On Wednesday we launched Recharge season two featuring light dinner, worship, a Young Adult series, a pastoral care equipping ministry entitled Stephen’s Ministry and a new group studying the Beatitudes. What a wonderful evening of praise, fellowship and learning – it was church.
We are very excited about the upcoming sermon series, The Beatitudes, and this link gives a bit of a taste test of their significance. It is through the Beatitudes that we are reminded that we are “spiritual beggars.” We are spiritually
bankrupt. We need God.
May we all be blessed, encouraged and challenged as we study and live as Christ followers in a broken and hurting world.
Blessings on your week, Pastor Michele
This week, Pastor Greg will preach in all the services on Sunday.
Parents in Prayer, 9 September, 14 October, 12:30PM to 1:00PM, at the 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 join us on Sunday as we lift up our children and families in prayers. All are welcome for this time of prayer.
Sunday School Resumes at 9:45AM & 11:15AM
Kingdom Kids is looking forward to welcoming all of the children ages 0 to 10 years old to our regular Sunday School this Sunday, 9 September at the 9:45AM and 11:15AM services. Children will meet at the Fellowship Hall for Kids Worship Time and proceed to their classes accompanied by Sunday School Teachers.
All children enrolling in our Sunday School and Crèche Center MUST BE REGISTERED by filling in and signing the Registration Form at the Welcome Table.
The Beatitudes: A Sunday lunch study, 2nd/8-week
Please join Monte Peterson on Sunday at 12:35PM in Meeting Room 2 & 3 for the second lesson of a small group study on the fall sermon series, the Beatitudes, lasting for eight weeks. A light lunch will be provided. Please sign up in the foyer or contact Monte directly.
Stephen Ministry kicked off pastoral care training. This week with two sessions on Wednesday and evening and Friday afternoon. We discussed "The Person of the Caregiver". Please pray as we develop a team. If interested in hearing more, please contact Pastor Michele.
Looking for a guided opportunity for growing in your walk with God?
Contact BASILEIA or see Pastor Michele for registration.
Great structured, community building programme.
Charity 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.
The Marriage Course, Tuesdays, 23 October – 4 December (7 weeks)
The course offers a lifetime of practical ideas and tools to help keep your relationship strong. The course is based on Christian principles but is designed for ALL couples with or without a church background. Time: 7:00PM – 9:30PM. Cost HK$1,800/couple, fee includes dinners & course material; bursary available. Click HERE for registration and course details, please contact Ms Joanna Yau for more information.
ReCharge is a weekly night at Union Church where we 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.
Scripture says "rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn". On Saturday, 15 September, at 3:00PM
- we remember and honour the life of James (Jimmy) Frank Logan, Father to Joyce Logan. We remember Joyce, Jeffrey and the boys as they grieve. The service of memorial to be held at Sunlight Tower.
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 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.
The Walk to Emmaus Weekend retreat for Men (Walk # 77) will be held from 18 - 21 October, at Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre in Shatin. The Walk is based on the New Testament scripture of Luke 24: 13-35, where the Risen Christ appears to two layman walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus. A brief overview will be provided by Eugene Chung (9:45AM service) and Lay Director Brad Landes (11:15AM service).
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 September 7
Youth Group is rolling! 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 ‘hangout’ in the Youth Room from 9:00PM-10:00PM.
This Friday will be our first night of studying the Beatitudes – we will be following this series on Matthew 5:1-12 for the fall.
Sunday School 2018/2019 Registration
Sunday School Registration for academic year 2018/2019 is 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 Crèche 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.
Parents in Prayer, 9 September at 12:30PM to 1:00PM, Sanctuary
Kingdom Kids would like to invite all of our parents to join us for a Parents in Prayer session this coming Sunday 9 September from 12:30PM to 1:00PM in the sanctuary. Let us lift up all of our children in prayers as we start the new academic year. Children are also invited for a prayer session and will be led by our Children’s Ministry Director.
Children’s Book Fair, Sunday, 15 and 23 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.
Sons and Daughters
Opportunity for ministry in the Wan Chai area consider Sons and Daughters. Next information session: Wednesday, 19 September, 7:30pm in Wan Chai. Please contact
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"Church on the GO!" by Jason Young
"Taking Risks" by Pastor Michele Bland