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An Expansive Prospect
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An Expansive Prospect captures the efforts of individuals, communities, and institutions as they strive together to release the society-building power of the Bahá'í Teachings in ever-greater measures.

The Bahá’ís of Sumter County Florida

We believe in the essential oneness of mankind and that now is the time to realize that oneness.

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.

  • Tolerance and understanding, always mindful of mankind's oneness
  • Everyone is a potential partner and collaborator
  • Strive to foster fellow feeling among different groups.
  • Labor to cultivate conditions in which progress can occur
  • Efforts advance to the alternating rhythm of action and reflection

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.

Email us at bahaisofsumtercounty3@gmail.comCall at (352) 405-1514

About the Bahá’ís


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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.

News and Events

Whats going on?

Below are some recent events, activities, and updates from the Bahá’ís of Sumter County.

Bahá’u’lláh likens His revelation to an ocean in which countless pearls are treasured.

Explore the Bahá’í Writings

Comparable to a vast ocean the Bahá’í Writings illuminate many topics. Search them at their official source, the Bahá’í Reference Library.

The light of justice

equality of women and men

Bahá’u’lláh and His Forerunner the Báb

Twin Manifestations

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.

Pearls and Gems from the Writings of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh

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.

We believe in the essential oneness of mankind and that now is the time to realize that oneness.A golden circle representing the covenant.


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?