The Essence of SsAM Keziah Soto has created the piece above to be used in our 25th Anniversary celebrations in 2021. We are delighted to be able to share it with you. We applaud Keziah for submitting this work of art, in which we feel she has captured the essence of SsAM. Christmas Card Contest READ MORE »
Here are the latest posts about Children, Youth & Young Families at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.
Canon Casson Scholarship Recipient 2021: Cameron Dixon The Community Advocacy Committee is happy to report that Cameron Dixon is the recipient of a $1000 scholarship for the coming academic year. We are sad to report that Cameron was the only applicant this year. Here is a brief report regarding Cameron’s plans. “This year, I began READ MORE »
Gateway to the Future – SsAM Youth Programs A church-wide Zoom meeting was held on Sunday, August 29, 2021 to determine the future of youth programs at SsAM. Comments harvested from our young people and their parents on Youth Programs were shared. That was followed by an interactive discussion of the topic. Strengthening youth and READ MORE »
WDEL reported on July 19, 2021, that recent University of Delaware graduate Sophie Poindexter is going to be able to put her job search on hold, at least for a little while. She’s the lucky grand prize winner of $302,000 in the DE Wins! vaccine lottery, which was launched in an effort to get 70% READ MORE »
On Memorial Day, 2020, Mr. George Floyd died as a result of being pinned to the ground while handcuffed by a Minneapolis police officer for over nine minutes. The national outrage was swift as cities all over the country mobilized and began peaceful marches and protests demanding justice in response to the death of Mr. READ MORE »
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! The seasons of the church year are helpful ways of focusing our attention on different aspects of the Christian story. The practice of keeping the church year dates back to 5th century Jerusalem. As Christians, we use symbols to visually READ MORE »
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s Chapel is on hold! Children’s Chapel was a worship, music and learning experience for children at the 10:30 service. Each Sunday, the children began with their families in church and were led by the crucifer to the Education Suite immediately following the Gospel reading. Click here to see the Children’s 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 »