GSIA Meetings


September 4, 2018, Noon - 1:30 PM 


Program:  An introduction to the Wicca/Pagan belief system to be presented by Tracey Zieber


Host: Abraham  Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation

745 Woodside Road, Springfield, IL


Lunch: Bring your own brown bag.


Parking: Outside main entrance.


October 2, 2018, Noon - 1:30 PM 


Program: 40th Annual Welcome Banquet and Lecture

Host: Dove Conference Center

Main floor of the Prairie Heart Institute Building


Lunch: Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.


Parking: In parking ramp accross the street from the Prairie Heart Institute Building. Limited street parking is also available.


November 18, 2018, 7:00 PM


Program:  Thanksgiving Service

Time: 7 PM


Host: Temple B'rith Shalom 


Parking: Parking lot south of entrance and limited on-street parking is also available.


December 4, 2018, Noon - 1:30 PM


Program:  TBA


Host: Temple Israel, 1140 W. Governor Street, Springfield, IL


Lunch: Bring your own brown bag.


Parking: On Governor Street or next to side entrance



Past GSIA Meetings


April 3, 2018-- 


Program:  Gift of Hope: Organ and Tissue Donation


Host: Chiara Center


March 6, 2018-- 


Program:  Pastoral/Spiritual Care & Behavioral Health


Host: Memorial Medical Center for Learning & Innovation


February 6, 2018-- 

Program:  Role of SIU Medical Students in Community


Host: Pearson Musuem, SIU Medical School


January 9, 2018-- 


Program:  Clergy Self-care lecture by Shauna Summers


Host: Islamic Society of Greater Springfield (ISOGS)


Lunch: Vegetarian Lunch provided by ISOGS members


December 5, 2017 


Program:  Discussion of Security within Our Houses of Worship


Host: Chatham United Methodist Church


November 19, 2017


Program: Thanksgiving Service, Presentation of Humanitarian Award and reception


Host: The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Musuem


October 3, 2017


Program: Annual Welcome Banquet and lecture by Rachel Otwell from WUIS on essays written by HS Seniors titled This I Believe


Host: Unitarian Universalist Congregation


Lunch: Vegetarian Pot Luck


September 5, 2017


Program: Role of Religious Institutions in Dist. 186, Sup. Jennifer Gill


Host: Westminster Presbyterian

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

 or their Facebook page


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