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May 2017

Once again, the Murphy summer calendar is starting to take shape; and one thing we will definitely have plenty of time to do this summer is read. We won’t be joining a pool. We won’t be visiting Busch Gardens, Water Country, or King’s Dominion. Instead? A water hose and lots of books (cue sad trombone)….

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Sep 2016

Hunt.Gather’s Fall Retreat registration is now open! On September 30th and October 1st at The Fourhundred, join local women in hands-on, family-style workshops for all skill levels: from students, to hobbyists, to career artists, to retirees. Sessions are open to the public and facilitated by local women. SIGN UP HERE! Workshops are FREE, so sign…

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Apr 2016

We hope you can join us for the next Makers Series evening this Friday, April 8th, at 7:00 p.m. at Third Church (600 Forest Avenue) as we hear from three artists (including painter Ryan Lauterio, poet Natasha Oladokun, and musicians The Fretful Porcupine) as they help us think more creatively about the Christian call to…

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Mar 2016

Following the Apostle Paul’s word to the Galatians that, in Jesus, “there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, no male and female,” Christians often focus on the way Christ breaks down walls, crosses boundaries, and calls diverse people together in unity. Even more, we look to Jesus to bridge the gap between humanity…

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Sep 2015

Join author Marly Youmans and other writers from RVA this Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. at The Fourhundred, for a round-table and workshop on finding inspiration and honing craft across her multiple fields of excellence: poetry (lyric and epic), short story, young adult fiction, novels. With 13 books of poetry and prose to her credit…

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Sep 2015

We hope you can join us for the next Makers Series evening this Friday, September 25th, at 7:00 p.m. at Third Church (600 Forest Avenue) as we hear from three artists (including designer/photographer Ansel Olsen, singer/songwriter Rebekah White, and poet/novelist Marly Youmans) as they discuss the sojourning paths they have followed to their current creative…

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Sep 2015

“Sojourn” is a word that captures the idea of wandering and travelling far from home, but also lingering and even resting in foreign lands. To sojourn is to willingly stay, engage, and invest in a place or community, even when we recognize that our presence there is temporary and we may always be strangers. Sojourning…

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Jul 2015

Hunt.Gather’s Fall Retreat registration is now open! On September 11th and 12th at The Fourhundred, join local women in hands-on, family-style workshops for all skill levels: from students, to hobbyists, to career artists, to retirees. Sessions are open to the public, facilitated by local women. Sign up HERE! $10 per session covers materials, so sign…

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Jun 2015

We hope you can join us for the next Makers Series evening this Friday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m. at Third Church (600 Forest Avenue) as trumpeter Taylor Barnett, medical illustrator Paul Gross, and philosopher and cultural critic Jamie Smith share their work and explore how our imaginations provide the bridge between the “already” and…

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Jun 2015

Once again, the Murphy summer calendar is at capacity. Between the swimming pool, numerous VBS’s, karate, soccer camps, Busch Gardens, Water Country, family get-aways, a visit from Nana, and a trip to Disney World; it’s a wonder we find time to do anything else but play chauffeur. However, summer has always been a time for…

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