We have been studying the book of Ephesians and this Sunday we will focus on chapter 5. We hope you can join us ONLINE for our traditional service at 9:45AM, or 11:15AM for our contemporary service.
The ‘Prison Epistles’ or ‘Captivity Letters’, Ephesians, Philemon, Galatians, Philippians and Colossians are all books written by the Apostle Paul whilst in prison. Many of you may feel like you are in prison whether you are self-isolating by choice or fulfilling a mandate. Working and studying from home can feel restrictive and isolating, but it can also be an opportunity for us to slow down, and as the Psalmist writes: ‘be still and know that I am God.’ (46:10) In this new season everything has changed and we are all adapting to new schedules and routines. Consider embracing the down time and using this time to pray and read God’s word more thoughtfully. Consider doing things that you don’t normally get to do. Consider writing a letter, a song, a poem; creating, cookies, cards, crafts, movies; resting, playing an instrument or a boardgame and going for a walk. You may also want to consider joining a Zoom small group or prayer group. We would love to help.
This is a “new normal” and we do not know what each day will bring but we know that “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging…the Lord Almighty is with us.” Psalm 46:1;11)
Blessings in the new normal, Pastor Michele
This Sunday, March 29th, we will be ONLINE ONLY. Join us at 9:45AM for our traditional service and 11:15AM for our contemporary service.'
If you are unable to join us on Sunday online at 9:45AM or 11:15AM , please go to our website, mobile app or Facebook page and watch our Worship services. Don't forget that you can still give your offering online via the giving page of our website, or by using the QR code:
The Church will be open from Monday to Friday between 12:00PM to 4:00PM if you would like to drop anything off for our Mission partners. If you need to contact anyone at Union Church please call 6225 5042.
Please check our website and your email for latest news.
For Lent please join us for:
Listening to God's word through ONE:
Please download the mobile application (“One Hearing the Word”) and listen to, or read, a passage of Scripture, followed by a Devotion, a short Prayer and, finally, one portion of the Gospel Film, daily in 6 languages (English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Indonesian and Korean). http://www.onehtw.com/ , download the App or scan the QR code:
Zoom Online Prayer on Wednesday nights from 8-9pm. Use this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/
Pastoral Care Support, if you are looking for some support and prayer please let our staff know. Contact Ministry leaders directly or admin at: or call 6225 5042.
Reaching OUT during Covid-19
HK Church Network for the Poor is coordinating with their partners to source face masks and distribute them to underprivileged families and groups in Tai wai, Central, Kwun Tong, Yau Ma Tei, Tai Kok Tsui, Fanling, Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsuen Wan, Hung Hom. So far, they have received requests for 23,000+ face masks from most deprived districts in HK, and have started to distribute collections to partners. They still need many more. Thanks to support from churches and individual donors, they are sharing more than supplies but also love and hope in Christ. To donate please bring your masks to Union Church. Thank you.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - save the date - 9th May.
The Marriage Course is being offered on Tuesdays, from 21 April to 2 June 2020 (7 weeks). Whether you are newly married or have been married for years, this course offers a lifetime of practical ideas and tools to help keep your relationship strong. The course is designed for couples who want to invest in their relationship and to continue to strengthen their marriage or who are looking to address specific challenges. The course is based on Christian principles but is designed for ALL couples with or without a church background. There is NO group sharing with other couples in the course; each couple is seated in their own table of 2 so they can go through the materials, chat and enjoy a meal together between themselves privately.
We are excited to announce that the new course videos are now available! It will be the first time we will be using this new brand-new re-imagined series with new teaching content, creative short films, global stories, sofa couples, and expert insights.
Union Book Group: Extra time on your hands? Join the book group! We'll meet Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 to discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. On Tuesday, May 26, we'll discuss Love Does by Bob Goff. Books available at the Welcome Table. Join us for either or both!
Right Now Media: Looking for ways to nurture your faith in this time? If you haven't tried Right Now Media, this is a good chance! A library of online Bible Studies, speakers and family videos. Get free access here: https://www.
Meeting as a small group in 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 Monte Peterson.
All are welcome to join us for weekly prayer. Tuesday Morning Prayer - 7:30AM
Friday Youth Group – Friday March 27 - We will have Youth Group this Friday, with Youth invited to join an online scavenger hunt - they’ll be working to find assorted items from around their house in order to win a prize!
What: Fellowship Night Scavenger Hunt
Where: Online Via Zoom - meeting link will be provided
NO Sunday Youth Group – Sunday March 29. We will not be having Sunday Youth until otherwise noted.
1:00PM - 1:50PM Congregational Prayer
2:00PM - 2:50PM Bible Study Groups
3:00PM - 4:00PM Worship Service
Every 1st Sunday of the Month from 9:00AM to 12:00PM Outreach & Evangelism.
A Stephen Minister can help. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people going through a crisis or a difficult time. Please contact Pastor Michele if we can help ( )
Fertility & Pregnancy/Infant Loss Support Group - Struggling and could use some fellowship, friendship and support? Contact Sonia Lee.
Family in Need (FIN)
If you would like to help support our family in need ministry, which helps people monthly with basic needs, please mark your envelope "FIN".
"Ephesians 4: What to Wear" Pastor Michele.
For HK Taxpayers wishing to make tax-deductible donations for the tax year of April 2019 to March 2020, please ensure that cheques are made payable to “Union Church” and are dated before 31 March 2020.
Please send your cheques to our Church Accounts Department latest by 31 March 2020, otherwise your donation will not be recognised in the 2019/2020 tax year. Thank you for your continuous support to Union Church.