In-Person Sunday Services Have Begun!
Sunday Services now in person and also live (and on demand) on YouTube.
The installation and testing of our new HVAC system is complete, as is the “deep COVID-level” cleaning our the church. You are invited to worship us in person with some basic pandemic precautions in place, such as wearing masks. For those who prefer video, those are broadcast live on YouTube at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday and available afterwards on-demand. Click here to learn more about in-person services.
Drumming Circle, Every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
The beat goes on at 7th & West Streets every Tuesday evening. All are welcome and drums are provided. Join Jonathan Whitney and friends!
“From Shared Trauma to Imagining the Future” Retreat
• “Faith Talk About Race” 6-session program
• “Small Listening Groups” 5-session small groups
• Click here to learn more about upcoming adult education offerings.
We gather in front of First and Central Presbyterian Church, then walk prayerfully to the parking lot of Saints Andrew and Matthew. Click here to learn more about these walks.
5 Women Revue at Delaware Theatre Company on August 6 and 7, 6:30 p.m.
Inspired by Nina Simone’s song, “Four Women”, this revue features the stories and music of five successful creative women of color who stand strong to overcome racial and gender discrimination and mental health challenges. Performed by Fostina Dixon, Patricia Rogers, Barbra D. Mills, Jan Jeffries and Branda Smith. For tickets for this “TAKE 2 Season” event and to learn more. click here.
The Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency is a two-week performance and composition project for the next generation of jazz composers aged 17-25. This is the third year SsAM has hosted the program. Thank you, Jonathan Whitney, for bringing the program to SsAM. The participants will perform at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. Click here to see the full Clifford Brown Jazz Festival schedule.
Here are six different chances to discuss The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee. The book offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn — racism has a cost for everyone — not just for people of color. The Delaware YWCA is offering six discussion groups, some via Zoom, others in person. Choose whichever weekly afternoon or evening group meeting works best for you and dive into the discussion about Heather McGhee’s research, analysis, and message for social change.
Mondays: August 16, 23, & 30 (via Zoom), 1:00 to 2:30 PM;
Mondays: August 16, 23, & 30 (via Zoom), 6:00 to 7:30 PM;
Tuesdays: August 17, 24 & 31 (In-Person in Wilmington), 4:00 to 5:30 PM;
Wednesdays: August 18, 25, & September 1 (via Zoom), 6:30 to 8:00 PM;
Thursdays: August 19, 26, & September 2 (via Zoom), 6:00 to 7:30 PM; and
Fridays: August 20, 27, & September 3 (In-Person in Wilmington), 9:30 to 11:00 PM.
Click here to learn more and sign up: https://www.ywcade.org/
The promise of an engaging, challenging youth program at SsAM gets closer to a post-pandemic reality at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 29. This Zoom meeting will include a presentation that summarizes the comments harvested from our young people and their parents on Youth Programs, followed by an interactive discussion of the topic by Zoom-linked participants. Click here to learn more about Re-Imagining Youth Programs at SsAM.
Strengthen your ties to the SsAM community through sharing, prayer, and reflection. These small groups will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays beginning September 4, October 9, and November 13. Click here to learn more about these small listening groups.
Bible Study with Rabbi Krantz, To Be Announced
Douglas Krantz is our Rabbi in Residence and brings his insightful commentary of the Old Testament to anyone who wants a better understanding of the Bible. We hope to offer further Bible studies soon. Contact us and we will put you on the waiting list.
Our church is encouraging everyone to join us in donating to local food pantries. Click here to learn more about our Feed The Hungry campaign.
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