Spirit of the Cornerstone project at Temple renewed for ages 15–21

The Spirit of the Cornerstone project is being reinstituted to give young people ages 15–21 an invaluable opportunity to serve at the holiest Bahá’í House of Worship this summer.

Spirit of the Cornerstone participants will be accompanied by volunteers who already serve at the House of Worship as they greet and welcome visitors.

Though the program for this year’s project is different from those of past years, service at the Mother Temple of the West offers enduring benefits.

Calling her summer of 2004 a “truly transformative experience,” former Cornerstone volunteer Sarah Smith says service at the House of Worship provides unique opportunities to share the Faith with the public.

“It truly is the Silent Teacher and we witnessed that firsthand,” she says. “I know we each walked away feeling forever changed and thankful, always carrying the spirit of that special place with us in our hearts wherever we have journeyed since.”

Local Bahá’í families will be asked to provide accommodations and hospitality to the youth and assist the youth with transportation to and from the House of Worship. If families arising to house the youth need assistance to cover costs associated with their service, the National Assembly will provide some nominal reimbursement to cover transportation and meals.

For more details about this exciting project, young people interested in participating may contact: Director of the Activities Office, Bahá’í House of Worship (how@usbnc.org or 847-853-2327), 100 Linden Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091.

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