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U Matters

This week I picked up a beer can off the front steps of Union, only to find that it was shaking and buzzing inside. Some sort of insect (I didn't hold the can long enough to establish bug taxonomy) was stuck inside. Last week, between the record numbers at Youth Group on Friday and the Sunday crowds at the Family Fiesta, Union was shaking and buzzing! What a great start to what promises to be one of the most memorable times in Union's long history. Please pray foryour leaders as they seek to lead Union. Please pray for the the small group leaders, youth workers, and Sunday School teachers who serve way beyond the call of duty. 

Thank you for being part of the buzz and may God continue to guide our lives as we follow his Son.

Pastor Greg

Opportunities at Union

Welcome Lunch  Welcome to Union Church! If you are new or feel new, we would like to meet you! Please join us for lunch "on the house" on Sun, 7 Sep, 12:15-1:30PM. Great homemade cooking and a chance to meet ministry leaders and staff at the back courtyard tent. Sign up at Table on the Green or see Pastor Michele. 

U-Connect Sunday 14 Sep,10:30-11:00AM & 12:00-12:30PM (following the services) 
What happens apart from the morning services at Union? Join us if you would like to:
1.Learn about opportunities to serve, find companionship, or have fun at Union.
2. Speak with the leaders of worship, small groups, service projects, steering committees, Alpha,young adult, youth, children, etc.
3. Eat egg tarts and sundry refreshments.

Baptism If you have never bee n baptized and are wanting to know about baptism, please join Pastor Michele on Mon, 22 & 29 Sep from 7:00PM-9:00PM in the fellowship hall. Proposed baptism date: Sun 12 Oct.

Membership This is an exciting time to become a member of Union Church. Aren't yet a member? Consider joining Pastor Michele for a class on Mon, 6 Oct, 7:00PM-9:00PM and get connected.

8:30AM Family Communion Service Resumes Sun, 7 Sep, 8:30-9:15AM. All are welcome to attend! 

2014 Church Directory Is Now Available! If you have provided information to us, please pick up a copy at church this Sunday.

Thanks so much for our Family Fiesta team! Thank you for decorating, cooking and feeding the masses last Sunday. Thanks to: Nick Appel | Lyn and Teresa Fox | Adrian Borgeest | May Tang | Mariam Wong | Bianka Yip | Kwai Law | Anita Au | Holly and Greg Anderson. Thanks also for our junior master chefs: Freddy McFarlane | Jess, Eme and Lily Fox | Sebastian, Carys and Selah Caldwell | Elise and Eliott Bland | Michael Landes | Santiago Espinosa. Always happy to add new BBQ'ers and Hospitality team members. Please see Pastor Michele or May Tang.

P.S. Thank you Pastor Michele for organizing Family Fiesta! - Church Staff


Wed, 03 Sep, 8:00PM (Refreshements at  7:30PM)

All are welcome to join our young adult fellowship and hear a great speaker.

Kingdom Kids

New Sunday School Due to increased attendance, we are opening a new class during the11:00AM Service. The Xtreme Servants, Jr. children born 2005 (9 years old) will be meeting at the Youth Lounge; children born 2006 (8 years old) will continue to meet at the Upper Courtyard (front tent). All our other classes remain in the same locations.

Sunday School 2014-2015 Registration Thank you so much for your support! We have registered over 130 students so far, just a few families shy of our average weekly attendance. Please continue to register your children (born 2004 to 2011) for classes by filling out forms found at our Children's Ministry Board or church website. Registering your children w ill help us keep them safe, communicate well with you and plan better. For more information, please contact us at   or +852 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 teachers for our 3-year-old and 10-year-old classes at 9:30AM and 4-year-old class at 11:00AM. If you would like to help us as lead teacher or assistant, please contact or call +852 21010414.


Sponsor A Hygiene Bag!  
There is not a lot you can get with $100 HKD these days... maybe a set lunch in Central? For $100 you can also sponsor a Hygiene bag for a family in the Philippines full of Soap, new toothbrush, and other basic but much needed supplies that we take for granted. Our fall Mission trip has a goal of bringing down 300 bags to hand out at our Christmas in October celebration we are going to do while down in the Philippines. To sponsor a bag, you can email Brenna.

Parents Meeting THIS SUNDAY! 
Meet in the Fellowship Hall after the 11:00AM service to find out what's happening this year at youth, how to get more involved, and to hear about helping mature your children's faith! There will be pizza and a movie in the youth room for kids of parents who stay for the meeting. Please RSVP to Brenna.

Outreach & Missions

An alternative Christmas present for HK$100
Are you looking for something different to give to family and friends this year? Why not consider sponsoring a Hygiene Gift bag in their name? 

In October the Youth and their fa milies will be travelling to Tacloban, Philippines, site of last year's super typhoon, to help Kids International Ministry. There is still great need for those who are rebuilding their homes and their lives. We are putting together 300 gift hygiene bags with shampoo, toothpaste and other essentials to bless 300 families. Each bag costs HK$100. From 31 Aug to 21 Sep, come and find us at the Christmas Tree on the green to sponsor a gift bag or find out more. Contact Brenna or Lee-Ann.

Local Service Opportunity - just around your corner...
Sun, 14 Sep, 5:00PM -8:30PM Come and join us as we serve the elderly poor at St. Barnabas. Volunteers can help serve evening meals, help with clearing up, and preparing the evening entertainment. All are welcome. Contact Teddy Li.  

ICC Walk-a-thon - HOLD THAT DATE Looking forward to the Fall? Not so hot and a great time to start walking. Especially for a good cause. International China Concern will be holding their annual Walk-a-thon on Sat, 11 Oct on the Peak. Last year close to 40 people took part. To register or find out more, contact Danielle Bradsher.


ALPHA will start again soon! The Introductory Dinner & Short Talk  will take place on Wed 24 Sept, 7:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone's 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 info and registration, please email   or clickhere. See you there!

Small Group/Course

"The Jesus Lifestyle" course

Adapted by Nicky Gumbel from Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount where He teaches t he disciples how to be good Christians and the 'salt' and 'light' of the world, from a practical point of view. In this course, you will learn the secrets of happiness and how to handle anger, sex, marriage, divorce, integrity, conflicts, prayers, worries, criticisms and so on. 

When: Tuesday evenings from 7:30PM to 9:00 starting on 2 Sep

Contact: Pastor Michele or Alexander Mak for details

Last Week's Sermon

Please click on the link below to download

"Our Father’s Love for His Children" by Hon. Gregory Slayton


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