Baha'i Community of Port Moody

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Month of Power/Qudrat 175 BE                                 Nov 4 – Nov 22, 2018                                                          Vol. 12, No. 13

'Abdu’l-Bahá

Feast Information

Feast of Speech

Date: Sunday, Nov 4, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

Note: Potluck lunch

Message From Your Local Spiritual Assembly

Home Visits

 

If a home visit… is defined in the courses as an opportunity to enter into a deep conversation on spiritual matters, then it should not be reduced to a mere social call in which the Faith may not even be mentioned. (Universal House of Justice – Turning Point 42.34)

Believers must learn to draw on each other’s love for strength and consolation in time of need. The Cause of God is endowed with tremendous powers, mighty forces of love and strength and harmony. (Shoghi Effendi, Living the Life, p. 8)

 

A visit to a home should be seen as one element of a coherent pattern of action that seeks to enable specific populations to contribute to the construction of the society envisioned by Bahá’u’lláh. (Universal House of Justice, letter to a National Spiritual Assembly, 28 December 2008)

 

Dear Friends;

 

With the above guidance in mind, the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Port Moody is wishing to embark on a renewed campaign of Home Visits with the following specific goals and objectives in mind:

 

  1. Strengthening bonds of friendship;

  2. Enhancing devotional character of the community; and

  3. Encouraging active participation in Baha’i community life, including Feasts, Holy Days and Funds of the Faith.

 

Please expect a call from a member of the Port Moody Assembly to schedule a home visit with you over the next few weeks.

The Fund

 

News

Core Activities in Port Moody

Children's Classes

  • Grade 1 run by Parham Ebrahimi

    • Saturdays at 10:30am, rotating residences​

  • Grade 2 run by Anusha Ahmadi

    • Sundays at 11am​, Anusha's home

Junior Youth Groups

  • Spirit of the Faith animated by Sahaab Moffedi and Hamed Mahdi (all JYs are from Coquitlam​)

  • Walking the Straight Path animated by Dana Sabeti

Study Circles

  • Book 1, Naya Taghvaei​​

  • Book 4, Negin Etemadi Khoshkhesal

  • Book 8, Ryan Goldan

  • Book 8, Yasha Khatamian

  • Book 9, Marina Seifi

Devotional Gatherings

Deepening Classes by Dr. Mohammad Hosseini

TORONTO, 12 OCTOBER 2018, (CBNS)

From November 1-7, 2018, more than 8,000 people will converge on the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to participate in one of the largest gatherings of people learning about humanity’s religious and spiritual inheritance.

Read More

'Abdu’l-Bahá

 

Bahá'í World Centre staffing needs

 

Dear Bahá'í Friends,

We have been asked to share with you the following message from the Office of Personnel at the Bahá'í World Center regarding opportunities to serve there. It is hoped that you will distribute it as widely as possible.

"As the vital work of the Cause unfolds in every part of the world, the effective functioning of the Bahá'í World Centre takes on added significance. The World Centre of the Faith—described by Shoghi Effendi as the "pivot of the agencies of the New World Order"—is supported by a flow of believers from a diversity of countries and occupations who arise selflessly to offer a period of service, of varying length, in the Holy Land. The staffing needs at the World Centre are continually changing in light of the evolving demands and resources. At any given time, there are roles to be filled which require particular competencies or specialized training, and others that simply require a readiness to learn about one's specific assignment. Due to the nature of service at the World Centre, the essential requirements include an ability to offer 12 months or more and a basic proficiency of English.

"Anyone interested in learning more about the possibility of offering a period of service at the World Centre is encouraged to contact the Office of Personnel at serve@bwc.org. Offers of service can also be submitted directly at https://bahai.bwc.org/service/."

With loving Bahá'í greetings,

Joo Jong Kung, Secretary-Aide

National Secreteriat

International News

 

Reflections on Growth

Read about the growth that communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Papua New Guinea, and Belgium  have experienced since the Bicentenary celebrations!

Calendar

 

Contact Info

Cluster Agencies

 

© 2018 by Unity Port Moody. "The Earth is but One Country and Mankind its Citizens" ~ Baha'i Writings ~

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