CIVA Gathers is a Christ-centered virtual gathering in which CIVA Members have the opportunity to connect and pray together. The doors are open to all traditions and backgrounds. Each month we will spend time with scripture and an artwork from CIVA’s newest traveling exhibition. The photography exhibition Again + Again is centered around the church calendar. CIVA Gathers is led by CIVA Staff and rotating featured CIVA artists, theologians, and cultural leaders.

We recognize our members come from a variety of prayer traditions and practices. As Christians, we believe Christ unites us, and this is an opportunity to embrace the diversity within these different traditions and learn from each other. Therefore, we are committed to creating an environment where all participants are comfortable regardless of their background or prayer practices.


Event Information

All events take place virtually via RingCentral at 8:30 pm ET | 7:30 pm CT | 5:30 pm PT. CIVA Gatherings are free to attend for CIVA members. Lenten gatherings are scheduled for the following Thursday evenings:

DateGuest ArtistAgain + Again ArtworkGuest Moderator Scripture ReadingPoem
February 25, 2021Dr. Ralph Basui Watkins
Sista Pray, Ralph Basui Watkins
Steven Homestead Psalm 138
Matthew 7:7-12
Lost Inside Henry VIII’s Chapel, Richard Olser
March 11, 2021Sarah Bernhardt
Fellowship, Sarah Bernhardt
Fr. Andrew ShowersJeremiah 7:23-28To Make Visible, Leslie Bustard
March 25, 2021
Stone of Help, Keith Barker
Michelle WintersTBDTBD

All gatherings share the same RingCentral meeting link. By registering you are welcome attend one gathering or as many gatherings that fit in your schedule.