Quotes of the Month

O, contending peoples and kindreds of the earth! Set your faces towards unity, and let the radiance of its light shine upon you. Gather ye together, and for the sake of God resolve to root out whatever is the of contention amongst you. Then will the effulgence of the world’s great Luminary envelop the whole…

Fundraiser for National Fund a Success!

The fundraiser held the evening of March 3rd brought in a myriad beautiful and special items for the silent auction and netted approximately $5200 to be sent to the National Baha’i Fund. Communities all across American are holding similar fundraisers and we hope every one of them was at least as successful as ours. Thank…

Photo Galleries

On October 21st and 22nd, Baha’is all over the globe celebrated the Twin Holy Days of the Birth of the Báb and the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah. Our community prepared for these joyous events with a years long renovation process that included new flooring, paint, curtains and chairs throughout the center, new…

Baha’i Elections: All Hands on Deck

Baha’i elections are inherently different than elections we may participate in or observe outside of the Baha’i Faith. Baha’is elect our Local, National and Global administrative councils. That is, we elect Local and National Spiritual Assemblies and the Universal House of Justice. Local Spiritual Assemblies are elected directly by members of local Baha’i communities, while…

The Saga of the Center Chairs

Out with the old; in with the new … chairs, that is. Every last one of the old rust-colored chairs were taken away by the Salvation Army last week. That included all the old chairs from storage, upstairs and downstairs classrooms, nursery and social hall—a total of 170 chairs. They very generously took even the broken…

Baha’is of the United States Elect New National Spiritual Assembly

We are pleased to share with you the results of voting at this year’s 109th Bahá’í National Convention, along with the names of the National Spiritual Assembly’s officers for the year. David F. Young, Chair Jacqueline Left Hand Bull, Vice-Chair Kenneth E. Bowers, Secretary Juana C. Conrad, Treasurer Muin Afnani Fariba Aghdasi S. Valerie Dana Robert C. Henderson Kevin Trotter…

Needed: Community Newsletter Editor

The community is in need of an editor for the monthly Baha’i newsletter. If you’re interested in contributing to the community in this way, please contact the Local Spiritual Assembly (or any member thereof) to let us know. Our corresponding secretary, Joan Burt, can be emailed at secretariat.sanjose.bahai@gmail.com.  

Study Circles — an ongoing education

Friends, there are a number of Ruhi and Ruhi-inspired Study Circles in San Jose that you can join in with. Or you can start a study circle of your own! Currently there is: A study of Ruhi Book 5 ongoing at the Baha’i Center on Wednesday nights at 7PM. Effatina Boutros Behjat is tutoring. A…