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. CIVA Gatherings are free to attend for CIVA members. Lenten gatherings are scheduled for the following Thursday evenings:
|Date||Guest Artist||Again + Again Artwork||Guest Moderator||Scripture Reading||Poem|
|February 25, 2021||Dr. Ralph Basui Watkins|
Sista Pray, Ralph Basui Watkins
|Steven Homestead||Psalm 138|
|Lost Inside Henry VIII’s Chapel, Richard Olser|
|March 11, 2021||Sarah Bernhardt|
Fellowship, Sarah Bernhardt
|Fr. Andrew Showers||Jeremiah 7:23-28||To Make Visible, Leslie Bustard|
|March 25, 2021|
Stone of Help, Keith Barker
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.