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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.

About us

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...

  1. There is only one unknowable God.

  2. All of the world's great religions spring from this same Divine Source.

  3. True religion is the cause of peace and unity.

  4. 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. 

Community Building 

In neighborhoods across the country, Baha’is and their friends are engaged in a community building process that cultivates love and translates it into action.
 

It’s no secret that America is going through a tumultuous time. Tensions and divisions surface every day, reminding us that the stains of injustice and racial prejudice are set deeply in the fabric of our society. Baha’is are committed to reshaping society around principles of oneness – such as love, inclusivity and reciprocity. We hope to join hands with the countless like-minded Americans working for these same goals, and invite everyone to take a look at our approach.

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Simple, profound, and revolutionary, this community building process: ​ links personal growth with social transformation rekindles the soul’s connection to its Creator fosters friendship and intimacy beyond barriers of race and class weakens prejudice inspires neighbors to think about each other’s needs and earnestly search for solutions to shared problems ​ ​ We invite you  to do this vital work with us in your neighborhood.  Join us in forging a new model of community life where spiritual conversation and service to others go hand-in-hand. Each of our core community building activities aims to foster inner transformation and create wider circles of inclusion. Together, neighbors cultivate a sense of collective ownership for the spiritual, social and economic well-being of their community. ​ Baha’is welcome any degree of association that a person would like to maintain, great or small. ​ To recognize Baha’u’llah as a Manifestation of God and accept the privileges and responsibilities that are uniquely associated with membership in the Bahá’í community is a singular moment in a person’s spiritual development, quite distinct from regular involvement in Bahá’í activities or voicing support for Bahá’í principles. ​

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. 

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Devotional gatherings 

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.

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Informal discussions

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.

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Community service 

Bahá’ís are involved - both individually and collectively - in a wide range of activities in service to our local, national, and worldwide communities. 

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Children's classes 

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. 

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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.

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Study circles

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.

A Space for Spiritual Conversation 

Community builders, from a variety of backgrounds, share their experiences of study circles, children’s classes and youth groups.

Fireside/Circles

Please join the Whatcom Baha'i Community for another exciting fireside/circle  Sunday,
June 9, 2024,  from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Pacific time on Zoom. We will be holding a musical fireside
 using the circle model for our discussion - including sacred listening and heart sharing - taught to us by indigenous grandmothers. Grandmother Michele Germain  will be sharing her musical gifts with us. Looking forward to a great circle!

 

Join our Zoom Meeting weekly at the following Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86963784822

Meeting ID: 869 6378 4822

Passcode: 997694

Photo courtesy of Curt Dubouis

Passcode: 997694

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Baha'i Prayer for Unity                                                                 A Prayer of Hope - Baha'i Writings 

Contact us

360.305.8230

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