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In his wonderful book PRAYER: DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE?, Philip Yancey noted that C.S. Lewis prayed every night for the people he was most tempted to hate, with Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini leading the list. He remembered that Christ died for them and that he himself was not ‘so different from these ghastly creatures.’

This week we will talk about prayer. Paul calls us to pray for everyone (1 Timothy 2:1) but I have trouble praying for the “ghastly creatures” in my world. To be honest, I have trouble praying for the wonderful creatures in my life. Why is prayer so hard for me---and most of us? Lord, teach us to pray!

Pastor Greg


But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33)

In the past, I used to think God took something away from me in the tithe.

Soon, God taught me: I can give one tenth, because I have received ten tenths in the first place.

It’s a change from a “tunneled vision” to “seeing the whole picture”. It changes me from seeing myself only, to seeing God’s people. I have been given a lot, and I am empowered to make a difference for many people.

God indeed provides. I must admit that I am frugal towards money, and it hurt at the beginning when I gave a tithe. But faith prevailed. Once I persisted with giving during a time of financial difficulties. Later God surprised me with a job with better pay. Till now, God provides, abundantly and with peace.

Wanda Yuen

This Sunday, 20 Sept

Membership Amnesty Lunch 27 Sept 12:00Noon
Church Membership – Why join?

  • Church Membership unites us with God’s people 
  • Church Membership unites us with a company of like-minded people
  • Church Membership makes us “Fellow-Labourers” with other Christians
  • Church Membership entails self-discipline
  • Church Membership entails voting for issues related to UC

Attending Union DOES NOT make you a member. Your need to formalize your membership through a church transfer, being baptized at Union, or through the membership process. Join us for lunch today and be well on your way to UC membership. This is a family friendly lunch.

Opportunities at Union

Transitions: Caring for your aging parents home and abroad
Whether you are in HK caring from a distance or your parents are here with you, it's sad and stressful watching the people who raised you getting older. There are issues and dynamics, as well as decisions and frustrations. Come hear Dr Mark Gandolfi, director of St John's Counseling Center speak on this topic Sun, 11 Oct 5PM service. Q&A time to follow. 

Save the Dates:
Dr. Rev. Jerry Root is coming back to Union! Hold the date for a Family Retreat, 6-7 May, 2016.
The Ladies of Union are invited to pause. Take a break with us next January 21-24, 2016 for aUnion Ladies Retreat.

Oasis The Journey of Faith: A Testimony from Finance

Wed, 30 Sept, 8:00PM (Refreshments at 7:30PM)

Caesar Luk is a Wharton graduate, Citibank financier, and has 20 years of fund management experience (Indosuez, Carlson, UBS, Fortis, and Sofaer). He will speak on 'Break and Make: The Faith Journey.'


We Need Your Old Suitcases/Duffel Bags! We are looking for old suitcases or large bags to help us transport hundreds of T-shirts and supplies down to the Philippines for our Youth Fall Mission trip. If you have bags/suitcases (they will find a new home in Manila at the end of the trip), please let Brenna know! 

Love to Cook? Every Friday night our youth and our volunteers share a meal together. It is an important time in our youth program as the youth learn about the importance of being in community. Our program has been growing, and the number of mouths we feed! We have had many generous monitory donations made to feed the youth and now we are looking for some extra hands to help prepare meals on a Friday night (union covers the cost of the food we just need your talent in the kitchen!). If you can help, please e-mail Brenna

Advent Banquet Donations! This year's Youth Banquet Theme is Advent. Advent is a time of preparation and reflection on Christ. Our youth will host our banquet on 27 Nov, to help us prepare for another wonderful year of missions but we need your help. We are looking for both silent and live auction items for our banquet; things like services, gift Certificates, Restaurant Vouchers, Themed Baskets, Wine and other fun new items. Please contact Brenna for more information or to make a donation.

Kingdom Kids

Sunday School Teachers Needed  Kingdom Kids is looking for committed volunteers who will partner with us in the ministry of teaching our children God's Word. We are looking for LEAD TEACHERS for our 3 and 6 year old classes at 11.00AM and SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS for our 4 and 9 year old classes at 9.30AM. 

Sunday School 2015-2016 Registration   All children joining our Sunday School classes for the year 2015-2016 must be registered by filling out and signing our Registration Form available from the Kingdom Kids Table (in front of the lower annex room), or click here. Registering your children will help us keep them safe, communicate well with you and plan our programs better. For more information, please contact Children's Ministry or 21010414

Hallelujah Party   Save the date, Saturday, 31 October from 3 to 5.30PM! Kingdom Kids invite families for a fun-filled afternoon with lots of games, face painting, bouncy castles, cotton candy and more. Invite your friends along and have fun with us. Volunteers from 11 years old and above are needed to make this event a memorable one for our community. If you would like to volunteer please contact us at Children's Ministry

Outreach & Missions

Wardrobe to Wardrobe gently used clothing drive
We will be collecting clothing donations over the Sundays, 27 Sept - 1 Nov. Please bring your unwanted, gently used adult's and children's clothing, toys, and other small accessories to the church and earmark it "Wardrobe to Wardrobe".  
On 15 Nov, in conjunction with the Filipino Fellowship, we will have an outreach to the HK Domestic Helpers community through a clothes sale. For more information, please contact Lee-Ann. Thank you for your support.
Join a Family Hike for a Cause   International China Concern (ICC) ’s annual fundraising walkathonWalk the Wall (WtW) will take place on Sat, 31 Oct to raise funds for abandoned disabled orphans in China. Kick-off time: 9:30AM. The walk from Mount Parker Road Green Trail -> Tai Tam Country Park will take about two and a half hours. Individuals and families are welcomed to join. Visit here or email Marga.  Meeting Point: Quarry Bay Market and Cooked Food Centre

Last Week's Sermon

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"Paul's Priority" by Pastor Greg Anderson


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