I was able to host devotions in my home each week until the COVID pandemic got worse. One of the seekers was willing to receive phone calls. We have been meeting each week by phone for a devotion/fireside/spiritual conversation that lasts at least two hours each time.
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Family Devotions in Indy Offer Relief to Others
A monthly devotional has assisted our family to turn toward God. It has been a pivot toward the light just at the moment we needed it, to protect us from being engulfed in darkness. I can’t say enough about the accompaniment of the Bahá’í s and seekers who attended.
Letter-Writing Campaign Shows Teacher Appreciation
The Elkhart County Bahá’ís in Northern Indiana sent notes of appreciation to schoolteachers containing Bahá’í quotations about the station of educators in society.
Racial Justice and Unity Forum Launches
On September 14, 2020, the Regional Bahá’í Council hosted the first Racial Justice and Unity Forum for the Midwestern states. This was a delightful opportunity for Bahá’í s from three Midwestern states who are involved in race unity initiatives to come together to consult and share ideas about their own activities. This was the firstContinue reading “Racial Justice and Unity Forum Launches”
Balloting Materials for the Regional Council
Local Assemblies will be voting for the Regional Baha’i Council in October — this year online voting and paper ballots are both options.
Instructions and guidance are linked.
Social Action: An Effort towards Equitable Housing
In a neighborhood in Grand Rapids, an initiative emerges for equitable housing. Inspired by local needs and an atmosphere of collaboration that developed in training institute activities.
Light Up The Night
Light Up The Night was a successful neighborhood event focused on unity and race amity in Fort Wayne Indiana. The organizers were overjoyed that more than 100 people from a variety of backgrounds attended.
Indiana Bahá’í Summer School — July 25-26
Indiana Summer school will be facilitated online, plus support for local and neighborhood activities.
The program will include Part II of a Study of Race Amity — invite your friends and neighbors — children’s classes, and refreshers on home visits and devotional gatherings.
There is no cost to attend. Click above for more details and a draft schedule.
Household Devotional Campaign
“In some cases, present conditions have created unexpected opportunities for widening community participation in devotional meetings and study circles, conducted with safety in mind.” Universal House of Justice, May 9, 2020, Strategy calls for the mobilization of the entire company of North American believers Letter to the Midwestern Region 28 May 2020 / 13 ‘Azamát (Grandeur) B.E. 177 To the followersContinue reading “Household Devotional Campaign”
Midwest Teaching Conferences
Central and Southwest Ohio Zoom gathering initiates “Grassroots” teaching conferences Conferences have played a wonderful part in the history of our beloved Faith. In 1975, the Universal House of Justice wrote a letter to all National Spiritual Assemblies highlighting the critical role conferences play in the life of our communities: “Teaching Conferences can have a great valueContinue reading “Midwest Teaching Conferences”