For the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE.
Bahá’í Year 175 is nearly here — at sunset on March 20, the celebrations begin! The Bahá’í new year (also called Naw-Rúz) begins at the spring equinox. Until then, Bahá’ís 15-70, who are healthy and not exempt, are joyously observing the annual 19-day, sunrise-to-sunset Fast. The Bahá’í writings say that “the religion of God is like unto heaven; fasting is its sun, and obligatory prayer is its moon” that these aid us to “draw nigh unto God” and “Fasting and obligatory prayer are as two wings to man’s life.” Fasting helps “that those possessed of means may become apprised of the woes and sufferings of the destitute.” “This Fast leadeth to the cleansing of the soul from all selfish desires, the acquisition of spiritual attributes, attraction to the breezes of the All-Merciful, and enkindlement with the fire of divine love.” Read more on Fasting HERE and HERE.
Devotions: Saturday, March 17, 7:00pm, Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035. All are welcome at this devotional gathering. Refreshments provided. For more information, please call Ellie at 408-425-5703.
New Year’s Celebrations: Tuesday, March 20. Everyone is most welcome!
6:30 pm, Bahá’í Center, 5355 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005.
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 pm, Nine Star Ranch Wilsonville, call for directions.
You and your guests are warmly welcomed to a lively evening of dinner and fellowship! Side dishes and deserts would be appreciated. For more information please call Farah and Tulsi Ramchandani at 503 925-9909.
7:00 pm, Baha’i Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203. We will start with prayers at 7:00, break the fast together around 7:25 pm, and joyfully celebrate Naw-Rúz afterwards! Main dishes will be provided for dinner. Side dishes, salad and dessert will be potluck. For more information, please call 503 289-6331.
7:00pm, Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035. A potluck dinner is being arranged. For more information, please call Beth at 503-636-1674.
Dialog and Music: Gladstone, Friday, March 23, 7:00 p.m. We invite you to join us in a monthly informal discussion about the Bahá’í teachings, featuring live music relating to spirituality. Bring your instruments! For more information, please call Jack and Leslie at 503-803-8796 or Mary at 503-995-8959.
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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