The Great Commission gives Christians direction in how we are to live our lives. Jesus said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20.
According to Operation World, "The sobering fact is that, probably 24-27% of the world’s population have not had the good news presented to them in a way they could appreciate and meaningfully respond to." That’s about two billion people. It is so easy to neglect our role and responsibility, we get distracted and become complacent.
As we kick off the fall, we encourage you to get connected. This Sunday, we honour and acknowledge our one-year anniversary at Sunlight Tower, we welcome Jason Young, Executive Director of Alpha to the pulpit, and we invite you to join one of our many lunches. We are all called to participate in the Great Commission, may His light shine brightly.
This week, Jason Young, Executive Director of Alpha, will be our preacher in 9:45AM and 11:15AM services, Pastor Michele will preach at 8:45AM and 5:15PM.
Pastor Greg will return to the pulpit next Sunday, 9 September. Let's remember the Anderson family for their last week of resting.
SHIPWRECKED VBS Sunday School
Children ages 3 to 11 years old are invited to join us Sunday, 2 September at 9:45AM and 11:15AM services for our VBS Summer Sunday School - “SHIPWRECKED”. Through lively Children’s Worship, Bible Discoveries, fun and engaging activities and yummy treats, our children will discover that Jesus Rescues! Children are welcome to bring friends along too.
WELCOME LUNCHES on Sunday, 2 September at 12:30PM
OpportunitiesCharity Crochet Event
Tuesday, 18 September, 10:00AM - 12:00NN at Union Church.
This class is for Intermediate Beginners, making Amigurumi toy penguin.
Tuition fee: $250 including wool, hook and pattern.
All proceeds go to charity Impact HK.
Contact Irene Li or Melody Landes 9300 9063.
ReCharge kick off on 5 September, 2018. It is a weekly night at Union Church where 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.
Parents in Prayer, 9 September, 14 October, 12:30PM to 1:00PM, Sanctuary
We would like to invite all Union Church parents to join us for an opportunity to pray for our children immediately after the 11:15AM service. Please mark the dates in your calendar and join us as we lift up our children and families in prayers. All parents are welcome for this time of prayer.
ALPHA COURSE! We will host the Introductory Dinner & Short Talk on Thursday, 20 September, 2018 at 7:30PM. Bring a family member or friend to find out more. The course will run on Thursdays starting 27 September to 6 December. Please register here, complete a form at the Welcome Table or email to ALPHA.
We look forward to seeing you at the Intro Dinner!
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.
Baptism / Membership
Baptism - If you would like to be baptized please note that classes will be held on two consecutive Mondays, 10 and 17 September, at 7:30PM in Union Church. Please sign up at the foyer. If you would like your child to be baptized, Pastor Michele would be happy to meet up with you.
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 Men’s Event “Kindness Walk”– Friday, 14 September
The next Union Men’s event will take place on Friday, 14 September.
Jeff Rotmeyer – one of our men, and founder of Impact HK – will lead us to a “Kindness Walk” in Mongkok to give away food and water to homeless people.
The meeting is at 7:00PM at The Guest Room, 29 Oak Street, Tai Kok Tsui.
We will walk for 2 hours and then have dinner at a local Indian restaurant.
All information and sign-up online or by email to Anto Ficatier.
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.
The Beatitudes: A Sunday lunch study
Please join Monte Peterson on Sunday, 9 September at 12:35PM as she kicks off the new series with a small group study on the fall sermon series, the Beatitudes, which will last for eight weeks. A light lunch will be provided.
Please sign up in the foyer or contact Monte directly.
Friday Youth Group – Friday, 31 August
Youth Group is back! This Friday we will be gathering at Union Church.
Juniors (11-13) are asked to arrive from 6:00PM - 7:30PM.
Seniors (14-18) are to arrive from 7:00PM - 9:00PM with time for ‘hangout’ in the Youth Room from 9:00PM -10:00PM.
This Friday will have a focus on ‘Covenant’.
Sunday Youth Kickoff + Parents Lunch – Sunday, 2 September
This Sunday will be our first ‘Sunday Youth Group’ of the year. 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.
In addition, following the 11:15AM service, parents are invited to come to the Youth Room and join Hunter Purvis for a light lunch. This will be an opportunity to ask questions and learn about what the Youth will be doing on Sundays this year.
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 CHILDREN or 21010414. Thank you for your kind attention and cooperation.
Children's Sunday School, 9:
This Sunday, 2 September, we will wrap up our Shipwrecked VBS and Kingdom Kids will resume our regular Sunday School on Sunday, 9 September at the 9:45AM and 11:15AM services.
Children’s Book Fair, Sunday, 9 September and 16 September, Fellowship Hall
Kingdom Kids is organising a Book Fair for all of our families in September. There will be Bibles for children, teen and adult, Children’s books & DVDs, and many more. Come and check us out at the Fellowship Hall on the dates mentioned above.
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.
Elderly Home Visit, Sunday, 23 September, from 2:00PM-3:00PM
‘Reaching out, building friendship and touching lives for Christ’
China Coast Community Home, 63 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong
Do you have a burden and heart for serving our elderly neighbours, people who are often lonely and forgotten? Join a group sharing God's love with the residents of China Coast Community Home, a home for English-speaking elderly people. We sing for and with the residents. We connect personally with them too through activities and chatting one to one they so enjoyed and blessed!
For any questions, please contact Theresa Cheung or on 93804037.
Sign up at the Welcome Table.
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"Crossing Lines" by Dr. George Cladis
"Metanoia: A Change of Heart and Mind" by Antonin Ficatier