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“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein”

– Psalm 24:1

Stewardship begins and ends with the understanding of God’s ownership of all, including you and me. It is the Lord who entrusted us the management of the universe, our physical, mental and spiritual lives for His glory. All we have are only borrowed assets; and we are mere humble caretakers of His gifts, which we utilize for God-honouring purposes.

The Lord has the right to expect us to perform without pay, but He does bestow resources to His faithful stewards for use. As we prosper under His grace, it is only right to attribute to God’s generosity by giving back the gifts we received – our energy, skills, possessions and all. Hence, Stewardship is a way of life that helps celebrate the joy of God’s generosity.

 Stewardship Ministry

Opportunities at Union

Special Offering Next Week Doing what only the church can do

On Sunday, 6th September, we will be taking up a special offering for the wonderful projects of International Care Ministries, in particular their Thrive Network.  There are currently 5000 pastors who oversee the ICM programs in their communities.  The Thrive Network provides support, encouragement and leadership training so that Pastors are equipped for the work they do among the Filipino poor.  

Guests in the service: Pastor Greg will be introducing Jeff Long (Kids International Ministries) and Joe Handley (Asian Access) during the 9.30AM and 11AM Services on August 30th.  There are two Missions trips planned with KIM this year.  For more info on these organizations, please click here. 

Children's Ministry Welcome Lunch Kingdom Kids would like to invite all families that are new to HK or to Union Church to a ’home cooked’ lunch, this Sunday, 30 August, after the 11AM service in the Fellowship Hall.  It is a good opportunity to get to know more people and to meet our church ministerial staff, including our Sunday School Teachers. Please RSVP to

Kitchen Sale! Join us on the Green, Aug 30th after the 9:30AM and 11:00AM service, to find treasures you didn’t even know you needed! A generous donor has given us hundreds of different kitchen prototypes that need a new home. Grab a friend and stop by Union to get some great deals. Most items are $10, $20, or $30 HKD! All money goes to help the youth raise funds for Kid’s International Ministries to send children to school! 

8:30AM Family Communion Service will resume on Sun, 6 Sep. After the service, we will have a WELCOME BACK BRUNCH on the Union Church Green. We encourage you to invite a friend to hear the good news of the Gospel and to enjoy the hospitality of our service. If you, your family and children want to be more involved in this service, please let us know (Contact our worship volunteer, Danielle Bradsher  ).

5PM Service Fall BBQ - September 6th.  Join us after the service.  Bring a salad or dessert to share.  Enter the UC Masterchef: Great Potato Salad Contest - Bring your favourite potato salad. Come before our esteemed judges. Prizes awarded.

Baptism by Immersion  Have you been baptized?  Interested?  Come explore what it means.Classes Monday 7, 14 and 21 September at 7.30PM – 9PM with Pastor Michele.  Sign up at Table on the Green.  Baptism date: Sunday, 27 September.  Feel free to check out the class, no pressure.  

“What's Cookin’ at Union?” BBQ Thank you’s  Special thanks to the team that made last week’s lunch possible. On the grill, Dale Weathington, Nick Appel, Lyn Fox, Mike Witthoft, and Dave Johnson. In the kitchen, Kwai Ying, Mariam Wong, Bianca Yip. On set up, Tess Lyons, Anita Au, Carys Caldwell, Sela Caldwell, Jasper Caldwell, Eliott Bland, Elise Bland, Emmerson Fox, Jess Fox, Athena Au, and Grant Weathington. Logistics Rob and Betty Porter. UC Staff and Terri Appel.

UC Potato Salad Champions. The esteemed judges, Chip Hardwick, Pastor Greg and Chris Yorks struggled coming up with a winner. However, the winning salad was created by Lee Ann McFarlane, second place to Alison Lyso and third place awarded to Kristian and Selma Obedjer. Thank you for all entries. We enjoyed your salads. Special thanks to the Weathington's, Kathy Alberts, Helen Harris, and Matt Shimazaki. For a copy of the winning recipe, log click here


September 2nd at 8:00-9:00PM (7:30PM Refreshments)

Conversations with Atheism Series, Part

Matthew will consider what Philip Pullman can teach Christians.  A critic of Christianity, author of the best-selling His Dark Materials trilogy and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, Pullman calls elements of C.S. Lewis' Narnia series 'ghastly' and 'horrible.'  What can a critic teach us about Christianity?  The evening will include food, music, games, and discussion. 


Philippines Fall Mission Trip! Youth are invited to sign up for our Fall mission trip Oct. 1st to the 4th. The youth will be flying down to Manila to work with KIM (Kids International Ministry). We will be building houses, helping with their food distribution program, working at KIM’s children’s home. This is a meaningful way to spend the long holiday weekend. Cost $4,000, with scholarships available. Registration ends September 1st.  To register e-mail Brenna

Youth Welcome BBQ! New to Union Church? New to Youth Group? Or do you just like good food and good fun? You and your family are invited September 6th after the 11:00AM service for a BBQ in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a side dish to share. We will have burgers, hot dogs, and lots of tasty food! Come learn a little more about our youth program and meet other families!  RSVP toBrenna (even if you don’t RSVP, please still come!)

Kingdom Kids

Sunday School 2015-2016 Registration Open   Kingdom Kids Sunday School has started!  All children joining our Sunday School classes for the year 2015-2016 must be registered by filling in and signing our Registration Form available from the Kingdom Kids Table (in front of the lower annex room), our church website 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 contactKingdom Kids or 21010414

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 substitute teachers for our 3 & 4 year old classes at 9.30AM, and 3, 7, & 9 year old classes at 11.00AM. If you would like to help us as a lead teacher or a substitute teacher, please contact Kingdom Kids or call  21010414. 


Outreach & Missions

Beautiful Feet ~ Serving Giving Going
Local Ministry Opportunities
Want to stay local?  Check out these opportunities
St Barnabas August 30, 2015 is a time for us serve dinner to the elderly and people in need at the SBSH center.  Contact Teddy Li 97562629
Come and meet the bridge people of Sham Shui Po and help to distribute meals.  When? Sat, 12 Sept, 5:00PM
Philippines Family Trip
If you were unable to join the trip to China, with International China Concern, please join us in October for a family friendly trip to Tacloban!  When: 21 Wed - 24 Sat. Come and serve together. Approximate cost? HKD4000
This Sunday, meet Jeff and Colene Long, Founders of Kids International Ministry.  Come and hear more about the opportunity to serve in Tacloban in October, 2015
Opportunities Coming Up

Wardrobe to Wardrobe Gently used clothing sale -  UC Missions Team will be collecting gently used clothes—adults and children, shoes, small accessories and other small household goods. Drop your items @ church between Sunday 27th September— Sunday, 1st November

 For more info, contact Lee-Ann McFarlane


ALPHA is starting soon! The Introductory Dinner & Short Talk will take place on Wed 9 Sept, 7.30PM in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone’s welcome, especially your family, friends and colleagues who have questions about life. A personal invitation is the most effective way of bringing a guest to Alpha. For info / registration, click here, or contact Patrick Wilson.

See you there!

Last Week's Sermon

Please click on the link below to download

"Here Comes the Groom" by Rev. Chip Hardwick


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