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This week we welcome Tricia Neill to Union. I met Tricia ten years ago on a visit to Holy Trinity Brompton to meet Nicky Gumbel.

Tricia is President of Alpha International. After a great marketplace career, she lent her leadership and administrative talents to Alpha--and millions of lives have been changed!

Thank you Lord for allowing so many from Union to have life-changing encounters with your Son!  And thank you for the privilege to partner with Tricia and her team as we seek to lead more to Christ.

Pastor Greg

This Sunday

10,10,10 Special Offering. October is the month when we remember the poor. This is the last Sunday we will be taking up a special offering (starting at just HK$10) to help Chung King Ministry and the Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor reduce poverty in Hong Kong.
Guest speaker, Tricia Neill will speak at the 9:30AM and 11:00AM services.
Tricia Neill is President of Alpha International. Alpha is a practical introduction to the Christian faith, which has been attended by over 27 million people in 169 countries in churches of all the major Christian denominations. 

Bible Series Talk and Discussion

  • 'Luke-Acts'
  • Sunday, 30 October 12:30PM – 1:30PM
  • Fellowship Hall 
  • RSVP for a simple lunch

Luke’s sixty-year story that makes up nearly one third of the NT is the only source for the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan, Zechariah and Elizabeth, shepherds at the manger, Emmaus, Peter's prison escape, Pentecost, Stephen’s martyrdom, Paul's Damascus Road conversion, etc. Luke’s gospel is the strongest NT summons to serve the poor, glorify the Saviour, and receive the Spirit.   


Restored Lives — Recovery from Divorce and Separation Course is run over seven Thursdays, 20 October – 8 December, 7:00PM 9:30PM in the Upper Annex. The course is both practical and supportive, giving any separated or divorced person the opportunity to discuss the challenges they are facing and the tools to deal with these effectively. The cost is HK$400 per person including dinner. Sign up online. For more information, please contact Anne or Michael Birley at RD&S

Masquerade Dinner Join us on Tuesday, 1 November, 7:00PM  9:00PM for our Women’s Fellowship Masquerade Dinner, a fun and festive evening of fellowship. E-mail Brenna or Pastor Michele or sign up at the Welcome Table this Sunday!

Women's Retreat 2017 Calling all ladies, the 2nd annual Women's Retreat is just around the corner. Don't miss out! The theme is 'Perfectly Imperfect: Celebrating the Unique You.' 
12-15 January 2017. Location: Oluanpi, Taiwan. Cost: HKD4750. Deadline is Sunday, 6 November. Hiking, beaches, nature and FUN! Please sign up at the Welcome Table or see Brenna or Pastor Michele for details. Scholarships available.

Membership You may think you are a member at Union Church because you attend regularly and serve in a ministry, but have you officially gone through the process? If you want to become a member, which enables you to vote and participate in certain ministries, meet Union's Deacons Court at any service on Sunday 13 November. Sign up at the Welcome Table. If that date doesn’t work for you please contact Pastor Michele.

Music Makers For those families who are big fans of Music Makers, we have good news! Music Makers will be held every Wednesday 4:00PM-5:00PM, 2 November to 7 December. Our Music Director, Chris Yorks, will be teaching all interested children how to sing. This is also a great opportunity for your child to get extra practice for the Christmas Musical. Please contact Children to register your child. 

“A Galactic Christmas Adventure" Children's Musical - Save the Date: 11 December 2016
For this year's Christmas Musical, our children will have fun sharing the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, through a galactic adventure. The message of our Christmas Musical will be of “Hope”, which is in Christ Jesus. "For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life”, John 3:16. It will be meaningful, family-orientated and filled with lots of fun scenes for all to enjoy. We invite all children from ages 3-10 years old to join us and be a part of this magical time of the year. Let us share the great news of Jesus’ birth for all to hear. 

We will start rehearsing for the Christmas Musical this Sunday, 30 October continuing to 10 DecemberDuring this period of time please bring your children directly to the Lower Annex. If you would like to get involved by sharing with us your talents and time in staging, costumes making/sourcing, group leaders, cast prompters, setting up the stage, or just helping us support and cheering for our children, please contact Children. We would love to hear from you and look forward to working with you to make this year's Christmas Musical a memorable event for all of us.

Prayer for Union Come lift up the needs of Union Church. Join us every Tuesday morning at 7:30AM for a time of prayer in the Sanctuary. 

Adult Education 

The 101 Series This fall Union Church will be launching the 101 Series, designed to give you a basic and broad introduction to the pillars of the Christian faith. The 101 Series is for those who would like to dive deeper into what it means to be a Christian.

Theology 101  Tuesdays, 1, 8 & 15 November, 7:30PM  8:30PM. To Register please e-mail .

Men's Ministry

33 Authentic Manhood
Starts: Monday, 31 October 7:30-9:30PM
Runs: Six Mondays (31 October, 7, 14, 21, 28 November, 5 December)
Join a group of men for a six-week video and discussion series to give a vision for manhood as modelled by Jesus in his thirty-three years on earth. We will gather for six Monday nights to watch a new video, dialogue, and encourage each other. Contact: Pastor Matthew.

Young Adult

Uni-On, the new University-Aged group at Union! Are you between 18 and 23? Studying or interning in Hong Kong? Please join us at Pier 7 Café on Thursdays at 6:00PM for a chance to relax and experience community with other University-aged young adults from Union. Great chance to decompress from the week, and to meet new people your age! Friends are more than welcome.  Contact: YOUNG ADULTS. 


Youth Fall Fair on Friday!
This coming Friday, the youth will have an Autumn themed Fall Fair. Games, food and treats will abound. Bring friends and have a fun time! 6:00PM  9:00PM, both Juniors and Seniors.

Youth Banquet 25 November – An English Christmas
On 25 November is our annual Youth Christmas Banquet, with a special focus on youth and their families this year! Please come and bring friends. Children are welcome!
Tickets on sale at the Youth Table every Sunday.

Friday Youth Group 
Junior High (Ages 11-13) from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Senior High (Ages 14-18) from 7:00PM to 9:00PM (+Hang out in the Youth Lounge after until 10:00PM!)

Youth Sunday Life  9:30AM -10:30AM 
Ages 11-13 meet in the Youth Lounge for Youth Alpha
Ages 14-18 meet in Pastor Greg's Office for Youth After

Questions? Email 

Kingdom Kids

Hallelujah Party, Saturday, 29 October, 2:30PM – 5:30PM! Join us for an out of this world fun adventure. Games, crafts, face painting, photo station, bouncy castles, candy floss, entertainment and lots of PRIZES! Invite your friends along and have fun with us. Please RSVP. 

Christmas Musical Rehearsal We invite all the children from ages 3-10 years old to join us as we begin rehearsals for “A Galactic Christmas Adventure” Children Musical. We will start the rehearsal in 2 stages: The first stage is this Sunday, 30 October, focusing on the speaking roles. The second stage is the following Sunday, 6 November when we will have the full rehearsal for all the children. Children please come straight to the ground floor of the Annex Building (Lower Annex) at the beginning of the 9:30AM and 11:00AM services.

Book Fairs Kingdom Kids will be hosting Book Fairs on 6 & 13 November from 9:30AM to 12:30PM. Children's Bibles, Devotional and Prayer books, Veggie Tales DVDs, Parenting books, Women, Men’s Devotional and Prayer books and lots more. Save the date and visit us at The GREEN (in front of the Lower Annex).


Mother's Choice Walkathon Families Walking for Families: Mother’s Choice Walkathon is on 30 October (Sunday)! It is a time to celebrate family, raise much-needed funds to care for children without families, and walk together to build stronger families for the children in our community. The Walkathon includes a (stroller-friendly) 4km walk on Bowen Road, with three start times (10AM, 11AM, 12NOON), and ending with a carnival at Island School! Bring your families, and bring your small groups! Invite your family and small group! Register today at

We need your help! We have a wonderful opportunity in Cambodia to offer a one day VBS to over 100 kids! We are looking for people who might want to sponsor craft supplies and help share Jesus with the children. If you can help, please e-mail

Mats of Kindness for the Homeless in Hong Kong Following up on Jeff Rotmeyer's TEDx talk, we invite you to help the homeless in HK. On Sunday, 13 November, 12NOON-3:30PM, bring a dish for lunch and come to cut bags and/or crochet mats for the homeless to sleep on. If you have plastic bags, please bring them along.  

Job Opportunities

Children Ministry Assistant 

Crèche Manager

Last Week's Sermon 

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"Sacrificial Living and Giving" by Pastor Greg Anderson 

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