October Events 2018

For the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE.

Dialog: Social Justice, Monday October 8, 22, and 29, Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035. Everyone is welcome to this discussion of Bahá’í solutions relating to social justice issues. For more information, please call Jan at 503-639-8919.

Study: “The Dawn-Breakers” Every Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm, The New Center, 33950 SW Ladd Hill Road, Wilsonville, OR 97070.  Small group study of “The Dawn-Breakers” book: history written very soon after the tragic and triumphant beginning of the Bábí and Bahá’í Faiths. Everyone welcome; extra copies of the book will be available. Facilitated By David House.  For more information please call Farah at 503 925-9909.

Dialog: introductory, Friday October 12, 19, and 26, 7:00 pm, Bahá’í Center, 16103 Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035.  Are you searching for meaning and purpose in your life? We are too! Of course, with every worthy search comes questions. We’ll delve into the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith and the world’s religions as a potential source of inspiration and guidance on our personal journeys. People of all backgrounds and beliefs are most welcome to join this evening of exploration and sharing…Please bring your questions!
We’ll have light refreshments and mingling at 7:00 pm and begin our group conversation around 7:30 pm. For more information, please call Beth at 503-636-1674.

Dialog: introductory, Friday October 12, 7:00 pm, The New Center; 33950 SW Ladd Hill Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070.  You and your guests are warmly welcomed to a lively evening of dinner, discussion and fellowship!  For more information please call Farah & Tulsi Ramchandani at 503 925-9909.

Dialog: introductory, Saturday October 20, 6:00 pm, Newberg.  Speakers:  Roger and Nancy Bachelor.  Potluck dinner at 6:00 and discussion at 7:00.  For more information, please call Don at 503-557-8019.

Dialog and Music, Friday October 26, 7:00 pm, Gladstone.  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.

We are now halfway between the bicentenaries of the births of the Twin Manifestations of God, The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.  Here is information about films and books about the beginning of the Faith.

“As the world suffers from the divisive forces of strife and intolerance, a new Faith advocates the oneness of humanity’s major religions as a path toward world peace.  “The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith” is the groundbreaking documentary that tells the amazing, true story of the Prophet Herald known as The Báb, His message and the origins of a new era in world religion.” (from the film’s official site https://thegatefilm.com)  “The Gate-Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith” is now on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox and Fandango Now!  We are also on cable in the United State via InDemand.

The Persian: A Historical Novel Set in Victorian England and Persia, by Kathleen Hite Babb, puts the reader into Persia during the time of The Báb and the beginning of the Bahá’í Faith.  “Nineteenth century England was a time of empire-building and discovery. Men found fame in naming things never before named, in bringing to light facts previously unknown. It was the aspiration of many a young man, and Robert Manning Grayson is no different. While on Persian soil, he comes upon an obscure movement whose ardent belief is that Christ has returned. With no other motive than to apprise his countrymen of their existence, the Oxford don gains renown as one of England’s foremost authorities on the subject . . . but not without detractors.
Yet this saga is also about Meredith Emery, an American who has left home to pursue a career in nursing and to escape from a personal family tragedy. When she is confronted with the possibility of having to return home, Fate steps in. Meeting Grayson, she discovers her linguistic ability and becomes attracted to the new religion. This complicates matters when the don’s comfortable indifference can no longer remain unchallenged.” (from the Amazon.com description)  This book is available in print and Kindle formats, and is in the Washington County public library system.

cover Light to the World

Light to the World dvd in Washington County libraries

More fiction set in the early days of the Faith:
The Scribe’s Promise and Journey of Sorrow, Journey of Hope.

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, go to http://www.bahai.org/light-to-the-world/ or  click HERE.
This dvd is in the Washington County public library system.


Luke Slott concert flyerLooking ahead, on November 2nd two singer-songwriters will share their original songs and stories: Luke Slott, on tour from Ireland, and local artist Robert Bassett. Admission is free. Their CDs will be for sale. Donations to performers gratefully accepted.

Dear Readers,
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There are many devotional gatherings weekly throughout the metro area, including every Sunday at both the Portland and Beaverton Bahá’í Centers.  Bahá’í Center of Lake Oswego hosts many events each month, which are posted on their Facebook page.  To see more of the activities, 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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