September Activities 2021

Click HERE for many more locally-hosted online activities! 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!

“The Prophets of God should be regarded as physicians whose task is to foster the well-being of the world and its peoples, that, through the spirit of oneness, they may heal the sickness of a divided humanity.”

Read more: The Purpose of the Prophets, the Nature of Religion

“The wisdom of prayer is this: That it causeth a connection between the servant and the True One, because in that state man with all heart and soul turneth his face towards His Highness the Almighty, seeking His association and desiring His love and compassion. The greatest happiness for a lover is to converse with his beloved, and the greatest gift for a seeker is to become familiar with the object of his longing; that is why with every soul who is attracted to the Kingdom of God, his greatest hope is to find an opportunity to entreat and supplicate before his Beloved, appeal for His mercy and grace and be immersed in the ocean of His utterance, goodness and generosity.”

(Abdu'l-Baha, Baha'i World Faith - Abdu'l-Baha Section, p. 368)

Online Interfaith Devotions: Portland, Sunday, Sept. 5, 10:15 am. (Held weekly) Mental Health awareness is something we are seeing a great need for in today’s society.   Our program, “Meditations on Mental Health and Kindness,” will offer a collection of writings and prayers from various religious traditions to investigate thoughts on this subject.  We hope you will join us!  For the current meeting log-in information, please email Sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Portland.

Online Multi-Faith Devotions: Gladstone, Sunday, Sept. 5, 11:00 am. (Held weekly) All are welcome! Different theme each week. For the current meeting log-in or more information, please call Jack at 503-803-8796.

Online Devotions: Gresham: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 4:00 pm. (Held weekly) Gresham friends invite everyone! For more information, please contact Beverly at  or 503 847-1639. More information HERE.

Online Interfaith Devotions: Portland: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 5:30 pm. (Held weekly) More information HERE.

Online Dialog: Gladstone, Friday, Sept. 24, 7:00 pm. Please consider joining us for some thoughtful conversation and fellowship. For more information, please call Jack and Leslie at 503 803-8796 or Mary at 503 995-8959.

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Nationally-hosted: See upcoming chat sessions at:

One of this month’s Baha’i Chats: Bob Henderson — Applying Spiritual Solutions to Social Problems. Sep 25, 2021 02:15 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) In a world that is grappling with finding answers to global peace and a permanent end to war, climate change, racial injustice, wealth inequality, and a host of many other social ills, the Baha’i Faith offers practical and enduring solutions. Bob Henderson will review many of these social ills that impact all of us on a national and global scale, and how from a Baha’i perspective, they can be overcome by applying spiritual and practical solutions. Henderson will also review the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015. The goal of Henderson’s presentation is to offer hope for our future as a world community.

Fireside Chats with BahaiTeachings: Each week, we’re hosting two informal conversations: Wednesday and Sunday evenings. Join us via Zoom, learn more about the Baha’i Faith, and get your questions answered live! Simply RSVP and the link will be delivered to your inbox.

Next up: A New Mind: Healing the Rift Between Science and Faith. Sunday, September 5, 2021.

Upcoming Courses from The Wilmette Institute:

Empower Your Marriage & Family to Thrive. Begins Sept. 13th. The course includes both spiritual perspectives and practical tools for creating positive relationships between marriage partners and between parents and children.

Sustainable Development and Human Prosperity. Begins Sept. 16th. Explore the profound implications for sustainability of our higher human purpose, and the scientific and spiritual principles to ensure the future prosperity of all humankind.

Listen to Wilmette Institute podcasts.

For more information about the Bahá’í Faith, please visit Another option may be your local public library. (Hint: search “Bahai”) For Spanish-language resources, see