court at any service on Sunday 13 November. Sign up at the Welcome Table. If that date doesn’t work for you please contact Pastor Michele.

Looking to Serve in Hospitality? Please contact Pastor Michele if you are able to help. We have some upcoming events that could really use your support.

Prayer for Union Come lift up the needs of Union Church. Join us every Tuesday morning at 7:30AM for a time of prayer in the Sanctuary. 

Adult Education 

The 101 Series This fall Union Church will be launching the 101 Series, designed to give you a basic and broad introduction to the pillars of the Christian faith. The 101 Series is for those who would like to dive deeper into what it means to be a Christian.

Theology 101  Tuesdays, 25 October, 1, 8 & 15 November, 7:30PM  8:30PM. To Register please e-mail .

Men's Ministry

33 Authentic Manhood
Starts: Monday, 31 October 7:30-9:30PM
Runs: Six Mondays (31 October, 7, 14, 21, 28 November, 5 December)
Join a group of men for a six-week video and discussion series to give a vision for manhood as modelled by Jesus in his thirty-three years on earth. We will gather for six Monday nights to watch a new video, dialogue, and encourage each other. Contact: Pastor Matthew.

Young Adult

Uni-On, the new University-Aged group at Union! Are you between 18 and 23? Studying or interning in Hong Kong? Please join us at Pier 7 Café on Thursdays at 6:00PM for a chance to relax and experience community with other University-aged young adults from Union. Great chance to decompress from the week, and to meet new people your age! Friends are more than welcome.  Contact: YOUNG ADULTS. 


Friday Youth Group 
Junior High (11-13) from 6:00 to 8:00PM
Senior High (14-18) from 7:00 to 9:00PM (+Hang out in the Youth Lounge after until 10:00PM!)

Youth Sunday Life 
Ages 11-13 meet in the Youth Lounge for Youth Alpha
Ages 14-18 meet in Pastor Greg's Office for Youth After

Youth Fall Fair
On Friday, 28 October, the youth will have an Autumn themed Fall Fair. Games, food and treats will abound. Bring friends and have a fun time! 6:00PM  9:00PM, both Juniors and Seniors.

Questions? Email 

Kingdom Kids

Hallelujah Party, Saturday, 29 October, 2:30PM – 5:30PM! Come and join us for a galaxy of fun and explore what Kingdom Kids has to offer at this year's Hallelujah Party!! Games, crafts, face painting, photo station, bouncy castles, candy floss, entertainment and lots of PRIZES! Invite your friends along and have fun with us. Please RSVP. 

Book Fairs, Sunday, 6 & 13 November from 9:30AM to 12:30PM! Children's Bibles, devotional and prayer books, Veggie Tales DVDs, parenting books and lots more. Save the date and visit us at The GREEN (in front of Lower Annex).

Christmas Musical, Sunday, 11 December at 9:30AM & 11:00AM. All children are welcome to join us. We will start our weekly musical rehearsals on Sunday, 30 October to Sunday, 4 December, with two dress rehearsals on Sunday, 4 December and Saturday10 December. For more details, please pick up the Children Ministry Event leaflet at the Welcome Table or at Kingdom Kids Table or click here.


Mother's Choice Walkathon Families Walking for Families: Mother’s Choice Walkathon is on30 October (Sunday)! It is a time to celebrate family, raise much-needed funds to care for children without families, and walk together to build stronger families for the children in our community. The Walkathon includes a (stroller-friendly) 4km walk on Bowen Road, with three start times (10AM, 11AM, 12NOON), and ending with a carnival at Island School! Bring your families, and bring your small groups! Invite your family and small group! Register today at

We need your help! We have a wonderful opportunity in Cambodia to offer a one day VBS to over 100 kids! We are looking for people who might want to sponsor craft supplies and help share Jesus with the children. If you can help, please e-mail

Last Week's Sermon 

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"Working Out" by Pastor Greg Anderson 

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