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."
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.
"An Expansive Prospect"
The film, entitled "An Expansive Prospect," looks at four places in the world, capturing the efforts of individuals, communities, and institutions as they strive together to release the society-building power of the Bahá'í Teachings in ever-greater measures.
The Whatcom Baha'i Community fireside/circle will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Zoom on Sunday October 1. We will be discussing "How to create meaningful change in our world today." We will be using the circle model for our discussion - including sacred listening and heart sharing - taught to us by indigenous grandmothers. Feel free to forward this invite anyone you think might be interested in exploring this topic. Looking forward to a great circle!
Join our Zoom Meeting weekly at the following Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 869 6378 4822
We also have in-person firesides in the Samish neighborhood at 7 pm every Saturday. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In this fireside we explore the Baha’i teachings in context of how they can be applied to current day issues. This space is open to all.