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Christmas in the Blue Ridge Open House

Ferrum, VA – The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum of Ferrum College is hosting “Christmas in the Blue Ridge: Open House” 4 – 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13. The open house will be held at the Institute on Ferrum College campus at 20 Museum Drive, and will include refreshments, vendors selling Christmas gifts and caroling, plus a huge live tree decorated with traditional ornaments.

This holiday event is free and open to the community.

Away in a Manger, no Crib for His Bed

by Chris Davies,
Coordinator for Congregational Assessment, Support and Advancement (CASA)

Sweet Baby Jesus is in a caravan of travelers, heading north. He is tiny, carried by his tender mother, fleeing from a country with no space left for growing. Or Jesus is walking barefoot as a toddler, wearing through shoes en route and feet burning in deserts. Jesus is hungry, terrified and crying. His parents do what they can, pushed by the promise of hope, the allusive caring that perhaps, maybe… maybe… pulled by the stories that come and the meager help already offered from family in the north, and the jobs that may have already been promised. Continue reading Away in a Manger, no Crib for His Bed

To break racial stereotypes, be a friend . . .

(This reprint is of an article recently found dated 1997, written by Marcia Weis, a retired professor at Virginia Western, who passed on August 13,2018 at age 100th)

BLACK HISTORY month is over. Racism is not! In February, however, I took a long, hard look at some experiences and things I’ve learned since joining “People Uniting Against Racism” a few years ago. Continue reading To break racial stereotypes, be a friend . . .