What we're about

The purpose of this community of friends is to unite souls throughout the greater Houston area in the spirit of collaboration, love, learning, service and fellowship. The aim of this group in particular is to forge an environment where seekers, Bahai's, friends of the Faith and members of the wider community alike can come together regularly to get to know one another/enjoy each other's company, plan activities, learn more about the Faith and other matters through open discussion/consultation in a relaxed, welcoming, inclusive and non-judgmental atmosphere. You can perhaps consider it a kind of "one-stop shop" for all Baha'i-related, Baha'i-focused and Baha'i-inspired activities throughout the Greater Houston area, in addition to informal gatherings among friends. Of course, you do not have to be a Baha'i to be a part of this community. Indeed, seekers and people from all faith traditions are very much encouraged to join!

To that end, I would like to invite everyone reading who may be interested in helping to keep this ever-expanding nucleus of friends growing and active to 1) join the group if you haven't already! 2) consider hosting an activity/activities to be featured on the Meetup page, and 3) consider suggesting different activity ideas, Baha'i events, etc. to be included on the page. You are even more than welcome to become a an Event Organizer of the group if you feel so led. The ultimate goal is to keep not only the local community engaged, but also to be a light of attraction for those seekers coming into the fold in search of a welcoming atmosphere consistent with the most fundamental principles of our dear Faith. Take care everyone. Hope to see you soon! ❤

By the way, please join our Facebook group as well, either through this link or via the Facebook icon on this page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/15686686800 ....

We would love to have you.

Marcel, Organizer

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Upcoming events (5+)

Open House/Fireside Gathering at the Houston Baha'i Center: All are Welcome!

We are very excited to announce the kickoff of weekly Firesides at the Houston Baha'i Center! In the Baha'i Faith, a fireside is a space where friends gather for fellowship, reflection, and learning. It is often geared toward teaching the verities of the Faith to friends from the wider community in a loving, patient, non-judgmental atmosphere. The fireside is designed to: • Explain the fundamentals of the Baha’i Faith to seekers, drawing upon inspiration from Anna’s presentation (a widely-circulated booklet that serves as a model for how to present the Faith to those with questions). • Be a resource to the entire community by providing a follow-up space for those visitors/seekers attending the Sunday morning meetings or who contact the Assembly seeking information about the Faith. • Act as a resource to anyone in metro Houston who needs assistance in transitioning from individual conversations of significance to seekers entering Ruhi 1 (the first in a series of texts called the Ruhi Sequence of Courses that are studied in a group setting). For more information on the Ruhi Institute, follow this link: http://www.ruhi.org/institute/path.php • Create a loving, spiritual and fun atmosphere to attract the seeker to the Baha’i Community • Utilize the music and audio-visual aids to foster spiritual atmosphere. • Support and cooperate with Cluster Institute programs (i.e. children's classes, junior youth groups for those 12-14, and Ruhi study circles). Everyone is cordially invited. Bring a friend! Please contact the Group Organizer Marcel here or any of the hosts below with any questions: Michael[masked] Kayvon[masked] Ruhi[masked]

Free Weekly Yoga Devotional and Meditation Session!

Come join the friends as we host our weekly yoga devotional and meditation session. The session is free to all, open to all ages and ability levels. Class begin at 9:15am, and will be held in the downstairs basement (any change of venue will be so indicated on a sign posted on the exterior door). Walk-ins are welcome anytime. The session is facilitated by an interfaith, diverse rotations of locally trained yoga teachers promises to be a refreshing, invigorating and enlightening hour. After class, feel free to stick around for circle time chat and the weekly devotional series at 10:30am. A lecturers series is available beginning at 11am in the main room. Please bring water bottle, towels, mats, and prayers/writings from any faith tradition to share. An activity-based class for children and youth will be provided during the yoga session if needed. See you there. Namasté! 🙏

Open House/Fireside Gathering at the Houston Baha'i Center: All are Welcome!

We are very excited to announce the kickoff of weekly Firesides at the Houston Baha'i Center! In the Baha'i Faith, a fireside is a space where friends gather for fellowship, reflection, and learning. It is often geared toward teaching the verities of the Faith to friends from the wider community in a loving, patient, non-judgmental atmosphere. The fireside is designed to: • Explain the fundamentals of the Baha’i Faith to seekers, drawing upon inspiration from Anna’s presentation (a widely-circulated booklet that serves as a model for how to present the Faith to those with questions). • Be a resource to the entire community by providing a follow-up space for those visitors/seekers attending the Sunday morning meetings or who contact the Assembly seeking information about the Faith. • Act as a resource to anyone in metro Houston who needs assistance in transitioning from individual conversations of significance to seekers entering Ruhi 1 (the first in a series of texts called the Ruhi Sequence of Courses that are studied in a group setting). For more information on the Ruhi Institute, follow this link: http://www.ruhi.org/institute/path.php • Create a loving, spiritual and fun atmosphere to attract the seeker to the Baha’i Community • Utilize the music and audio-visual aids to foster spiritual atmosphere. • Support and cooperate with Cluster Institute programs (i.e. children's classes, junior youth groups for those 12-14, and Ruhi study circles). Everyone is cordially invited. Bring a friend! Please contact the Group Organizer Marcel here or any of the hosts below with any questions: Michael[masked] Kayvon[masked] Ruhi[masked]

Free Weekly Yoga Devotional and Meditation Session!

Come join the friends as we host our weekly yoga devotional and meditation session. The session is free to all, open to all ages and ability levels. Class begin at 9:15am, and will be held in the downstairs basement (any change of venue will be so indicated on a sign posted on the exterior door). Walk-ins are welcome anytime. The session is facilitated by an interfaith, diverse rotations of locally trained yoga teachers promises to be a refreshing, invigorating and enlightening hour. After class, feel free to stick around for circle time chat and the weekly devotional series at 10:30am. A lecturers series is available beginning at 11am in the main room. Please bring water bottle, towels, mats, and prayers/writings from any faith tradition to share. An activity-based class for children and youth will be provided during the yoga session if needed. See you there. Namasté! 🙏

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