Baha'i Community of Port Moody
Month of Qawl/Speech 177 BE November 23 – December 11, 2020 Vol. 14, No. 14
Inside this issue:
O thou seeker of the kingdom of God! If thou wishest thy speech and utterance to take effect in the hardened hearts, be thou severed from all attachment to this world and turn unto the Kingdom of God. Enkindle the fire of the love of God in the heart with such intensity that thou mayest become a flame of fire and a luminous lamp of guidance. At that time thy speech will take effect within the hearts, through the confirmation of the Holy Spirit.
Feast of Speech
Date: Sunday, Nov 22, 2020
Time: 10:30 am
Venue: Zoom (please check email for
Message From Your Local Spiritual Assembly
Officers Elected by LSA for 2020-2021
Chair: Bahram Gustaspi
Vice Chair: Anusha Ahmadi
Treasurer: Yasha Khatamian
Secretary: Ramin Seifi
Photo of Last LSA Meeting Before COVID-19 Mandatory Social Distancing
2020-21 Feast and Holy Day Schedule
Kindly review the attached schedule for our community's Feasts and Holy Days for the coming year, and consider offering your home to host, or otherwise assisting in anyway you may be able to.
If you have any questions about the neighbourhood feast you should attend, or have any other questions, comments or concerns, please contact the Assembly Secretary at 604-340-5266.
With loving greetings,
The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Port Moody
Message From Your National Spiritual Assembly
Message From The Regional Baha'i Council
Weekend Workshop on Wills and The Right of God - Hosted by the Institution of Huqúqu’lláh in BC & Yukon
Dear Bahá'í Friends,
The Bahá'í Council is very happy to forward this invitation to you on behalf of the Institution of Huqúqu'lláh. We hope that you will disseminate this information widely via your Feasts and newsletters, so that all the believers in our region are able to benefit from participating in this important workshop which is taking place on November 28 & 29, 2020.
Details about registration for this online workshop are below. Kindly direct the friends to email any questions they may have about registration to: BCYK.email@example.com
With loving Bahá’í greetings,
Bahá’í Council of British Columbia
Message from the Universal House of Justice
Latest (July 2020) message
Core Activities in Port Moody
Grade 1 run by Parham Ebrahimi
Saturdays at 10:30 am, rotating residences
Grade 2 run by Anusha Ahmadi
Sundays at 11:00 am, on Zoom
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 5, Sourna Vafadary
Book 8 Unit 2, Negin Etemadi
Book 9, Yasha Khatamian
Book 11 Unit 2, Bahram Gustaspi
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, 17 NOVEMBER 2020
The work of a consultative group of experts in agriculture, food, and environmental issues has been recognized as one of 10 finalists for the Rockefeller Foundation’s Food System Vision 2050 Prize, chosen from over 1300 submissions from around the world. The finalists will share a US$2 million prize.
The group collaborated with community partners and the University of Manitoba to propose a 30-year vision for Treaty Four Territory, which covers a large portion of the southern Canadian Prairie Provinces.
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
A committee of the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution Wednesday, calling on Iran to observe human rights for all its citizens, including members of the Bahá’í Faith.
For more international news, please visit https://news.bahai.org/
Until further notice, all Feasts will be held via Zoom. Please keep an eye out for emails from the Local Spiritual Assembly for further information as each Feast approaches.