Christina Cultural Arts Center Inc. and The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew host this celebration, now in its 4th year. Soul of the City is the ultimate downtown “block party,” highlighting crafts vendors, food trucks, family fun activities, and live performances by CCAC students, faculty and alumni along with regional artists. Soul of more »
Invite, Welcome, Connect!
We can do better when we invite people to SsAM, when we welcome them when they visit, and connect with them when they return. Click on any of the headlines or thumbnail images below to see recent posts.
Children’s Chapel begins Sunday, September 15! Children’s Chapel is a worship, music and learning experience for children at the 10:30 service. Each Sunday, the children begin with their families in church and are led by the Crucifer to Children’s Chapel in the Education Suite immediately following the Gospel reading. Childrens Chapel registration 2019 2020 more »
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Delaware Churches for Middle East Peace, Delaware Episcopalians for Middle East Peace, Pacem in Terris and Delawareans for Palestinian Human Rights are co-sponsoring a conversation with Dr. Michael Connor on Wednesday, July 10th at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 1301 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806. Dr.Michael Connor Program – more »
Fr. David came across this quote by Rachel Held Evans and wants you to see it. Ms. Evans was a popular American Christian columnist and author, who died May 4, 2019 in her 38th year. “My mother always said you don’t have to believe much to be an Episcopalian. Indeed, when it comes to a more »
Please welcome The Rev. Beverly Van Horne as our guest celebrant and preacher on June 23, 2019. The Rev.Beverly Van Horne
Our vestry candidates introduced themselves to the congregation at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday services. Mary Morgan and Dan Young spoke on June 2; Danny Schweers and Peggy Shane on June 9. Our Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 19 at a single service held at 9:30 a.m. Click the more »
During Summit 2019, our rector, the Rev. David Andrews, will talk about bringing the Invite-Welcome-Connect program to an urban context. Summit 2019 takes place June 12-14 in Sewanee, Tennessee. The fourth Invite Welcome Connect Summit will be held once again on the beautiful campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Join us more »
A full draft of Wilmington 2028: A Comprehensive Plan for Our City and Communities is now available for download. Click here or the photo to visit the website of the Wilmington Department of Planning and Development. This new Citywide Comprehensive Plan represents the culmination of many months of research and outreach. With assistance from consulting more »
Who ARE You. The workshop originally scheduled for May 18th will be held in the Fall. Watch for the new date!
Adult Formation April 2019
In a recent article by Mary Frances Schjonberg (Episcopal News Service), Same-sex spouses not invited to next year’s Lambeth Conference of bishops, we learned that the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is not inviting same-sex spouses to the 2020 Lambeth Conference of bishops. The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies of more »
Led by SsAM parishioners, the second eight-session module of Disciple Bible Study will begin on Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00 p.m. We will continue our study of The Prophets, resuming with lesson #9, entitled “God will not abandon.” Wednesday lessons continue until May 8th. If you are interested and need a study manual, please contact more »
Join us for a FESTIVAL CHORAL EUCHARIST AND SERMON, Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10:30 am. Carnival Sunday, 10:30 a.m. on the Sunday before the start of Lent, is an occasion for us to worship with great festivity in the spirit of the Mardi Gras and Caribbean Carnival traditions. In this joy-filled, yet solemn celebration of more »
In the fall of 2017, Dr. David Teague of the University of Delaware’s creative writing program approached me about being interviewed by his students about the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM). He specifically wanted his students to learn about the events of 1968 that occurred in the city. I met with Dr. more »
Here is the big list of Invite-Welcome-Connect ideas generated by various brain-storming sessions in late 2018. IDEAS PRIORITIZED The vestry and an adult-ed group prioritized some of the many ideas generated. These are ideas that can and should be put in place in the next 6-12 months. INVITE IDEAS PRIORITIZED What can we accomplish in more »
Eleven of us showed up on Thursday, November 29, 2018 to brainstorm ways to invite people to visit our church so we can welcome and connect with them. After generating 25 ideas, twelve were selected as ideas we could put in place in the next four to six months. Twelve Ways To Invite People To more »
Fr. David wants to make sure that all members of SsAM are invited to attend the four week Advent study that will focus on how SsAM might implement Invite-Welcome-Connect. These sessions will be held on Thursday evenings November 29th, December 6th, December 13th and December 20th from 5:30 to 7:00. Each evening will begin with more »
Imagine someone is visiting our church. What might they be thinking? Here are those thoughts as Father Chris Moore imagines them, in the form of a letter. Hello, I Am a Newcomer to Your Church You cannot know the reason why I am here this morning. It may be as simple as a move to more »
Here are 82 ideas written on Post-It notes during SsAM’s brainstorming sessions at the “Invite, Welcome, Connect” conference on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Twenty-three members of the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew participated, throwing out ideas, their imaginations sometimes going wild! How can we Christians best invite others to join us, welcome them more »
We Began Invite-Welcome-Connect weeks ago! On Saturday, October 20, 2018, twenty-four SsAM members joined over three hundred Episcopalians from all thirty-four parishes in the Diocese of Delaware to attend a day-long workshop on the subject of Evangelism. It was a wonderful day as Mary Parmer, the creator of this innovative approach, shared how parishes can more »