U Matters

We have entered the final leg of the book of Acts and the last five weeks is themed “Turning the World Upside Down.” In many respects our world has been turned upside down. The pandemic has created many challenges and frustrations. Families are divided geographically, individuals are working from home (again), parents are fatigued, kids are bored, people are isolated, and couples have never spent so much time together (this can be positive and challenging).

With these tensions and challenges I am reminded of the importance of the 5:1 Principle. Through decades of research John Gottman, a world-renowned psychologist whose work with couples has led to ground-breaking research on marital stability and divorce prediction, has found that for every one negative interaction during conflict there should be 5 positives. This principle is an important one to remember during these stressful times and can be applied to all relationships. I am convinced that our world will be turned upside down if our positives vastly outnumber our negatives.

During these stressful times it is important that we also practice self-care. We need to be intentional to care for all aspects of our being. This includes sleep hygiene, eat properly, get exercise (a walk will suffice), as well as, care for our spiritual, emotional and social needs. We would also like to encourage you to stay connected and join our weekly online services, connect with us Wednesday nights for prayer, join a class or small group, or join a new class called “Faith in Trying Times: Fear, Waiting, Hope” starting this Sunday. If you are wanting additional support, please consider a Stephen’s Minister. Our Stephen’s Ministers are trained in pastoral care and would welcome the opportunity to come alongside you. For more information - https://www.unionchurchhk.org/connect/care/stephens-ministry.

“Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8

Blessings, Pastor Michele


Please join us this Sunday, ONLINE ONLY, at 9:45AM for our traditional service and 11:15AM for our contemporary service. Please join us via our website, mobile app or Facebook page.

If you are unable to be online at the time of our worship services, you can watch them later in the day, again 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.

Online Giving


New Sunday Morning Class: Faith In Trying Times
Join us from 10:30-11:15am on zoom as we discuss how times of uncertainty (like now!) are really opportunities to grow in faith. Using Laurie Short's video series "Fear, Waiting, Hope" we'll look at situations in the Bible where people had to overcome fear, lean into God’s timing and see dark times as an opportunity to increase hope. Register here to get the zoom link. Led by Dan Tupps, Monte Peterson and Pastor Michele. August 9, 16, 23, 30


Please note that Wednesday, August 12, we will gather ONLINE for prayer. We will meet from 8:00-8:30 pm, and there will be time for praise and thanksgiving, for silent confession, and for hearing and meditating on God's Word, as well as lifting our concerns before the Lord. A wonderful, peaceful way to end the day.  Email Monte Peterson for the zoom link to join.
- Young Adults: Please join us online every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00pm for a brief study, prayer and encouragement. Contact Dan Tupps for the zoom link and more information.


Inner City Ministries focuses on helping the ethnic minorities and their families in Hong Kong. One special group of people that Inner City Ministries help are recovering drug addicts. After a year of rehab, many of these individuals cannot find employment, and they quickly slip back into drug abuse. If you know of any job opportunities that are open to hiring rehabilitated individuals, please contact emmanuel@innercityministries.org.

Another exciting opportunity is to volunteer and help in their children’s program. Learn more about how to keep kids safe or to mentor them at innercityministries.org/children

Sons & Daughters, our neighbours in Wan Chai, share God's love with the women and men of the red light districts throughout Hong Kong.  Calling all bakers! Your baking skills can help open doors and transform lives in the red light districts. Email info@sonsanddaughters.org.hk to help! They are also in need of food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, electronics, and board games. If you're able to make a donation, please see the items needed at: https://forms.gle/ZDzeekPP2Nhdpekg6

Pour out your love 傾福行動 - https://fundrazr.com/pouroutyourlove: We invite you to share the blessings and contribute one-tenth of your $10,000 government subsidy for the ICC children.


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.

Small Groups:

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

Men's Lunch Study: Will continue in August!
+ 30 minute daily study including Bible reading, questions and study notes.
+ Friday group discussion via Zoom, from 1-2 pm. 
+ Anyone interested please WhatsApp Andrew Lo @ 9864-5999 


No Friday Youth Group
We are taking a break from Friday Zoom Calls until our Fall Kick Off in September. There are a bunch of other options for youth however - see below for more details! 

Wednesday Youth Acts Study - August 12
During the month of August we are jumping into the book of Acts - Youth are invited to join us as we read Scripture, watch the video series from Joe Boyd on Acts, and discuss together about the founding of the early Church:

  • What: Youth Acts Study
  • When: Every Wednesday, 7-8PM
  • Details: Zoom Link HERE. Please note that Youth need to have a Rightnow Media Account to watch the videos with the group - use this LINK to register for free through Union Church.

Sunday Discussion – Sunday August 9
Youth are invited to join a small group discussion on the Sunday sermon at 12:30 on Sunday. Zoom link is available HERE

Kingdom Kids:

Sunday School 2020/2021 Registration IS NOW OPEN: All children enrolling in our Sunday School and Creche Centre MUST BE REGISTERED by filling in and signing the Registration Form HERE. For safety reasons, only children officially registered in our Sunday School program will receive the Zoom link to our Online Bible Study. For more information, please visit Union Church's website or contact us at CHILDREN or 21010414.

Creche, Sunday School and Kids Summer Programs are SUSPENDED until further notice. In order to safeguard the health and safety of all of our families and staff and to help curb the spread of the Covid-19, we have SUSPENDED all of our Children’s Ministry Programs such as Creche, Veggie Tales Movies showing, Kids and Aunties (3-5 years old), Arts & Crafts (6 years old above) and U-Singers (9-13 years old) until further notice. We encourage the children to join our Online Sunday School Lessons. Thank you for your patience and kind understanding, we look forward to sending you all an update once we are able to meet in person again.

-  3-5 years old students: Fruit of the Spirit Bible study, starting this Sunday via Zoom, from 10.45 am - 11.15 am.
-  6 years old and above students: How to Study Your Bible for Kids, every Sunday via Zoom, from 10.45 am - 11.30 am. 

Kingdom Kids Sunday edition, through Union Church website, app and Facebook, at the end of the 9.45 am and 11.15 am services.

Stephen's Ministry:

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".

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