News from Around the Baha’i World

Counsellors look ahead on as conference concludes: BAHÁ’Í WORLD CENTRE — The conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors came to a conclusion January 4th with the reading of a message of the Universal House of Justice addressed to the Bahá’ís of the world. Read about the conference 2021 in review: A momentous year: BAHÁ’Í…

Quote of the Month

In conclusion, these few words are written, and unto everyone they will be a clear and conclusive evidence of the truth. Ponder them in thine heart. The will of every sovereign prevaileth during his reign, the will of every philosopher findeth expression in a handful of disciples during his lifetime, but the Power of the…

February Young Adult Weekend – Register now!

About Young Adult Weekend Young Adult Weekend’s mission is “to strengthen bonds of fellowship through the love of Bahá’u’lláh and to empower young people to achieve material and spiritual excellence.” For 5 years, ~80 annual attendees from across North America and beyond have come together in joy and radiance, developing lasting bonds of friendship and heightening their…

Study Circle: Portals to Freedom by Howard Colby Ives

Howard Colby Ives was a Unitarian minister who met Abdu’l-Bahá in New York in 1912. His description of his encounters with Abdu’l-Bahá are personal and profound and illustrate what it means to say that Abdu’l-Bahá is the Mystery of God, the Master, and our Exemplar. Through Ives’s eyes and ears we see and hear how…

Guity Jam’s Monthly Fireside & Devotional: In-Person & Online

If you are fully vaccinated, you’re invited to join Guity Jam at her home for her first in-person monthly devotional and fireside. The topic is “The Ascension of Abdu’l-Bahá” presented by Brian Didier. The talk will also be simulcast over Zoom at:  https://bit.ly/CommunityFireside Date / Time: Friday, January 14 at 7:30 PM Topic : “Abdul-Baha,…

Weekly Saturday Prayer Devotional – Online

Friends, please join us in prayer over Zoom each Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM. This is an informal, bring your own prayer meeting for the purpose of uplifting, energizing, and unifying our hearts and souls in service to the Divine Beloved. Hosted by Bob and Joy Henderson. Date:  Every Saturday this month Time: 4:00 PM…

Workday at Second Harvest Food Bank

Saturday January 8th, 2022 is our volunteer work day at Second Harvest. We will be packing food from 9;00 am to 12:00pm. There still might be time to join us. Here’s the volunteer link: https://www.shfb.org/give-help/volunteer/  

Important Online Event: Cluster Study Gathering (NC-5)

Our next Zoom meetings with Tina Edraki and Prashant Loyalka are on January 4 and 18, 2021, from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm. We would love to see the friends at these brief Zoom study circles with Tina Edraki, whom the Regional Baha’i Council assigned to assist with the growth of our Cluster; and Prashant Loyalka,…

Don’t Forget to Vote!

Calling all San Jose Baha’is 18 and older—don’t forget to exercise your sacred right and duty to vote in the by-election. The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of San Jose regretfully announces that it has accepted the resignations of two of its dedicated members—Armaghan Asadi and Andrew Adelman—and must elect two new members to replace…

Local House of Worship Opens in Kenya

May 24, 2021 MATUNDA, Kenya — A luminous presence in Matunda Soy, Kenya, the first local Bahá’í House of Worship in the continent of Africa was dedicated at an opening ceremony Sunday morning. The chorus of “Make my prayer, O my Lord, a fountain of living waters” sung by a local choir resonated deeply within…