The Clearwater Bahá’í Center is located off highway 60 West in Clearwater Florida, adjacent to the Tampa Bay Coastal waters. The Clearwater Bahá’í Community is comprised of many different spiritually minded people from many different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
The Bahá’í community provides spiritual growth, awareness and acceptance to all individuals. The Bahá’í community has undertaken great tasks to help spread the teachings of the faith. The Cleawater Community sponsors both community driven events as well as social actitivies developed and executed directly from within the Bahá’í community itself. The members of the Clearwater Bahá’í community have a truely unique understanding; that in order to help humanity and to spread Baha’u’llah’s message of oneness and world unity; Bahá’ís in this community must have not only an intimate knowledge of the Bahá’í holy writings, but that each individual Bahá’í must take action to show the granduer and wisdom of those writings to the greater surrounding communities. The way in which the Clearwater Community provides this knowledge to its members is varied.
The clearwater community leads small, intimate spiritual devotionals, and discussions on the Bahá’í Holy writings every sunday, allowing both Bahá’ís and anyone from the greater community to come together to ask and answer questions in open discourse.
“Meeting of the Minds” - A potluck dinner open to all persons not just Bahá’ís a special guest speaker will lecture and host open discussions about his/her speech and how it relates to the faith and humanity, overall.
Firesides - Informal gatherings where Bahá’ís can invite whomever they like. Usually seekers are those people who are interested in learning more about the Baha’i Faith will attend these discussions. On most occasions some sort of meal, potluck and background entertainment is provided.
Feasts-Allow Bahá’í community members to come together and Celebrate the new Bahá’í month and to pray and commune together. (Bahá’ís follow the Solar Calender, which includes 19 days in a month and 19 months in a year, with 4 or 5 intercalary days.) Each Month has a special significance and Purpose in the Bahá’í Faith. Click here to see a pdf calendar of a baha’i year…
Prayer and Devotion
The Baha’i teachings prescribe daily prayer and intimate communion with God as the foundation for a life devoted to spiritual advancement and service to humanity.
In addition to practicing private prayer and meditation, Baha’is gather in their homes and communities for collective worship. Devotional gatherings are scheduled regularly to share a devotional spirit of joy, love and fellowship. Readings are taken from the Baha’i writings and the scriptures of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism and Buddhism, to name just a few.
Participants are encouraged to bring their prayer books or favorite passages from the scriptures to share. These gatherings often offer prayers for healing or assistance to those in need. Musical selections are diverse, coming from a variety of cultures and styles. There is no established ritual and no solicitation of funds. Light refreshments are often served. To find a devotional gathering near you, please fill out the Request Information form or call 1-800-22UNITE (1-800-228-6483).