About GSIA

 

The Greater Springfield Association (GSIA) is a community of individuals engaged in ministry from many different faith traditions.  For forty years, we've met monthly, September through June, at each others' houses of worship and at social service agencies for professional development and socialization.

 

We've also used our time together to identify and address issues facing our community. Helping Hands Homeless Shelter and Interfaith Caregivers are examples of responses that grew out of our discussions. 

 

But, we don't want to stop there. We want to continue building a meaningful presence in Springfield. Therefore, in addition to our monthly meetings, we are planning a number of activities to celebrate our 40th Anniversary Year. 

 

These include:

  • Organizing a picnic celebration with the Springfield Ministerial Alliance;
  • Participating in the third Sangamon County Habitat for Humanities interfaith build;
  • Holding our 40th Annual Welcome Banquet and Interfaith Thanksgiving Service; and
  • Conducting a professional development workshop. 

 

We hope you'll join us.

 

Interested? Send a note to GSIA@gsia.info. Or, complete the form on the Contact​ page. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

The GSIA logo illustrates our belief that all faiths grow out of a spiritual sense of mystery and thus should be held with reverence and respect.

Representative List of Faiths in Springfield

 

 Baha'i

 Buddhist

  Christian

Hindu

  Humanist

Islamic

 

Jewish

Native American

Sikh

Tao

Unitarian Universalist

Zoroastrian

 

 

Board of Directors

 

  • President, Maryam Mostoufi, D. Min., Islamic Society of Greater Springfield
  • Vice President of Programing, Rev. Martin Woulfe, Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation
  • Treasurer, Rabbi Barry Marks, Temple Israel
  • Secretary, Chaplain Dawn Victor, Memorial Medical Center
  • Rabbi Michael Datz, Temple B'rith Sholom
  • Dan Frachey, Chiara Center
  • Rev. Sara Isbell, Chatham United Methodist Church
  • Bhikkhu Mahinda, Springfield Buddhist Community
  • Delores Martin, Springfield Baha'i Community
  • Stacie Reichensperger, H.S.H.S. St. John's Hospital

Next Meeting 

April 3, 2018, Noon - 1:30 PM* 

 

Program:  Liturgical Art Exhibit**

 

Host: Springfield Art Association

700 North 4th Street

Springfield, IL 62702

 

Parking: Outside main entrance & on street

 

Lunch: Bring your own brown bag. Dessert will be provided.

 

*You are welcome to arrive anytime after 11:30 AM if you wish to socialize and have lunch before the meeting begins.

 

**To learn more about the Liturgical Arts Festival and to see the full events schedule, check out their website https://www.lafspringfield.org

 or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LiturgicalArtsFestival/

 

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