We prepare for the birth of Jesus during the Season of Advent and celebrate it during the twelve days of Christmas. The seasons of the church year are helpful ways of focusing our attention on different aspects of our Christian story. The practice of keeping the church year dates back to 5th century Jerusalem. As READ MORE »
Here are the latest posts about Children, Youth & Young Families at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.
Children’s Chapel continues Sunday, December 10 and 24 at 10:30am. Children have several activities before rejoining their families during the passing of the Peace. Children’s Chapel is held every other Sunday when possible. Parents/guardians – please stop by Crypt Hall before the 10:30 service to complete a brief registration form and to meet the Children’s READ MORE »
Reflection by Mary Lou Edgar for November 5, 2023. Here it is November. Halloween has passed, Thanksgiving is coming, and Christmas is looming. In addition to all this, we celebrate National Adoption Month. Most of you know that this is a time near and dear to Dan’s heart and my own. All year, we focus READ MORE »
About Youth and Young Families Youth and Young Families supports the mission of SsAM by fostering a youth-led Christian community that follows Christ in all aspects of their lives and serves the community. YYF embodies the SsAM pillar “to strengthen/grow youth and young families” through: the Jesus Movement, Creation Care, Teaching youth to be better READ MORE »
SsAM Awarded Two College Scholarships in 2023 Two young people from SsAM are enrolled in college for the 2023-2024 school year, thanks in part to the Canon Lloyd Casson scholarships. These are funded by the church’s Apostle’s In Ministry Fund. The Community Advocacy Committee awarded the scholarships to Gianna Hernandez-Smith (daughter of Michelle Smith) who READ MORE »
Above is a photo of the participants in the Epilepsy Foundation 5K run on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Glasgow Park in Newark, Delaware. (Click on it to see it larger in a new window.) The run/walk/roll was a lot of fun! We look forward to participating again next year! Below are “The Six” as READ MORE »
A reflection by Mary Lou Edgar, October 16, 2022. Last Sunday, SsAM began having Children’s Chapel again. We have talked about resuming Chapel for some time, and it finally happened. Even though I was one of the facilitators, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was a wonderful experience — one that we are READ MORE »
by Mary Lou Edgar. As I was thinking about what I wanted to say, the word “importance” kept coming back to me. Most of us profess to believe that children are important. But there are times when I wonder. My career as a social worker focused on children. I have five children of my own. READ MORE »
The Choir School of Delaware is a local after-school program. The school offers a unique opportunity to minister to community youth. Our church members volunteer and invite you to volunteer as well. The Choir School supports local youth by providing musical training, leadership and language skills, academic support and college-bound mentoring. Needed: Mentors and Other READ MORE »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.