Give Thanks to the Lord. For He is good. His love endures forever. -Psalm 118:1
December 12, 2012
    Upcoming Events
Fire House 15 Holiday Hours - For the month of December Fire House 15 Cafe will NOT be open for Thursday night dinners. Dinners will resume in January. Come by for breakfast or lunch 7am-3pm Monday through Friday, 8am-2pm on Saturday. Closed December 24-25. Open December 26th.

Dec. 20, 6-8pm - Christmas caroling around Highland Park. Meet us at 3030 Meadowbridge Rd. at 6pm. Help spread Christmas joy & enjoy dinner together. This is a great family event, kids love it!

Jan. 21, 6-8pm - MLK candlelight walk and reception. Worship starts at 6pm at 5th Street Baptist followed by a walk at 7 and a reception at Boaz & Ruth at 7:15. 

Empowering Economy

Cynthia Takes the Lead on Pop Up Shop 

This holiday season, Boaz & Ruth has expanded into Carytown with the opening of its new pop up shop at 3015 West Cary Street.  Customers have been finding great deals since it opened November 13th and will continue to support Boaz & Ruth's temporary store until December 22nd at 4pm. The shop's success would not have been possible without the help of Cynthia Brown.  Cynthia has been with Boaz & Ruth since July of 2003, and has previous experience working with Martha at Martha's Mixture. She and the rest of the Boaz & Ruth family are thrilled that the pop up store has "exposed Boaz & Ruth to a wider audience". The store carries furniture, artwork and other accessories and is open from 11-4 Monday-Saturday. Come on by and shop our Grand Clearance Sale where everything is 50% or more off! Learn more here.

Rebuilding Lives

Congratulations to our 2012 Graduates

We are so proud of our 2012 graduates and thankful to everyone who came out to support them and celebrate their success. Every year graduation remains a highlight for all who attend. To hear stories of triumph, perserverance and victory from those who have completed our Rebuilding Lives program is just priceless. Click here to read the opening prayer by Board Chair, Charlie Summers. Join us in congratulating and continuing to pray for our graduates.

Empowering Economy

Let Fire House 15 Cater Your Holiday 

 Fire House 15 Cafe & Catering is once again bringing delicious meals to your holiday table. Spend your time out of the kitchen and let us do the work for you. Allowing us to cater your holiday meal not only gives you peace of mind and great food, but also supports our mission and provides training opportunities for our participants. We invite you to "do mission" by ordering catering this holiday. See the list of prices and menu here. To order, call the Fire House at 329-FIRE.

Connecting Communities

Come Caroling With Us!

  We invite you to join us for a special night of Christmas caroling and dinner together. We will begin December 20th at 6pm at 3030 Meadowbridge Rd. After spreading Christmas cheer, we'll enjoy a dinner at Fire House 15 together. Since Boaz & Ruth's first caroling event in 2002, a lot has changed. Read Martha's touching stories from past caroling events here and view our flyer for this year here.

In the News

Q&A with Martha in Richmond Magazine

Pick up the latest issue of Richmond Magazine to read a Q&A article with Martha Rollins. She answers questions candidly about her stepping down as CEO and about the next phase of her life. She discusses her plans to help organize a trip to Turkey with her church, speak out on social issues, and ride horses. You can find her article on page 28 in the current issue of Richmond Magazine available in stores now or visit this link.

Connecting Communities

Candlelight Walk for Martin Luther King Scheduled

A special night to honor Martin Luther King Jr. will once again be hosted by Boaz & Ruth. Join us January 21 at 6pm at 5th Street Baptist for a candlelight service, walk and then a reception. Read a Richmond Times Dispatch article about our last walk here. For more information, visit our website.

Connecting Communities

Ampersand Board Spreads Holiday Cheer

This year marks the second year of Boaz & Ruth's Angel Tree. The idea of the angel tree tradition originated from The Ampersand Board's most energetic member, Carli Nelson, who chairs the Community Outreach Committee. The recipients of the angel tree presents are Boaz & Ruth's current participants, graduates and their families. Items on the recipients' lists range anywhere from a new set of sheets to socks to children's board games. Learn more here.




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