There’s always something going on in the Bloomington Baha’i community.
A high point in our life as a community is when we get together to share prayers and passages from the Holy Writings. We find that connecting like this helps us to renew and prepare us to live a life of service and meaning. While there are Sunday morning gatherings at the Baha’i Center on S College Mall Rd, we often meet during the week in other neighborhoods around the city. Check the event calendar to see what’s going on this week.
Are you interested in knowing more about the Baha’i teachings, but have a LOT of questions? Great! We periodically host informal gatherings where we introduce the fundamentals of the faith in a laid-back, Q&A type atmosphere. Check our calendar or contact us to find one near you.
A major focus in every Baha’i community is on the practice of service. Our small groups consist of about 4-10 people in a neighborhood who get together to work on spiritual development and to carry out service projects that benefit our city. Contact us for group availability.
These classes are open to children of all backgrounds and are often run in collaboration with their families. Drawing on the teachings of the Baha’i Faith, the classes aim to inspire in children a love for God and the Founders of all the great religions in the world.
The classes, both by studying sacred verses and talking through the questions that children face in their lives, help children apply spiritual principles – such as love, unity and justice – to their own lives, to their families and their friends.
All children are welcome to these classes, and no child participates without the approval of his or her parents. These classes include short lessons, activities to build social skills and friendships, games, stories that illustrate virtues like love, kindness, generosity, and art and music.
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT GROUPS
To respond to the needs of youth and teens in our community, the Bloomington Baha’i community offers the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program. This program is aimed at building the capacity for moral reasoning and channeling the energy of young people between the ages of 11 and 14, and is carried out in neighborhoods all across our city. Training and hands-on accompaniment is offered for those who wish to become Program mentors and volunteers.