Activities in the Bahá’í Community
music, spiritual readings, prayer, fellowship
Small Groups of friends get together in a spiritual atmosphere and share prayers, music, fellowship, and spiritual readings from all faiths.
“There is nothing sweeter in the world of existence than prayer. Man must live in the state of prayer. The most blessed condition is the condition of prayer and supplication. Prayer is conversation with God. The greatest attainment or the sweetest state is none other than conversation with God. It creates spirituality, creates mindfulness and celestial feelings, begets new attractions of the Kingdom and engenders the susceptibilities of the higher intelligence.”
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Star of the West, vol. VIII, no.4 p 41, May 17, 1917)
Children’s classes are in neighborhoods and are open to participants from all faiths. The Bahá’í Community has lessons, Materials and trained, certified children’s class teachers who teach classes and assist parents who want to foster spiritual education and character development in their children.
“…A good character is, verily, the best mantle for men from God. With it He adorneth the temples of His loved ones. By My Life! The light of a good character surpaseth the light of the sun and the radiance therof. Whoso attaineth unto it is accounted as a jewel among men. The glory and upliftment of the world must needs depend upon it…” (Bahá ‘u’ lláh, Hidden Words of the Bahá’u’lláh and Selected Holy Writings, Bahá’í Publishing Trust of the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís
Youth programs help young adolescents develop creativity, ethical conduct, self-awareness and confidence, as they grow from childhood into caring, responsible adults. “Youth animators” are trained to encourage the best qualities in young people. Youth groups study, enjoy each others company, and plan and carry out service projects. Youth groups are open to participants from all faiths.
Small groups of friends study spiritual topics together in an encouraging atmosphere. The Bahá’í Community has a sequence of courses and trained tutors who can provide the encouraging atmosphere where participants study and learn together. Some of the courses offered are, “Reflections on the Life of the Spirit,””The Education and Training of Children,” and “Releasing the Powers of Junior Youth.” Study Circles are open to people from all faiths.
To become involved in any of these activities, or for more information, you may contact The Bahá’í Community at 326-0152.