February Activities

Click HERE for more locally-hosted online devotions and more–on our website calendar!

The Baha’i House of Worship for North America recently shared these uplifting words from the Bahá’í Writings on its Facebook page:

“The bright day is coming. The nucleus of the new race is forming. The harbinger of the new ideals of international justice is appearing. The trees of hope will become verdant; the copper of scorn and derision will be transmuted into the gold of honor and praise; the arid desert of ignorance will be transformed into the luxuriant garden of knowledge; the threatening clouds shall be dispelled and the stars of faith and charity will again twinkle in the clear heaven of consciousness.”

~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Star of the West, Bahá’í Scripture
https://bahai-library.com/compila…/bahai.scriptures/9.html

Online Devotions: Lake Oswego: daily, 7-7:30 am. Early morning prayers to start the day on a spiritual note. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact Trina at imtrina@icloud.com.

Online Devotions: Gresham: every Wednesday, 4:00 pm. Gresham friends invite everyone to join a weekly online devotional gathering! For more information, please contact Beverly at @bjbass9@gmail.com  or 503 847-1639. More information HERE.

Online Devotions: SE Portland: Wed., Feb 3, 6:30 pm. Looking forward to “seeing” all of you online! For more information, please call the Moshtael-Hill family, 503-282-0783.

Online Children’s Storytime Devotions: Friday, Feb. 5, 6-6:30 pm. Everyone welcome! Any questions: Please text me at 503-849-8318 or email balbright58@gmail.com 

Online Dialog: Social Justice: Mondays, Feb. 8, 15, 22, 7:00 pm. Weekly discussions about racism and social justice, held since 2016, provide a place to learn, speak openly, and take personal and collective action. Everyone is welcome to this discussion of Bahá’í solutions to social justice issues. For more information, please call Jan at 503-799-4197.  Sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Lake Oswego.

Online Portland Talks Story Night: Thursdays, Feb. 4, 11, 7:00 pm. Brief talks and stories, with a different theme each week. Everyone welcome! For more information, please call 503 289-6331.

Online Dialog: Anti-racism: Thursday, Jan. 21, 7:00 pm. To register, or for more information on Take PART, go to the website for the free invitation, and to view previous talks: https://www.takepartpdx.org

Visit Metro Race Unity Team‘s website to view their MLK 2021 Awareness in Action event and sign up for their newsletter.

Baha’i House of Worship for North America

Wilmette Baha'i House of Worship with snow
The Baha’i House of Worship for North America, Wilmette, Illinois. Photo copyright Baha’i House of Worship.

If you are interested in the Bahá’í Faith, please check out the online “firesides” (informal, introductory discussions about the Baha’i Faith). Held on Monday nights, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, and 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. To learn more, see “Video Chats” on the events calendar: https://www.bahai.us/events/category/video-chats/. To register go to: https://www.bahai.us/…/introductory-discussion-about…/

Courses from The Wilmette Institute:

World Religion Series: Introduction to Shi’i Islam, Interfaith Dialogue and Collaboration, The Arts and Community Building, The Great Spirit Speaks: Voices of the Wise Ones, Communication Skills for Spiritually Minded Families and more courses available on their website.

Courses from the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace:

The Colors of COVID-19: Confronting Health Disparities During a Global Pandemic, What thwarts and enables feminist activism around the world?

Audiobook: The Baha’i Response to the Crisis of Our Time Listen for free here: https://www.bahai.us/audiobook-the-bahai-response-to-the-crisis-of-our-time/

See upcoming chat sessions at: https://bahai.chat/

For the most current updates, please visit the website calendar at portlandbahai.org. Like us on Facebook: “Portland Metro Baha’i Community,” “Baha’i Center of Lake Oswego” “Baha’i Faith of Newberg Oregon.” For more information about the Bahá’í Faith, please visit https://www.bahai.us/

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