Dear Congregation, Thanks for all your prayers on behalf of my father. He came through the surgery without his heart stopping, and is making a quick recovery. In fact, they are going to kick him out of the hospital today and allow him to go back to his flat rather than to a nursing home. He still faces an uphill battle with cancer, but he has lived to fight another day. And what an encouragement to my family as well as my father to have Union’s wonderful community praying for him.
This Sunday we tackle, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5) The Barclay translation puts it, “O the bliss of those whose strength is in their gentleness, for they shall enter into possession of the earth.” As we prepare for Sunday, think of someone “whose strength is in their gentleness.” What would it take for you to be such a person?
Children Ministry’s Book Fair, Sunday, 30 September, Fellowship Hall
Last call for the cruise! Today is the deadline!
Union Fellowship Cruise - 2 Nights on "Dream World", 23-25 November 2018 (Fri-Sun)
For registration, prices and details, please click here to visit the web page.
Opportunity to Learn:
Many people think that the Bible is genocidal, sexist, homophobic and out of date. Is this really the case? Bible Scholar Dr. Peter Williams from Cambridge University will try to convince us otherwise.
Friday, 5th October
Lecture, 7:45PM - 8:45PM
Q and A, 8:45PM - 9:15PM
St. Andrew's Church
138 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
WELCOME LUNCH on Sunday, 7 October
Welcome lunch: Hunter, our Youth Director, and Pastor Michele would love to see you for lunch- if you are new to union or been attending for a while.
Lunch, user pay, at La Cucina in QRE - sign up in the foyer. Family friendly.
Evening of Prayer: join us in prayer on Monday 8 October, 7:30PM - 9:00PM in the Sanctuary for an evening of prayer. It is vital that we continue to lift up our church and city to the Lord in prayer. We hope to see you there.
The Marriage Course, Tuesdays, 23 October – 4 December (7 weeks)
The course offers a lifetime of practical ideas and tools to help keep your relationship strong. The course is based on Christian principles but is designed for ALL couples with or without a church background. Time: 7:00PM – 9:30PM. Cost HK$1,800/couple, fee includes dinners & course material; bursary available. Click HERE for registration and course details, please contact Ms Joanna Yau for more information.
Looking for a guided opportunity for growing in your walk with God?
Contact BASILEIA or see Pastor Michele for registration. Great structured, community building opportunity.
ReCharge is a weekly night at Union Church where we fellowship, worship, and study.
Join us on Wednesdays:
7:00PM – dinner (there is a donation box to cover the cost of the food)
7:30PM – worship
7:45-9:00PM – classes
4 different classes are offered this Fall:
- Beatitudes by Monte Peterson
- Stephen's Ministry Training by Pastor Michele
- Adulting by Anto Ficatier
- Cost of Discipleship by Pastor Greg
You can register at the Welcome Table every Sunday, or by filling out the online form HERE.
Bless the City
Saturday, 10 November
A church-wide day to serve our neighbours, partnering with Habitat for Humanity, Crossroads, and more! Mark your calendar now and watch for more details.
ALPHA COURSE! Next Alpha course begins in the Fall will run on Wednesdays starting 26 September to 5 December, 2018, 7:00PM – 9:15PM (NB Change of Dates). For registration and information, please click here or email to
We look forward to seeing you!
Ladies Dinner - God Put Me in a Time Out Chair.
7:00PM – 9:15PM, 29 October, Union Church
Join us for a wonderful evening of dinner, worship, and speaker - an evening with friends and an opportunity to meet new friends. Please sign up in the foyer.
Ladies Retreat: Chiang Mai, 17 - 20 January, 2019
Join us for the 4th annual ladies retreat. This year we are going to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Please sign up at the foyer, more details coming.
The Walk to Emmaus Weekend retreat for Men (Walk #77) will be held from 18-21 October, at Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre in Shatin. The Walk is based on the New Testament scripture of Luke 24: 13-35, where the Risen Christ appears to two layman walking from Jesusalem to Emmaus. A brief overview will be provided by Eugene Chung (9:45AM service) and Lay Director, Brad Landes (11:15AM service).
Membership - if you are not a member and would like to be, please download application forms here or collect a peach coloured application form at the Welcome Table and/or see Pastor Michele.
Union Church is always looking for people to serve. If you would like to be an usher, greeter or bible reader, please see Pastor Michele.
New to Union?
Are you a Young Adult new to Union Church?
Make sure you meet our Young Adults Director, Anto Ficatier, at the Welcome Table every Sunday. You can also email Anto for more information about Young Adults at Union!
Small groups are where we dig into the nitty-gritty of following Jesus. Studying the Bible, reading topical books, praying, laughing and eating together--small groups are where we connect with each other. Groups meet all over Hong Kong on different days of the week. Interested? Contact Monte Peterson or sign up here. New fall series is the Beatitudes.
Opportunity to serve:
A small group is going to serve at St. Barnabas on Thursday evening, October 18, and there is room for a few more participants. If you'd like to join in this chance to serve God's children, contact Mariam Wong.
There is still Friday Youth Group! – Friday, 28 September
This Friday the Youth will be acting as the Hands and Feet of Jesus through
service to the local community! Youth will have dinner at 7:00PM and be working together at Union Church from 8:00PM - 9:00PM. Senior time will continue until 10:00PM. A group of 18 Youth and Leaders will be heading to the Philippines this weekend to work with Kid’s International Ministries!
Please pray for this group and the impact of their mission.
Sunday Youth – Sunday, 30 September
Youth can attend at either 9:45AM or 11:15AM. Juniors (11-13) and Seniors (14-18) will meet in Indigo Hotel 29/F, and seniors will head out after prayer to have a biblical discussion.
Hallelujah Party, SAVE THE DATE: Saturday 27 October, 2:30PM to 5:30PM
Kingdom Kids invite Union Church families and friends with children ages 1 to 11 years old to join us for our annual family event "Hallelujah Party”. There will be live performance by Dove Tales Theatre Co titled David & Goliath, lots of games and prizes, face paint, balloon twisting, cotton candy and snacks. Please sign up at CHILDREN MINISTRY or at the Welcome Table - with the number of people coming and we would appreciate it if you could bring baked goods and/or savoury to share (NUT Free).
Children’s Christmas Musical, SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, 9 December, 9:45AM and 11:15AM services
We are excited to inform you that this year Children’s Christmas Musical will take place on Sunday, 9 December 2018 at both the 9:45AM service and the 11:15AM services.
Important dates for this year Christmas Musical Rehearsals:
Sundays Rehearsal - 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec
First Dress Rehearsal - Sunday, 2 Dec, 12:30PM to 2:30PM
Second Dress Rehearsal- Saturday, 8 Dec, 8:30AM to 11:30AM
More details on our Children’s Christmas Musical will be emailed to all the parents with registered kids in our Sunday School. If you have not yet registered your children with us, kindly do so at your earliest convenient.
Sunday School 2018/2019 Registration
Sunday School Registration for academic year 2018/2019 is now open. In order to help us plan our program well and serve your family better, we would appreciate it if you could kindly register your children HERE. All children enrolling in our Sunday School and Creche Center MUST BE REGISTERED by filling in and signing the Registration Form. For more information, please visit Union Church's website or contact us at or 21010414. Thank you for your kind attention and cooperation.
Fundraising Walkathon for KSA Prison Ministry
The Hong Kong Christian Kun Sun Association (KSA) will hold a fundraising walkathon “Prayer Walk”, on 29 September, Saturday afternoon, for their prison ministry that has been operating for 40 years. It would be a good chance to walk with the ministry's supporters, the rehabilitated persons as well as their families, witnessing God’s work and reaching out to those behind the bars. For details, please refer to the documents as attached (Leaflet, Letter, and Application Form).
Peace for Every Child Charity Walk by World Vision Hong Kong
Since conflict broke out in Syria in 2011, millions have been forced to leave home in search of safety. Over 3.7 million children under the age of five have been displaced since they were born. World Vision Hong Kong cordially invites our church congregation to join ‘Peace for Every Child Charity Walk’ on 6 October (Sat) to raise funds to support World Vision’s Syrian Refugee Response. Please see the attached poster, leaflets and enrollment form, or visit http://www.worldvision.org.hk/en/peacewalk for more details about the event.
Family in Need (FIN)
We have been praying for Gavin Shui as he battles cancer. Please check out this link on how you can register as a donor for Gavin and others who need a bone marrow transplant.
Last Week's Sermon"Happy Are the Hurting" by Pastor Greg Anderson