March Activities 2021

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It’s time for the most spiritually-empowering month of the year, a time of greater focus on one’s inner life. Along with personal prayer and meditation, the 19 days of the Bahá’í Fast are a time to abstain from food and drink during the daylight hours. This is for those who are healthy, between 15 and 69, and not pregnant or nursing. This year’s fast begins March 1, not March 2 as is usual. After this period of regeneration, the Bahá’í calendar will start the year 178 on March 20, the solar new year. Happy fasting! Happy new year!

“For this material fast is an outer token of the spiritual fast; it is a symbol of self-restraint, the withholding of oneself from all appetites of the self, taking on the characteristics of the spirit, being carried away by the breathings of heaven and catching fire from the love of God.” – Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 69.

Fasting and Meditating—Catching Fire from the Love of God

How to Fast Like a Baha’i in 2021

For Bahá’í prayers and writings, get the new mobile app on the Play store labeled “Bahai.us” from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the U.S.

Online Devotions: Gresham, Wednesdays, 4:00 pm. Gresham friends invite everyone to join a weekly online devotional gathering!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87495883152
Meeting ID: 874 9588 3152
For more information, please contact Beverly at @bjbass9@gmail.com  or 503 847-1639.

Online Devotions: Milwaukie, Wednesdays, 7:00 pm. Join in a spiritually-uplifting gathering. For more more information please call Kristy at 971-322-4625.

Online Devotions: Oak Grove, Thursdays, 10:00 am. Spiritual fortification for the week – come on in! For more information please call Mark at  503-560-3842.

Online Children’s Storytime Devotions: Portland, Fridays, 6-6:30 pm. Everyone welcome! For more information please call Becky at 503-849-8318.

Portland Outer East children's class

Online Devotions: Wilsonville, Saturdays, 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to share prayers. For more information please call Samin at 503-941-0815.

Online Devotions: every Sunday, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Hello friends, please join a spiritual refreshment time! For the current meeting log-in information, email  bahaisundaydevotions@gmail.com.  Sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Portland.

Online Devotions: every Sunday, 10:00 – 10:30 am. For more information, please call our Vancouver Bahá’í information line at 971-248-5219.  Sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Vancouver.

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

Courses from The Wilmette Institute:

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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