4th October 2020

In this email you will find updates from Terrigal Uniting Church, including our minister's message for the week, news about our community and information about worship. If you have something to include in our weekly news, please email

Returning to on-site worship

Worship gatherings will reccomence in the building, starting next Sunday October 11th.

This will apply to all three Sunday services: 8am, 9:45am and 6pm.
The Tuesday 11am service will return on Tuesday 20th October.

Pre-registration is essential as there is a limited number of people allowed in the church at any given time. Registration will be a weekly requirement, to give everyone the chance to attend and give us an accurate idea of numbers.

To register, visit

Here are some of the things you can expect when returning to on-site worship.
Our 8am and 9:45am services will continue to be streamed online for anyone who does not feel comfortable returning to gathered worship at this stage.

We look forward to seeing many of you again in person soon!
Next Tuesday (6th Oct) we are holding a cleaning day to get the church fresh and ready for people to return. If you are free and would like to help, please drop by between 9am-12pm. Jobs include cleaning windows and kitchen areas, and tidying/de-cluttering various rooms. 

Upcoming Events

On Sunday we celebrate Holy Communion. I wonder what are your thoughts and feelings as we come to share the bread and cup?

Though I was brought up in a church-going family, communion always puzzled me. Mind you, as we attended a Presbyterian church, children were sent out before the sacrament!  So it was a mystery to me – what was it adults did in there?

However after I accepted Christ as my Saviour, I started to look forward to going to the Lord’s table. I now find the first verse of Brian Wren’s hymn I come with joy is very helpful.

                I come with joy to meet my Lord,
                Forgiven, loved and free,
                In awe and wonder to recall
                His life laid down for me.

So I believe that the risen Jesus is welcoming me to share this meal with him – the real, actual Jesus. I have reaffirmed that through his death my sins are forgiven, so I am freed from the bondage of guilt, and I am truly loved just as I am. So communion is there because of what Christ has done at great cost, and this time should not be treated casually or trivialised.

Friends, read on the rest of the hymn (Together in Song #533} and enjoy the breadth of meaning in this sacred time with fellow- believers and our common Lord.

Rev Denis Towner

Kids & Youth

On Monday, 17 of our youth went for a day trip to The Basin. They had a great day with lots of fun and laughs! 

Thanks to the leaders, to the young people who attended and made it so much fun, and to everyone who prayed for the day. 

Join us in prayer

Throughout this week please be praying for:
  • Richard and family on holidays
  • Restarting church services in the building
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • People struggling financially
Some additional points are listed on our prayer boards at church:

Live Stream on Sundays at 8am & 9:45am

Our Sunday services are easily accessible through either YouTube, Facebook or our Website:
TUC YouTube TUC YouTube
TUC Facebook TUC Facebook
TUC Website TUC Website
Recordings of the live-stream will continue to be available after the service has finished.

Upcoming Readings

Sunday 4th October
8am: Exodus 12:1-13; 13:1-8
9:45: Exod 12:1-13; Luke 22:14-20
Sunday 11th October
Exodus 32:1-14 &
Luke 23:34
Richard will be on leave until 11th October. The following people will be preaching this Sunday.

Sunday 4th October
Phil Rogers
9:45am: Rev Denis Towner

Catch up on last Sunday's Services:

Zoom chat

This Sunday will be our last Zoom chat with the recommencement of service gatherings from next Sunday.
Zoom Chat Room - Sundays at 11am and 6pm

Name Badges

As we return to meeting in person, you might like to consider purchasing a name badge. If this is the case, please contact the office to place your order. Badges are $6.50 with a pin, or $8 with a magnetic clip.

Tithes and offerings

Thank you for continuing your generous offerings during this time. 
If you would like to give a tithe or offering to the church, you can do this online. 
Click here to tithe online
We are here to support you during this time.
You can get in touch with us the following ways:
Phone: 0408 427 880

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