Here is a trenchant video about the truth behind the “perfect family” as they arrive at church. Our advice? Dress up or come in your pajamas but get here!
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So far we have received pledges of $423,615 from 141 pledging units as of January 9. That is 92% of the way towards our goal of $460,000. We thank God for your generosity! Our budget for 2020 is based on the pledges you and others make, so please provide your pledge as soon as possible READ MORE »
FATHER DAVID’S BLOG of 12/22/2019: While on retreat a couple of weeks ago I began the program, The Artist’s Way. This innovative and creative program has been around for over twenty five years and was created by Julie Cameron. Its primary purpose is to help individuals unlock the creative spirit that is in in each READ MORE »
Inviting people to church can be awkward. Here is a humorous video about someone taking it to a new level.
Here is a video that debunks many of the lame reasons people give for not coming to church.
Thirteen children sang “I’ve Got Peace Like a River” at the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, December 8, 2019. In all, nineteen children attended Children’s Chapel later that day. Good to see so many children attending this new program. Click here to learn more about the Children’s Chapel ministry. Click here to see all READ MORE »
Every Sunday during Advent, a family is asked to light the candles on the wreath. Here are some photos from 2019. Patti Green and her family lit the first candle of Advent on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Photo by Danny Schweers. The Young, Williams, and Aberdeen/Alexander families lit the candles on the Advent wreath at READ MORE »
I encourage you to put aside time as we approach Christmas to ponder in silence the power of Christ’s birth. I realize that not everyone has the temperament or the desire to take time each day to dedicate time to silent prayer. We live such busy and hectic lives that often leave us tired and READ MORE »
Congratulations to SsAM member Tracey Dixon. She will be leaving her corporate job at the end of 2019 to begin her new position as the Director of Elections, New Castle County, Delaware. The photo is of she and her son, Cameron. He sings in the choir! Click here to see all the recent member photos.
An op-ed by Alice Sawyer, a long-time member of our church and a 30-year employee of the YMCA, appeared in the December 5, 2019 issue of the News Journal newspaper. Entitled, “The Wilmington YMCA should serve all and not close 41 beds dedicated to homeless”, the op-ed takes the YMCA to task for its recent READ MORE »
Nearly a dozen members of the Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew joined members of the 33 other Episcopal churches in Delaware on Saturday, November 23 to learn how we might better invite others to join us, do a better job of welcoming them when they accept our invitation, and connect with them with ties READ MORE »
Rabbi-in-Residence Douglas Krantz is teaching adults about the Old Testament at 12:00 p.m. in Crypt Hall. Dec. 1, CREATION, Genesis 1:1 – 2:3 Rabbis, we learned, make their own comments about the Torah, and study the collected comments of other rabbis, all the multiple interpretations. Creation is the great gift. When the Book of Genesis READ MORE »
Here is the big list of Invite-Welcome-Connect ideas generated by those who attended the Invite-Welcome-Connect Evangelism Conference on November 23, 2019 but most come from various brain-storming sessions in late 2018. IDEAS FROM EVANGELISM RETREAT OF NOVEMBER 23, 2019 INVITE IDEAS Educate members about the different evangelism styles of the Apostles. Members will find some READ MORE »
Join us as we prepare for the birth of Jesus during the season of Advent! Advent, from the Latin adventus, means “coming”. Advent, a quiet time of watching and waiting, consists of the four Sundays before Christmas when we anticipate Christ’s coming into the world. It is a time of preparation. Advent is the first READ MORE »
Sunday, February 16, 2020 (4:00 p.m.) Sundays at 4 Series (One hour concerts on Sunday afternoons) ORGAN RECITAL – Marc Cheban Sunday, February 23, 2020 (10:30 a.m.) CARNIVAL SUNDAY This Sunday, on the threshold of Lent, we worship with great festivity in the spirit of the Mardi Gras and Caribbean Carnival traditions. On this joy-filled, READ MORE »
Above: Rabbi-in-Residence Douglas Krantz teaches during Children’s Chapel about Hanukah, the Miracle of Light. In the long nights of winter, we transform the darkness with our light, just as God transforms our darkness. Children’s Chapel: This is a worship, music, and learning experience for children at the 10:30 service. Each Sunday, the children begin with READ MORE »
Here are links to some news items of interest to anyone connected to downtown Wilmington, Delaware. Our church, and the churches from which we were formed, go back many, many decades here in the heart of the city. 2/4/2020 Black History Month in Wilmington. Throughout the month of February, the City features the extraordinary achievements READ MORE »
Each of us has the gift of creativity, essential to every ministry. Imagination is so important as we invite others to join us, as we practice hospitality, and as we connect to one another. Imagination is essential when circumstances challenge us to recreate our shattered lives. We seek and find the extraordinary in the ordinary. READ MORE »
Undee Sunday, Every November When the winter and cold temperatures approach, our homeless friends need long underwear. In response, the Community Advocacy Committee has UNDEE SUNDAY every November. Along with your pledge of talents and dollars during the stewardship season, please think of giving this small token of love to our needy friends. Please bring READ MORE »
Our coffee hour — 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Sundays — often has a generous offering of fruit, veggies, dips, chips, and more, depending on what goodies our members bring to church. Sometimes there is a cake to celebrate a birthday or graduation! And there is always sweet tea and hot coffee. If you are READ MORE »