Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 7pm

Date: December 14, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Third Presbyterian Church’s Cafeteria

Brenna Tierney, the communications and program administrator at Creative Reuse Marketplace, will give a presentation and do an interactive and fun art/craft activity with the audience.

Michelle Ownbey will give an update on the TIF and other available programs that may provide assistance in home renovation.

This event is open to every single person who wants to come!

We are excited and can’t wait to see all who make it.

Blessings,

Caleb Payne
EPNIA President

Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 7pm

Date: November 9, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Third Presbyterian Church’s Cafeteria

This event is open to every single person who wants to come!

We are excited and can’t wait to see all who make it.

Blessings,

Caleb Payne
EPNIA President

Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 7pm

Date: October 12, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Third Presbyterian Church’s Cafeteria

This event is open to every single person who wants to come!

We are excited and can’t wait to see all who make it.

Blessings,

Caleb Payne
EPNIA President

Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 7pm

Date: August 10, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Third Presbyterian Church’s Cafeteria

The Guest Speaker will be Josh Sabo, coordinator of Heartland Continuum of Care. Josh will speak about homelessness in Springfield and in our community, strategic planning, and offer a Q&A.

Sabo served as lead pastor at Central Baptist Church for eight years, and his volunteer experience includes serving on the board of Compass for Kids and collaborating on projects with Downtown Springfield, Inc. and Downtown Open Streets. He lives in Springfield with his wife and two children.

This event is open to every single person who wants to come!

We are excited and can’t wait to see all who make it.

Blessings,

Caleb Payne
EPNIA President

Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 7pm

Date: May 11, 2021
Time: 7:00pm-8:15pm
Location: Third Presbyterian Church’s Sanctuary
Video of the event will be shared online afterwards
We ask that you wear masks inside the church.

Hello neighbors and friends,

We are pleased to announce that we WILL be having a neighborhood meeting this month, and you should definitely join us! We will be gathering in the 3rd Pres sanctuary, where there is plenty of space for social distancing. Come and hear about updates and changes happening in our neighborhood!

This event is open to every single person who wants to come!

We are excited and can’t wait to see all who make it.

Blessings,

Caleb Payne
EPNIA President

Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 7pm

Date: April 13, 2021
Time: 7:00pm-8:15pm
Location: Third Presbyterian Church’s Sanctuary
Video of the event will be shared online afterwards
We ask that you wear masks inside the church.

Hello neighbors and friends,

We are pleased to announce that we WILL be having a neighborhood meeting in the month of April, and you should definitely join us! We will be gathering in the 3rd Pres sanctuary, where there is plenty of space for social distancing. Come and hear about updates and changes happening in our neighborhood!

This event is open to every single person who wants to come!

We are excited and can’t wait to see all who make it.

Blessings,

Caleb Payne
EPNIA President

Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 7pm

Date: March 9, 2021
Time: 7:00pm-8:15pm
Location: Third Presbyterian Church’s Sanctuary
Video of the event will be shared online afterwards
We ask that you wear masks inside the church.

Hello neighbors and friends,

We are pleased to announce that we WILL be having a neighborhood meeting in the month of March, and you should definitely join us! We will be gathering in the 3rd Pres sanctuary, where there is plenty of space for social distancing. Come and hear about…

  • Updates and changes happening in our neighborhood
  • A special presentation on vaccine availability
  • Updates from NPO, YMCA, NCCL & others
  • A calendar of 2021 events
  • And of course—the chance to say hi to neighbors J

This event is open to every single person who wants to come!

We are excited and can’t wait to see all who make it.

Blessings,

Caleb Payne
EPNIA President

Membership Meeting Tuesday, March 10, 7pm

The Enos Park NIA membership meeting will be on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Third Presbyterian Church (Bergen & N 7th), with a neighborhood dinner potluck before at 6:15 p.m., with the main dish provided by 3rd Presbyterian Church. Please bring a side dish to share.

Membership Meeting Tuesday, February 11, 7pm

The Enos Park NIA membership meeting will be on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Third Presbyterian Church (Bergen & N 7th), with a neighborhood dinner potluck before at 6:15 p.m., with the main dish provided by 3rd Presbyterian Church. Please bring a side dish to share.

Special December Meeting: Cookies & Conversation and 2020 Board Elections – Tuesday, December 10, 7pm

Special Location Where: 925 N. Fifth St. — The Cor Unum House!

We will hold our annual holiday gathering on the second Tuesday of December, and our new neighbors at 925 N. Fifth have graciously offered to host us. Known as the Cor Unum house (Latin for “one heart”), it was completely renovated over the past year by Fletcher Farrar through his nonprofit, Old Neighborhood Rehab. Calvin Pitts served as the general contractor for the massive project, which included renovating the 3,000 sq. ft. house that had been vacant for more than three decades, plus building an addition and garage.

Cor Unum is a ministry of the Springfield Dominicans, and three sisters committed to the project, which is intended to welcome other women for prayer, community, and in some cases, residency. The Dominican Sisters have a 145-year tradition of accompanying marginalized communities and meeting unmet needs. Today, they dedicate significant resources and energy to dismantling racism, analyzing and responding to social injustices and caring for creation and creating a sustainable future for Earth and its inhabitants.

Sister Mary Clare Fichtner has a background in community organizing and pastoral leadership. She served as an elementary school educator and administrator, including at St. Patrick School in Springfield. She is a longtime member of the Springfield Dominican Sisters Antiracism Team (SDART) and most recently served as pastoral associate at Sacred Heart Parish in Columbia, Missouri.

Sister Lori Kirchman is a pastoral musician, organist and pianist who has been a school musician and a parish liturgist. She has also accompanied young people in discerning their life’s call as a vocation minister for the Dominicans. She left a ministry as a pastoral musician at Sacred Heart Parish in Warrensburg, Missouri, to being her ministry with Cor Unum.

Sister Beth Murphy is the communication director for the Dominican Sisters and is engaged with social justice issues, including SDART and the Iraq Coordinating Committee, an initiative of the U.S. Dominican Justice Promoters. She has also done development work at St. Pius V Parish in Chicago and community outreach for the Catholic refugee resettlement program in Detroit.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the sisters were unable to be a part of the annual home tour in September, so please take advantage of this opportunity to stop by and say hello. There is no formal agenda, although you will have the opportunity to vote for the 2020 EPNIA board of directors.