October Activities 2021

Click HERE for many more locally-hosted online activities. A Covid vaccine clinic will be held at the Portland Center. Look for updates on celebrations of the birth of the Báb November 6th, the birth of Bahá’u’lláh November 7th, and a centenary on November 27th. As venues are able to open for in-person activities, this website calendar will be updated. There are about 20 choices of food-for-the-soul devotions each week, as well as discussions. All are warmly welcomed!

Bahá’ís and their friends are preparing to commemorate the unique life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of the Divine Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. On November 27th, the centenary of His passing will be observed. As an example of living a Bahá’í life, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá has no peer.

“In the spring of 1912, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá journeyed to the United States and Canada for nine months. He travelled from coast to coast, addressing every kind of audience, meeting people of all ranks and stations. At the end of the year, He returned to Britain and early in 1913, to France, from where He proceeded to Germany, Hungary and Austria, returning in May to Egypt, and on 5 December 1913, to the Holy Land.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s travels in the West contributed significantly to the spread of Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings and the firm establishment of Bahá’í communities in Europe and North America. On both continents, He received a highly appreciative welcome from distinguished audiences concerned about the condition of modern society, devoted to such concerns as peace, women’s rights, racial equality, social reform and moral development.

During His travels, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s message was the announcement that the long-promised age for the unification of humanity had come. He frequently spoke of the need to create the social conditions and the international political instruments necessary to establish peace. Less than two years later, His premonitions of a world-encircling conflict became a reality. . .

When He passed away at the age of 77 on 28 November 1921, His funeral was attended by 10,000 mourners of numerous religious backgrounds. In spontaneous tributes to an admired personality, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was eulogized as One who led humanity to the “Way of Truth,” as a “pillar of peace” and the embodiment of “glory and greatness.” From bahai.org. Read more here.

artwork used by permission of Joe Paczkowski

Free Covid Vaccine Clinic: Saturday October 23, 12:00-6:00 pm. Portland Bahá’í Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St., Portland, OR 97203. On site doctors can answer any questions you may have about the vaccines. Get your first vaccine, second vaccine, or a booster shot if appropriate. No appointment needed.
PLEASE DROP IN, BRING YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS AND HELP US PREVENT SERIOUS COVID ILLNESSES. Free take-aways include $25 gift cards and a food box of non-perishable items.
Hosted by the Bahá’í Faith and St. Johns All Nations Church Of God In Christ in collaboration with the Oregon Health Authority.

Online Dialog: Wayfarers on a Spiritual Journey: Tuesday October 26, 7:00 pm. You are warmly invited to join in for a brief talk followed by plenty of time for questions. Let’s share meaningful conversation!

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Sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Portland.

Online Devotions: Lake Oswego, every day, 7:00-7:30 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: Wilsonville, every Saturday, 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to share prayers. For more information please call Samin at 503-941-0815.

Online Interfaith Devotions: Portland, every Sunday, 10:15 am. October 3rd theme: Education. “Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value.  Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.” Bahá’í Faith, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

We hope you will join us!  For the current meeting log-in information, please email  bahaisundaydevotions@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Portland.

Online Devotions: Beaverton, every Sunday, 7:00 pm. Everyone welcome at our online devotions! For more information contact Larry at ki6bds@gmail.com or 707-483-0738.

Online Devotions for Racial Justice: Lake Oswego, every Tuesday, 8:00 pm. Dear friends, We hope you can join us for the gathering. There is so much to pray for. Please bring your favorite spiritual passage/prayer/music to share or just come and help us create a sacred space to connect with the source of love.
For more information, please email mkhadem@gmail.com.