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"What's So Amazing About Grace?" is a great question. It is also the title of Philip Yancey's best-selling book. Speaking of Philip Yancey, Union is sponsoring this amazing man of God's visit to Hong Kong. He will be speaking at Oasis 8:00PM, 18 November and at a special service at 7:30PM,19 November. Both of these events will be packed so get your tickets online. Union members will have priority, but we are opening it to the whole community. Please pray for our team as they coordinate this life-changing event.

Union can do things like this because of your generosity. Grace is so amazing that the only response is gratitude and contentment. We can't earn God's blessing and favour, we can only accept it through Christ. As grace-filled, thankful, content children of our Loving Father, we are free to share that blessing with others. Thank you ahead of time for celebrating the joy that comes from responding to God's grace.

Pastor Greg


"You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion...your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God." (2 Corinthians 9:11)

When we can bless others with our generosity, the praise goes to God. People who receive the generous grace of Christians are able to praise God "because of the surpassing grace God has given". They know that such a financial gift comes from an even greater source - the grace of God in Jesus Christ. Giving is just a part of a lifestyle of generosity. Christians always give of their heart, their time, their hope, and their prayers. As we start our stewardship month, we reflect on all the different ways that we can give of ourselves. Jesus died for us to set us free from this life of death. By putting to death the old, we take on the new life found in Christ. We trust that God will provide us the strength to be content in all situations (Phil. 4:11-13) so that we can in turn sacrifice joyfully for the sake of the gospel.

George Ding

Opportunities at Union

Welcome Lunch   If you are new to Union or feeling new, we would like to invite you to lunch with staff and ministry leaders. Please join us for a family friendly lunch this Sun, 1 Nov at 12:15PM.
Small Group Leader Gathering Small Group Leaders are invited for a lunch and a fall check up session next Sun, 8 Nov, 12:15PM. Please plan to be there for a time of troubleshooting, prayer and connection. RSVP to Pastor Michele.
Music Makers  For those families who are big fans of Music Makers, we have good news! Music Makers will be held every Wed 4:00-5:00PM, 4 Nov to 9 Dec. 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  to register your child. 

The "Christmas Unplugged" Children's Musical -  Save the Date: 13 Dec
For this year's Christmas Musical, our children will be sharing with us the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, through their eyes. The main focus of our Christmas Musical will be emphasizing the importance of “Family Time”. 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’s birth for all to hear. 

We will start rehearsing for the Christmas Musical this Sun, 1 Nov continuing to 12 Dec. During 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, crowd control, costumes, group leaders, cast prompters, setting up the stage, or just helping us support and cheering for our children, please contact 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.  
Philip Yancey, the author, will be speaking at Union Church on the evenings of 18 & 19 November
18 Nov 8:00PM "Prayer, Does It Make Any Difference?" 
19 Nov 7:30PM "Seasons of the Soul"
Tickets are available online by searching for "Union Church" at or click the link below to go directly to the Eventbrite listing. Simply register and print your ticket, or have it available on your mobile device for scanning at the events. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT LISTING:
Family Retreat 6-7 May, 2016  Dr. Rev. Jerry Root is coming back to Union! Hold the date!

Union Ladies Retreat  21-24 Jan 2016  The Ladies of Union are invited to pause. Take a break with us! 


Wed, 04 Nov, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Parker Griffin, retired Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase, will speak on servant leadership in the business world. Mr. Griffin worked in investment and commercial banking, and operational and credit risk management, with overseas postings in Paris, Istanbul, Hong Kong, and London. Mr. Griffin is married to Camille, has two children Sarah and Christian, and holds a BA from Vassar College and an MA in Russian Literature and Slavic linguistics. His 25 minute talk will focus on the challenge of being a servant and a leader at the same time. There will be a 15 minute Q&A opportunity after the talk. 


Last Call for Donations for the Youth Banquet Auction! The youth still have a BIG need for items both for our Live auction and for our silent auction. We are collecting new items for our live and silent auction. Vacation homes, bottles of wine, art, jewellery, handbags, certificates to your favourite restaurant or for a spa day... we are looking for all kinds of things! If you have something to donate or know someone with a business who might be willing to donate to the youth please contact Brenna. All proceeds from the auction support youth missions at Union. Collection Cut off is Nov. 8th so let us know soon! 
Youth Advent Banquet Ticket Pre-Order! The youth will be hosting their annual banquet on 27 Nov (7:00PM to 10:00PM) to support youth missions at Union Church. It is an evening of fun, fellowship, a wonderful dinner, and lot's of great live and silent auction items to bid on. This year we have limited seating and it will be first come first serve. Tickets will go on sale Sunday, 8 Nov after all services but you can also pre-order tickets now by email Brenna with your name and number of tickets. Tickets are $200 per person or a table (seats 10) can be purchased for $1,800.

Kingdom Kids

Hallelujah Party This Sat, 31 Oct from 3:00 to 5:30PM!  Join us for a fun adventure and explore what Jungle Kingdom has to offer at this year's Hallelujah Party!! 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 at 
Christmas Musical Rehearsal  We invite all the children from ages 3-10 years old to join us as we begin rehearsals for the "Christmas Unplugged” Children Musical. Children please come straight to the first floor of the Annex Building (Lower Annex) at the beginning of the 9:30am and 11:00amservices.
Book Fairs  Kingdom Kids will be hosting Book Fairs on 8 & 15 Nov from 9:30AM to 12:30PM. Children's Bibles, Devotional and Prayers books, Veggie Tales DVDs, Parenting books, Women, Men’s Devotional and Prayers books and lots more. Save the date and visit us on The GREEN (in front of the lower annex).  

Outreach & Missions

Local Outreach Opportunities - Mark Your Calendar
  • We will also be helping to distribute meals in Sham Shui Po on 7th November.

  • We also have an opportunity to serve the staff and meet the severely disabled residents of the Home of Loving faithfulness on November 28th . Time to be confirmed for morning or afternoon.
  • Look out for the Saturday afternoon in December when families will gather to Bake Cookies for YWAM Sons and Daughters

Last Week's Sermon

Please click on the link below to download

"My Family, God's Family" by Pastor Matthew Fredericks


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