community activities

Join Us For Breakfast!

BrunchWe invite you to join us for breakfast, this coming Saturday March 14th starting at 6:30am.  Every year from March 2nd to March 20th adult Bahá’ís all over the world observe a period of fasting. The fast involves abstention from food and drink is from sunrise to sunset during this 19 day period. While this physical fast may be more visible, the spiritual significance is much deeper. As Shoghi Effendi stated:

“It is essentially a period of meditation and prayer, of spiritual recuperation, during which the believer must strive to make the necessary readjustments in his inner life, and to refresh and reinvigorate the spiritual forces latent in his soul. Its significance and purpose are, therefore, fundamentally spiritual in character.”

Since sunrise in Arlington, VA this Saturday is 7:21am, we will be gathering at 6:30am to have breakfast, and then say prayers and watch the sunrise. Everyone is invited to join us. For more information please contact us.

Stamford, CT Bahá’í Conference

A group of Bahá’ís from Arlington attended the regional Bahá’í conference in Stamford, CT on December 13th and 14th. This conference was part of the series of 41 conferences that have been taking place all over the world. The purpose of this conference was to celebrate, study, and plan. We were celebrating the past achievements, studying the most recent guidance from the Universal House of Justice, and planning activities in our local communities.

Arlington Bahá’ís Take Part in Historic Conferences

Many Arlington Bahá’ís are excited about taking part in a series of forty-one conferences taking place all across the globe . The conferences were called by the Universal House of Justice, the supreme administrative body for the Bahá’ís of the world, to discuss community activities. Six of the forty-one conferences are being held at various locations in the United States, two of which have been or will be attended by Arlington Bahá’ís including one this past weekend (December 6-7) in Atlanta, Georgia and one this coming weekend (December 13-14) in Stamford, Connecticut.

The Bahá’í World News has created a website to capture a summary of each of these meetings and provide a space for participants to share their comments. Mehrdad who attended the conference in New Delhi, India stated “The highlight here is the coming together of diverse peoples, sitting under one roof, and thinking the same—the unity of thought of people. I am seeing this for the first time in my life. It’s the realization of what Bahá’u’lláh described: the garden with different flowers.”

Interfaith Devotions

I loved thy creation, hence I created thee. Wherefore, do thou love Me, that I may name thy name and fill thy soul with the spirit of life.”


What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, music, fellowship, cake, tea? Whatever the answer might be, sharing devotions with friends gets us all closer to the Creator. Please join us for interfaith devotions that will take place on Monday, December 8th at 7:00 pm in Ballston. Please contact the Baha’is of Arlington and find out more about this devotional gathering.