Tuggerah Lake South Uniting Church

Growing through Outreach to our Community as a Whole


Tuesday 20th March:: coffee & cake at Lee Rowan's Garden Centre from 10.00 a.m.

Friday 2nd March 2 pm:: This year’s service will be held at The Entrance Long Jetty Uniting Church with an order prepared by the women of Suriname on the theme “All God’s Creation is Very Good!”.
Guest Speaker Mr Sam Collins of the Bible Society.

Alison Roper's Memorial Service
This is to inform you that Alison Roper's Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Friday 2 March followed by refreshments at Diggers.
For those of you who haven't already heard Alison Roper died, after a long illness, during Saturday night the 10th February 2018 at Wyong Hospital

Church Council meeting will be 25/2/18 at The Entrance Long Jetty Church 2pm

Thursday 1st March:: 10 am to 2 pm New Connections in the Church Hall. Future Date - Thursday 15th March.

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

Fridays 9th March onwards at 10:45am:: Neville Threlfall will commence Lenten studies at The Entrance/Long Jetty on Fridays at 10.45 a.m.  from 9th March.

The Entrance Long Jetty::  Advance notice of Fashion Parade on the 2 May 2018 to be held in the Church Hall. Further details will be given nearer the date.

Ourimbah:: Tuesday 27th February - Adult Fellowship at Jean Fuller's home. Morning tea 10.00 a.m., followed by meeting at 10.30 a.m.  Lunch at "The Grange". Bring morning tea.

Fellowship Meeting:: 20 February 2.15 pm Fellowship Meeting in the Fellowship Room.

Long Jetty:: Wednesday 21st February 10am at Diggers, Long Jetty. Future dates, 7th & 21st March.

Southern Focus: Articles required no later than 25th February to Robert Ellis rmellis02@iinet.net.au   Some Easter items would be appreciated.   Thank you.

The Men’s' Group next meeting will be on Tuesday 27th February 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. Op-tique will be opening Wednesday 21st February 2018. 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                   

Long Jetty's sausage sizzle is moving to Tuesdays from 12 to 1pm and is now part of the Drop - In  Centre.  We welcome volunteers to help cook, serve, listen and chat.. Enjoy a sausage sandwich or two.

Please contact Alison  Roper on 0405876670 email address:alroper3@gmail.com

Wrap with Love:: Friday March 02 - Much like Mark Twain, the rumors of our demise are just that; rumors and indeed not true  WE are back at work and 80+ wraps will be dispatched mid-February. Our next meeting will be on Friday March 02 at 1.30 in the hall. Come and join us. For more info, call Bruce Pyke on 4333 4353.

Church Friends Lunch:: 2nd Sunday each month,  The next lunch will be at Diggers on 11th March 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.