HomeActivitiesContact UsThe Bahá’í Faith200th Year Celebration

Calendar last updated 6/16/2017
The Baha'i community in Walnut Creek numbers approximately 70-80 members. We have frequent activities including the following:

Children's Classes -- “O God! Educate these children… Let the Sun of Reality shine upon them with Thy love.” –Bahá’í Writings

Bahá’í classes and activities for children are raising a new generation of spiritually vibrant young people with the potential to grow up free from prejudice. Children learn that they are important to God and that they have a critical role to play in serving humanity and bettering the world.

Through music, stories, art, games, drama, and community service children learn about spiritual qualities, such as truthfulness, humility, and justice that will shape their lives and guide their choices.

For information about time and location of these activities please click here

Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program – The junior youth spiritual empowerment program is open to young people aged between approximately 12 and 14 and assists them to navigate through a crucial stage in their lives.

Those in their early adolescent years possess altruism, a sense of justice, eagerness to learn about the universe, and a desire to contribute to the construction of a better world.
The program helps them form a strong moral identity and empowers them to contribute to the well-being of their communities and the world at large.

By developing their spiritual qualities (virtues), their intellectual capabilities and their capacities for service to society, the participants come to see that they can become agents of positive change in the world.
The program adopts a participatory mode of learning where the facilitator and participants learn from each other.

Groups of participants engage in activities such as artistic expression, discussion, drama, cooperative games, the study of literature, storytelling, and acts of community service.

The junior youth program explores themes from a Bahá’í perspective but is not a formal religious education program. It is open to all, subject to parental approval. Junior youth groups meet on a regular basis and there is no written homework.

For information about time and location of these activities please click here

Devotional Gatherings -- Prayer and meditation are food for the soul. We pray to praise God and to seek understanding. We pray for our loved ones. We pray for assistance in hard times and in gratitude for good times. We ask God to help us fulfill the purpose of our lives.

Bahá’í devotional gatherings are a time for people of all faiths and backgrounds to come together to share prayers in a dynamic and sacred atmosphere. Often held in homes or neighborhood centers, prayer meetings are free and open to all.

For information about time and location of these activities please click here

Study Circles and Capacity Building for Community Development - The purpose of Bahá’í study circles is to provide participants with the knowledge, spiritual insights and skills to enable them to contribute to the betterment of society, starting with their own neighborhood. This is done through systematic study of a sequence of courses based on the Bahá’í Writings using the courses of the Ruhi Institute.

In Walnut Creek, study circle brings together community members from all walks of life in order to explore opportunities to serve the local communities. 

For information about the time and location of these activities please click here.  

Service Projects -- Baha'is in the Walnut Creek Community engage in service projects such as feeding the homeless and the Adopt A Highway program. Some are currently overseas performing service in other countries.

Nineteen Day Feast -- This is the main meeting of the community to come together for prayer, to consult together, and to celebrate in a social gathering. It occurs once every Baha'i month. In the Baha'i calendar, there are nineteen months of nineteen days each, plus three or four intercalary days.

​For information about the time and location of Nineteen Day Feasts please click here

Local Spiritual Assembly meetings --  The elected officers of the community meet frequently to conduct the business of the community. The Baha'i Faith has no priests, only elected officers.

Holy Day Observances -- Baha'is celebrate a variety of Baha'i Holy days, including The Day of the Covenant (the day marking the start of the Babi Faith), Ridvan (the celebration marking the founding of the Baha'i Faith), the births and deaths of major figures of the Baha'i Faith, Naw Ruz (the Baha'i and Persian New Year), Ayyam-i-ha (Gift Giving Festival), and others.

Interfaith Activities -- Cooperating with other churches and religious organizations to improve the lives everyone in Contra Costa County is an ongoing pursuit.

Interfaith Devotionals -- An interfaith devotional is held at the Baha'i Center in Concord every Saturday at 10 am. The Walnut Creek Baha'i community hosts this devotional on the second Saturday of every month.

The Bahá’í Faith
The website of the Walnut Creek Bahá’í community
The Baha'i Faith is established in more than 100,000 localities in virtually every country and territory around the world. 
Soul Food 

Soul Food is a Bahá'í inspired program which provides an opportunity for us all to unite in a tranquil environment and reflect on inspiring themes and common threads that tie us all together. It features audio-visual pieces and readings from faiths and philosophers, authors, leaders and indigenous cultures from all over the world. The purpose of Soul Food is to inspire us to transform our lives, neighborhoods and communities with actions that promote unity and betterment of society.