The Council meeting on April 25th at 6:00 pm was dedicated to the memory of Ken Starbuck, who had recently died. He was a stellar leader of the Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialogues for many years.
Immigrants in our Community:
What do we do, where do we go from here?
Thursday April 6, 2017 – 5:30 PM
The Center for Empowerment and Justice, 215 N. Washington
The forum will offer attendees a chance to hear from and to ask questions of experts in immigration law and policy, the immigrant experience and to learn how to get more involved with local immigrant rights opportunities. Sponsored by the Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project
Ralph Anderson Dialogues & Carbondale Interfaith Council Presents
Join us to find yourself
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Lazar Law Center at SIU
6:30 PM Program begins in the Auditorium
8:00 PM Light refreshments served in the Formal Lounge of the Law Center
The program format will include:
An interfaith dialogue with the audience interacting with four guest speakers representing groups that have been oppressed: Jews, Muslims, African Americans and Transgender/Gay.
We will show a video (1/2 hour) from FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES of the film Weapons of the Spirit. This is a documentary of a small French town of 5000 peasants that saved 5000 Jews escaping the Holocaust.
We hope to attract SIU students and community members from Carbondale’s religious groups.
Carbondale Grace United Methodist Church is hosting a community bell choir that will perform 2-3 times per year. The music will be a mix of traditional and contemporary secular and religious music, much like most singing choirs. We welcome everyone 5th grade through adult. No experience with handbells is necessary. Rehearsals will be Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. at Carbondale Grace (220 N. Tower Rd.), beginning January 25, 2017. For more information, you may contact the church office at (618) 457-8785, or the director, Jaci Arthur, at email@example.com
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Sunday, January 22nd at 4 pm, at Epiphany Lutheran Church on Chautauqua in Carbondale. The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, so this will be a significant commemorative event. Clergy are asked to vest and to meet at the church at 3:45pm at the very latest so you can be assigned a part of the service to read.
The 18th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration will be held on Sunday, January 15 at the Civic Center. Beginning at 3:30 PM you can view tables of local voluntary and service organizations. The program will begin at 5:00 PM and will feature dance, music and readings from Dr. King’s speeches. The winner of the Spirit of Dr. King Award will be announced at that time.
I encourage you to join us on Monday October 31st for SIH Spiritual Care Day.
This is an annual event that gives our SIH Spiritual Care staff and volunteers, as well as our area faith community leaders, the opportunity for continuing education, networking and self care.
This year we have a special speaker who wrote the book “See Me As a Person — Creating Therapeutic Relationships with Patients and their Families.”
Mary Koloroutis MSN, RN will give the program with the focus on how we can provide compassionate, “relationship based” care to others.
Mary believes . . .”The responsibility to offer compassionate care to another human being is something we all share.
Therapeutic relationships help those in our care to cope with illness and to take ownership for healing and health.”
Chaplains, clergy, faith community leaders, Faith Community Nurses and Congregational Health Promoters are welcome!
It is free, and continental breakfast and lunch are included.
It will be at the Carterville Civic Center from 8am – 4pm. RSVP’s are required by October 24th to Ana Kelly at 618.457.5200 ext 67801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share this invitation with those you feel would benefit.
5 hours of continuing education credit will be available for registered nurses
Thank you — Hope to see you!
“Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers.” 3 John 2
Jo Sanders BSN RN
Faith Community Nurse
Health Ministry Coordinator
Southern Illinois Healthcare
Community Benefits Department
1239 East Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-5200 x 67830
(618) 922-4539 (cell)
Southern Illinois Healthcare is dedicated to promoting the health and well being of all of the people in the communities we serve.
Note: If you are nominating a group, include both the group name and the name and phone number of the group’s contact person. Up to four letters of reference may be submitted. Nominations must be received by Dec. 19, 2016.
For Immediate Release
MLK Planning Committee Seeks Nominations for 2017 Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award
Carbondale, Ill. – The planning committee for the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration requests nominations for the Spirit of Dr. King, Jr. Community Service award. Nominations will be accepted from Jackson and Williamson Counties. The award will be presented at the Celebration on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center.
The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award recognizes an individual or group that exemplifies the character and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nominees should have enacted or modeled a spirit of community service in the manner of Dr. King. For nomination forms visit www.cdaleinterfaith.org or email email@example.com.
If you are nominating a group, include both the group name and the name and phone number of the group’s contact person. Up to four letters of reference may be submitted. Nominations must be received by Dec. 19, 2016.
Previous honorees include Pepper Holder, Senator Paul Simon,(posthumously), NAACP Carbondale Chapter, Linda Flowers, Milton and Corene McDaniel, SIUC Associate Chancellor Dr. Seymour Bryson, Lillian Adams, Mary O’Hara, Marjorie Parker, Hugh Muldoon, Donna Haynes, Margaret Nesbitt and Genevieve Houghton, Rev. Rick Jackson, Rev. Doug Cherry and John Cherry, retired CCHS educator Mary Sasse, Rev. Bill Sasso and Richard Hayes (posthumously), Anne Marie Shepherd, and Pastor Sonja Ingrebritsen.
Nominations must be postmarked by Dec. 19, 2016 or received via email by that date. Email forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the nominations to:
MLK Award Committee
Att: Pastor Swims
400 East Main
Carbondale, IL 62901