Baha'i Community of Port Moody
Month of Power/Qudrat 175 BE Nov 4 – Nov 22, 2018 Vol. 12, No. 13
Inside this issue:
Feast of Speech
Date: Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Note: Potluck lunch
Message From Your Local Spiritual Assembly
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)
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:
Strengthening bonds of friendship;
Enhancing devotional character of the community; and
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.
Core Activities in Port Moody
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
Book 1, Naya Taghvaei
Book 4, Negin Etemadi Khoshkhesal
Book 8, Ryan Goldan
Book 8, Yasha Khatamian
Book 9, Marina Seifi
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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