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.
All events take place virtually via RingCentral at 8:30 pm ET | 7:30 pm CT | 5:30 pm PT on the last Thursday of each month. CIVA Gatherings are free to attend for CIVA members.
|Date||Again + Again Artwork/Artist||Guest Moderator||Scripture Reading||Poem|
|September 30, 2021|
Blind Beggar April 1965, Douglas Gilbert
|Kathy Hettinga||TBD||Ordinary Time by Randall VanderMey|
All gatherings share the same RingCentral meeting link. By registering you are welcome to attend one gathering or as many gatherings that fit in your schedule.
|Again + Again Artwork||Guest Pastoral Voice||Scripture Reading||Poetry|
Sista Pray, Ralph Basui Watkins
|Steven Homestead||Psalm 138|
|Lost Inside Henry VIII’s Chapel, Richard Olser|
Fellowship, Sarah Bernhardt
|Fr. Andrew Showers||John 1:1-18|
Reflecting on “Lumen Fidei” (Light of Faith)
|To Make Visible, Leslie Bustard|
Stone of Help, Keith Barker
|Michelle Winter||Genesis 28:10-18||Resurrection Psalm, Kristina Erny|
The Enemy Never Came, Robert Denst
|Greg Holmes||John 4:16-26||The Enemy Never Came, Lynda Rush Myers|
One (Pentecost), Barry Sherbeck
|Seth Little||John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15||New Earth, Hawona Sullivan Janzen|
Crown of Light, Donald Kouba
|Gary Ball||1 Kings 19:13-19|
|The Call, Judith Valente|
Mt. Tabor, June 2017, Michael Winters
|Fr. Gregory Jensen||2 Peter 1:16-18||As We See, Scott Cairns|
The Last Time I was in My Father’s Shop, Ryan Stander
|Barbara Sartorius Bjelland||Psalm 90:17|
|Craftsman by Luci Shaw|