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Hey Convergence Friends!
I read this poem and it really struck a chord with what we’ve been talking about, “the waiting,” and the silence.
It's finally here! After 6 months (or 12 years depending on how you look at it) the VergeNow resource for creative and innovative ministry leaders is here! Take a look!
One of our first songs written as a band back in 2016 was just released as a single on all digital streaming formats. Check it out!

#Fleeting
Hey, Makoto Fujimura will be speaking about "Theology of Making" at the Bible Museum next weekend. I'm not sure how many people are aware of it, so I wanted to share. Anita, Matt and I will be going!

Hello Everyone!! Just sharing one last time about this Sunday's Holiday Art Market in Vienna, VA where our daughter, Alyssa, is a participating artist. If interested, please contact me for tickets at "will call" so that they can be credited to you, for Alyssa.

An array of local artists will be vending their work! Enjoy shopping for the holidays for a unique gift! Music to the ear, aesthetic goodies to the eye, and food and drinks available to purchase!

RAISING MONEY FROM THE RAFFLE! Artists will also be donating a piece for your chance to win! All proceeds will go to Miracle Foundation!

$5 entrance fee.
tickets available online

VergeNow is the official Convergence online community. Thank you for liking us! Convergence is a community of people who value creativity, spirituality, diversity and exploration.

VergeNow is our official online community. Make sure to check out our other pages, too! The Lab All Ages
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Last week of registrations for our Spiritual Collectives! Be sure to sign up for these limited and highly successful spiritual small group gatherings. Online and In-Person options!

For registration and more information on Spiritual Collectives, please visit: https://vergenow.org/gather/spiritual-collectives/

Last week of registrations for our Spiritual Collectives! Be sure to sign up for these limited and highly successful spiritual small group gatherings. Online and In-Person options!

For registration and more information on Spiritual Collectives, please visit: https://vergenow.org/gather/spiritual-collectives/

Timeline Photos 08/31/2021

Join us this and every Thursday for our contemplative mid-day prayer with Lectio Divina at The Lab at Convergence. Weekly at 11AM EST.

For more information on Lectio Divina, including location, visit: https://vergenow.org/practicing-presence-of-god/lectio-divina/

Join us this and every Thursday for our contemplative mid-day prayer with Lectio Divina at The Lab at Convergence. Weekly at 11AM EST.

For more information on Lectio Divina, including location, visit: https://vergenow.org/practicing-presence-of-god/lectio-divina/

Timeline Photos 08/28/2021

Join us tomorrow Live at 5:00PM EST for Creative Prayer with the continuation of our Kenosis experience and the study of Non-Clinging.

For more information, please visit: https://vergenow.org/practicing-presence-of-god/creative-prayer/

Join us tomorrow Live at 5:00PM EST for Creative Prayer with the continuation of our Kenosis experience and the study of Non-Clinging.

For more information, please visit: https://vergenow.org/practicing-presence-of-god/creative-prayer/

Kenosis and the Path of Jesus 08/26/2021

Kenosis and the Path of Jesus

What if you practiced radical un-clinging?
What if you just let go and poured what you see as "yourself" out?

Be sure to check out our latest presentation on Kenosis and the Act of emptying, led by Rev. Lisa Cole Smith https://youtu.be/Ptr0LIvuTK4

Afterwards, you are invited to join us, this upcoming Sunday August 29th at 5:00PM EST as we continue with our experience on Kenosis.

Kenosis and the Path of Jesus Creative Prayer October 23, 2021Recorded for Convergence with Rev. Lisa Smith

Spiritual Collectives | Convergence 08/25/2021

Spiritual Collectives | Convergence

Our Spiritual Collectives begin in about 2 weeks! Be sure to register now to reserve your spot. There are options for Online for everyone, and a in-person option for our local DMV local presence.

For Registration and more information, please visit: https://vergenow.org/gather/spiritual-collectives/

Spiritual Collectives | Convergence Spiritual Collectives The Bible compels us to stop. To breathe. To pray. To listen. Together. It is essential to have companions on the spiritual journey. Convergence offers small group “Spiritual Collectives” that meet in person or online for 10 weeks at a time to practice listening for God’s...

Timeline Photos 08/24/2021

Join us this Thursday in-person at 11AM EST as we continue our Mid-Day Contemplative Prayer experience with Lectio Divina. Led by Kathy Prudden.

For more information on our Lectio Divina offering for the local DMV presence, please visit: https://vergenow.org/practicing-presence-of-god/lectio-divina/

Join us this Thursday in-person at 11AM EST as we continue our Mid-Day Contemplative Prayer experience with Lectio Divina. Led by Kathy Prudden.

For more information on our Lectio Divina offering for the local DMV presence, please visit: https://vergenow.org/practicing-presence-of-god/lectio-divina/

Creative Prayer | Convergence 08/21/2021

Creative Prayer | Convergence

Join us tomorrow at 5:00 PM EST for our Creative Prayer experience, live on Zoom.

https://vergenow.org/practicing-presence-of-god/creative-prayer/

Creative Prayer | Convergence Creative Prayer ZOOM LINK 5:00 PM Sundays: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81414391779 “…The most excellent method…of going to God, [is] that of doing our common business … purely for the love of God.”― Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God Sundays at 5:00 PM join us on Zoom Pr...

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How do the Spiritual Collectives work?

For this upcoming round, we will be using the Lectio 365 App for our meditations. Each week, you will use the app to guide you in thematic prayer and meditation. When your group meets, all will take turns sharing personal insights, questions or challenges prompted by their reflections on meditations from Lectio 365 while the rest of the group listens for the “still small voice” in the words of the speaker.

Download the 24-7 Prayer Lectio 360 App at:
https://www.24-7prayer.com/dailydevotional

Register for our Fall Spiritual Collectives at: https://vergenow.org/gather/spiritual-collectives/

How do the Spiritual Collectives work?

For this upcoming round, we will be using the Lectio 365 App for our meditations. Each week, you will use the app to guide you in thematic prayer and meditation. When your group meets, all will take turns sharing personal insights, questions or challenges prompted by their reflections on meditations from Lectio 365 while the rest of the group listens for the “still small voice” in the words of the speaker.

Download the 24-7 Prayer Lectio 360 App at:
https://www.24-7prayer.com/dailydevotional

Register for our Fall Spiritual Collectives at: https://vergenow.org/gather/spiritual-collectives/

Lectio Divina | Convergence 08/17/2021

Lectio Divina | Convergence

Join us this and every Thursday at 11:00 AM EST in-person at The Lab at Convergence for our weekly contemplative mid-day prayer experience, Lectio Divina.

Fore more information, please visit: https://vergenow.org/practicing-presence-of-god/lectio-divina/

Lectio Divina | Convergence Lectio Divina Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, is an ancient form of reflecting on the scriptures and listening to what God is saying to us. Summer 2021 | Lectio Divina Prayer at The Lab: Aug 12th, 19th, 26th Sept 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th * Dates are subject to change. Please be sure to check ...

Timeline Photos 08/16/2021

Registration is now open for the Fall of our successful Spiritual Collectives. We currently have two offerings online and one in-person at the moment. Availability is limited per collective so be sure to register now.

For registration and more information, please visit: https://vergenow.org/gather/spiritual-collectives/

Registration is now open for the Fall of our successful Spiritual Collectives. We currently have two offerings online and one in-person at the moment. Availability is limited per collective so be sure to register now.

For registration and more information, please visit: https://vergenow.org/gather/spiritual-collectives/

Spiritual Collectives | Convergence 08/14/2021

Spiritual Collectives | Convergence

The Bible compels us to stop. To breathe. To pray. To listen. Together.

It is essential to have companions on the spiritual journey. Convergence is now offering small group “Spiritual Collectives” that meet in person or online for 10 weeks at a time to practice listening for God’s voice in scripture and in the journeys of companions.

For early registration and more info, please visit: https://vergenow.org/gather/spiritual-collectives/

Spiritual Collectives | Convergence Spiritual Collectives The Bible compels us to stop. To breathe. To pray. To listen. Together. It is essential to have companions on the spiritual journey. Convergence offers small group “Spiritual Collectives” that meet in person or online for 10 weeks at a time to practice listening for God’s...

Photos from Convergence's post 08/13/2021

Convergence Pastor & Executive Director was recently featured for Voices of the Network from the NorthStar Church Network about 'What We Gained from Online Church'.

Check out the full article at: https://www.northstarcnet.org/voices-of-the-network/what-we-gained-from-online-church/

“Let all who are wise-hearted come and make…” Exodus 35:10 - CIVA 08/10/2021

“Let all who are wise-hearted come and make…” Exodus 35:10 - CIVA

"By calling those who are “wise-hearted,” God is requiring more than technical skill. The craft of the wise-hearted one is connected to a deeper maturity."

Convergence Pastor and Executive Director Rev. Lisa Cole Smith was recently featured as a guest writer for one of the newest blogs from CIVA | Christians in the Visual Arts. Featuring works by Convergence Artist, Anita Breitenberg.

For the full article, please visit: https://civa.org/civablog/let-all-who-are-wise-hearted-come-and-make-exodus-3510/

“Let all who are wise-hearted come and make…” Exodus 35:10 - CIVA by Lisa Smith The story of the Tabernacle seems dry in comparison to everything else going on in the book of Exodus. Burning bushes, parting seas, clouds of fire and smoke, a golden calf – all seem more engaging than chapter after chapter of lists, details, and instructions. But this (not so littl...

Lectio Divina | Convergence 08/09/2021

Lectio Divina | Convergence

Join us this week for our contemplative mid-day prayer experience in community and in-person with Lectio Divina.
Thursdays at 11AM at The Lab at Convergence.

For more information, please visit: https://vergenow.org/practicing-presence-of-god/lectio-divina/

Lectio Divina | Convergence Lectio Divina Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, is an ancient form of reflecting on the scriptures and listening to what God is saying to us. Summer 2021 | Lectio Divina Prayer at The Lab: Aug 12th, 19th, 26th Sept 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th * Dates are subject to change. Please be sure to check ...

08/07/2021

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Don't forget to join us tomorrow online at 5:00PM EST for PAUSE, our monthly contemplative service.

Experience our creative Scripture Meditations, community prayer, communion, and more.
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PAUSE | Convergence 08/04/2021

PAUSE | Convergence

On the 2nd Sunday of every month, the Convergence community gathers online from around the country for a time of virtual contemplative worship. Designed to engage technology as a contemplative tool we share scripture meditation videos created by our in-house artists along with live prayer and communion.

Join us online this Sunday, August 8th at 5:00PM EST for PAUSE, our monthly contemplative experience. For more information on PAUSE and to register, please visit: https://vergenow.org/gather/pause/

PAUSE | Convergence PAUSE At 5:00 PM on the 2nd Sunday of every month, the Convergence community gathers online from around the country for a time of virtual contemplative worship. Designed to engage technology as a contemplative tool we share scripture meditation videos created by our in-house artists along with live....

Timeline Photos 08/02/2021

You're invited to our weekly mid-day contemplative prayer experience, Lectio Divina. Every Thursday at 11AM EST.

Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, is an ancient form of reflecting on the scriptures and listening to what God is saying to us.

For location and more about Lectio Divina, please visit:
https://vergenow.org/gather/practicing-presence-of-god/lectio-divina/

You're invited to our weekly mid-day contemplative prayer experience, Lectio Divina. Every Thursday at 11AM EST.

Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, is an ancient form of reflecting on the scriptures and listening to what God is saying to us.

For location and more about Lectio Divina, please visit:
https://vergenow.org/gather/practicing-presence-of-god/lectio-divina/

PAUSE Meditation: Mark 6:28 07/30/2021

PAUSE Meditation: Mark 6:28

Need a little contemplative time and some new simple forms of spiritual practice? Then we challenge you this weekend to take some time to experience this latest original Scripture Meditation, along with several others!

PAUSE Meditation: Mark 6:28 Scripture Meditation, Mark 6:28 - 30Produced by Laura LyonNarration and Script by Lisa SmithOriginal Score by Dan ABHFilmed by Laura Lyon on location in Tamp...

“Let all who are wise-hearted come and make…” Exodus 35:10 - CIVA 07/28/2021

“Let all who are wise-hearted come and make…” Exodus 35:10 - CIVA

Check out Lisa Cole Smith's blog post for CIVA on the "Wise-Hearted Ones" and Anita Breitenberg's digital collage.

“Let all who are wise-hearted come and make…” Exodus 35:10 - CIVA by Lisa Smith The story of the Tabernacle seems dry in comparison to everything else going on in the book of Exodus. Burning bushes, parting seas, clouds of fire and smoke, a golden calf – all seem more engaging than chapter after chapter of lists, details, and instructions. But this (not so littl...

Timeline Photos 07/28/2021

We are gearing up for another round of our highly successful Spiritual Collectives, this Fall. Registration opens on August 16th, 2021. Stay Tuned!

For more information on our Spiritual Collectives and other Gather opportunities, please visit: https://vergenow.org/gather/

We are gearing up for another round of our highly successful Spiritual Collectives, this Fall. Registration opens on August 16th, 2021. Stay Tuned!

For more information on our Spiritual Collectives and other Gather opportunities, please visit: https://vergenow.org/gather/

Abiding and “The One Thing.” | Convergence 07/27/2021

Abiding and “The One Thing.” | Convergence

What's your one thing? https://vergenow.org/2021/07/26/abiding-and-the-one-thing/

Abiding and “The One Thing.” | Convergence Abiding and “The One Thing.” July 26, 2021July 27, 2021 ‘Martha, Martha, the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed – or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.’Luke 10:41-42 We can all ident...

Lectio Divina | Convergence 07/26/2021

Lectio Divina | Convergence

You are invited to join us for Lectio Divina, our weekly mid-day contemplative prayer experience. Every Thursday at 11AM EST.

Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, is an ancient form of reflecting on the scriptures and listening to what God is saying to us.

For location and more about Lectio Divina, please visit:
https://vergenow.org/gather/practicing-presence-of-god/lectio-divina/

Lectio Divina | Convergence Lectio Divina Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, is an ancient form of reflecting on the scriptures and listening to what God is saying to us. Summer 2021 | Lectio Divina Prayer at The Lab: July 22nd, 29th Aug 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th * Dates are subject to change. Please be sure to check our site pr...

Creative Prayer | Convergence 07/24/2021

Creative Prayer | Convergence

Join us tomorrow at 5:00 PM EST online for Practicing the Presence of God Through Creative Prayer; a time of soaking in the words of the Bible and then creatively processing and responding.

For more information our Creative Prayer experience, please visit: https://vergenow.org/practicing-presence-of-god/creative-prayer/

Creative Prayer | Convergence Creative Prayer ZOOM LINK 5:00 PM Sundays: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81414391779 “…The most excellent method…of going to God, [is] that of doing our common business … purely for the love of God.”― Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God Sundays at 5:00 PM join us on Zoom Pr...

The Bible Projection - a Visual Commentary - YouTube 07/23/2021

The Bible Projection - a Visual Commentary - YouTube

Start your weekend off right by Practicing the Presence of God with Anita Breitenberg's 'The Bible Projection - A Visual Commentary'

Using art as spiritual practice, these videos are available for free and are devoted to assisting you in finding a quite time for contemplation and meditation. https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBibleProjectionaVisualCommentary

The Bible Projection - a Visual Commentary - YouTube Video Biblical Art - Practicing the Presence of God: art as spiritual practice, these videos are available for free and are devoted to assisting you in findi...

Timeline Photos 07/21/2021

Thank you to all that continue to donate to your local non-profits and organizations all around the world! It is truly amazing to see that your gifts continue to keep on giving during these times.

To make contribution to Convergence, simply visit our new Donation page at: https://vergenow.org/donations/

Thank you to all that continue to donate to your local non-profits and organizations all around the world! It is truly amazing to see that your gifts continue to keep on giving during these times.

To make contribution to Convergence, simply visit our new Donation page at: https://vergenow.org/donations/

Timeline Photos 07/19/2021

Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, is an ancient form of reflecting on the scriptures and listening to what God is saying to us.

Join us for our mid-day weekly contemplative prayer, Lectio Divina. Thursdays at 11AM EST.
For more information and location, please visit:
https://vergenow.org/gather/practicing-presence-of-god/lectio-divina/

Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, is an ancient form of reflecting on the scriptures and listening to what God is saying to us.

Join us for our mid-day weekly contemplative prayer, Lectio Divina. Thursdays at 11AM EST.
For more information and location, please visit:
https://vergenow.org/gather/practicing-presence-of-god/lectio-divina/

Creative Prayer | Convergence 07/17/2021

Creative Prayer | Convergence

Join us tomorrow evening at 5:00PM EST live online for our Creative Prayer experience. This weekend's service will be led by Rev. Lisa Smith.

Practicing the Presence of God Through Creative Prayer, is a time of soaking in the words of the Bible and then creatively processing and responding.

For more information and registration, please visit:
https://vergenow.org/gather/practicing-presence-of-god/creative-prayer/

Creative Prayer | Convergence Creative Prayer ZOOM LINK 5:00 PM Sundays: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81414391779 “…The most excellent method…of going to God, [is] that of doing our common business … purely for the love of God.”― Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God Sundays at 5:00 PM join us on Zoom Pr...

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Scripture Meditation: Mark 6:28
PAUSE Meditation: Mark 4:26
Lectio Divina May 27 2021
Lectio Divina May 20 2021
Lectio Divina May 13, 2021
Join us for PAUSE Live this Sunday | Scripture Meditation: John 15
Lectio Divina May 6 2021
Lectio Divina April 29 2021
Lectio Divina April 22 2021
Lectio Divinia April 15 2021
PAUSE Meditation: Psalm 133

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1801 N Quaker Ln
Alexandria, VA
22302
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Church of The Spirit Church of The Spirit
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St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland
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Mount Vernon United Methodist Church Mount Vernon United Methodist Church
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Saint Louis Catholic Church Saint Louis Catholic Church
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GRACE Ministries of the UMC GRACE Ministries of the UMC
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Praise Chapel International Praise Chapel International
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God is doing a NEW THING. Our God is a God of restoration. Joel 2:25-27

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Amanuel Ethiopian Evangelical Church  Alexandria,VA Amanuel Ethiopian Evangelical Church Alexandria,VA
5411 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, 22310

https://www.amanuelva.org/