Tuggerah Lake South Uniting Church

Growing through Outreach to our Community as a Whole

News::

Ourimbah:: Monday 28th January Australia Day celebration from 11.00 a.m.  Pot Luck Lunch.  Donation $10 for Hamper Fund.  Children free

“Uniting Social Singers” The 2 ladies running it, Susan & Lindy, are very enthusiastic and make it a happy place and lot of fun.  2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month, 10.30am to 12pm, in the Church Hall, morning tea provided, cost: FREE       

The Drop-in Centre at The Entrance-Long Jetty opens each Tuesday 10am – 2pm with a sausage sizzle from 12pm until 1pm. Meeting Place and Drop-in Centre will be closed from Wednesday 19th December until Monday 14th January 2019. 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

Fellowship Meeting:: 15th January 2.15 pm Fellowship Meeting in the Fellowship Room.

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

The Men’s' Group next meeting will be on Tuesday 5th February, at about 8.30am.  We can always use some more hands if you can spare a couple of hours. As usual there will be  fresh brewed coffee and time for a yarn.
Contact Bruce Pyke on 4333 4353

Tumbi Umbi Op-tique::  Wednesday 9am to 4pm, Closing 5th December 2018 and reopening 1st week of February 2019.  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. Meeting Place and Drop-in Centre will be closed from Wednesday 19th December until Monday 14th January 2019. Courses booked in the hall will continue during this time. 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::  Usually meets on the first Friday of each month 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

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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.