The staff, as well as, the deacons have been reading the Christian classic "Life Together" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I have had the privilege of being apart of both groups and the discussions and prayer thereafter has been rich.
Bonhoeffer writes, there are three purposes for which the Christian needs a definite time when he or she can be alone during the day: Scripture meditation, prayer and intercession. Creating silence and solitude amidst our busyness can be a challenge. It takes intentionality to seek out what Bonhoeffer calls 'spiritual stillness.'
I am reminded of the passage "be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10b, interestingly however, the NASB translates the verse "cease striving and know that I am God." The expression "cease striving" is Hebrew for "let your hands drop", "relax", "let go". Essentially the passage is a call to "let go and let God." It is not easy to slow down and be still, but may we find encouragement in the famous words of Martin Luther, "I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer."
U-Café Service will be held at the U-Bar, 29/F Hotel Indigo this Sunday.
This week, Pastor George Cladis will be our preacher in 9:45AM and 11:15AM services, whereas Anto Ficatier will preach at 8:45AM and 5:15PM.
Jason Young from Alpha will be our guest preacher on the 2nd.
Pastor Greg will be taking a two month break this summer to attend to family matters. Let's remember the Anderson family during this time.
SHIPWRECKED VBS Sunday School
Children ages 3 to 11 years old are invited to join us Sunday, 26 August & 2 September at 9:45AM and 11:15AM service for our VBS Summer Sunday School - “SHIPWRECKED”. Through lively Children’s Worship, Bible Discoveries, fun and engaging activities and yummy treats, our children will discover that Jesus Rescues! Children are welcome to bring friends along too.
OpportunitiesJoin us for a talk: Economos: The New Testament Path to Successful Leadership and Management.
Sunday, 26 August 12:30PM -1:30PM at Sanctuary of Union Church
Light lunch included
Description: This forty-five minute seminar highlights the New Testament concept of the Economos as the path to successful living at home, with friends and family, and at work. (Economos is related to our English words economics and ecology.)
Sign up in the foyer or contact Pastor Michele for questions.
WELCOME LUNCHES on Sunday, 2 September at 12:30PM
New to Union Church or just want to meet up with friends.
Please join Pastor Michele and Anto at La Cucina at the QRE on Sunday, 2 September. Please RSVP.
Interested in Worship Team or Choir?
Please join Chris Yorks at the Indigo Hotel or see him for details. Please RSVP.
Charity Crochet Event
Tuesday, 18 September, 10:00AM - 12:00NN at Union Church.
This class is for Intermediate Beginners.
Tuition fee: $250 including wool, hook and pattern.
All proceeds go to charity Impact HK.
Contact Irene Li at
Join Us: on Sunday, 26 August at 2:00PM for prayer at 22A Kennedy Road
There will be a prayer event at the Union Church 22A Kennedy site. Those attending the prayer session will be granted access to the area immediately behind the church where Sunday school was held. If you would like to attend this session, please register by contacting Charles Caldwell via email. Once you have registered, further instructions on where to gather will be sent. Thank you and God Bless You!
Recharge will resume on 5 September, 2018. It is a weekly night at Union Church where fellowship, worship, and teaching come together!
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
- Stephen's Ministry Training by Pastor Michele
- Adulting by Anto
- 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! We will host the Introductory Dinner & Short Talk on Thursday, 20 September, 2018 at 7:30PM. Bring a family member or friend to find out more. The course will run on Thursdays starting 27 September to 6 December. Please register here, complete a form at the Welcome Table or email to ALPHA.
We look forward to seeing you at the Intro Dinner!
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.
Membership / Baptism
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.
Baptism - If you would like to be baptized please note that classes will be held on two consecutive Mondays, 10 and 17 September, at 7:30PM in Union Church. Please sign up at the foyer. If you would like your child to be baptized, Pastor Michele would be happy to meet up with you.
Union Men’s Event “Kindness Walk”– Friday, 14 September
The next Union Men’s event will take place on Friday, 14 September.
Jeff Rotmeyer – one of our men, and founder of Impact HK – will lead us to a “Kindness Walk” in Mongkok to give away food and water to homeless people.
The meeting is at 7:00PM at The Guest Room, 29 Oak Street, Tai Kok Tsui.
We will walk for 2 hours and then have dinner at a local Indian restaurant.
All information and sign-up online or by email to Anto Ficatier
Sunday, 26 August: Monthly Fellowship Lunch
Join other Young Adults at Union Church on Sunday for our monthly fellowship lunch.
We will gather at 12:30PM in the lobby of Sunlight Tower and we will go to a restaurant at QRE. We will make orders and pay individually for this meal.
Feel free to invite friends!
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 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.
Youth Kick-Off – Friday, 24 August
This Friday we will be having our Youth Kickoff! Due to weather concerns we have moved the kickoff to Union Church where we will meet from 6:00-9:00PM. Parents are encouraged to join their youth to meet the Youth Leaders and get a sense of what Youth is all about. Dinner will be ‘pot-luck’ style, and parents can bring a dish, side or dessert if they are willing.
Youth and Family Mission Trip to KIM Manila – 28 September
We are excited to move ahead on our fall mission trip to KIM in Manila, Philippines. As flights, transport and lodging etc. need to be booked in advance, please email YOUTH or talk to Hunter Purvis if you are interested as soon as possible!
Children's Sunday School, 9:45AM and 11:15AM
Children’s Sunday School will resume on Sunday, 9 September at the 9.45 am and 11.15 am services. Children joining our Creche and Sunday School Program academic year of 2018/2019 MUST BE REGISTERED and you may register your children HERE or at the Welcome Table. For more information, please visit Union Church's website or contact us at CHILDREN or 21010414.
Thank you for your kind attention and cooperation.
Sunday School Teachers Welcome Lunch, Sunday 2 September, 12:30PM to 2:30PM
Children Ministry is organising a Welcome Lunch for all of our current Sunday School teachers on Sunday, 2 September from 12:30PM to 2:30PM at Room 2 and Room 3. We would also like to extend the lunch invitation to those who may wish to find out more about joining our amazing Sunday School Teachers Team. Children Ministry is currently recruiting Sunday School Lead Teachers and Class Assistants (the 6/7 year old group and the 10 year old group at the 11:15AM service) for our 2018/2019 academic year.
Please get in touch with Jacklien Lee or 21010414 if you are interested in joining our Welcome Lunch.
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 (Leaflet, Letter, 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 poster, leaflets and enrollment form, or visit http://www.worldvision.org.hk/en/peacewalk for more details about the event.
Elderly Home Visit, Sunday, 23 September, from 2:00PM-3:00PM
China Coast Community Home, 63 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong
Do you have a burden and heart for serving our elderly neighbours, people who are often lonely and forgotten? Join a group sharing God's love with the residents of China Coast Community Home, a home for English-speaking elderly people. We sing for and with the residents. We connect personally with them too through activities and chatting one to one they so enjoyed and blessed!
For any questions, please contact Theresa Cheung or on 93804037.
Sign up at the Welcome Table.
Family in Need (FIN)
There are many asylum seeker children who are going back to school and could use help. Nap sacks, white shoes for PE or black shoes for uniforms
-sizes 33-38 for both boys and girls. If you can help please see Pastor Michele.
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"Grace in Relationship" by Dr. Enoch Hsu