Tuggerah Lake South Uniting Church

Growing through Outreach to our Community as a Whole

News::

ELDERS/WORSHIP COMMITTEE Meeting:: The next ELDERS/WORSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING will be held on Sunday 24th June at Tumbi Umbi at 2.00 p.m.  (change of date from 10th June).

The Drop-in Centre at The Entrance-Long Jetty opens each Tuesday 10am – 2pm with a sausage sizzle from 12pm until 1pm. Come along and enjoy a chat and a coffee or tea.  At no cost.

The Long Jetty Meeting Place Community Development Worker, Nicolle, will be available to discuss any lifestyle issues you are experiencing. Everyone is invited to join us. 
Volunteering and enquiries: Contact Lyn  0422 070 723

Long Jetty:: Wednesday 16th May 10am at Diggers, Long Jetty. Future dates, 30th May.

Southern Focus: Items required by 20th May for printing 30th  May.  Please send items to Robert Ellis
 by email - rmellis02@iinet.net.net.com

The Men’s' Group next meeting will be on Tuesday May 8th & 22nd, at about 8.30am.  We can always use some more hands. As usual there will be  fresh brewed coffee and time for a yarn.
Contact Bruce Pyke on 4333 4353

Tumbi Umbi Op-tique::  Every Wednesday 9am to 4pm. We thank everyone for their support. Grab a bargain then enjoy a cuppa and cake, or have lunch. We offer a friendly non-threatening atmosphere where people are able to come, mingle and enjoy each others company and in so doing we are reaching out into the community to help those in need. Donation of your unwanted goods most welcome (nil electrical goods or large furniture  Ros Bonnefin 0403965622 Lyn Nelson 0418232238                   

The Drop-in Centre at The Entrance-Long Jetty opens each Tuesday 10am – 2pm with a sausage sizzle from 12pm until 1pm. Come along and enjoy a chat and a coffee or tea.  At no cost.
The Long Jetty Meeting Place Community Development Worker, Nicolle, will be available to discuss any lifestyle issues you are experiencing. Everyone is invited to join us.
Volunteering and enquiries: Contact Lyn  0422 070 723

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Tumbi Umbi a Brief History

Tumbi Umbi means The Place of Big Trees in our local indigenous language.
Regular monthly services began in the Tumbi Hall when a young Henry Whiteman was appointed to Wyong Circuit; first cottage meetings then to a central building, saving miles of walking for people from Berkley Vale. There were C of E, Catholics, Presbyterians, Church of Christ Cooneyite, but it became Tumbi Methodist Church.

Tumbi Hall, circa 1903, was built by voluntary labour, and was the venue for social life, dances, weddings, farewell to soldiers of the "14-18" war, then welcome home and sadly, services for those killed in action. A brass band was also one of the outlets. At one time, the Sunday school had over 50 keen members. The choir met each week and were invited to sing throughout the circuit, going as far as Toukley for night services or concerts (Bert Phelen was an organist of note) and harmony singing was the usual thing with families at night.

When Tumbi Hall fell into disrepair the activities went to a new hall at Killarney Vale, later the picture show. Lay preachers each Sunday, once a month a minister. One lay preacher of fond memory was Sister Aileen (possibly from the Bethshan Mission). She became Mrs. Robertson from Ourimbah.