This week churches around the city participated in (recorded) a ONE worship service and this Sunday segments of that service will be used in our services. It is exciting to connect with other churches, in different languages and denominations, even if it is online. Although we may have different polity, different styles of worship, different theological views on the ‘essentials,’ the church of Jesus Christ is ONE. Christ unites and there is unity in diversity.
In the words of Jesus, “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” John 17:20-21
This Sunday we also unite with one of our ministry partners, International Care Ministries, who are attempting to meet the dire need for food in the Philippines. We invite you to give to this special offering, $3000.00 will buy 10,000 packs of food, but all amounts are welcome. In the words of Augustine “in essentials unity, in doubtful matters, liberty; in all things, charity.”
If you would like to help, please donate online or send cheques to Union Church. Please specify ICM. Thanks.
Blessings, Pastor Michele
This Sunday we will continue with our resurrection series, Resurrection Power and Dan Tupps, our Director of Young Adults, will be speaking. Our online services are 9:45AM - traditional service and 11:15AM - contemporary service. If you would like to join the ONE worship service - you can find it here after 12.30PM on Sunday May 3rd.
If you are unable to be online at the time of our worship services, you can watch our them later in the day, via our website, app or Facebook page. Don't forget that you can still give your offering online via the giving page of our website, or by using the QR code below. You can also send us a cheque, made payable to "Union Church" or "Friends of Hong Kong Charities, Inc" if you are a US taxpayer. Please send them to: 18F, Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
The Church is open from Monday to Friday between 12:00PM to 4:00PM. If you need to contact anyone at Union Church please call 6225 5042.
Please check our website and your email for latest news.
We have THREE options for Wednesday night ReCharge; all 8-9PM, all online:
Online Alpha: Are you asking questions about the meaning or purpose of life? Maybe you have friends who want to know more about Jesus or Christianity. Alpha is a low-pressure course where you can ask those questions and engage in conversation, and it can even be done online! Alpha Online will take place on Wednesdays from 1PM, starting May 6th. A great opportunity to invite friends and share your faith. Contact Monte Peterson for more details or sign up here:
Union Book Group: Our next book is Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World, by Bob Goff. This is a whimsical and inspiring collection of true stories about a man who seeks to live out Jesus' kind of love everyday. Books available at the church, $100. We'll meet to discuss on May 26, at 7:30 pm. Contact Monte Peterson for information or to arrange picking up a book.
The Marriage Course: please contact Joanna Yau for more details.
Pastoral Care Support, if you are looking for some support and prayer please let our staff know. Contact Ministry leaders directly or admin at: or call 6225 5042.
Meeting as a small group in this time is challenging, but the support from each other is more important than ever. There ARE online options - please reach out if you need help figuring this out! If you aren't currently in a group, we encourage you to try it out. There are groups for women, men, couples, day-time, night-time, etc. Interested? Contact Monte Peterson.
Friday Youth Group – May 1. Youth are invited to join us for a night of prayer and devotion. We will pray, read scripture and have time to listen to God’s word in our lives.
What: Online Prayer Night
When: Online Meeting at 6PM
Details: Zoom Link will be provided.
Sunday Discussion – Sunday May 3. Youth are invited to join a small group discussion on the Sunday sermon at 12:30PM. Zoom link will be provided.
A Stephen Minister can help. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people going through a crisis or a difficult time. Please contact Pastor Michele if we can help ( )
Fertility & Pregnancy/Infant Loss Support Group - Struggling and could use some fellowship, friendship and support? Contact Sonia Lee.
Family in Need (FIN)
If you would like to help support our family in need ministry, which helps people monthly with basic needs, please mark your envelope "FIN".
"Resurrection Hope" Pastor Michele.