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U Matters

The talk of the town is Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest storm on record in Hong Kong. Holly and I felt we were living through Psalm 46: 3 “Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.”  But Psalm 46:1 promises “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble” and contains that great command in verse 10: ”Be still and know that I am God!”  We rejoice in a God who is greater than the personal or spiritual struggles and storms that rock our lives.  Our God reigns!

Pastor Greg

This Week

Children’s Book Fair, Sunday, 23 and 30 September, Fellowship Hall
Kingdom Kids is organising a Book Fair for all of our families in September. There will be Bibles for children, teens and adults, Children’s books, DVDs, and much more. Come and check us out at the Fellowship Hall this and next Sundays.

The Beatitudes: A Sunday lunch study, 8-week
Please join Monte Peterson on Sunday at 12:35PM in Meeting Room 2 & 3 for the second lesson of a small group study on the fall sermon series, the Beatitudes, lasting for eight weeks. A light lunch will be provided. Please sign up in the foyer or contact directly.


Save the Date!
Union Fellowship Cruise
- 2 Nights on "Dream World", 23-25 November 2018 (Fri-Sun)
For registration, prices and details, please click here to visit the web page. 
Deadline: end September 

WELCOME LUNCH on Sunday, 7 October
Welcome lunch: Hunter, our Youth Director, and Pastor Michele would love to see you for lunch- if you are new to union or been attending for a while.
Lunch, user pay, at La Cucina in QRE - sign up in the foyer. Family friendly.

Evening of Prayer: join us in prayer on Monday 8 October, 7:30PM - 9:00PM in the Sanctuary for an evening of prayer. It is vital that we continue to lift up our church and city to the Lord in prayer. We hope to see you there.

The Marriage Course, Tuesdays, 23 October – 4 December (7 weeks)
The course offers a lifetime of practical ideas and tools to help keep your relationship strong. The course is based on Christian principles but is designed for ALL couples with or without a church background. Time: 7:00PM – 9:30PM. Cost HK$1,800/couple, fee includes dinners & course material; bursary available. Click HERE for registration and course details, please contact Ms Joanna Yau for more information. 

On Saturday, 10 November, Bless the City returns! A church-wide day to serve our neighbours, with opportunities for all ages to participate. Watch this space.

Spiritual Formation
Looking for a guided opportunity for growing in your walk with God?
Contact BASILEIA or see Pastor Michele for registration. Great structured, community building opportunity. 


ReCharge is a weekly night at Union Church where we fellowship, worship, and study.
Join us on Wednesdays:
7:00PM –             dinner (there is a donation box to cover the cost of the food)
7:30PM –             worship
7:45-9:00PM –     classes

4 different classes are offered this Fall:
- Beatitudes by Monte Peterson 
- Stephen's Ministry Training by Pastor Michele
- Adulting by Anto Ficatier
- Cost of Discipleship by Pastor Greg

You can register at the Welcome Table every Sunday, or by filling out the online form HERE.


ALPHA COURSE! Next Alpha course begins in the Fall will run on Wednesdays starting 26 September to 5 December, 20187:00PM – 9:15PM (NB Change of Dates). For registration and information, please click here or email to

We look forward to seeing you!


Ladies Dinner - God Put Me in a Time Out Chair.
7:00PM – 9:15PM, 29 October, Union Church
Join us for a wonderful evening of dinner, worship, and speaker - an evening with friends and an opportunity to meet new friends. Please sign up in the foyer.


 The Walk to Emmaus Weekend retreat for Men (Walk #77) will be held from 18-21 October, at Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre in Shatin. The Walk is based on the New Testament scripture of Luke 24: 13-35, where the Risen Christ appears to two layman walking from Jesusalem to Emmaus.  A brief overview will be provided by Eugene Chung (9:45AM service) and Lay Director, Brad Landes (11:15AM service).


Membership - if you are not a member and would like to be, please download application forms here or collect a peach coloured application form at the Welcome Table and/or see Pastor Michele


Union Church is always looking for people to serve. If you would like to be an usher, greeter or bible reader, please see Pastor Michele.

Young Adults

New to Union?
Are you a Young Adult new to Union Church?
Make sure you meet our Young Adults Director, Anto Ficatier, at the Welcome Table every Sunday. You can also email Anto for more information about Young Adults at Union!

Small Groups

Small groups are where we dig into the nitty-gritty of following Jesus. Studying the Bible, reading topical books, praying, laughing and eating together--small groups are where we connect with each other. Groups meet all over Hong Kong on different days of the week. Interested? Contact Monte Peterson or sign up here. New fall series is the Beatitudes.


Friday Youth Group – Friday, 21 September
This Friday is the first Worship Night of the year. We will be meeting at Union Church for a time of worship, prayer and community.

Worship for both Juniors (11-13) and Seniors (14-18) will go from 6:00PM to 8:30PM. Senior Hangout will continue until 10:00PM.

Sunday Youth – Sunday, 23 September
Youth can attend at either 9:45AM or 11:15AM. Juniors (11-13) and Seniors (14-18) will meet in Indigo Hotel 29/F, and seniors will head out after prayer to have a biblical discussion.

Commissioning the KIM Manila Mission Trip
This Sunday at the 9:45AM and 11:15AM Services we will have a brief time to announce our upcoming trip to KIM Manila. Please pray for our Youth and Parents/Leaders that are heading out on 28 September!

Kingdom Kids

Children’s Christmas Musical Audition
We are excited to inform you that this year Children’s Christmas Musical will take place on Sunday, 9 December 2018. We will have our first audition coming Sunday, 23 September at the 9:45AM and 11:15AM services during the Sunday School hours. We look forward to see your children at the Sunday School and share this exciting news with them. Details on our Children’s Christmas Rehearsal Schedule will be emailed to all the parents with registered kids in our Sunday School. If you have not yet registered your children with us, kindly do so at your earliest convenient.

Hallelujah Party, SAVED THE DATE: Saturday 27 October, 2:30PM to 5:30PM

Kingdom Kids invite Union Church families and friends with children ages 1 to 11 years old to join us for our annual family event "Hallelujah Party”. There will be live performance by Dove Tales Theatre Co titled David & Goliath, lots of games and prizes, face paint, balloon twisting, cotton candy and snacks. Please sign up at CHILDREN MINISTRY or at the Welcome Table - with the number of people coming and we would appreciate it if you could bring baked goods and/or savoury to share (NUT Free).

Sunday School 2018/2019 Registration

Sunday School Registration for academic year 2018/2019 is now open. In order to help us plan our program well and serve your family better, we would appreciate it if you could kindly register your children HERE. All children enrolling in our Sunday School and Creche Center MUST BE REGISTERED by filling in and signing the Registration Form. For more information, please visit Union Church's website or contact us at or 21010414. Thank you for your kind attention and cooperation.


Local Missions

Fundraising Walkathon for KSA Prison Ministry
The Hong Kong Christian Kun Sun Association (KSA) will hold a fundraising walkathon “Prayer Walk”, on 29 September, Saturday afternoon, for their prison ministry that has been operating for 40 years. It would be a good chance to walk with the ministry's supporters, the rehabilitated persons as well as their families, witnessing God’s work and reaching out to those behind the bars. For details, please refer to the documents as attached (LeafletLetter, and Application Form).

Peace for Every Child Charity Walk by World Vision Hong Kong 
Since conflict broke out in Syria in 2011, millions have been forced to leave home in search of safety. Over 3.7 million children under the age of five have been displaced since they were born. World Vision Hong Kong cordially invites our church congregation to join ‘Peace for Every Child Charity Walk’ on 6 October (Sat) to raise funds to support World Vision’s Syrian Refugee Response. Please see the attached posterleaflets and enrollment form, or visit for more details about the event.

Family in Need (FIN)

We have been praying for Gavin Shui as he battles cancer.  Please check out this link on how you can register as a donor for Gavin and others who need a bone marrow transplant.

Last Week's Sermon

"Happy Are the Helpless" by Pastor Greg Anderson