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.

David Christopher @ Longwood Gardens March 31st

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ArtSLAM Hand and Ballroom Dancing March 29th

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The President of the House of Deputies responds to the Lambeth decision

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 »

Disciple III Bible Study

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 »

Carnival Sunday and Shrove Tuesday, March 3 & 5.

Join us for a FESTIVAL CHORAL EUCHARIST AND SERMON, Sunday, March 3, 10:30 am. Carnival, on the threshold of Lent, is when we worship with great festivity in the spirit of the Mardi Gras and Caribbean Carnival traditions. In this joy-filled, but solemn celebration of song, dance, word, prayer and Eucharist, we give thanks for more »

19 Questions Mural

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 »

Invite-Welcome-Connect Ideas

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 »

How Shall We Invite People To SsAM?

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 »

Advent Study – Invite, Welcome, Connect

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 »

Newcomer’s Letter to Our Church

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 »