June Events 2019

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Film Showing: “The Gate-Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith” 
Please join us for a screening of “The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith,” a 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. The screening will be followed by a special Q&A with Executive Producer Steve Sarowitz and luncheon refreshments. Admission, luncheon refreshments, and parking are free with online registration.  Please register in advance as seating is limited. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wilsonville-or-screening-tickets-62419977834  To watch the film trailer and find more information on “The Gate,” please visit https://thegatefilm.com

image from The Gate: Dawn of the Baha'i FaithAbout Steve Sarowitz:  “He is Founder and Chairman of Paylocity (Nasdaq: PCTY), a leading U.S. provider of payroll and HR solutions. In addition, Steve also serves as CEO of Blue Marble, an international payroll provider, and as Director of Payescape, a UK payroll provider. He is also an international philanthropist with an interest in promoting unity and promoting universal education and advocating for the elimination of racism, sexism, nationalism and religious prejudice. . .  He and his wife have a family foundation which supports over 50 worthy causes worldwide, including programs helping orphans, foster children, refugees and many other people in need. . .  Steve was raised Jewish and first heard of the Baha’i Faith at the Jewish Student Center while a student at U of I. Many years later, he began studying the Baha’i Faith and declared as a Baha’i in February 2015. Three days after declaring as a Baha’i, a friend recommended that Steve make a film about the Baha’i Faith. Steve immediately began a new career in the film industry. He helped fund and promote the documentaries He Named Me Malala and Rosenwald. He served as Executive Producer for the award-winning documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.” (from the official film site)
Sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Clackamas County SW.

Interfaith Devotions: “Truthfulness”  Sunday, June 2 & 16, 7:00-8:00 pm, King City Clubhouse Art Room, 15245 SW 116th Ave, Portland, OR, 97224.  Sacred scriptures from many faith traditions will be shared. Everyone is warmly invited. For more information please call 503 895-4717.

Interfaith Prayers for Peace,  Tuesday, June 4, 6:30-9:30 pm, Gresham Library, 385 NW Miller Ave, Gresham, Oregon 97030.  Join the Bahá’ís of Gresham, Fairview and surrounding communities for our monthly interfaith prayer vigil at the Gresham Library. Please feel free to bring prayers, music, poetry, and other expressions of peace as we seek to build community in troubled times. Children welcome. Monthly on the first Tuesday.

Study: “The Dawn-Breakers”  Every Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 pm, 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: Spiritual Discussions, Every Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035.   We look forward to your participation in monthly discussions, where concepts from the writings of the Bahá’í Faith are talked about. All are welcome! For more information, please call Jan at 971-328-0909.

Dialog and Music, Gladstone, Friday, June 28, 7:00-9:00 pm.  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.

Local recording artist and storyteller Luke Slott has published a series of videos telling the dramatic stories of the Báb and His followers; click below to begin the first one.

There are many devotional gatherings weekly throughout the metro area, including every Sunday at both the Beaverton and Portland Bahá’í Centers.  The Bahá’í Center of Lake Oswego hosts many devotionals and discussions each month, which are posted on its Facebook page.  To see more discussion gatherings, children’s, and other activities, please visit the website calendar at portlandbahai.orgThe website is the place to check for last-minute changes in events!
Please like us on Facebook “Portland Metro Baha’i Community,” “Baha’i Center of Lake Oswego” and “Baha’i Faith of Newberg Oregon.”

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.