THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. FR. DAVID’S BLOG OF 2/28/2020: I invite you to participate in Rise Against Hunger, an important outreach event to help alleviate world hunger. This effort is a collaboration between the youth groups of SsAM, Trinity Episcopal Parish, and Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church. This event is open to all members of READ MORE »
Here are the latest posts about Children, Youth & Young Families at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.
Barbara Henry, right, teaches a new acolyte how to walk with a candle, holding it with hands apart to keep it upright. The candle holder will lean over easily if the hands are together. Click the photo to see it larger. Acolytes are youth and adults who assist in the celebration of the liturgies of READ MORE »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Children’s Chapel runs thru May, 2020. 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 the Education Suite immediately following the Gospel reading. Click here to see the Children’s Chapel registration form. READ MORE »
What ways can the ministry of Youth and Young Families support and encourage our young people to grow in faith and maturity as children of God? This was the question asked of our members who attended the second SsAM I AM town hall meetings on Sunday, September 22, 2019. People put forward suggestions in brain-storming READ MORE »
Whenever possible, we encourage children and youth to actively participate in our worship services as readers, greeters, acolytes, ushers, etc. Click the image to see it larger. Click here to learn more about children, youth, and young families at SsAM. Click here to see all the recent SsAM member photos.
Youth & Young Families is an active program at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew, the kind of program that makes kids climb the walls and jump for joy. Here are four photos from a March, 2019 excursion with the youth from Immanuel Highlands. Click here to see all the recent SsAM member READ MORE »
Youth & Young Families 2019-2020 by the Rev. David Andrews As we have done the last couple of years, we are partnering with Trinity Episcopal Parish and Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church. Our Youth and Young Families (YYF) ministry is in transition as many of our older youth are now in college and so this is READ MORE »
The 2018 Season of Advent began on December 2 with the lighting of the Advent Candle by members of the SsAM Treble Choir. Photo by Nana Soto.
Baptisms are always special services. Aleksandra was baptized on Sunday, December 9, 2018. In his sermon, the Rev. Canon Lloyd S. Casson quoted poet Carl Sandburg: “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.”
Members of the Treble Choir light the Advent wreath on Sunday, December 17, 2018. Click here or the image to see it larger. You can then right-click [command-click] on the large image to save it to your computer. Click here to see many recent photos of the people who attend the Episcopal Church of Saints READ MORE »
A Youth & Young Families (YYF) Project We distributed items on July 8, 2017 at Rodney Square. SsAM’s Youth & Young Families group plans to do this every month. — Bottles of water — Granola Bars — Foot Powder (travel size) — WetOnes/Baby Wipes (travel size) — Chapstick — Toothpaste and Toothbrushes (travel size) — READ MORE »
These three new acolytes represent a very big change at our church. For decades, the acolytes were men, men who had been acolytes since they were very young, back before the churches of Saint Andrew’s and Saint Matthew’s consolidated into the church we now call the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew. Those gentlemen READ MORE »
On the 4th Sunday of Advent, 2016, the Whitney family lit all four candles on the season’s wreath. Jonathan is the artist-in-residence at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware and leads our Drumming Circle. He is also Artistic Director at the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education. Click READ MORE »
Fr. David was presented with a colorful dreadlock hat by Youth & Young Families after they returned from their mission trip to Jamaica in June, 2015. Click the image to see it larger in a new window.
SsAM YYF took a mission trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica in the summer of 2015. We visited the Blossom Gardens Orphanage, St. James Parish, and a Senior Home. Youth and Young Families was blessed on Sunday, June 7, before many went off for a mission trip to Jamaica. Click here or the panorama photo above READ MORE »
I wanted to thank you so much for allowing our “Cooking Up Healthy” participants to utilize your kitchen! The kids had a wonderful time and as you can see we got some great pictures to put in the cookbook! We are just working on getting the cookbook together and as soon as there is a READ MORE »