Devotional Gatherings

A regular gathering of people from all faiths and backgrounds who come together in a locality to share prayers and worship. Often held in homes or neighborhood or community centers, devotional gatherings are considered an essential practice of the spiritual well-being of a community, and follow no set form or rituals.

Sacred Sounds

posted May 30, 2019, 6:10 AM by Irina Rahimi   [ updated May 30, 2019, 6:18 AM ]

An evening of shared music, writings and friendship. Sacred Sounds is intended to create a sacred space for those who attend.

The first of these evenings will be on Saturday, July 6 2019 from 6:30 - 8:30.  More dates check our calendar.

The presentations will last approximately 45 minutes which will be followed with light refreshments.

Creating Mindful Devotions

posted Feb 6, 2019, 4:02 AM by Irina Rahimi   [ updated May 21, 2019, 1:55 PM ]

We would like to invite you to an evening of Creating Mindful Devotions!

 

What will this look like?

     The evening program will open up with 10 - 15 minutes of mindfulness practice, followed directly by devotions.

What type of devotions? 

      Writings from the Baha'i Faith as well as devotions from other spiritual traditions are welcome. 

 What Time:  

        We begin at 7:15 p.m. and end at 8:15 p.m.

Are there other dates in place?  

       Please check our calendars for the dates.

Location?

        Benson/Chaney home at 3802 S. Harrison for the immediate future.  Call 260-456-2159 for questions or directions.

Firesides

posted Oct 14, 2017, 9:21 AM by Irina Rahimi   [ updated Dec 23, 2019, 8:49 AM ]

Description:Meaningful conversations about what the Baha’i Faith offers for people who want to contribute to the betterment of the world. Discussions will be informal, cordial, and in a spiritual atmosphere.  All are welcome! 

Imagine a group of your friends gathering together in a home or on the beach in an informal setting, talking about teachings of a religion and why they’re important for the modern world. 

Baha’is around the world have had many of these gatherings to discuss things like world peace, equality of women and men, racism, and so many more topics that are important to defeat ignorance. Baha’is call these gatherings “firesides”—warm, informal gatherings and discussions about the Baha’i teachings: 

The purpose of religion as revealed from the heaven of God’s holy Will is to establish unity and concord amongst the peoples of the world; make it not the cause of dissension and strife. – Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 129. It is potluck, so bring your favorite dish to share.



Lights of Unity

posted Sep 7, 2017, 5:48 PM by Irina Rahimi   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 6:30 PM ]

One of the wonderful properties of light is how it reflects off surfaces, illuminating different facets of an object. We can view spiritual principles in a similar way: they shine upon everyone equally, reflecting the highest ideals of humanity. In 2017 we’re starting a series called “Lights of Unity” to reflect upon spiritual principles.

Why are we exploring these themes? Because this year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith. To commemorate this special occasion we’d like to look at principles which are central to the Baha’i Faith. Please join us in exploring these topics through sincerity, humor, and everything in between.

Each month we will focus on one principle and through artistic expression try to reflect on it. The first week’s challenge will be to find a favorite quote (from your favorite author, poet, philosopher, etc.) that reflects the principle; the second week’s challenge will be to find a picture, photo or drawing; the third week, a story or poem; the fourth week, a video or musical selection.The simple rules are: No politics; be respectful; do not offend, don't get offended; love and have fun; participate as much or as little as you’d like; cat videos are allowed as long as they reflect the principle.

We are meeting on the last Friday of the month.

For more information visit our website www.lightsofunity.com or on Facebook

Pie & Prayers Night

posted Sep 7, 2017, 5:19 PM by Irina Rahimi   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 6:31 PM ]

Welcome to a night of pizza pie, dessert pie, and prayers for whatever is on your mind. We strive to have meaningful conversations about our own lives, our families, and communities. How can we improve all those relationships? We’re not sure, but let’s see what happens one pie at a time.

All are welcome, and there is often an interfaith feel to the gathering. People can come and go whenever needed.

We are meeting every Thursday at 7:00pm.

For more information contact us : BahaisFortWayne@gmail.com 

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