For the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE.
“2017 was a year of far-reaching developments in the Baha’i world.
The 200th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s birth created a moment of pause. It offered not only a chance to celebrate His life, but also an opportunity to reflect on the implications of His teachings for the life of humanity and to look back at the emergence of the world religion He founded, tracing its unfoldment from tumultuous origins in 19th century Persia to its rise as a global faith that unites an incredibly diverse set of communities in one common enterprise.
The aim of Baha’u’llah’s teachings is essentially this bringing together of humanity to contribute to the emergence of a world civilization founded on the recognition of the oneness of mankind. . . . At various gatherings attended by government leaders, NGOs, and faith groups, the Baha’i community offered its contribution to pressing matters, such as the role of religion in society, migration, peace, the environment, education, and gender equality.” Copyright 2018 by the Baha’i World News Service. Read more and see photos: http://news.bahai.org/story/1231/
Speaking words of unity, there was a wonderful interfaith Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Lake Oswego United Church of Christ. The program on January 14 was well-attended and well-received, and several junior youth and youth helped make 183 sandwiches for Portland Rescue Mission as part of a service project organized by Beit Haverim before the program.
Devotions/study: women’s group, Wednesday, Jan. 31; repeats weekly, 9:00am – 10:30am, Mulino. For more information, please call Marylin at 503-510-5093.
Devotions: men’s coffee, Wednesday, Jan. 31; repeats weekly, 10:00am – 11:00am, 174 N.W. 3rd Ave, Bettis Building, Canby. For more information, please call Larry at 503 266-9922.
Dialog: Spiritual Discussions, Friday, Feb. 2, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035. Tonight there will be a short video (about 25 minutes) about the Baha’i approach to world peace, then we can talk about some of the concepts afterwards. We will begin with refreshments and conversation, and the video will start at about 7:30. All are welcome! For more information, please call Jan at 971-328-0909.
Devotions-Child-Friendly: Milwaukie, Saturday, Feb. 3, 10:30am – 11:00am. Casual home devotions for families with young children. For more information, please call 971-322-4625.
Children’s Devotions: Sunday, Feb. 4, 10:30am – 11:30am, Baha’i Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203. We will have music, stories, and opportunities for kids to share a prayer followed by a short children’s program in a nearby room while the adults continue with a more adult-friendly devotional. Please join us! Doors are open at 10 a.m. and coffee/tea will be ready. Come early for discussion and fellowship. Our program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Free literature will be available. No collection is taken, dress is informal. For more information: please call 503-289-6331.
Ayyam-i-Ha Craft Fair: Sunday, Feb. 4, 12:30pm – 5:00pm, Beaverton Baha’i Center, 5355 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005. A wide variety of items will be available for sale.
Study: Bahá’í History, Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Bahá’í Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203. Storytellers will share stories from the history of the Bahá’í Faith. For more information, please call Maura at 503 449-1518.
To watch the 50-minute film Light to the World, about the life of Bahá’u’lláh and the impact of His teachings on people around the world, click HERE.
There are several devotional gatherings weekly throughout the metro area, including every Sunday at the Portland and Beaverton Bahá’í Centers. To see more of the activities each week, please visit the website calendar at portlandbahai.org for a listing of discussion gatherings, devotionals, children’s classes, and youth activities. The website is the place to check for last-minute changes in events!
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