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I write from the Sea of Galilee. From this vantage point I can see many of the sites from the ministry of Jesus Christ. I look across the water to the Golan Heights. We are eight miles from Syria and have heard missile and artillery fire off and on all day.

This is where Jesus called his first disciples. Thousands of years later his call to "follow me" is heard by his current disciples. A few miles from me Syrian Christians are experiencing profound persecution. A few meters from you there are people who don't know Jesus.

The leadership of Union is praying that many of you will take the next step and formally join our congregation. There will be an "Amnesty Membership Lunch" on 6 April.
Pastor Greg

Amnesty Membership Lunch, 6 April, After 11AM Service, Fellowship Hall

What is Amnesty Membership Lunch? Many of you have been attending Union Church for years, you serve, you give financially and are in community. You may think if your name is in the directory, you are a member. Some just haven't made the time to formalize a commitment to Union Church. Then this lunch is for you.

What Amnesty Membership Lunch is NOT? It has nothing to do with the "United Nations" but rather a "Catchy" term to invite non-members to become members. 

What if I can't make the lunch? There will continue to be opportunities to become member throughout the year.

How? Please collect a green membership form from the "Table on the Green", send your testimony or bring it to Pastor Michele, or RSVP for lunch on or before 6 April.

Note: Membership gives you voting rights on congregational issues, which according to Union Church constitution will take effect 6 months after membership. Hope you can join us.


Lenten Reflection Series - Suffering

Suffering has touched many people's lives. Let's take a journey together and find out how people in the bible responded, and how we can we respond to suffering. A talk and discussion on "Responses to Suffering" will be led by Pastor Michele Bland. Not only has Michele been in pastoral ministry for more than 20 years (13 years in HK), she also has worked in the areas of pastoral care, counselling and hospital chaplaincy. Tuesday, 1 April in the Fellowship Hall, 7:00PM to 8:30PM, light dinner provided. For registration and more information please contact us at or +852 2101 0414.


2 April, 8:00PM, 'HR Practices and Our Christian Faith in the Workplace'

A seasoned Human Resources Directors and Entrepreneurs group will speak at Oasis. They will each deliver a 7-10 minute talk and afterwards separately lead smaller groups for discussion. Participants will visit the smaller groups based on their needs and interests.

Perry Lam will speak on 'Mentoring and Faith'. Perry is an executive coach to CEO's and business leaders in the Asia Region within industries such as hi-tech, financial services, petro-chemicals, and transportation. He is Partner Founder of the Leadership and Advance Management Institute. Perry is 'Chief Excellence Officer' at LAM Institute.   

Christina Lai will speak on 'Vocation, Transformation, and Calling - A Journey to the Heart'. Christina worked in investment banking as a Human Resources Head for Morgan Stanley, RBS, and Pearson Education. She has 27 years experience and is studying for a Doctorate of Practical Theology, focusing on the vocational transformation of Christian professionals.  

Cliff Davis will speak on 'Dealing with Business Practices and Temptations in the Workplace'. Cliff is the former Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Branding and Communications for Manulife Financial Corporation. Cliff brings 35 years of experience in leadership development and coaching senior executives to his role of CEO and Founder of Davis Group.    

Charles Caldwell will speak on 'Prayer, Faith, and Social Media in the Workplace'. Charles is the Human Resources Director for English Schools Foundation. Charles previously ran two businesses in Toronto, worked for Rockwell Automation, Juniper Networks and Citrix Systems in HK, and earned an Executive MBA from the Kellogg-HKUST joint MBA program. 



Want to sponsor a back pack? The youth who are going to Cambodia in April are wanting to bless the kids at the orphanage with new backpacks full of school supplies! The last time the kids received new backpacks they were so excited they did not take them off for days and even slept with them on. We are wanting to fill and bring down 40 full bags. Each bag costs $250 to fill. If you would like to sponsor a bag or two, please e-mail Brenna at 

Kindgom Kids

Sunday School Teachers Please prayerfully consider volunteering in our Sunday School program. We need committed teachers to join our team that teach 14 classes each Sunday. In particular, we are looking for lead and substitute teachers for our 6-10 years old, at 9:30AM and 11:00AM. For more information and sign up, please contact us at   or call us at 2101-0414.

Easter Sunday Volunteers Are you around for Easter Sunday? We have an exciting one-time volunteer opportunity at Kingdom Kids! We are in need of Station Leaders and Crew Leaders to help children experience the story and gift of Easter through five interactive faith discovery stations designed for children between 3 to 10 years old. For more information and sign-up, please contact us at   or call us at +852 2101 0414.


This Sunday, 30 March Shari and Troy Tvrdik will be interviewed in the 9:30AM and 11AM services, and share how Flourishing Future is having an impact on the lives of the impoverished families in the ger District in Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia.

There will be a light lunch after 11AM service in Upper Annex for people to speak and catch up with the Tvrdiks. RSVP to  by this Friday, 28 March.

If you would like to donate towards the work of Faith Comes By Hearing, we are looking to raise HKD500,000 for 400 Bible Listening Programs in Cambodia, Mongolia and Philippines. Partners includes FCOP in Cambodia and Flourishing Futures in Mongolia, among others. You can double your impact as every gift you give through 27 April to Faith Comes By Hearing will be matched by another donor. Please pick up the blue envelope from the "Table on the Green" and make checks payable to Union Church; note "Hope for Asia"

Alpha Course #1

Alpha Course#1 will begin on Wednesday, 2 April, 7:00PM. Everyone is 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 information and registration, please email or

Weekly Ministries

Prodigal God The Friday Moms' Group 10:00AM-11:30AM would like to invite you to a new series - The Prodigal God, by Timothy Keller. Come join us in Upper Annex. Contact Pastor Michele for details.

Men's Fraternity meets every Sunday, 8:00AM with a parallel session on Monday evenings at 7:30PM. We are studying The Quest for Authentic Manhood to learn how to be the best husbands, fathers, friends and sons of God we can be. Come join us--it's never too late! For more information, please contact Charles Schmitt:; +852 9406 8342

Interested in joining a small group or having Fellowship? Please contact Pastor Michele, or pick up a "small groups" brochure at the Table on the Green.

Last Week's Sermons

Please click on the link below to download

"Lent: Preparing for the Life He Gives Us" by Sir Stephen Green

"The Wise Man Who Built His House on the Rock" by Mr. Morgan Jackson

"United in Love" by Brenna Dykman

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