Denver Baha'i Community

To learn more about the Baha'i Faith go to Baha'i.org.

Ye dwell in one world, and have been created through the operation of one Will. Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. — Bahá'u'lláh

Light of Unity Festival

Baha’is of Denver are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, on October 22, 2017.

Events will begin Friday Evening October 20 and continue through Sunday October 22, including a semi-formal reception on Friday and a Street Festival on Saturday. Events will be planned across the metro area and around the world. For details of the Denver celebrations, see below.

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah,
the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith (Oct. 22),
and the birth of His Predecessor, the Báb (Oct. 21)
So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.  – Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá’í Center of Metro Denver, 225 E. Bayaud Ave.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
Tickets for the Friday night discussion and concert are FREE but limited. They are available at: twinholydayscelebration.ticketleap.com/naimkhalighi
Opening Reception and Concert
5:30PM - HORS D'OEUVRES AND CONVERSATION, Downstairs Weinberg Room. Discussions of the Bahá’í Faith and the lives of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.
7:30PM – CONCERT & PROGRAM, Upstairs Auditorium. A short program will be followed by a vocal performance by Marnie Ward and the world premiere of a solo piano composition written and performed by Mr. Stephen Fordham, in honor of this event.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

Open to All, No Ticket Required

Multicultural Street Festival – on Grant Street in Front of Bahá’í Center
11:00AM – 6:00PM. JOIN THE FESTIVAL! IT’S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY BUILDING!  
Performances, food trucks, bounce house, games, Bahá’í bookstore, and booths where folks can learn about the Bahá’í Faith.
ALL DAY – CONVERSATIONS about the world-embracing vision of the Baha’i Faith
1:00PM – CELEBRATION OF THE JUNIOR YOUTH Spiritual Empowerment Program (ages 11-14)
3:00PM  – CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S CLASSES (ages 5-10)
Both festivals will showcase the spirit of service and learning of the young people who are participating in the spiritual education process.

6:00PM – 7:00PM – CLOSING PROGRAM, Upstairs Auditorium. A joyous program of prayer, music, and a short talk will close the Festival.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
Sunday Morning Devotions
10:00AM-NOON – DEVOTIONS & DISCUSSION, Downstairs Weinberg Room


Events in Nearby Communities

Saturday, October 21, 2017  

Littleton – Noon

A LUNCHEON in Commemoration of the Twin Birthdays

Douglas H. Buck Center, Littleton

Douglas County – 6:30pm

SCREENING OF A FILM about the life of Baha’u’llah

Southridge Recreation Center, Highlands Ranch

Contact: Nava Far: 720-341-2893, navanabet@yahoo.com

Sunday, October 22

Arvada3:005:00pm

STORIES AND A FILM about Baha’u’llah

Arvada City Hall, Anne Campbell Room

Contact: Ained McComb, 303-425-9323, aynedmccomb@comcast.net

Lakewood – COMMUNITY EVENT, Details TBA

Northglenn – Noon–2:00pm

CELEBRATION of the Twin Birthdays

Tumbleweed Gazebo in Rains Park

Contact: 303-999-9102

Westminster – 2:00–4:00pm

FORMAL AFTERNOON TEA

Westview Recreation Center, Broomfield

Contact: Rich Chamberlain, 720-252-4746, candrcham@q.com

 

(v. 08/10/2017)

Upcoming Events

An updated list of upcoming events in Denver

  • For location information for an event, call Victor at 720-260-0675. Questions to denverlsa@gmail.com.
  • BCMD = Bahá'í Center of Metro Denver, Corner of Grant St. & Bayaud Ave. (225 E. Bayaud Ave.)
  • Aug. 18, 2017, Fri. | 7:00pm | FEAST OF ASMÁ (NAMES) & BY-ELECTION | BCMD | All sectors | Feast will start at 7:00 with dinner, followed by devotions and administration | Dinner will be provided; no need to bring anything | Hosted by Roya Ghaderi and her family | Following Feast a by-election will be held to replace an LSA member who has resigned; you should have received your ballots in the mail | Send election questions to denverlsa@gmail.com |
  • Aug. 20, 2017, Sun. | 10:00-11:30am | DEVOTIONS | BCMD | Topic: "The Black Pit: Bahá’u’lláh's First Imprisonment" | We will focus on the life of Bahá’u’lláh from now until the celebration of the 200th anniversary of His birth on October 22, 2017 | EVERYONE is welcome! | Enter the front door, then enter the double glass doors to the far left | Refreshments will be served | See "Devotional Meetings" | Questions to DenverBahaiActivities@gmail.com |  Upcoming topics include:
  • - "Freedom, Then Exile to Baghdad"
    - "Bahá’u’lláh Transforms the Babís & Reveals Key Guidance"
    - "The Grief of an Exile Order: The Joy of Revelation"
  •  Aug. 25, 2017, Fri. | 6:00pm | FIRESIDE POTLUCK | Topic: "Finding Hope in Chaos" | Presenter: Valerie Dana, NSA Member | The Khalighi Home | This informal gathering will investigate how the Bahá'í Writings can provide hope in an uncertain world | A potluck dinner will be followed by a presentation and discussion | Please bring a dish to share | Invite your friends to join us! | All are welcome! |  
  • Sept. 3, 2017, Sun. | 10:00-11:30am | CHILDREN'S CLASSES RESUME!!! | BCMD | Grades 1, 2, & 3, ages 5-10 | For questions and to register:  denverchildrensclasses@gmail.com | 
  • Sept. 1-4, 2017, Thu.-Mon. | COLORADO EAST BAHA'I SUMMER SCHOOL | La Forêt Conference & Retreat Center, Black Forest, CO | Theme: "Fostering Unity Through Creative Conversations" | All are welcome! | For details and to register see: www.coloradobahaischool.org | For info about the location see: www.laforet.org |  
  • Sept. 6/7, 2017, Wed./Thu.  | Time TBA | FEAST OF 'IZZAT (MIGHT) | All sectors | Details TBA | WOULD YOU LIKE TO HOST THIS FEAST? Email denverlsa@gmail.com | 
  • Sept. 8, 2017, Fri. | 7:00pm | THE POTATO BAR IS BACK!!! | Which means Marcia Thompson is feeling much better! Thanks for all the prayers! | Topic: TBA | Marcia will provide baked potatoes; please bring toppings or side dishes | Dinner will be followed by a lively discussion on the topic | At Marcia's home, 3640 S. Hillcrest Dr., Denver | All are welcome! |
  • Oct. 1, 2017, Sun. | UNIT CONVENTION | BCMD | Details TBA | Electoral Unit 103 (Denver Metro) will elects its delegate to the National Convention | 

WEB SITES OF INTEREST

  • bahai.org - The web site of the Bahá'í International Community, based in Haifa, Israel. Presents a thorough look at "What Bahá'ís Believe" and "What Bahá'í Do," as well as an extensive reference library of downloadable Bahá'í texts.
  • bahai.us - The web site of the U.S. Bahá'í Community, based in Wilmette, Illinois. Here you can click to ask to meet Bahá'ís near you.
  • bahaiteachings.org - This site is full of hundreds of articles written by Bahá'ís on many topics. You can search by topics or browse a menu of categories.

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The Baha'i Community in Denver

The Denver Baha'i Community is learning how to bring the oneness of humankind into reality. We gather in homes and at the Baha'i Center of Metro Denver (221 S Bayuad) to hold devotional gatherings, classes for the spiritual education and empowerment of youth and children and to study The Creative Word. Everyone is encouraged to join us anytime.

Devotional Gatherings

Responding to the inmost longing of every heart to commune with its Maker, they carry out acts of collective worship in diverse settings, uniting with others in prayer, awakening spiritual susceptibilities, and shaping a pattern of life distinguished for its devotional character.

Spiritual Education

Aware of the aspirations of the children of the world and their need for spiritual education, they extend their efforts widely to involve ever-growing contingents of participants in classes that become centres of attraction for the young and strengthen the roots of the Faith in society. They assist junior youth to navigate through a crucial stage of their lives and to become empowered to direct their energies toward the advancement of civilization.

Study of the Creative Word

By embracing the diversity of the entire human family, they are engaged in systematic study of the Creative Word in an environment that is at once serious and uplifting.

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