New Date: April 4
Spirit of the Port Award

The 26th Annual Spirit of the Port Reception and Luncheon will honor Governor Tom Corbett, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for his many contributions to ensure the continuation of a viable port in Philadelphia and South Jersey. Besides honoring the governor, your attendance will show your support for SCI’s 170 years of advocacy to seafarers.

Golf Classic
Monday, April 28

Our 4th Annual S.H.I.P. Invitational Golf Classic is slated for April 28, 2014. We hope you will be a major part of this outing. Click here to learn more.

Media Kit

Who we are, the port we serve, the seafarers, the industry, our director, ship visitor, worship space, and your frequently asked questions.

Recent Articles

ARTICLE: SCI reactivates Camden Seafarers Center. The building will house SCI’s clothing bank and prayer room, and more efficiently offer hospitality to seafarers berthed in New Jersey.

ARTICLE: Seafarer Ministry Has Changed: Now the Priority is Shipboard Visits. Reflections on the Mission of SCI as I Begin My Tenure, July, 2013 by the Rev. Canon Dr. Peter B. Stube, SCI Executive Director.

ARTICLE: "Where We Worship" first appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News and offers a good overview of SCI's ministry.

Seamen's Church Institute of Philadelphia & South Jersey: link to Home page

Seafarers Contact
Phone Number:

This is the contact for all visiting seafarers. The number is active from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm on weekdays and 12:00 Noon to 9:00 pm on weekends.

“Samaritans of the Sea”

From far-away lands, ship workers arrive in our Delaware River ports without basic provisions and without the means to advocate for themselves. Seamen's Church Institute (SCI) is an ecumenical ministry called to welcome and befriend these mariners.

As one of the largest, busiest ports in the United States, our service area covers 125 miles of Delaware Riverway in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and accounts for $17 billion in regional commerce. We invite you to explore the links at the left to learn more about what SCI provides for these migrant workers of the sea, for our port community, and the local economy.

Spirit of the Port Award, Philadelphia, Camden

The Spirit of the Port Award has been RESET TO FRIDAY, APRIL 4

11:00am – 12:00pm
Cocktail Reception
Awards Luncheon

Click here for Spirit of the Port Reception and Luncheon details including how your company can reserve a table, and be a Sponsor, Underwriter, or Captain's Table Guest. Note that the original date was snowed out.


The Anchor - SCI's Newsletter - March, 2013


A 61-second introduction to Seamen's Church Institute of Philadelphia & South Jersey.

Click on the above video screen to see it, or click here to see it full-frame on the YouTube website.

A longer, more informative 8-minute introduction to SCI.

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