Sunday 14th March 2021

In this email you will find updates and messages from Terrigal Uniting Church.

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Minister's message

In the 1930s there was a Methodist church built in Terrigal. For 20 years this church was shared by the Methodists and the Presbyterians, who were yet to build their own place of worship.

The seeds of who we are as the Uniting Church today were planted so many years ago. If you go through the archives you can see some amazing pictures from the past of people who have done many things to bring this church to the point we are today.

Paul in the scriptures talks about the great cloud of witnesses cheering us on as we live out being the church today. And of course, the church is not those buildings, but the people themselves - people who do so many different things.

If we were to make up a photo board of the 90 years of history of our church in Terrigal there would be hundreds of faces - some we would know, some we wouldn’t - and for those we don’t know we could probably just ask Joan Gay and she could tell us about them.

There are members of our church who have served for almost 30 years as elders and are still doing so today, and there are so many more who do so much.

I want to acknowledge 2 people who are retiring from different roles within this church, who will still be serving the church in other ways but are finishing up a ministry after a long time.

One is Barry Earp, who is retiring from church council after over 20 years of being chairperson. He will continue on the church council but will be handing the role to Alisha Hawkins. 

The other person I want to mention is Kathy Sheen, who will be finishing up as the co-ordinator of our Playgroup. For 21 years, Kathy has set up and run our Playgroup on Wednesdays and would have seen hundreds of kids go through the group in that time.

People doing things like this make up the fabric of our church. Thank you so much to everyone who plays their part in making our church the place it is today.


Celebrating Playgroup ministry

This Sunday during our 9:45am service, we will be holding a Closure of Ministry Ceremony for Kathy Sheen who has led our TUC Playgroup for the past 21 years. Please join us as we farewell Kathy from this ministry and acknowledge her many years of dedicated service.

Easter at TUC

We’d love you to join us on Saturday 20th March from 2pm-4pm at TUC for a prayer time prior to Easter.

Pray on your own in or around the church, or in the company of others in the worship centre. Come for all or part of the time.
We will be praying for all the Easter services and that the message of Easter reaches our community.
There is no need to register, just sign in on the day.    
For more information contact Anne & Arthur Hand:


This week we praise God and pray for...

  • Preparation for Easter services
  • 4:12 Kids & Youth
  • Aged care reforms
  • An end to the exploitation of women and girls
Some additional points are listed on our prayer boards at church:

Service Rosters: May-Oct

We are currently putting together the service rosters for May to October.

The duties that need to be filled include:

Bible Reading
Prayer of Thanks & Intercession
Morning Tea/Dinner (when they resume)
ProPresenter (slideshow)
Sound Operator

If you think you could help out in any of these areas please fill out a form. We are happy to provide training if required.

Roster forms are available at church or via this link: Online Roster Form

Upcoming events


We're looking for volunteers to empty the compost bins from now until the end of the year. It involves walking 2 bins up to the compost bin (which is located up the hill near the multipurpose hall) once a week. If you can help with this please let Richard or Barry Earp know.

Coffee Cups

Did you know Erina Fair has special bins where you can recycle your coffee cups. They are located outside the major supermarkets, so it's easy to collect your cups throughout the week and drop them off when you do your shopping.

Kids and Youth

We meet for worship each week at the following times:

Sunday 8am (Traditional with hymns) | Sunday 9:45am (Family worship) 
Sunday 6pm (Contemporary) | Tuesday 11am (Traditional with hymns)

You are welcome to attend any service that suits you.

Upcoming Readings

Sunday 14th March
Luke 16:19-31
Sunday 21st March
Luke 16:19-31

Catch up on last Sunday's Services:

Worship Service: Sunday 7th March

Tithes and offerings

Thank you for continuing your generous offerings!
If you would like to give a tithe or offering to the church, you are welcome to do this online. Alternatively you can place your offering in the box on Sunday.
Click here to tithe online
Please note, Westpac Branches are no longer accepting deposits. Instead, you are welcome to drop your offering into the secure mailbox at church, or ask the church office for a deposit slip. If you have any issues, please let us know.
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Phone: 4385 1248

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