YYF Blog

Here are the latest posts for the Youth & Young Families Program at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.

Youth & Young Families Excursion, March, 2019

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.

Advent Wreath Lighting, December 2, 2018

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.

Baptism of Aleksandra Anneika Catalina Sharia Smith

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.”

Treble Choir Lights Advent Candles

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 more »

Love Thy Neighbor YYF Project

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) — more »

New Acolytes, January, 2017

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 more »

Jonathan Whitney and Family, Advent, 2016

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 more »

Dreadlock Dave

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.

Mission Trip to Jamaica 2015

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 more »