Seventh Street Christian Church is deeply dedicated to supporting local and global missions. This happens through generous financial gifts, as well as, volunteering, hands on activities or the collection of resources. It is only with the support of our dedicated Outreach Team and our compassionate and generous church family that our outreach ministries can be accomplished!
Plug In! There are lots of ways to get involved in Seventh Street Outreach! The following are ongoing and seasonal opportunities to plug in. We encourage you to keep scrolling to learn about all the organizations SSCC Outreach supports.
Outreach Ministries of Seventh Street Christian Church
ACTS (Area Congregations Together in Service) - We are proud members of this wonderful organization that helps families in crisis. Specifically, ACTS endeavors to help families prevent homelessness. We also collect "WishList" items for ACTS (household items, baby & children's supplies, toiletries, etc.) & financial support.
Bright Beginnings - A program sponsored by local businesses, the YMCA, & Target, to supply appropriate clothes for children to begin the school year with confidence. We provide funding & gather a team to meet & shop with the children.
Fisher House: - In January & February Seventh Street Christian Church makes soup to sell to congregants to raise money. You can support this ministry by donating homemade soup or buying some!
CARITAS - Provides food & shelter for families in crisis (homeless). We partner with Grace Baptist Church in the spring to help setup & take down bedding & personal items. We prepare, serve, & clean up one evening meal for families during Holy week.
Church World Service Crop Walk - Links the community together to raise money to provide food & other resources for people in need in Richmond & around the world. We participate in the walk & provide funding.
Fisher House at McGuire VA Hospital - Provides lodging for families of Veterans in the care of McGuire Va. Medical Center, at no cost. It allows families to be close by when Veterans are hospitalized. Soup sales in January-February are added to our designated funding for Fisher House.
George Washington Carver Elemnrary School - We provide assistance throughout the year to help students & teachers with necessary items (school supplies, Thanksgiving food drive, birthday celebrations, field day, & Christmas gifts) & send financial support.
Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond (ICGR) - Develops understanding, respect, & cooperation among various faiths to address basic human needs through cooperative community service.
Kimote Foundation - A not-for-profit organization that caters to vulnerable Ugandan children & adults through improving their welfare. It promotes Christian values, social & economic welfare, health care, education & development programs, This foundation currently supports 128 Ugandan orphans. We have collected clothes & shoes, small toys, & provide financial support. We also participate in a "penpal" exchange the students.
Liberation Veteran Services (LVS) - Provides food, shelter, & the power for change for our Veterans in crisis. We provide financial support, collect DVDs, novels & household supplies, & items for resettlement, & prepare & serve lunch on the 1st Sunday of every month.
Mary Munford Elementary School - We fill "Christmas Wish List" for families in need that do not qualify for any other assistance.
Meals on Wheels/Feedmore - Comprehensive hunger relief program targeting feeding children, families, & seniors in the Central Virginia region. We provide financial support, collect non-perishable foods, & have two teams that deliver food & meals on the 4th & 5th Mondays of every month. We also donate any profits from our Pancake Supper & Stone Soup luncheon.
Rebuilding Together Richmond - Repairs homes, revitalizes communities, & rebuilds lives.We support financially & participate in some "hands on" projects.
Safe Harbor - An organization that provides support that survivors of domestic abuse need in order to overcome their crisis & transform their lives.
A Small Hand - Provides help for infants (newborn-36 months) in Shenandoah County in the form of a week's supply of formula, food, disposable diapers, wet wipes, & gently used clothing & baby supplies as donation laws permit. Now run by the Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries & includes "Luke's Backpacks" to help children with school needs.
United Spinal Association of Virginia - This organization was co-founded by former SSCC minister, Richard Bagby. They provide support, services, & resources to people with Spinal Cord Injuries & Disease (SPI/D), & assists in achieving the highest level of health, independence, & quality of life.
Week of Compassion (WOC) - Relief & development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It seeks to equip & empower disciples to alleviate suffering of others through disaster response, humanitarian aid, sustainable development, & promotion of mission opportunities.Our congregation & Outreach have responded to natural and human disaster as they occur, as well as donate to the Special Day offering.
World Council of Churches - A worldwide fellowship of 349 global, regional and sub-regional, national and local churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service.
Outreach also supports the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Virginia, Disciples’ Universities and Seminaries, our local Disciples camp, Craig Springs, National Council of Churches, Virginia Council of Churches, Grace lnside, & Disciples of Christ District VII