In this video, Deacon Paula Waite (St. John the Baptist, Milton) and Father David Andrews (Sts. Andrew and Matthew, Wilmington) join Bishop Brown to talk about their success using the evangelism tools provided by the Invite-Welcome-Connect ministry. It has energized their parishes! Bishop Brown encourages everyone to click here to register for the Second Annual READ MORE »
Invite, Welcome, Connect!
If you are already a member of our church, consider the ways you can invite others to worship and serve God, how to welcome them when they visit our church, and how to connect with them when they return. Click on any of the headlines or thumbnail images below to see recent posts about SsAM’s Invite-Welcome-Connect program.
Weekend Survival Guides from Friendship House Some Social Services Are Open On Weekends Click the links below to see the meals, transportation, and shelter available weekends in Wilmington, Delaware. Most social service agencies are closed on weekends, so emergency options are limited. Summer Weekend Survival Guide Winter Weekend Survival Guide SsAM and Friendship House Our READ MORE »
Christina Cultural Arts Center Inc. and The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew hosted this annual celebration. Soul of the City is the ultimate downtown “block party,” featuring crafts vendors, food trucks, family fun activities, and live performances by CCAC students, faculty and alumni along with regional artists. Soul of the City honors the READ MORE »
This is the table, not of the Church, but of the Lord. It is made ready for those who seek God, those who love God, and those who want to love God more. So come, you who have much faith, and you who have little, or are questioning faith. Come, you who have been here READ 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 – READ 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 READ 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 READ 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 READ MORE »
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 READ 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 READ 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. READ 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 READ 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 READ 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 READ MORE »
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 live into relational evangelism. I READ MORE »
Here are some photos by Ken Francis from Ash Wednesday in 2017. Click on any thumbnail to see it larger in a slide show. To return here, click on the “x” in the upper right of the slide show, or press the ESC key of your keyboard.
“If one wants to know what Christians believe about the nature and purpose of our existence, one need only to consider the Eucharist. Life is about love – joyous, intense, generous, self-giving love – which seeks not to be served but to serve others.” Andrew M. Greeley. How can we grow into the full stature of READ MORE »