The Community Advocacy Committee sponsored scholarships for students entering college in the fall of 2020 or those who are already enrolled. Scholarships will be awarded again in 2021! The Canon Lloyd Casson Scholarship Program is open to members of our parish.The scholarship program is funded through the Apostles in Ministry (AIM) Fund. The AIM collections READ MORE »
Here are the latest posts about Children, Youth & Young Families at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.
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 »
Congratulations to SsAM member Keziah Soto! Click here to learn more about Keziah’s art piece that got into the At Home Creativity campaign, by Springtide Research Institute. Keziah’s digital painting is “an idealized version of myself being hopeful for the future.” Click here to see all the SsAM Member posts on this website.
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. [NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these programs have been suspended.] Children’s Chapel: This is a worship, music, and learning experience READ MORE »
[During the COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s Chapel has been temporarily suspended.] 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 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.