Christmas at Sea

Knit, Tag, Drop Off and Share Online: the instructions for SCI’s campaign to awaken the nation to the contributions of mariners. More...
  • A New Hat for Mariners May 21, 2013 What’s fashionable on the high seas this winter? Some mariners will sport a new hat designed by Kristine Byrnes of Allentown, NJ, winner of a contest to keep seafaring ears warm. More...
  • New Jersey Starbucks Tea Bottles Outfitted for Winter December 13, 2012 As part of a campaign to raise awareness of the work of international seafarers, SCI joins with New Jersey Starbucks stores to dress each of its Tazo Tea brand iced tea bottles with a wooly hat this More...

More from Christmas at Sea

Seafarers’ Center Grand Reopening April 28, 2011

On Tuesday, May 17, SCI celebrates the Grand Reopening of its Port Newark International Seafarers’ Center, rededicating the immense, newly renovated facility, which offers essential services to... More...

Knitting for the Seafarer: A 110-Year Tradition February 23, 2011

by Johnathan Thayer, Associate Archivist These days, the Christmas at Sea knitting program at the Seamen's Church Institute (SCI) delivers more than 19,000 handknit items for seafarers each... More...

Gala Brings Christmas Cheer December 17, 2010

by Carrie Christensen, Special Events Coordinator The Seamen's Church Institute (SCI) held its annual Christmas at Sea Gala & Auction on Tuesday, November 30.

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SCI Programs Move to the Heart of the Port October 13, 2010

SCI’s renovated Port Newark International Seafarers’ Center, scheduled to enter operation this month, combines multiple services into one ‘super center’ for seafarers and the port community.

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SCI Appoints New Knitting Program Manager August 6, 2010

Paige Sato begins work in September as the new Program Manager of SCI’s Christmas at Sea volunteer knitting program, which distributes gifts to mariners who are miles away from home during the... More...

Thanks from Mariners to Volunteers January 22, 2010

by Jeanette DeVita, Program Director, Christmas at Sea

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Christmas Day on the River December 29, 2009

SCI Ministry on the River Chaplain Mike Hammett led a morning gathering with members of the AEP River Operations team on Christmas Day in Convent, LA.

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