As I think of this week -I am thankful. First, I am thankful for the Peterson family. Monte and her family Matt, Finn and Willa have been worshipping with us since 2017, it was then that Monte started to help us with a J. John Just 10 series on the 10 Commandments and since then she has gone from strength to strength. Since being at Union Church she has completed her Master of Divinity, was able to fulfill her ordination requirements and is well on her way to becoming a Lutheran pastor. She has faithfully served us through providing connecting opportunities “Love your Neighbour,” serving opportunities “Bless the City,” educational opportunities “Recharge,” reflecting opportunities “Interview series” -she has preached, taught and engaged in pastoral care. We are grateful for her servant-leadership and look forward to seeing how the Lord will use her and her family in Wisconsin. We give thanks for Monte and the Peterson family.
Second, I am thankful for the servant-leadership of BUFF -Building Union for the Future, our Trustees, COM and deacons. I am grateful for their commitment to listen to one another, to serve one another, to share their thoughts, to work together for the common good, to pray and to take the time to seek unified resolutions. I am thankful how the Lord has gifted His church with both spiritual and natural gifts and how engaged our leadership is in building Union for the future.
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe; for indeed our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:28-29
May we live grateful lives -Pastor Michele
WORSHIP SERVICE UPDATES
The Government has just relaxed the restrictions for religious worship, meaning that we can increase our capacity to 50%. At this time, all services this Sunday have availability. If you have registered and subsequently need to cancel or adjust your numbers down, please email as soon as possible so we may offer your space to someone else.
For Sunday services on 4 July, registration will open at 10:00am on Monday HERE. Once you have registered, you will receive an email letting you know if you are IN! or if you need to select an alternative service or watch the livestream.
Union Church offers three in-person services: 8:45am (Family Communion), 9:45am (Traditional Worship) and 11:15am (Contemporary Worship). The latter two services are available via livestream on our church website, Facebook page, church app and YouTube. Be part of our growing online congregation!
Our online worshippers are invited to join the Zoom Coffee Hour hosted by the Deacons. We want to connect with our online friends every Sunday in between services, 10:45am - 11:15am. Contact the church office to get the Zoom link.
Memory Books: What cherished memories do you have of Chris Yorks and Monte Peterson and their ministries at Union? They are returning to the USA this summer and we want to acknowledge all they have done for our church family. Please record your gratitude, photos, and / or signature in memory books - you'll find them at the Memory Book table at church. Feel free to take a page home for your creative handiwork. Can we please have your contribution by 27 June - Monte's last Sunday with us!
If you would like to contribute to a love gift for Monte, please send a cheque to "Union Church" with Monte Peterson on the back. We will have a marked donation box at the Welcome table too. You may also give via our online giving page - tick the box for "Love Gift for Monte Peterson". If you have any questions, please contact .
Following our AGM, and in accordance with our Rules, draft minutes have been posted on the Church notice board for anyone who would like to read them.
Men's Study of John 4-6: Not too late to join! Men are invited to join a study on John 4-6, led by Andrew Lo. In this online study you will take part in 1) a 30-minute daily study including Bible reading, questions & study notes, and 2) Friday group discussions on Zoom from 11 June to 9 July at 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Register here. If you have questions, please contact Andrew at
Experiencing Worship: the art, the teaching, the creative worship - join us for worship sessions every Wednesday evening in July, 7:30pm. These events are open to the entire congregation and your guests, and are free of charge. Let's go deeper together in our experience of God. Please register to secure your spot.
- 7 July - Worship Art Jam with Crystal Lo (register by 30 June to allow adequate time to organise the supplies)
- 14 July & 21 July - Worship Teaching by King Chau
- 28 July - Creative Worship with Juliana Rotmeyer
Teaching opportunities: Christian Alliance International School in Kowloon has openings for a Maths teacher (learning support focus), a learning support specialist, and substitute teachers. If you wish to learn more, please look at the job descriptions at https://www.caisbv.edu.hk/current-openings/.
Friday Youth - 25 June - We're picking back up with our Alpha Youth Series and moving into the 6th session! Juniors are invited to join 6:00pm - 8:00pm, while Seniors can come from 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Your friends can still join in if they’re interested! Please contact HUNTER for further information.
Sunday Youth - 27 June - Youth are invited this Sunday to join us at Ps. Michele’s home for our weekly session. Juniors are continuing with their series on asking bold questions and Seniors are jumping into a new study of the book of Revelation! Please contact Hunter (6466 5080) if you have any questions.
Wednesday Youth - 30 June - This Wednesday we’re gathering at Union Church for a Movie Night from 6-8PM!
Alpha: Handbags can make a difference! Do you have quality handbags lying idle in your closet? How about donating them to Alpha Hong Kong to allow more people to develop a relationship with Jesus? Alpha Hong Kong is organising a sale of pre-owned handbags to raise funds so more people can hear the gospel for free. Pray that generous donors will offer gently used handbags by premium brands that are in good condition. You may drop them off at certain locations between 21 June and 9 July, or courier them. Check out Alpha's options.
Meeting as a small group at 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 ADMIN
Families in Need (FIN)
Our FIN ministry helps people with their basic monthly needs. If you can help, we are grateful for your generosity. Please mark your envelope "FIN".
Pastoral Care and Prayer
We provide high-quality, confidential care to people who are hurting through our Stephen Ministry programme. Contact Pastor Michele if you would like to know more about the programme or meet with a Stephen Minister.
Last week's sermon
“Acts 2 Church - Generous" Pastor Michele
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