Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Bahá’u’lláh in University Place

SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
at Curtis Jr. High School
3725 Grandview Drive West
University Place, WA 98466

You are warmly invited to attend this
joyous celebration marking 200 years
since the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, founder
of the Bahá’í Faith.
The program will include music, dance,
and inspiring presentations on His vision
for the unification of mankind.

All are welcome!

 

Here is a link to our flyer!   U.P. flyer bicentennial

Light of Unity Festival – Celebrating the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh in Tacoma

Light of Unity Festival

The Bahá’ís of Tacoma are preparing to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh,

the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, on Sunday, October 22, 2017. We warmly welcome you to join us

for this diverse artistic devotional event.

Sunday, October 22, 2017   2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Tacoma Community College Auditorium

Building 2, South 12th Street and Mildred Street

 Tacoma, Washington 98466

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This is the Day in which God’s most excellent favors have been poured out upon men, the Day in which His most mighty grace hath been infused into all created things. It is incumbent upon all the peoples of the world to reconcile their differences, and, with perfect unity and peace, abide beneath the shadow of the Tree of His care and loving-kindness. It behoveth them to cleave to whatsoever will, in this Day, be conducive to the exaltation of their stations, and to the promotion of their best interests. Happy are those whom the all-glorious Pen was moved to remember,  and blessed are those men whose names, by virtue of Our inscrutable decree, We have preferred to conceal.

                                                                                                                                                                Bahá’u’lláh

 

 

Milestones 2017

Milestones 2017
                                The Tacoma Bahá’í Community will get together and celebrate significant milestones in the lives of its members for 2017.
What kind of milestones? Some examples:
  Birth                    Turning 15                     High School Graduation 
                                    College/University & Post-graduate Degrees 

                                                     Declaration of Faith and Child Registrations

                                                 Marriage                          First Time Home Owners

                                                  Retirement                                  And maybe others

 
Come Join Us !
Saturday, September 16th at the home of Tim & Debra Olsen

5:00 p.m. Potluck Dinner                    6:30 p.m. Celebration!

Bicentennial of Baha’u’llah’s Birth – Light of Unity

Light of Unity Festival

 

Baha’is of Tacoma are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah,

the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, on October 22, 2017. The Baha’is of Tacoma warmly invite

you to join us for this diverse artistic devotional event.

October 22, 2017, Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Tacoma Community College Theatre – 6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma, Washington 98466

 

Lifelong Lovers of the Divine Beauty

O friends of God, it is certain that the clouds of divine bounty and bestowal rain equally upon all humanity. However, we each partake of these bounties according to our capacity. Although potentialities differ in degree, not a single soul is completely bereft of capacity. Indeed, progress in this world is dependent on that preordained measure and the manner in which people fulfill their God-given potentiality. Accordingly our responsibility is commensurate with our capacity, as it is said: “God will not burden any soul beyond its capacity.” It is our ardent hope that the lifelong lovers of the Divine Beauty will, in the privacy of their conscience and in the presence of God, thoroughly assess their ability, judge their situation, and decide what kind and extent of service they can render in the path of the love of Bahá’u’lláh, then offer it in fulfilment of a vow of faithfulness, that they may attain the bounty of reunion in the everlasting world and reap the harvest of their existence. Otherwise, if they think only of their own comfort in this mortal life and are heedless of the purpose of their creation, undoubtedly they will bring loss and regret upon themselves.

The Universal House of Justice

 

Bahá’ís of Tacoma – Bicentennial Birthdays of Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb – 200 Years

October 22, 2017 is the anniversary of a special and joyous occasion for followers of Bahá’u’lláh. It is the 200th anniversary of His birth:  the birth of One Who was to be the Bearer of a new Message for humankind. The 198th anniversary of the birth of the Báb, the Herald of Bahá’u’lláh, falls the day before, on October 21, 2017. And, the Báb’s 200th anniversary will occur in 2019.  There is no greater event in human history than the arrival of God’s Messenger. He renews the spirit of faith, reminding everyone of the unchanging spiritual values to which we must strive to attain in our own persons, and instituting new laws to suit to current conditions.

There will be local festivities to celebrate these occasions, both in Tacoma and in surrounding communities. As we are told by the Universal House of Justice, our supreme governing body,

At the heart of these festivities must be a concerted effort to convey a sense of what it means for humanity that these two Luminaries rose successively above the horizon of the world. Of course, this will take different forms in different contexts, extending to a myriad artistic and cultural expressions, including songs, audio-visual presentations, publications and books. Such initiatives, coupled with widespread celebrations that are both uplifting and reverent, are also sure to spark the curiosity and wonder of many who may as yet be unfamiliar with the names of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.

Plans are being made. Stay curious. Stay tuned. Stay inspired.