Tuggerah Lake South Uniting Church

Growing through Outreach to our Community as a Whole

News::

Ourimbah:: Tuesday September 25 Adult Fellowship Annual Morning Tea, 10.00 a.m.  Donation $8 for our Christmas Hamper Fund.  Speaker Rev. Christine Robert who will tell her life story from Ten Pound Pom, School Teacher and then becoming an Ordained Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church.

Sunday 14th October:: Combined service with our Fijian congregation 09:30am.  Holy Communion.

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

Ourimbah:: Tuesday 23rd October - The Adult Fellowship will hold their annual morning tea 10.00 a.m.  Guest Speaker Rev. Christine Robert.  Cost $10.00.  Proceeds to our Christmas Hamper Fund

Fellowship Meeting:: 16th October 2.15 pm Fellowship Meeting in the Fellowship Room.

Long Jetty:: Wednesday 17th October 10am at Diggers, Long Jetty. Future dates, 31st October.

The Men’s' Group next meeting will be on Tuesday 2nd October, 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::  will be closed till the 24/10/18 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 other’s 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 0400069200 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

Wrap with Love::  Next meets on Friday October 05 at 1.30pm in the Hall. Everyone is welcome so join us for a chat and a "cuppa". More info from Bruce Pyke - 4333 43

Church Friends Lunch:: 2nd Sunday each month,  The next lunch will be at Diggers on 14th October at 12 noon...members of all 3 congregations welcome . Lifts home for Bateau Bay residents without transport.

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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.