Children’s Chapel, Jazz Vespers for MLK Day, Stand Up for Abortion Rights, The Divine Feminine Art Exhibit, Annual Convention, Connect with Father David, Annual Spirituals Concert, Souper Bowl Sunday Fundraiser, Friendship House Fundraiser, 401 Art Exhibit, Code Purple Ministry, and Food Donations
Sunday, 1/19/2020 – Children’s Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Service. Every Sunday, after the Gospel reading at the 10:30 a.m. service, the children are led to the Children’s Chapel by a crucifer. After signing in, there is a devotion and prayer, singing, snacks, a special activity, and communion (eucharist). Once a month or so, the special activity is going back into church to sing the song we have been practicing. Registration materials are on this website and from the Church Office.
Sunday, 1/19/2020 — Jazz Vespers for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 7:00 p.m. Music by Jonathan Whitney and The Whitney Project. Original and classic works inspired by the Civil Rights Movement.
Wednesday, 1/22/2020 — Stand Up For Abortion Rights, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek, 579 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE 19711. An interfaith worship service commemorating the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Delaware and the Clergy for Choice.
Friday, January 24, 5-9 p.m. — “The Divine Feminine” art exhibit by 7GOD will have a public reception at Chris White Gallery, 701 N. Shipley Street. Tickets are $7 in advance and $15 at the door for presentations by the artist and catered hors d’oeuvres.
Friday and Saturday, 1/24 and 1/25 — Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Delaware. All the Episcopal churches and ministries gather once a year for conversation, meals, inspiration, and business. Our church is represented by Delegates: Beth Haas and Nana Soto; Alternates: Lisa Caperton and Charisse Rodgers; Convention Secretary: D-L Casson; Clerk of the Convention: Mary Morgan; Prayers of the People: Christina Brennan Lee; Clergy: Fr. David and Canon Casson.
Saturday, 1/25/2020 — Annual Spirituals Concert at 7:30 p.m. with Delaware Choral Arts and the SsAM Choir; David Christopher, Conductor; and Michelle Johnson Major, Soprano. No admission charge but a free-will offering is requested. Click here to learn more about Delaware Choral Arts.
Sunday, 2/2/2020 — SsAM’s Annual Souper Bowl Sunday. Cups of soup will be sold after the 10:30 a.m. service. Several tasty varieties of soup will be sold to eat in or take out. If you will prepare a pot of soup, sign up near the auditorium or let Alice Smith know. Proceeds will benefit the SsAM Community Advocacy Committee.
Thursday, 2/6/2020 — An Evening With Friendship House, 6–8pm, at Hagley Soda House, 298 Buck Road, Wilmington, DE 19807. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer, provided by Caffe Gelato. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. with a short program to highlight the impact of Friendship House throughout New Castle County. Click here to purchase tickets on-line. Please consider donating even if you cannot attend.
Friday, February 7, 5-9 p.m. — Art Loop reception for Shannon Woodlow’s exhibit, “401”, which marks 401 years since the first African-American slaves arrived in America. This is a free event at the Chris White Gallery, 701 N. Shipley Street. It is open to the public, and will include readings by poet Chet’la Sebree, an NAACP Image Award Nominee. There will also be a closing reception on February 29, 5-9 p.m.
ALL WINTER: Code Purple Ministry. SsAM offers its auditorium space to accommodate the homeless community on nights the city declares a Code Purple Alert. You are invited to serve on the SsAM hospitality team.
ONGOING – Food Donations for local food pantries: SsAM gives your non-perishable food items to Lutheran Community Service’s food pantries. Please donate as often as you can by placing items in one of the mesh bins in the Narthex and near the 2nd floor elevator. We are also collecting plastic bags!
ONGOING – Sunday Coffee Hour Food Donations. Members are encouraged to bring edible goodies to church once a month depending on the first letter of our last names. Please leave food items for coffee hour in the kitchen before the 10:30 a.m. service so the Kitchen Crew can set them out. 1st Sundays — Last names A thru D; 2nd Sundays — E thru K; 3rd Sundays — L thru R; 4th Sundays — S thru Z; 5th Sundays — Vestry Members.