"Witnessing Worship: Connecting Through the Lens of Faith" Exhibit
Exhibit open March 17 - June 17
Convergence is pleased to present Witnessing Worship : Connecting Through the Lens of Faith a collection of photographs by Nina Tisara. This exhibit features photos of communities of faith in the city of Alexandria from 1985-1994. Witnessing Worship invites us into a deeper understanding of ourselves and one another through an intimate look at the diverse worship practices of yesterday and today. The exhibit will run March 17 to June 17, 2017 in the Gallery at Convergence on Quaker Lane. For more information please click here.
Add Your Photos to the Witnessing Worship Photo Project
By witnessing one another in worship can we learn a little about how to coexist cordially and respectfully even when common ground is hard to come by? Photographer and Alexandria resident, Nina Tisara and her adult son, David faced familiar tension when (in Nina’s words) he became a “Bible-quoting, ‘born-again’ Christian.” As a Unitarian-Universalist who had been raised in a nominally Jewish home, she found it difficult to bridge the chasm of faith that was growing between them. Nina set out on a quest to “witness the worship of others with an open mind and heart” hoping that through the lens of her camera she might find a way to build a bridge. You are invited to help us continue this project by uploading and viewing contemporary photos of worship. Click here.
Churches Under 100 Seminar
April 25, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Lunch Provided
McLean Bible Church, Tysons Campus
This seminar, offered in partnership with Replant and Send Washington DC, is designed to encourage and equip pastors of churches with less than 100 people in attendance.
Pastoring a church with less than 100 people has unique joys and challenges. When we look across the nation we realize that churches under 100 aren’t small churches, they are normative sized churches. One of the challenges of being a pastor of a normative sized church is feeling overlooked and forgotten. If that has been your personal experience, we want to work to change your experience. We want you to know that we recognize the difficult work you are doing. We want you to know that you are a valuable part of the Kingdom of God. We want to gather with you to build a sense of brotherhood, strategize and learn together.
In addition, this seminar will serve as an introduction to Replant, the church revitalization ministry of the North American Mission board. Replant exists to arrest the Church death rate, assist churches in crisis and need, identify, assess and deploy called, qualified and competent men to lead church replants and church revitalizations, multiply the movement of Church Replanting and Revitalization through relationships, events and resources. More Information and Register
John Leland Center Spring Open House
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:30 PM
John Leland Center, Arlington, VA
The John Leland Center for Theological Studies will hold its Spring Open House on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:30p.m. in Arlington, VA. Open House is a great time to come out and take a look at all that Leland has to offer. We are also very excited to announce that Leland recently received a grant which will allow us to offer generous 75% scholarships for the 2017-18 school year. The grant will also cover the $100 application fee. With three master’s degree programs and a certificate program, for those who have not completed a bachelor’s degree, there is sure to be a program to fit your educational desires. Additional information is available on our website. Event Flyer
Compassion Restoration's Spring Swing Golf Tournament
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Forest Greens Golf Club, Triangle, VA
Come join us on Sunday, 30 April, at the Forest Greens Golf Club for our annual Spring Swing Golf Tournament and Fundraiser. Check-in at the Club is 11:30 – 12:45PM, with a shotgun start promptly at 1:00PM.
This is a “Best Ball” tournament, so you don’t have to be a “Pro” to play and enjoy the game. You will also have the opportunity to enhance your fun and improve your score with the purchase of several different “short cuts” to help you out. Bottom line is that this is a FUN TOURNAMENT with all net proceeds going to an excellent cause.
Registration and payment by 17 April, please.
Price is $100 per golfer ($400 per foursome) if registration and payment is received by 17 April. Price after 17 April is $110.00 per player. Price includes Greens Fees, Golf Cart, Range Balls, Gift Bag, Buffet, Awards.
More Information and Registration
World Vision's Global 6K for Water
May 6, 2017
Antioch Baptist Church, Fairfax Station
On May 6, 2017, World Vision's Global 6K for Water will unite people around the world to walk/run on the same day for the same cause. That cause is water - why water?
-6K (3.72 mi) is the average distance people in the developing world have to walk for water.
-The lack of clean water is the #1 preventable cause of death in the world.
-About 1,000 children under the age of 5 die everyday from unsafe drinking water.
But we can change that, right here! When you register for the Global 6K for Water, your registration fee of $50.00 provides lasting clean water to one child in the developing world. Visit www.antioch-church.org for more information.
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River Run for Orphans
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Hains Point, Washington, D.C.
“A River of People Creating Resources for Orphans”
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk and 5K Run/Walk. Family Friendly Event
Register by May 8 to get a T-Shirt. Registration Closes May 18
7:15 Race Packet Pick Up
7:45 Start of the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
8:00 Start of the 5K Run/Walk
Race timing provided by RacePacket
River Run for Orphans is hosted by CHILDREN’S FUND in collaboration with CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION & FRIENDS OF CHILDREN’S CHARITIES supporting orphans and vulnerable children worldwide. Participants get their own donation page to invite family and friends to donate online.
Register at: http://washingtondc.riverrunfororphans.org/