Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Rev Semisi (James Latu)

The Reverend Semisi Latu, also known as James Latu, passed away Saturday 14th July 2012. His life, his ministry, his great dedication to God's work, his great contribution to Tongan National Conference, and ministry among the Tongan and non-Tongan people that touched so many lives will be remembered and greatly missed.

Please read below the letter of condolance from Rev Dr Tony Floyd, National Director of Multicultural and Cross-cultural Ministry to those who knew and loved him...



Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

This news is sudden indeed. I want to express the grateful thanks of the diverse communities across the breadth of this UCA for the wise, passionate, faithful and gifted ministry of Semisi Latu. He, Susana and their family have been gracious and loving colleagues and friends from their first day in this country, the Methodist and now Uniting churches.

His contribution to multicultural and cross-cultural ministry through Assembly, Synods, Presbyteries and congregations has borne and will bear much fruit to the glory of God whom he and Susana love so dearly and serve so faithfully.

To the TNC, its members and congregations, we send our prayers and love

Grace and peace

Revd Dr Tony Floyd

National Director


A Facebook page has been created for those who would like to leave a message of condolence or share their memory of Rev Semisi



Details regarding memorial and funeral services are below:

Details for Sydney
Memorial Service

Today Tuesday 17th July
Petersham Uniting Church
32 Railway St

430- Viewing from this time & open sharing
6pm - Service
11pm - closing

Details for Melbourne
Canterbury Uniting Church
Corner Balwyn Rd & Erica St

Thursday Night 19th - 7pm - 8pm Prayer night
Friday Night 20th - 7pm - 8pm Prayer night
Saturday 21st - 8am Funeral
Burial - Lilydale Cemetery 1130



For Multicultural and Cross Cultural inquiries

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