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We are most grateful to those who committed to the 24/7 prayer initiative which found people praying from around the globe and concluded with a youth prayer event.  Our Lenten Series on the Lord's Prayer has commenced and we are gearing up for an All Church Retreat with great worship, small groups and activities/talks for children, youth and adults.

This Sunday, we welcome to the pulpit Rev Dr. David Wang, leading expert on China. Dr. Wang, authored, translated and published more than 20 books. He is the Founder of Hosanna Foundation, President Emeritus of Asian Outreach and founder/chairman of ActionLove - the social development arm in China and Asia. If you are following the Mark series, come hear Pastor Matthew at 8:30AM and 5:00PM. We hope that you are getting connected. There is indeed something for everyone.

Pastor Michele

This Sunday, 28 Feb

9:30AM & 11:00AM Guest speaker: Rev. Dr. David Y.P. Wang, is a highly sought after speaker at international mission conventions and congresses. His leadership, writings, ministry and messages have touched countless lives.

Special Offering ​In Mongolia we support a home for young women who have been abused, abandoned, neglected and often left on the streets. When you compound the challenge with freezing weather, it is a dire situation. For the last several years, Desert Rose has provided housing and social care for these young women. Last week a fire broke out in their wooden home and caused substantial damage to the degree that building a new home might be more feasible. An estimated cost would be between USD25-70K.

We will be taking up a special offering this Sunday in support of Desert Rose.  Please consider giving towards this worthy cause.

Bible Talk Have you committed to our read the Bible in 2016 program? If you have, join a teaching and discussion series on the Bible designed to support all those undertaking the one year challenge. Pastor Matthew will give a 40 minute talk followed by a 20 minute group discussion from 12:30PM to 1:30PM on Sundays in the Upper Annex. Light refreshments will be served at 12:15PM. The first talks are:

  • 28 Feb - Introduction: The Bible, a 3,500 Year Survival Story
  • 06 Mar - Genesis 1-11, Job: Life's Biggest Questions
  • 20 Mar -  Genesis 12-50, Exodus 1-20, Numbers: Little Brothers and Stubborn Slaves
Please sign up at  

Coming Soon - Dr. William Lane Craig, a world-renowned Christian scholar & philosopher. Join the Reasonable Faith Conference, 18-19 March. Topics like - Why did the universe begin? Why is there evil in the world? Is Jesus really God? Simultaneous translations of English into Cantonese and Putonghua. Sign up online

Opportunities at Union

The Challenge! Courageous Community All Church Retreat, 11-12 March 2016 
Dr. Rev. Jerry Root is coming back to Union! We will be housed at the beautiful Methodist Retreat Centre in Mui Wo. HKD400pp. 0-5 children free. Pick up an application form this Sunday at the Table on the Green. Youth and Children's ministries available. Contact Pastor Michele or Lee-Annfor more information.

Easter Baptisms Would you like to baptize your baby Easter Sunday? Dedicate or would you like to be immersed? If interested in any of these options, please see Pastor Michele. Baptism classes for immersion will be Mondays 29 Feb, 7 and 14 March at 7:30PM. Sign up at the Table on the Green.

Lenten Series Join Week 2, "The Lord's Prayer" as we look at how we can reorder our desires this Lent. Light Dinner will be served from 7:30PM and our talk will be from 8:00 to 9:00PM. For more information or to register please e-mail Brenna.  

Bible Fellowship Dinner, 15 Mar, from 7:15PM to 9:00PM in Fellowship Hall
Are you reading the Bible every day this year? Do you have a few questions about the Old Testament? Come hear an Old Testament scholar answer your questions! If you have not started reading the Bible on a daily basis yet, then come to this dinner and chat with a few members of our congregation who have made the commitment. They will share with you why they want to read the whole Bible in 2016. Please e-mail us in advance your Old Testament questions for our scholar to be prepared. For catering purposes, please let us know if you will be joining us. EVERYBODY IS WELCOME! RSVP by Friday 11 Mar to Danielle Bradsher or Chris Yorks. Thank you!

Thank you We are grateful for your help and participation, for the clothes sale the last two weeks. Thank you also to Anita Au, Lee Ann McFarlane, Tess Lyons, Letitia Leung and Verena Mooser and the many volunteers for sorting, organizing and selling. This event, which consisted of donated clothes, raised HK$25,360.00 for the Hong Kong Network for the Poor.


Annual General Meeting

AGM Union’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, 19 Mar 2016. It will begin at 6:00PMwith a “Love Feast”, followed by the meeting at 7:00PM. Please join us as we celebrate together, and give glory to God. Non-members are welcome to attend. Please bring a dish, salad or dessert to share. The sign-up sheet will be available at the Table on the Green.

Nominations for 2016 Committee of Management (CoM) are now open to the church. Members who wish to nominate a candidate for the 2016 CoM, please fill in a nominations form available from the church office and submit to the office, attention the Honorary Secretary. Nominations must be seconded by another voting member and have the agreement of the nominee.

Both candidate and nominee need to be over 18 years old, a member of more than 6 months and in good standing. Nomination for CoM members will be closed on Sun, 6 Mar 2016.


Wed, 2 Mar, 8:00PM (Refreshments at 7:30PM)

Animals talk in the book of Numbers. Annoying siblings are cursed. God creates a spy network, or MI6/CIA. Women inherit property roughly 3,350 years before they are allowed to do so in the U.K. Numbers are an unusual combination of boring census records and riveting stories, but even the censuses are important: the first census in Numbers chapter 1 introduces chapters 1-25 and the story of the old, rebellious, wilderness generation, and the second census in Numbers 26 introduces chapters 26-36 or the emergence of a new generation of hope prepared to enter the Promised Land.  Learn more about Israel’s adolescent years and God’s parental patience and tough love.


Last Call for Youth Spring Mission Trip with KIM. This Sunday, 28 Feb is the last day to register. The youth will be going down 25-31 Mar to build homes in Tacloban with Kids International Ministry. Cost $5,500. For more information or to register please e-mail Brenna.  

Kingdom Kids

Peace Box 2016 Campaign Thank you for supporting this great cause to bless the under-privileged and poor families in Hong Kong by filling out the boxes with necessity items. Kindly bring back the filled Peace Boxes to church this Sunday, 28 Feb and drop them off by the Kingdom Kids Table, in front of the Lower Annex.  These boxes will be distributed to the designated families during Easter time and if you would like to participate in the distribution of these boxes, please contact us at
Sunday School Registration  If you are new to our church and would like to enroll your children in our Sunday School Program, please sign up here or in person by filling out the form available at the Table on the Green or on the Kingdom Kids Table in front of the Lower Annex on any SundayIf you have any questions, please contact us at 


Outreach & Missions

Participate in a mission trip with your family!!

Mongolia  Want an opportunity to get out your jackets, boots and scarves this year?  We will be heading to chilly Mongolia over Easter (Fri, 25 Mar - Tue, 29 Mar) to enjoy warm fellowship with our friends, Troy and Shari Tvrdik, who head up Flourishing Future - an NGO which works with impoverished families in Ulaan Bataar.

Costs (includes flights, accommodation, meals, excursion to a national park, and ground transport) - +/- HK$7800 Adults or HK$6800 for children under 12. Please note price change. Please contact Lee-Ann if you have an interest or questions.

Philippines Our congregation has a longstanding friendship with the Bawing community in the Philippines, and generously sponsors students from the Shekinah Alliance Bible College. To celebrate their graduation, Marga Wulfgram has organized a trip​ from 29 Mar - 1 Apr.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet the students in the scholarship program, visit homes of church members from Bawing village, enjoy a memorable time at an ICM jumpstart pre-school and enjoy wonderful fellowship with each other over tasty Filipino meals. Approx cost: HK$5,500 (depending on airfare). ​Please contact Marga​ Wulfgram for more info.

Cambodia June trip (dates TBC)


Local Outreach Opportunities

Sham Shui Po Meal Distribution on 5 March We will be going to Sham Shui Po to distribute meals to the homeless. If you would like to join this family-friendly outreach, please contact Eunice Seng  or Lee-Ann. Start time is 5:15PM in Sham Shui Po.

Lantau Youth Development Program - "Youth-up2" Mentorship program 2016-2018:
We are looking for Cantonese speaking mentors for Tung Chung youth. Mentors will come alongside youth, helping them develop and teaching them how to transition into the marketplace. Training will be provided for suitable mentors. The mentorship will last for 18 months (from Sep 2016 to Feb 2018), and each mentor will be matched with 2 mentees. For more information and application, please contact Crystal Lo

Yay Neighbours! "Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth" -1 John 3:18
We are partnering with a local church in Tung Chung to have regular outreaches in Tung Chung to reach out to the ethnic minorities in the neighbourhood. This will not be a one-off event or visit, rather we hope that we can build friendships with our neighbours so that we can share the love of Christ with them through our actions. For more information, please contact Crystal at Crystal Lo.


Last Week's Sermon

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"To Exchange Your Soul" by Matthew Fredericks


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