January Events 2019

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

In the Portland metro area, an important documentary will be shown Tuesday, January 22nd, at 10:00 pm on KOPB.  “The documentary An American Story: Race Amity and the Other Tradition, will be shown in a new series of national broadcasts. The film will be broadcast on the WORLD Channel and its family of 155 affiliated public television stations across the country.
Produced by the National Center for Race Amity and co-sponsored by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States as a means of promoting public discourse on race relations, An American Story illuminates significant past episodes of collaboration and loving friendship that transcended race. In so doing, the film seeks to light the way out of the morass of racial prejudice and to fire our enthusiasm for renewed efforts to build community, continuing our ascent toward true equality, justice, and unity.
We hope this inspiring film will serve as a valuable resource in your conversations with family, friends, and neighbors on the subject of race relations, vital to our nation’s present and future well-being and the fulfillment of its highest aspirations.” (Excerpts from a letter from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States)  For more information: https://raceamity.org/race amity and the other tradition

Interfaith Devotions: Sunday Jan. 6, 10:00 am, Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035. Prayers and readings from a variety of religious scriptures and sacred traditions are shared in an atmosphere of love, kindness and fellowship. We come together the first Sunday of the month at 10:00 am. The Prayer Room and Bahá’í Bookstore are also open from 10-11:00 am. For more information, please call Jan at 503-639-8919.

Dialog: introductory, Friday Jan. 11, 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 potluck dinner, discussion and fellowship!  For more information please call Farah & Tulsi Ramchandani at 503 925-9909.

Dialog: introductory, Friday Jan. 11, 7:00 pm, Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035. We’ll delve into the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith and the world’s religions as a 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: Science Fiction & Bahá’í discussion: Saturday Jan. 12, 6:00 pm, Milwaukie.  Come and join in as we watch science fiction films together and discuss themes and how they may relate to Bahá’í teachings. The young ones usually like to go watch movies upstairs on the other TV, so if you have a DVD your child would like to share, please feel free to bring it! For address and more information please call the Hamilton family at 503 705-0053 or 503 975-5651.

Devotions: Saturday Jan. 12, 6:00 pm, Hillsboro.  Feed your soul and body at Soup-N-Prayers. Soup will be provided; please bring another dish to share. For address please call the Wilke family at 503 359-4566.

Dialog: Social Justice:  Monday Jan. 14, 21, and 28, 7:00 pm, 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.

Devotions:  Sunday Jan. 20, 11:00 am, Oregon City.  All are warmly invited to an informal, small group prayer gathering. Please feel free to bring a favorite prayer from any faith. For address and more information, please call Trina at 503 789-7188.

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 its 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!
Please like us on Facebook “Portland Metro Baha’i Community”  and “Baha’i Center of Lake Oswego.”

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.