Welcome to the official website of the Bahá’í communities of
Bellingham and Whatcom County
"We believe it’s time for humanity to come together as one family, to create a world where everyone can thrive."
About the Bahá’í Faith
The spiritual teachings of the Bahá’í Faith inspire us to form deep and diverse relationships and build communities that nurture the well-being of all. We all have a part to play in shaping a bright future.
Our local activities
The Bahá'ís of Bellingham and Whatcom County participate in a wide range of activities, many at a neighborhood level, which are warmly open to people of all backgrounds. We welcome you to join in and learn more about our spiritual community.
Get in touch and join in
Please contact the Bahá'ís of Bellingham or our neighboring Whatcom County communities at 360.305.8230, or by clicking the button below to send us an email. We'd love to meet you.
Prayers From the Bahá’í Writings
"O my God! O my God! Unite the hearts of Thy servants, and reveal to them Thy great purpose. May they follow Thy commandments and abide in Thy law. Help them, O God, in their endeavor, and grant them strength to serve Thee. O God! Leave them not to themselves, but guide their steps by the light of Thy knowledge, and cheer their hearts by Thy love. Verily, Thou art their Helper and their Lord."
"O Thou kind Lord! Thou hast created all humanity from the same stock. Thou hast decreed that all shall belong to the same household. In Thy Holy Presence they are all Thy servants, and all mankind are sheltered beneath Thy Tabernacle; all have gathered together at Thy Table of Bounty; all are illumined through the light of Thy Providence.
O God! Thou art kind to all, Thou hast provided for all, dost shelter all, conferrest life upon all. Thou hast endowed each and all with talents and faculties, and all are submerged in the Ocean of Thy Mercy.
O Thou kind Lord! Unite all. Let the religions agree and make the nations one, so that they may see each other as one family and the whole earth as one home. May they all live together in perfect harmony.
O God! Raise aloft the banner of the oneness of mankind.
O God! Establish the Most Great Peace.
Cement Thou, O God, the hearts together.
O Thou kind Father, God! Gladden our hearts through the fragrance of Thy love. Brighten our eyes through the Light of Thy Guidance. Delight our ears with the melody of Thy Word, and shelter us all in the Stronghold of Thy Providence.
Thou art the Mighty and Powerful, Thou art the Forgiving and Thou art the One Who overlooketh the shortcomings of all mankind.
There is only one God. We are all one family.
In the midst of the turbulence of the world today, the Bahá’í Faith can be a haven. The optimistic teachings of the Bahá’í Faith answer essential questions about the human condition and the relationships that bind us together.
The founder of the Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, taught...
There is only one unknowable God.
All of the world's great religions spring from this same Divine Source.
True religion is the cause of peace and unity.
The next stage in the advancement of civilization, toward which we must direct all our actions, is the establishment of a new social order founded on the principle of the oneness of humanity.
Our local activities
The Bahá'ís of Bellingham and Whatcom County participate in various types of activities, many at a neighborhood level, which are warmly open to people of all backgrounds.
Devotional gatherings are for people from all faiths who want to increase their devotion to God, and increase their devotion to the well-being of their communities, by drawing on the power of prayer and the Word of God.
Informal discussions to learn about the Bahá'í Faith are for people who have questions about, or would like an introduction to the basic teachings, history, organization, and activities of the Bahá'í Faith.
Bahá’ís are involved - both individually and collectively - in a wide range of activities in service to our local, national, and worldwide communities.
Children's classes (ages 5-11) provide spiritual and moral education to children of all faiths. Children are the future of everyday community and their spiritual education is among the most important services that can be offered.
Junior youth spiritual empowerment program
Our junior youth spiritual empowerment program helps groups of youth from all faiths, ages 11-14, develop spiritual and intellectual capacities while channeling their energies into service to humanity.
Study circles are for groups of youth or adults to deepen their spiritual insight while fostering the development of their neighborhoods and communities. This is accomplished through a series of courses aimed at fostering understanding and unity.
2023 Year In Review
Throughout history, God has sent to humanity a series of divine Educators—known as Manifestations of God—whose teachings have provided the basis for the advancement of civilization. These Manifestations have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muḥammad. Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, explained that the religions of the world come from the same Source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God.
Bahá’ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá’u’lláh.
The Whatcom Baha'i Community fireside/circle will host another exciting fireside/circle this Sunday, March 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Pacific time on Zoom. We will be discussing "The 8th Fire Ceremony and the indigenous prophesy of the Eagle, Condor and Quetzal." We will be using the circle model for our discussion - including sacred listening and heart sharing - taught to us by indigenous grandmothers. Looking forward to a great circle!
Join our Zoom Meeting weekly at the following Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 869 6378 4822
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