James Legge, the founder and father of Union Church, wrote in 1847 that his goal was “to tell the millions of China’s people about Jesus Christ.” As a missionary, a scholar, and Union’s pastor for 26 years, he made an impact that continues to this day.
Next Wednesday, thirty-five James Legge scholars from around the world will visit Union Church. We are invited to join them. There will be a fellowship time at 7:00PM and then a panel at 7:30PM. Christopher Legge will present a powerpoint presentation on his great-great grandfather. Several of us will make brief presentations, moderated by HKBU’s Professor Lauren Pfister, a top authority on Legge. This is a great chance to learn about Union’s heritage and how we can learn from the past as we shape Union’s future together.