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U Matters

This week the Committtee of Management brought the Union staff to lunch. We started our time with a brilliant Brenna "ice breaker." Now I know why youth group attendance is at an all time high, Brenna and her team make it a most enjoyable event. Then the COM had us play, "Here is my new best friend," borrowed from Walk to Emmaus. How great it was for leaders and staff to get to know each other better.

Union has a host of new attendees. Pastor Michele and her team are eager to connect them with us. Please take time after Sunday services to "break the ice" with someone you don't know. You might be meeting your "new best friend." That's the way God works, and he works through us.

Pastor Greg

Opportunities at Union

Baptism If you want to know about baptism, please join Pastor Michele on Mon, 29 Sep from 7:00-9:00PM in the fellowship hall. Proposed baptism date: Sun, 12 Oct.

Guest Speaker Dr Mark Gandolfi, Psychologist and Director of St John's Counseling Center, will speak on "Doing things that are good for you" with Q&A session on Sun, 5 Oct at the 5PM service.

Membership You may have been attending UC for many years but have yet to make it formal. Now's your chance. Join us for a class on Mon, 6 Oct, 7:00-9:00PM. Sign up at Table on the Green or contact Pastor Michele.

Family in Need works with people who need help within the UC family. This comes in varying forms. On this occasion we are looking for single bunk bed (preferred) or single bed, and fridge. If you can help, please see Charles Schmitt or Pastor Michele.

National Day Sai Kung Hike Outdoor Trip
When: Wed, 1 Oct, 9:30AM
Meeting: HSBC Central Tower, Central
Materials: Money, hiking shoes, sun block, water
Plan: We will take MTR and bus to Sai Wan Pavilion in Sai Kung, and then hike to Tai Long Wan, and then proceed to two secluded beaches.
Limit: All physical fitness levels are welcome. Advanced hikers will summit Sharp's Peak. 
Contact: Pastor Matthew


ALPHA COURSE #1 will begin on Wed, 8 Oct at 7:00PM. Everyone’s welcome, especially your friends and colleagues who would benefit from asking their ‘Questions of Life’ on Alpha. A personal invitation is the most effective way of bringing a guest to Alpha. For more info and registration, please email  or

Oasis - Mongolia Preparation for July 2015 Trip

Wed, 01 Oct, 8:00-9:00PM (Refreshements at 7:30PM)

Young adults, would you like to travel to Mongolia and serve at a children's summer camp? Singaporean missionary, orphanage liaison for Flourishing Futures, and former Hong Kong financier Siew Ling Low will speak on Oasis' upcoming Mongolia trip July 2015. We will end with a discussion: 'Where is your Mongolia?'.


Kingdom Kids

Hallelujah Party  Kingdom Kids invites you to the Wild Wild West Hallelujah Party - bouncy castles, crafts, games, photo booths and prizes! Invite friends and bring snacks to share on Sat, 1 Nov from 3:00PM to 5:30PM at the Union Church grounds. Please see posters and website for more details. Write to   if you are attending, and if you can volunteer to help on the day of the event. We are also looking for large cardboard boxes (e.g. size of large electronic appliances) and to borrow western theme props and toys, e.g. toy teepee, rocking horse, cowboy and indian costumes, etc.


Thank you to everyone who generously sponsored Hygiene bags for the Philippines. Our youth and their families will be taking down 260 Bags to Manila next week as we go on our fall mission trip!

Outreach & Missions

ICC Walk-a-thon - HOLD THAT DATE Looking forward to the Fall? Not so hot and a great time to start walking. Especially for a good cause. International China Concern will be holding their annual Walk-a-thon on Sat, 11 Oct on the Peak. Last year close to 40 people took part. To register or find out more, contact Danielle Bradsher or pick up a brochure on Sunday.

Family Trip to Cambodia with Foursquare Children of Promise 14-16 Nov Union Church supports a care home for vulnerable children in Phdau Penn. Join us as we spend time getting to know the precious children for this long weekend. For more information contact Sheryl Nutland  . Site:

Small Group/Course

New Group in Central Join us alternative Mondays from 1:00-2:00PM, starting next Mon, 22 Sept. Contact Pastor Michele for details and get the Eugene Peterson book "Leap Over the Wall".

Men's Fraternity will kick off this Sunday, 28 Sep, 8:00AM in Union Church at Youth Office, and a parallel session starting Monday evenings, 29 Sep, at 7:30PM in the Lower Annex. We will be resuming The Quest for Authentic Manhood, so this would be a great time to start whether you've done any Men's Fraternity before or not. Men's Fraternity is about helping men in today's world become the best husbands, fathers, friends and sons of God we can be in 3 key areas of our lives: at home, at work, and in the broader community and world around us. We learn about the unique gifts God has given each of us and how to use them, in the context of great fellowship and friendship. Come join us - you'll be glad you did, and so will your family! For more information, please contact Charles Schmitt at  or +94068342.

Recovery From Divorce and Separation Course  16 Oct - 20 Nov (Thursday), 7:00-9:30PM at Union Church, followed by a social dinner (date to be confirmed). This 6-week course is an opportunity to move forward from the hurt of the past towards rebuilding life. Cost $400/person, includes supper each course evening and materials. For details and registration, click here or pick up a flyer at the “Table on the Green”.

Last Week's Sermon

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"Traveling with God" by Pastor Matthew Fredericks


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