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. We spend time with scripture and artwork from CIVA’s traveling exhibitions. 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 Zoom at 8:30 pm ET | 7:30 pm CT | 5:30 pm PT. CIVA Gatherings are free to attend for CIVA members.
|Date||Guest Artist(s)||Guest Moderator||Guest Pastoral Voice||Scripture Reading|
|April 7, 2022||Catherine Prescott|
|Edward Knippers||Sherrie Lowly||TBD|
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|
Blind Beggar April 1965, Douglas Gilbert
|Kathy T. Hettinga||Ordinary Time by Randall VanderMey|
Communion by Robert Fuege
|Ginger Geyer||John 2: 1-3||Waves of the Donau River by Marcus Goodyear|