Calendar of Events

Celebration of Ayyam-i-Ha – 25-29 February

Upcoming Feasts & Holy Days

Feast of Ala – Loftiness 3 March 2024

6:10 pm (break Fast potluck supper)

feast observance to follow

Feast of Baha – Splendor 19 March 2024

7:24 pm (break Fast potluck supper)

feast observance to follow

Text or telephone 417-864-5412 for location or Zoom invitation

Naw-Ruz ~Join us to celebrate physical & Spiritual Renewal & the Baha’i New Year!

Celebration at the meeting room – Fire Station 8

1405 S Scenic Ave Springfield

Light meal-refreshments will be served

Text or telephone 417-864-5412 for more information

Releasing the society-building power

of the Faith

Prayers in the Park (virtual until the weather warms)

Phelps Grove Park at 5:30-6:00 on Fridays

Zoom only, at this time

Text or telephone 417-864-5412 – to confirm we are meeting – Special Events (i.e. Feasts, Holy Days, etc., supersede

 Children’s Classes

Junior Youth Empowerment Program

The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program (JYSEP) engages teens and young adults as mentors for their younger peers, ages 11-15. Mentors empower junior youth to develop strong moral reasoning, to resist negative social forces, to express themselves with eloquence, and to work together for a better world.

Ruhi Study Circles ~

What are Bahai study circles?The courses help participants deepen their knowledge, strengthen spiritual qualities and attitudes, and develop habits that enable them to participate in activities that build stronger communities which reflect the deep compassion, honesty, justice, and love that Baha’is believe God desires for the entire human family

Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages. These gatherings are open to all and are intended to embrace that attitude of prayer and practice of devotion that is universal to all religions.

Firesides –


We must accelerate our efforts to remove the stains of prejudice and injustice from the fabric of our society.

9 pointed progressive revelation

The Baha’i year consists of 19 months of 19 days each (361 days), with the addition of “Intercalary Days” (four in ordinary and five in leap years) between the eighteenth and nineteenth months to adjust the calendar to the solar year. The months are named after the attributes of God.

The Baha’i New Year coincides with the March equinox (March 21). The Baha’i Era commenced with the year of the Bab’s declaration (1844 A.D.). Each Baha’i community holds a Nineteen Day Feast on the first day of each Baha’i month. The Feast has spiritual, administrative and social functions and is the principal gathering of Baha’is of a particular locality. Because the Baha’i day lasts from sunset to sunset, the Nineteen Day Feast is generally held in the evening on the day before the first day of the Baha’i month according to the Gregorian calendar.

 The Baha’i Faith has two Founders – the Bab and Baha’u’llah — whose missions complement each other, whose majestic Shrines now stand in the twin cities of Haifa and Akka in northern Israel, and whose birthdays according to the Islamic lunar calendar fell on consecutive days, but according to the Gregorian calendar were celebrated on October 20 and November 12, respectively. With the implementation of the Badi calendar, these days will now be celebrated as twin holy days, one falling immediately after the other.