GSIA Meetings

Future

 

December 4, 2018, Noon - 1:30 PM

 

Program:  Mike and Jean Pannell, Sara Isbell and Maryam Mostoufi will share some of their experiences at this year's Parliament of the World's Religions in Toronto, Canada (November, 2018). 

 

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

 

Lunch: Bring your own brown bag.

 

Parking: On Governor Street or next to side entrance

 

January 8, 2019, Noon - 1:30 PM

 

Program:  Discussion of the Response and Responsibility of Faith Leaders to Community Shootings

 

Host: First Presbyterian Church, 321 S. 7th Street

 

Lunch: Bring your own brown bag.

 

Parking: Parking Garage under library across the street and limited on-street parking

 

February 5, 2019, Noon - 1:30 PM

 

Program:  Discussion of Pressing Moral Issues for our Congreagations and Denominations in 2019 

 

Host: Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 745 Woodside Road, Springfield

 

Lunch: Bring your own brown bag.

 

Parking: Ample parking in lot

 

March 5, 2019, Noon - 1:30 PM

 

Program:  Discussion of Innovations in Worship

 

Host: Chatham United Methodist, 104 W. Chestnut Street, Chatham, IL

 

Lunch: Bring your own brown bag.

 

Parking: Ample Street Parking

 

April 2, 2019, Noon - 1:30 PM

 

Program:  Discussion: Who Are Our Faith Heroes?

 

Host: Chiara Center, 4875 Laverna Road, Springfield

 

Lunch: Bring your own brown bag.

 

Parking: Parking outside of entrance

 

May 7, 2019, Noon - 1:30 PM

 

Program:  Presentation of Current Legislative Issues Impacting Faith Communities

 

Host: Baha'i Center, 1131 S. 8th Street

 

Lunch: Bring your own brown bag.

 

Parking: On-street and limited number of spaces in lot in back

 

June 4, 2019, Noon - 1:30 PM

 

Program:  Discussion: What are the boundaries of inclusivity in our congregations?

 

Host: TBA

 

Lunch: Bring your own brown bag.

 

Parking: TBA

 

 

 

 

 

Past GSIA Meetings

 

November 18, 2018, 7:00 PM

 

Program:  Thanksgiving Service

 
Time: 7 PM
 
Theme: We Lift One Another Up
 
Annual Humanitarian Award: The Outlet

 

Host: Temple B'rith Shalom 

 

 

October 2, 2018, Noon - 1:30 PM 

 

Program: 40th Annual Welcome Banquet and Lecture

 

In honor of the Illinois Bicentennial Year of celebrations, we  developed a twenty-foot long timeline of spiritual and religious events in Springfield. It was then presented to Mark LaDue from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

 

Host: Dove Conference Center

Main floor of the Prairie Heart Institute Building

 

Lunch: Vegetarian Potluck

 

September 4, 2018-- 

 

Program:  Jane Ford spoke about Changes to the Springfield Mass Transit System and Homelessness

 

Host: Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation

 

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 

December 4, 2018, Noon - 1:30 PM* 

 

Program: Experiences of the Parliament of the World's Religions

Jean and Mike Pannell, Sara Isbell and Maryam Mostoufi will share highlights from their experiences at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Toronto.

 

Host: Temple Israel, 1140 W. Governor

 

Parking: Ample parking on street and in adjacent parking llot..

 

Lunch: Brownbag

Please bring your own brownbag lunch.

 

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

 

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