By Loie Mead In November, Portland Baha'i Karen Thomas and William Thomas responded to an invitation from the Vue Family of Portland, OR. This reporter accompanied them. The invitation was announced in early November to the Baha'is of Portland to attend the Annual Family "Noj Tshiab" Dinner set for Margaret Scott Elementary on Sat., Nov. [...]
May 29 marks the anniversary of the Ascension of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i Faith. The day is one of nine holy days in the Baha'i calendar when Baha'is suspend work and school. An observance will be held at the Beaverton Baha'i Center at 3:45 am on Saturday May 29, 2010. Breakfast will be served following the program.
From April 21 to May 2, Baha'is observe the Festival of Ridvan. This most holy period commemorates the anniversary of Baha'u'llah's declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions. This declaration marks the beginning of the Baha'i Faith. Come and join us as we celebrate this holiest of festivals: Thursday [...]
The Festival of Ridvan (Riz-wahn), celebrated from April 21 to May 2, commemorates the anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions. The Ridvan period is bittersweet, as Baha’u’llah was soon to be exiled to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey). Baha’u’llah spent 12 days in a garden in [...]
Baha'i children in the NW Portland neighborhood undertook a service project during Ayyam-i-Ha at the end of February. They visited neighbors in their street, shared basic information and a flyer on Ayyam-i-Ha with each neighbor, and requested donations of canned and non-perishable foods for the Oregon Food Bank.Despite the cold weather and rain, they managed [...]
Each year during December, Portland Baha'is enjoy celebrating the Hmong New Year with friends from Laos. They have cherished memories of past celebrations with families who came from Laos in the early 1980's. This year's celebration took place on December 4, in the Airport Holiday Inn's banquet hall. With a lively program and friends from all over Portland, it was truly a joyful celebration.
The Inter-Religious Action Network of Washington County held the 13th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the LDS Hillsboro Stake. Approximately 300 people shared music and sacred words and then joined together for the fellowship meal after the service. A benefit offering for Family Bridge shelter raised nearly $1500. The Interfaith [...]