IDAHO FALLS COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY AT A GLANCE

Baha’i’s come from all religious, racial, economic, social, cultural, and professional backgrounds.

 

The Bahá'í Revelation in 1844 issued forth this new Day of God as promised by all the religions of the past. Most of the Baha’i’s in Idaho Falls were not born as a Bahá'í or into Bahá'í families– this is a New Day! Each one investigated the teachings and declared their belief in Bahá'u'lláh as God’s Messenger for today through independent investigation process. Some have been a Bahá'í for more than forty years and others less than a year.

 

GUIDANCE

The Bahá'í Faith has no clergy. Each Bahá'í is responsible for praying and reading from the Writings daily to deepen his/her understanding and devotion to God. Baha'u'llah has provided a huge body of manuscripts to educate us and through self-study and directed study groups where we learn and grow our spiritual capacities.

 

LOCAL COMMUNITIES

In each locality where there are at least nine adult Baha'is, a nine-member institution titled a Spiritual Assembly is elected annually. These institutions administer the affairs of the local community. The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i’s of Idaho Falls been elected annually since 1969.

 

NATIONAL COMMUNITIES

In each country of the world, a nine-member spiritual assembly is also elected to administer the affairs of the country. The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i’s of the United States is elected annually and is in Wilmette, Illinois near Chicago.

 

THE WORLD

For the world, a nine-member council known as The Universal House of Justice is elected every five years. The Universal House of Justice, located at the Bahá'í World Centre on the slopes of Mount Carmel in the city of Haifa, Israel, is the supreme governing institution elected to serve the Baha’i’s of the world.

STUDY CIRCLE EDUCATION TOPICS FOR ALL AGES

Reflections on the life of the Spirit

Arising to Serve

Teaching Children's Class

Twin Manifestations

Junior Youth Empowerment

Teaching the Cause

Walking Together on the Path of Service

The Covenant

 

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Classes for children offer opportunities to learn about spiritual principles such as justice, honesty, trustworthiness, love, patience, cooperation, and the importance of developing these virtues and putting them into practice in our daily lives. Children learn about all the Divine Teachers such as Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, The Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. These divine Educators have all come for the same purpose, to unite mankind and illumine our spiritual path. All children are welcome. These classes are held September through May. Please call 208-522-0333 for further information.

 

INFORMATION REQUESTS

Information will be mailed upon request. No one will contact you further unless you desire. You may call 208-522-0333, email: idahofallsbahais@gmail.com, to request information. If you have specific questions or areas of interest, please mention them. You may also call 1-800-22-UNITE to request information.

 

LOCAL RESOURCES 

PUBLIC LIBRARY

There are several books of scripture of the Baha’i Faith or about the Bahá'í Faith in the Idaho Falls Public Library. Some of the scripture are: Gleanings from the Writing of Bahá'u'lláh, Hidden Words of Bahá'u'lláh. Others works about the Baha’i Faith are Thief in the Night, and God Speaks Again. Check the card catalog under Baha’i for additional titles.

COME AND JOIN US

There is a world awaiting to be turned into the Kingdom of God on earth as envisioned in the scriptures of multiple religions of the past whether of the East or the West. We welcome your inquiries and questions. A question not asked is an answer not found or true history discovered.