The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord

'Abdu'l-Bahá

There is no clergy or priesthood in the Baha'i Faith, so every Baha'i is obliged to study and teach the Faith. To introduce others to the healing Message of this spirit-changing, world-embracing Cause, we hold meetings of various kinds in our homes, or in public venues when available. Please call us at  (541) 974-4952  for times and places of these events. Or e-mail us to request our current monthly calendar.

There is never a cost or obligation for any of Baha'i meetings, and donations are not accepted from the public.

Devotional Gatherings

Our devotional gatherings include prayers and readings from the Holy Scriptures of the beautiful diversity of the world's faith traditions, music and poetry, sometimes on a specific theme or virtue. Free and open discussion, fellowship, and refreshments are always a part of these gatherings, which are open to friends of all ages (including children!).

Study Circles

The Bahá’í culture is one of unity. Bahá’ís and interested friends are engaged in regular study of Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings and how to bring our lives into greater conformity with them. Study circles typically involve a small group of people meeting once a week with a trained facilitator. The first course, “Reflections on the Life of the Spirit” covers three key topics: Understanding the Bahá’í Writings, Prayer, and Life and Death.

Classes for Children, Pre-Teens and Teens

 

The Baha'i community places great emphasis on the moral and spiritual education of children and youth, with a focus on providing ongoing opportunities for developing a sense of world citizenship and a lifelong commitment to serve humanity. In addition to developing virtues, participants learn about the history, principles and central figures of the Baha'i Faith; the lives and teachings of the founders of the major world religions; and the importance of prayer in daily living.

Junior Youth Empowerment Program

Young members of the community are encouraged to grow in moral responsibility, often by contributing to the well being of others, helping to build sustainable communities, teaching children principles of morality, participating in interfaith programs and doing service projects, among other activities. These experiences help Baha'i youth develop a sense of world citizenship and a lifelong commitment to serve humanity, a core belief of the Baha'i Faith. 

Firesides (Introductory Presentations)

Many people are curious about the Baha'i Faith, but don't want to get involved in regular classes. Baha'is open their homes to those who want to learn about the Faith through presentations and discussion of topics of interest. These gatherings are informal occasions, a meeting of friends exploring spiritual and practical subjects, and can be arranged to fit your schedule. Just give us a call, or ask a Baha'i.

Holy Days and Commemorative Days

There are eleven Holy Days in the Baha'i calendar, commemorating events in the history of the Central Figures. These are observed in many ways in different Baha'i communities, as there are no rituals or traditional forms of worship in the Faith. Readings from the Holy Writings, music, poetry, plays, even dance may be enjoyed on these occasions. 

Baha'is also celebrate several other special days, such as World Religion Day, Race Unity Day, United Nations Day, and World Peace Day. 

The Nineteen-Day Feast

Baha'i community life centers around the institution of the Nineteen-Day Feast, held on the first day of each Baha'i month. The Feast has spiritual, administrative and social functions and is the primary occasion of fellowship and community decision-making in each Baha'i locality.