SsAM Member Photos

Danny Schweers photographs members of SsAM many Sunday mornings. Click on any headline below, or any photo, to see the full post.

Angel Tree Ministry

  Alice Smith, right, was in the auditorium on Sunday, November 20, with scores of Angel Tree cards and she will be back the following Sundays until all the cards are taken. Here we see Sallie Bell deciding which family to choose. On each Angel Tree card is the name of a family (mothers with more »

Christina Cultural Arts Center

Have you seen how Christina Cultural Arts Center has erected a huge mosaic two-stories tall on the Shipley Street side of its building? One stated goal of the city is to make the backs of buildings fronting Market Street look better at their back ends on Shipley. Christina Cultural Arts Center is leading the way! more »

The Sexton’s Keys

One sign of the many ministries of our church is the key ring carried by Charles, our sexton. Some 35 keys adorn that ring, giving him access to the rooms and cabinets of our large, three-story complex, everything from Crypt Hall to towel dispensers. Click here to see all the recent Sunday morning photos by more »

Gloria Hampton

“Why isn’t peace news? Where are the cameras when peace breaks out? Where are the reporters when peace is sustained?” So asked Gloria Hampton on Sunday, October 30, when members of the 10:30 a.m. congregation were asked to talk about making peace and being peaceful often in spite of our anxieties and temperaments, our situations more »

Maryann Younger, Lay Pastoral Associate

  Maryann Younger is our Lay Pastoral Associate. She mentors our Pastoral Care team and is a powerful preacher. Check out her sermons under the Sermons Tab. Maryann has extensive Pastoral Care experience in hospital and church settings and is known to “accompany and guide individuals and groups through transformational times and spaces.”  

D-L Casson

Diane-Louise (D-L) Casson let Danny Schweers photograph her in early October, 2016. D-L is in the church office every weekday in her role as executive assistant to the rector. You will also see her most Sunday mornings at SsAM’s 10:30 a.m. worship service, near the altar serving as a Liturgical Assistant — helping the service more »

Barbara Henry and Danny Schweers

After volunteering to be a Sunday morning lay reader and an acolyte at our church, it was easy for Barbara Henry to agree to serve as a lay eucharistic minister as well.  Some Sundays she does all three tasks. Her husband, Danny Schweers, has maintained this website since 2004, and has worked with the bishop’s more »

25th Anniversary of Fr. David Andrews’ Ordination

The 25th anniversary of the ordination of the Rev. David T. Andrews, Jr., was celebrated on September 10, 2016 with a service of choral evensong. The SsAM Choir turned out in force, with Kimberly Doucette, Cantor; David Christopher, Organist and Director of Music; and Jacqueline Roberts, Pianist. Here is a recording of the homily by more »

Bob Richmond, Organ Committee

Here is a photo of Bob Richmond standing on the roof. In the background, circled in red, is the new loft for the organ pipes. When Bob was on the Organ Renovation Committee, the plan was to put most of the new pipes in the back of the church, above the balcony. The better, more more »

Roberts Family

The Roberts Family — Les, Jacqueline, and Les, Jr. — are worshiping together regularly for the first time. Until recently, they were serving at different churches. Jacqueline had been working at Bethel A.M.E. Church since 1954, most recently as the director of church music. At the same time, Les served as an acolyte in the more »