This weeks Saturday connect is on the theme of the feeding of the five thousand. If the weather is kind to us we'll be out in the grounds. Bring a picnic and a blanket, lots of fun for all the family this Saturday from 5.
The Washington Food Bank could really do with donations. We have a box at the back of church where you can always leave donations, or you can contact them to arrange direct delivery.
We've got office hour as usual today from 6-7pm. It's a chance to make enquiries about baptisms or weddings, or anything else about the church. Though there won't be office hour next week due to Holy Week services. We will post a list of these later.
On Wednesday we have our Ash Wednesday services at 10am and 7:30pm these will be a chance to reflect on the year to look forward at the begining of lent share communion and a chance to receive ashes.
Taste is an opportunity to take a bite sized look at Christianity. It takes place over three evenings on 8th, 15th, and 22nd March from 7:30-9 and is a brief introduction to what Christianity is about and might mean for our lives. The first night begins with a meal. It's at Holy Trinity and let us know if you would like to come, or have any questions about Taste.
Just a reminder there is no Saturday connect this week. As it's been moved to Saturday 4th March at 5pm for a very special pancake party. Lot of fun for all but especially children with parents, grandparents or carers.
To finish off of our weekend of events we have a special celebration service. Everyone is always welcome to any of our services but at this service we hope that anyone who hasn't been to church before or hasn't been for a long time would feel especially welcome. 10am Sunday 5th March at Holy Trinity, the Church on the Hill.
As part of our really exciting weekend of events we are joining Chester-le-Street for an evening with Steve Harper. Newcastle Uniteds longest serving player who also crossed the great divide and played for Sunderland. Steve will do a twenty minute Q&A before taking questions from the floor. Then Bishop Tony Porter will talk about his experiences as Chaplain at Manchester City in the Kevin Keegan era and his Christian faith. This evening is on 2nd March at 7:30 and is in the Riverside Suite, County Cricket Ground, Chester-le-Street. Tickets are available from Chester-le-Street parish office by calling 0191 388 3295 and are £5 each.