Whoever you are or wherever you may be -
a big welcome to the
"w.w.w. home" of -
Our Christian Church family is made up of people from all walks of life who are drawn together by a common faith.
Please feel free to find out more about us on this site
and if you live or are visiting the North-East of England (near the Angel of the North or Bowes Museum), we will be delighted to see you at any of our Church Services or events.
15 Oct at 6.00 pm - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion)
22 " at 10.30 am - led by Mr Peter Beal
29 " at 3.00 pm - led by Miss J. Rutherford
Latest Church News and Events
Diane: Unfortunately, due to Arthritis, Diane can no longer continue to play the organ - normally at morning services. We have been so lucky to have her for so long and our thanks must go to her for her time and talent given over the years.
Prayer & Quiet time: The next meeting of the Prayer Group will be in the Social Area on Tuesdays,16 and 30 October at 2 pm. You are very welcome to join this small group or alternatively, if you need help with prayers for yourself, someone else or a particular event, you may phone Mary - 0191 4161280 or click here to leave details.
Tuesday Fellowship: This group will meet on 17 October) in the Church Social Area at 10.45 am for morning coffee and continuing with the Bible study series on "Discipleship Today" from 11 am until 12 noon with 'Niceness'. Next week (24 October) the topic will be 'Laziness'.
Everyone is very welcome to come along and join the group.
Y21 - are holding a Hot Buttie' morning on Saturday, 21 October fom 11 am until 1 pm. Please come along and enjoy a hot sandwich - either eat in or take away. Proceeds will be for Y21 (our youth group) funds. Everyone is very welcome (including parents of the Y21 children).
Shoe box Appeal: On Saturday, 28 October there will be a coffee morning from 10 am until 12 noon when the annual packing of the boxes will also take place. Come and help to pack or just have a coffee and chat while raising funds to transport the boxes. Last year over 70 boxes were filled and it is hoped to exceed this amount this year with your usual generous support. Gifts can be left at the back of the Church throughout this month.
The Church Council meeting - is on Monday, 9 October at 7.25 pm. Lots to discuss!
Action for Children: Thank you to everyone who came along to support the recent Coffee Morning or gave a donation. A cheque for £177 has been sent off to this Charity.
Earthquake and Disaster Fund: Thank you for your donations which totaled £90.
Harvest: We had such a great weekend. Thanks to all your donations of fruit/flowers/veg etc, the Church looked beautiful for our Harvest Service. The Monday Celebration was really enjoyable with our friends, Washington Musical Society providing the entertainment and the tables at the faith buffet supper were overflowing with lovely goodies. Thank you to all who provided, helped and/or came along to support this event, We made a brilliant £378 for "All We Can" - formally the Methodist Relief and Development Fund.
Open Door: Printed copies of our October 2017 newsletter are available from the back of the church and from the rack in the Social area or can be read online by clicking here.
Items for inclusion in future issues are always welcome!
Washington Community Food Project. Our Church is one of the collection points for the Food Bank. There is a box at the back of the Church in which to put donations. Needed at the present time are tins of meat (mince, steak, meatballs, curry's etc) also cereals and tinned spaghetti.
Volunteers are required: It is hoped a visit can be made to every factory unit in Washington to ask each one if they will raise awareness of the Food Bank and regularly collect food for them. If you would like to help with these factory visits, please make contact through their facebook page - facebook.com/washingtoncfp/ or leave your details on our Contact page and they will be forwarded to the Food Bank.
Examples of items always needed are:-
Dried potato (Smash), UHT Milk, tins of vegetables and rice pudding. They always welcome tinned ham/corned beef/mince, dried spaghetti, cereals and pasta sauces plus the staples - tea and instant coffee. They would also appreciate donations of baby food, wipes and nappies. They also accept pet food.
Demand is increasing so it is vital that donations continue. They are very much appreciated by those people who find themselves in desperate circumstances.
People needing help, can ask the Jobcentre, their landlord, such as Gentoo, their health or social worker, some churches etc, who can make about a referral if they are in need.
The Food Bank doesn't deal with any self referrals or people who turn up on spec without going to a referral agency first."
More details including the opening times at Oxclose and also now at "Lighthouse" Concord and St Michael's Church, Usworth and at "Mind", Columbia. are on the website: www.wcfp.org.uk
also up to date news etc on Facebook:- www.facebook.com/pagesWashington-Community-Food-Project