GSIA Meetings

Future

 

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

 

February 5, 2019, Noon - 1:30 PM

 

Program:  Response and responsibility of faith leaders at time of a community crisis (e.g., school shooting, racial tension, hate crime, etc.)

 

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

 

Lunch: Bring your own brown bag.

 

Parking: Ample parking in lot

 

January 8,  2019, Noon - 1:30 PM

 

Program: Discussion of "What issues have been, are now, or will be defining what your congregation is focusing its time and energy upon in 2019."

 

Host: 1st Presbyterian Church, 321 S. 7th Street

 

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

 

Lunch: Bring your own.

 
 
December 4, 2018

 

Program:  Mike and Jean Pannell, Sara Isbell and Maryam Mostoufi shared 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

 

 

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

 

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 

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

 

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

 

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