HEART EYES NEW YORK

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HEART EYES NEW YORK

Heart Eyes NYC

#HeartEyesNYC is our first of its kind of many meet-up's across the country. It's a gathering about gospel centered global changing conversations and a photowalk experience alike. With the intention of not only taking photos of one another but of strangers also. We believe that everyone has a beautiful story no matter the difference in skin color, ethnicity, gender, economic class, age or IQ. We’re all created for a purpose and in the image of God. In this digital age where we are so “connected” online, we often are too distracted by our mobile devices and we forget to have conversations with people that we come across every day. Heart Eyes will be an excuse to get creative with people we meet and get to know strangers through a creative realm, listening to their stories and by switching on our “Heart Eyes” to see people with an eternal perspective. “God has made everything beautiful in its time. He has put eternity in the hearts of mankind” Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:11‬a ⠀

Join us on May 12th! Starting our meet up at 1pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park, meeting at The Neighbors Cafe. Begining the day with talks on seeing New York through the eyes of love by Jimmy Schauerte, a crash course on Modeling, Mobile Phone & DSLR Photography by Toni Valentini, and how to create an online community by SYNCED CULTURE’s founder Leo Garcia. Following our short talks, we'll walk across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan, New York for some practical application and an awesome Photowalk! It's literally history in the making!⠀

 

This is an invitation for the explorer, the introvert and the extrovert, the curios or creative, the ones who like to be in front or behind the camera and the ones wanting to learn something new. Be prepared to walk and take the subway! Bring some water and snacks to share. Please take a moment to share this and invite your friends by inviting them by tagging them on our Instagram post. instagram.com/p/BiF0fOsgW2i

 

Thanks to our friends at Calvary Chapel Bible College New York City for sponsoring and making this happen! ⠀

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We Are One

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COMMUNITY CONFERENCE

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COMMUNITY CONFERENCE

We are excited to announce that we are having our first ever 1 day Conference! It's called Community. Our hope is to incite the body of Christ to work together for the purpose of reshaping the culture with the Gospel. Go check out the details at the conference website and get your early bird ticket now!

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SYNCED CULTURE REFLECTIONS

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SYNCED CULTURE REFLECTIONS

We invite you to Synced Culture Reflections. It is a Global Collaborative Project that's a safe place for you to share your thoughts and we want to feature them on our social media outlets. Invite us into your story and conversation. Find out more details about how to participate in Reflections by clicking the button bellow. 

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CULTIVATE SAN FRANCISCO

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CULTIVATE SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco is teeming with sounds and sights and smells that are atypical. We came to cultivate SF but we are not the ones with drills in the ground, trying to change what is happening here. We came to learn from SF, to walk among her people, to listen, to capture shots of her beauty.

The first stop in town had to be the Golden Gate Bridge. There is a sense of awe that sweeps over you when you’re near. It's not just metal. It's not just a way for cars to get to the other side. It is a work of art. Let us not ever underestimate the beauty of useful and necessary things. 

And then we met Perpetua. She came to Mission Dolores, which is a park in central SF. We always do photo walks before our Gatherings so that people have a chance to capture some pictures of the city and of each other. Here’s the thing though. Perpetua came not because she previously had met us. She came because her friend all the way in Kenya tagged her on the Instagram Cultivate San Francisco event just that morning. She showed up at 4:00pm and quickly began to feel like a warm, familiar friend. Her courage to come check out what we were doing gave us such peace to continue on. 

The sun began to set over the city, and we made our way to Golden City Church, one of the oldest churches in SF. This night was different than most. It was more intimate than other Gatherings as we all just shared from our weaknesses and victories and low places and God-inspired revelations. 

Josh Sisco, Pastor of Golden City Church, talked about how we must choose to see what God is doing in our cities instead of looking at the ugly parts—the shattered windows, the dilapidated homes, the families estranged, the feces smeared on sidewalks and the kid having to sit beside it. Do not turn a blind eye to these realities, but let that stir you to bring your beauty with all the more fervency. This is why we invite all to come to our Gatherings because whether you’re a musician, a writer, an architect, or someone still searching and frustrated, you are needed. 

Thursday came to a close just as quickly as it started, but SF holds such ripe beginnings. Cultivation is all about the long-term work. It is never a task completed or an event set up, torn down, never to be done again. The people in SF gave generously of their time and space and lives. 

We have only to come again and learn more from you. 

To read some stories from our Cultivate Gatherings click here.

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CULTIVATE SACRAMENTO

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CULTIVATE SACRAMENTO

Sacramento is a walking city. Don’t ask how far something is away because you’ll just get, “It’s in walking distance”. We had never been to the city of Sacramento but we had friends there. Friends whom we had met in person years ago and others who we had recently connected with over social media; this is the kind of world we live in, and it’s teeming with new faces and old cities discovered for the first time. 

One of the most exciting things about Synced Gatherings is how unique each one is, and it reminds me how unique we are—each person represents a different facet of God and how He can be expressed. The moment we start to think that God is one-dimensional and kind of boring, is when we need to get on our feet and run toward others. There is so much beauty to behold—the kind of beauty that comes through dance and lyrics and someone brave enough to share their brokenness in front of others.  

We gathered in a venue that had couches in one corner and boxing equipment in another, both a stage and an open floor—it held so many different kinds of events throughout the week and the architecture screamed at us to be wild and to change out of our uniforms because society has given us a uniform. It tells us we need to look a certain way, and have these five boxes checked off before a certain age, and I could tell you all the reasons why that might be the safer way to live, but you’ll stop seeing color. Your life will just become another task to complete. 

Sacramento is not just our capital city. It is where people just like me and you are pushing through the slime of mediocrity; they are saying no to apathy and a wild yes to unity. That’s what Synced Culture is all about. We are a community of one accord but it takes you being brave enough to be you and share that with the rest of the world. 

Thank you to everyone who sowed into that night. Your dancing and photography, music and poetry, time and countless planning, created something that transcended those few hours we had together. 

We learned what it meant to walk in your city, but there are still many more streets to explore together.  

To read stories by people who have attended our gatherings click here.

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