Upcoming events at SsAM or recommended by our church.
Our new program year is beginning at SsAM, so let’s have some fun! All are welcome. If you would like to come for this potluck, please let us know by us know no later than September 23. Tell us what you would like to bring to share. Click here to use the Contact Us form on this website.
Memorial Service for Peggy Shane, Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m.
Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon her. May her soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
“Episcopal-ness: From The Beginning. A five-Sunday look at the origin, faith, and practice of Episcopalians” beginning this Sunday, October 2, for the five Sundays of October, between the services, from 9:15am to 10:15am in the Auditorium.
While we’ll begin with the Origins of the Christian Church through the ages to the U.S. Episcopal Church, we will also take it further into Faith and Practice. How are we Episcopalians similar and yet different from other Christians and other faith traditions? Click here to learn more about this Adult Formation discussion.
Worship God with us this Sunday, October 2, at 10:30am.
You are invited to praise God with us in-person and via video this Sunday, at 8:00 and 10:30am. Click here to learn more. The 10:30am service is broadcast live and is available afterwards on-demand, to watch on YouTube as your schedule allows. Face masks are still required for those attending in-person and vaccinations are strongly encouraged.
Prayer Services Six Days A Week via video. Click here to see our ambitious schedule of on-line Prayer Services which are offered morning, noon, late afternoon, and at night via video.
All Our Events are listed on our On-Line Calendar! Click here to see our on-line calendar. All the events are there, hour by hour!
Mask-Wearing is Optional, Vaccines are Encouraged.
Click here to learn more.
Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 2, 10:30am
Pets will be blessed during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, October 2. All pets are welcome! Bring your pet (leash or carrier required) or a photo of your pet.
We begin at the SsAM parking lot and then walk to Rodney Square. These walks began in response to the murder of George Floyd, but now we are faced with more racially motivated murders than ever before. The murders of ten people in Buffalo showed us that things continue to escalate. We need to respond! Racial justice is something our church members feel strongly about! At the end of the walk, people are invited to the Chris White Gallery, at the corner of 7th and N. Shipley Streets, for refreshments and conversation. SsAM is sponsoring these walks, as is Westminster Presbyterian. After the walk, you are invited to a reception at the Chris White Gallery, at the corner of 7th and North Shipley. Click here to learn more about these prayerful Walks for Justice and Peace.
Roderick Hidalgo Solo Art Exhibit — Art Loop Reception on Friday, October 7, 5-9pm at Chris White Gallery
“Serious Play” solo art exhibit by Roderick Hidalgo at the Chris White Gallery, 701 N. Shipley Street, at the other end of the block from our church. Three members of our church consider this non-profit art gallery and apartment building to be their ministry. Click here to see the current and future art exhibits at the Chris White Gallery.
We will be meeting in Crypt Hall. Click here to learn more about Children’s Chapel returning to our church.
Season of Creation is a seven-week spiritual journey into all aspects of creation – humans, other living creatures, and the natural environment. It is celebrated at SsAM at the 10:30 a.m. worship service on the last seven Sundays of Pentecost. It often features guest speakers, storytellers and artists, contemporary liturgy, readings, dance, music, and other art forms. Click here to learn more about the Season of Creation at SsAM.
Home of the Brave II Project. In-Kind Donations through Thursday, October 13.
The Delaware State Episcopal Church Women are asking for donations for the Home of the Brave II project. It helps female veterans get on their feet after traumatic experiences. These items are requested: Twin Sheet Sets, Pillows, Soft Towels, Wash Cloths, Laundry Detergent, Paper Towels, Scott Toilet Paper, Gift Cards from Wawa or Royal Farms and/or Visa Gift Cards. The collection period runs until Thursday, October 13, 2022. All donations can be dropped off at SsAM.
The Episcopal Church Women of Delaware will have their Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Saturday, October 15, at 12:30 p.m. at Frazier’s Restaurant, Dover. Click here to learn more about this women’s ministry at our church and in Delaware.
YWCA Delaware invites you to their annual Breakfast Celebration in-person on Wednesday, October 19 from 8-9am at Riverfront Events, 760 Justison Street, Wilmington. During this live event, be inspired by YWCA clients who have triumphed over extraordinary obstacles with the help of YWCA programs and advocacy. Click here to register for the YWCA Breakfast Celebration.
Eugene R. Young, Jr., Director of the Delaware State Housing Authority, will be our preacher on Sunday, October 30, at 10:30 a.m.
“Our World at Peace” is his subject. Click here to learn more about this Season of Creation guest preacher.
Provide Welcome Home Baskets by October 31, 2022.
The Episcopal Church Women of SsAM are trying to raise $440 by October 31. That will be enough to provide eight baskets to families who have completed their YWCA Homelife Management Center program. Each basket contains the following items: laundry soap, laundry detergent, bath bar soap, toilet cleaning brush, 6 rolls of toilet paper, 6 rolls of paper towels, bathroom cleaner, kitchen cleaner, 2 LED light bulbs, 1 package of AA batteries, a small tool kit and a can opener. If you would like to make a contribution, make your check out to SsAM and put “ECW Basket Project” in the memo line. Click here to learn more about ECW.
There are many new options available for Delawareans to cast their ballot in the 2022 primary and general elections. Click here to see how the League of Women Voters explains everything that is new in a 4-page guide, “How to Vote in Delaware, What’s New in 2022.”
238th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Delaware, Friday & Saturday, November 18-19 at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall, Newark. (Please note change of venue.)
Bishop Brown says, “Let’s get ready, my sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus! Our annual convention will be held in person on Friday, November 18, 2022, and Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the University of Delaware in Clayton Hall, Newark. Convention will also be broadcast but this will not be an on-line or a hybrid convention. The broadcast component will allow individuals to view convention but not to actively participate. We will have electronic voting.” Click here to learn more about the Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Delaware.
The 2022 Racial Equity Challenge series is a quarterly journey of self-discovery designed to help Delawareans build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. For five consecutive days each quarter during 2022, participants are prompted with a daily e-mail challenge — such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, or watching a video–and are then encouraged to reflect on that content and to relate the situation to their own lives. Presented by United Way of Delaware (UWDE) and the Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative.
Click here to learn more and to register for the 2022 Racial Equity Challenge.
Youth are encouraged to inspire others with the spoken word, echoing the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. First Prize $2,000, Second Prize $1,000, Third Prize $500 plus $250 to middle school contestant with top score. Click here for details and to register for the MLK Voice for Youth contest.
Would you like to help provide resettlement services for Afghan newcomers? (Also, immigrants from Ukraine?)
The Episcopal Migration Ministries has a new program, an emergency resettlement initiative that allows the U.S. to build capacity to welcome and resettle Afghan newcomers through community sponsorship, a model of resettlement where groups of individuals commit to directly providing resettlement services. Thousands of Afghan newcomers remain at U.S. military bases where they are being temporarily housed and many have been waiting for several months for communities to prepare for their arrival. There is an urgent need for Sponsor Circles to support the move of Afghan newcomers off bases and into welcoming communities in the coming weeks. Click here to learn how you can play a critical role.
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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