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Programs and Activities at the Baha’i House of Worship

Devotional Programs are held daily in the auditorium at 9:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
In these brief programs readers share passages from the Baha’i sacred texts and scriptures of other world religions. No talks or sermons are delivered, and no elaborate ceremonies are practiced. Since the Baha’i Faith has no clergy, no one person leads devotional programs. Instead, volunteer readers, who may be adherents of any religion, are invited to recite or chant the holy scriptures. Sunday programs sometimes feature music from the House of Worship Choir and chanting in various languages. Only a cappella music based on words of holy scripture is performed; no recorded or instrumental music is used in the auditorium.

Introductory Presentation on the Baha’i Faith
An introductory power point presentation on the Baha’i Faith is held every Sunday in the lower level Welcome Center of the Baha’i House of Worship.  The presentations begin at 1:00 p.m., immediately after the 12:30 p.m. devotional program which is held in the upstairs auditorium. All are welcome to attend. Call: 847-853-2300 for further information.

Prayers in Spanish are offered on the first Sunday of each month at 1:15 p.m.

Musical Devotions:

Celebrating Resilience II: Music by alumni of Iran’s Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education

Saturday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. in Foundation Hall
A program of music by Baha’i composers and performers who, being denied access to official institutions of higher education by the Iranian government because of their religion, attended the grassroots Baha’i Institute for Higher Education. The event celebrates the positive responses the young musicians have made in the face of religious persecution. Free and open to the public.

Upcoming Programs and Events:

Birth of the Bab
Anniversary of the birth of the Herald of the Baha’i Faith
Sunday, October 19
6:30 p.m. Devotions in Auditorium
7:00 p.m. Refreshments followed by presentation in Foundation Hall
Monday, October 20
7:00 a.m. Dawn Devotions in the Auditorium

Birth of Baha’u'llah
Anniversary of the birth of the Founder of the Baha’i Faith
Sunday, November 11
7:00 p.m. Devotions in Auditorium
7:30 p.m. Refreshments followed by presentation in Foundation Hall
Wednesday, November 12
7:00 a.m. Dawn Devotions in the Auditorium

Winnetka Interfaith Council Thanksgiving Service
Tuesday, November 25
7:30 p.m. in Foundation Hall

Day of the Covenant
Commemoration of Baha’u'llah’s appointment of His eldest Son,
‘Abdu’l-Baha, as the Center of His Covenant
Tuesday, November 25
6:30 p.m. Devotions in the Auditorium
Wednesday, November 26
7:00 a.m. Dawn devotions in the Auditorium

Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Baha
Commemoration of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Baha in 1921
Friday, November 28
1:00 a.m. Devotions in the Auditorium
7:00 a.m. Dawn Devotions in the Auditorium

Access and Parking

Please note that the parking lot accessed from Linden Street is closed due to construction.
The parking lot accessed from Sheridan Road will be open.

For more information, please call  847-853-2300.

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