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Sharing God's grace and love with all creation

lyrics of Bright and Beautiful by Mrs. Cecil Alexander in her book Hymns for Children

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

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change for change

Stay tuned for the next rescue!

The Change for Change mission project of the Seventh Street Youth converts your loose coins into positive outcomes for animals in crisis.

 

A Change for Change container is on the Welcome Station in the Narthex for your coin donations. Little coins add up, and can do much to help animals in need – a particularly heart-felt concern of our youth.

If you wish to make a large donation for an animal(s) in need- please contact Whitney Walters, whitneylag@hotmail.com

Update on the Change for Change Project 

Our last project unfortunately fell through due to complications outside of our control. This is a sad reality of animal rescue. Fortunately, we were able to use your spare change to answer the plea from a rural Virginia  shelter to help two dogs (Bear, a 120 pound Mastiff cross and Thalia, a beautiful brindle Plott Hound cross) whose owner who could no longer take care of them causing friction with their neighbors. 

Seventh Street members, Whitney & Graham Walters, headed to the shelter to meet the pair. Both were extremely friendly and happy to have some time outside. After some networking, two groups in New York offered to take them in.

Because of the long transport, the first rescue along the way offered to overnight Bob before he went further North the following day. However, the volunteers and staff all fell in love with him and asked the other rescue if they could just keep him and find him a home. Because there are so many animals in need, the other group was happy to offer Bob's spot to another dog in need.

The rescue recently reported Bob found his forever home, but Thalia is still patiently awaiting her new family thought they know with her gentle demeanor it won't be long. 

THANKS TO ALL THE SEVENTH STREETERS WHO DONATE THEIR SPARE CHANGE - BEAR AND THALIA HAVE A NEW LEASH ON LIFE! Please continue to drop your coins off in the basket in the Narthex marked Change for Change.

Total amount raised: $121.72.

Thala
Thala
Bob
Bob

The furry family of Seventh Street – pets of our church members & friends

  • Pet of Tush Metcalf.
  • Meet Rex Lage! The newest member of the Lage family!
    Meet Rex Lage! The newest member of the Lage family!
    Rex was adopted from the amazing caregivers at Bandit's Adoption and Rescue of K-9s (BARK) who had already raised the funds for a surgery he needed to remove a bullet from his leg.
  • Havey and Barclay being their loveable selves!
    Havey and Barclay being their loveable selves!
    Pets of the Walters Family. Barclay was rescued on the day he was going to be euthanized from Abingdon pound thru an organization called Houlagan's Rest http://www.houlagansrest.com. Foster dog Harvey is available to a good home through the Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation.
  • Cora loves to help mom with the laundry!
    Cora loves to help mom with the laundry!
    Pet of Jess Lynn
  • Taco and Bell say hello!
    Taco and Bell say hello!
    Pets of Linus Ellis and Wei Wang. Rescued from the Henrico Humane Society.

Blessing of the Animals 2017

  • On September 30, Rev. Hollie gave a special blessing to the animals on the front lawn of Seventh Street.
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On September 30, Rev. Hollie gave a special blessing to the animals of Seventh Street. This tradition dates back the 1100's with Saint Francis of Assisi who gave sermons to animals. He believed that all creatures, animals included, were brothers and sisters of God.

The Prayer of  St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

Gracie’s Guardian Yard Sale on June 17, 2017

  • 2017 Gracie's Guardian Yard Sale and DWM Bake Sale
    2017 Gracie's Guardian Yard Sale and DWM Bake Sale
  • Our youngest church member lending a helping hand!
    Our youngest church member lending a helping hand!
  • Sharon Young ringing up orders at the DWM Bake Sale station.
    Sharon Young ringing up orders at the DWM Bake Sale station.
  • President of DWM, Pat Mays, pauses her work for a picture.
    President of DWM, Pat Mays, pauses her work for a picture.
  • A good Samaritan - restaurant owner of Mary's Angelo/La Grotta, treated our volunteers to yummy pizza, strawberries, and Nutella!
    A good Samaritan - restaurant owner of Mary's Angelo/La Grotta, treated our volunteers to yummy pizza, strawberries, and Nutella!
  • It took at lot of hands and hard work to organize and set-up all the donated items we received.
    It took at lot of hands and hard work to organize and set-up all the donated items we received.
  • Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who made this event possible!!
    Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who made this event possible!!
  • Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who made this event possible!!
    Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who made this event possible!!
gracieguardian

 

Seventh Street hosted the Gracie's Guardian Yard Sale on June 17 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. to benefit the Richmond Animal League and Gracie's Guardians. At this yard sale our Women's Disciple's Ministries held a bake sale to raise funds for their mission projects. We had beautiful weather and a great turnout. It was wonderful to see the community come together in support of the dogs in crisis. Many dogs found a new family that day. Check out the fun photos!

paw print

Dear Seventh Street Friends,
Thank you once again for helping us raise money for dogs in need. The use of your space is crucial but the help of the congregation year after year is invaluable. Thank you for supporting our cause and helping us with our biggest fundraiser of the year. $8,000 will fund half of our community spay/neuter surgeries.

Sincerely,

Gracie's Guardians

Yard Sale and Bake Sale Thanks (4)

Flyer from 2017 Yard Sale

gracie's guardian yard sale