Have you ever heard about the Bahá’í Faith? Who are the Bahá’ís and what do they do?
Around the globe Bahá’ís are seeking to gain an ever more profound understanding of Bahá’u’lláh's teachings—"the sovereign remedy for every disease"—and to apply them to the needs of their society.
It is within this vision that the Bahá’ís of Sumter County are committed to the prosperity of all. We are sure that the welfare of the individual rests in the welfare of society at large. We are loyal citizens who have no interest in partisanship or contests for worldly power.
This means emphasizing qualities and attitudes—such as trustworthiness, cooperation, and forbearance—that are the building blocks of a stable social order.
As growing numbers are helping to build communities of this character, the power of the Cause to transform people’s social existence, as well as their inner lives, is becoming increasingly visible.
We hold Interfaith Devotions every Saturday morning at 10:00 am, where people of all faiths and all paths can come together in a spirit of harmony, worship together, have meaningful conversations, and discuss spiritual ideas. To receive an invitation to join a zoom meeting reach out.
Explore the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh and His Teachings.
Explore themes central to the Bahá’í Faith such as Devotional Life or Involvement in the Life of Society. Find information about the Bahá’ís of the United States or dig through the Bahá’í World Publication.
Step right in and see how the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh is transforming both the spiritual and social life of peoples of all walks of life. Our local community is one of many, in diverse communities around the globe.
Dr. John Woodall talks about Elevating Conversations as a means of sharing hope by stepping out of the mire of divisiveness.
An extract from Ruhiyyih Khanum’s book "Prescription for Living" about dealing with hardship and struggle.
An introduction into the Person of Bahá’u’lláh the founder of the Bahá’í Faith.
A short film on the sacred nature of Bahá’í elections that takes place in an atmosphere of joy and devotion without campaigning or nominations. It’s time for the world to recognize that leadership translates to service to humanity.
Whats going on?
Below are some recent events, activities, and updates from the Bahá’ís of Sumter County.
A letter from the governing body of the Bahá’ís of the United States to the American people. The letter's central themes of hope, perseverance and honest discourse speak to the challenges prevailing in our current times.
We hold Interfaith Devotions every Saturday morning at 9:45 am, and every Monday morning at 9:15 am, where people of all faiths and all paths can come together in a spirit of harmony, worship together, have meaningful conversations, and discuss spiritual ideas. To receive an invitation to join a zoom meeting, email us at: email@example.com – or call at (352) 405-1514.
Warm gatherings in the home to explore spiritual questions together, meet local Bahá’í's, and investigate topics related to the Bahá’í Faith. We are happy to schedule these any day and time, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comparable to a vast ocean the Bahá’í Writings illuminate many topics. Search them at their official source, the Bahá’í Reference Library.
Unique to any other time in history we have seen the appearance of two Divine Messengers. The Báb, meaning the Gate, declared His mission in Shiraz 1844 and prepared His followers for the declaration of Bahá’u’lláh, meaning the Glory of God, in 1863.
Bahá’u’lláh likens the Word of God to a sapling, whose roots are growing in our hearts. He encourages us to nurture it so that it may grow to great heights.
This as a warm invitation from theBahá’ís of Sumter County to join this path of service.
At the heart of this path is the oneness of mankind, a spiritual truth that requires the establishment of lasting unity. The type of change necessary demands that all have a part to play in the establishment of a just social order. We hope that a glimpse into the endeavors of the Bahá’í community convey our deep confidence that humanity will overcome the challenges it now faces. What vision, if not Bahá’u’llá's dazzling Revelation, merits a response in committed action?