Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Town of Vienna Baha'i Newsletter February-April 2012

Saturday, February 18th: Consolidation efforts at the Vienna Park Apartments complex: visiting friends we’ve met and as well as those we have yet to meet. Details will be separately provided.

Saturday, February 25th, 12:30 PM to 7 PM: Regional Baha’i Council (SE) sponsoring a workshop called “Using Information for Community Building” at the NOVA Baha’i Center for a quorum of LSA members from each community within the RBC’s Clusters.

Sunday, February 26th, 5 PM: New date for Ayyami-Ha Celebration at the Northern Virginia Baha’i Center hosted by the Loudoun LSA’s Holy Day Committee

Wednesday, February 29th, 7 to 9 PM: Interfaith Devotional at the Patrick Henry Library. [Also Monday, April 9th, 7-9 PM]

Thursday, March 1st, 7PM: Special showing of “Iranian Taboo”, a documentary film on the persecution of the Iranian Baha’is following the 1979 Revolution, at the Bethesda Row Cinemas. The NSA is encouraging the friends (especially the friends from Iran) to attend.

The FAST occurs from sunset March 2 to sunset on March 20th.

Friday, March 2nd, 7:30 PM: Feast of Ala (Loftiness) at the home of Kamran and Rezvan Ghaffari.

Naw Ruz celebrated on Tuesday evening, March 20th: Event to be announced.

Wednesday, March 21st, 7:30 PM: Feast of Baha (Splendor) at the home of the Russo-Motlagh family.

TOV Baha’is will provide the opening invocations at the Town of Vienna Town Council meetings in 2012 on Mondays, April 2, September 24, and December 3 at 8 PM.

Sunday April 8th, 5 PM: Feast of Jalal (Glory) at the home of the Yazdani family.

Interfaith Devotional at Ferdowsi’s home -evening of the second Thursday of each month. Contact the Ferdowsi’s to confirm.

Junior Youth Group meets on Saturdays at the Scruggs home. Contact Carol to confirm.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Town of Vienna Baha'i Newsletter--September-December 2011

September-December 2011

Monday, September 26th, 7:30 PM: Feast of Mashiyyat (Will), hosted by Amir Motlagh at 205 Berry Street Se, Vienna.

Tuesday, September 27th, 8 PM: LSA Meeting at the Ferdowsi home.

Wednesday, October 5th, 7-9 PM: Interfaith Devotional at the Patrick Henry Library.

Sunday, October 9th, 9 AM to 2 PM: Unit 21 District Convention at the NVBC.

Saturday, October 15th, 7:30 PM: Feast of Ilm (Knowledge) at the home of the Huang family.

Sunday, October 16th, 3PM: LSA Dinner for and Meeting with the Youth at the Scruggs home.

Wednesday October 19th/Thursday October 20th: The Birth of the Bab Holy Day celebration.

Monday, October 24th, 8 PM: Invocation at the Vienna Town Council Meeting.

Thursday, November 3rd, 7:30 PM: Feast of Qudrat (Power) at the home of the Ferdowsi family.

Saturday, November 5th, 7 PM: Azadee: Stories of Iranian Women Behind Bars-Dramatization at the NVBC.

Friday, November 11th/Saturday, November 12th: Birth of Baha’u’llah Holy Day celebration.

Tuesday, November 22nd, at 7:30 PM: Feast of Qawl (Speech) at the home of the Scruggs family.

Monday, December 5th, 8 PM: Invocation at the Town Council Meeting

Sunday, December 11th, Time TBD: Feast of Masa’il (Questions) at the Roshanian home (joint feast with Fairfax City community).

Interfaith Devotional at the Ferdowsi’s home occurs in the evening of the second Thursday of each month. Contact the Ferdowsi’s to confirm schedule.

Junior Youth Group typically meets on Saturdays at the home of the Scruggs family. Contact Carol Scruggs to confirm schedule.

FUND GOALS FOR NEW YEAR: 100% participation (adults, youth, and children) and a minimum contribution of $1000 per Baha’i month. If you haven’t contributed at the Feast, please send your contributions to the Treasurer, Michael Scruggs.

A HARDY AND HEARTFELT WELCOME OF NEW MEMBERS TO OUR COMMUNITY: Eugen and Kelly Yazdani and children (son Noah, and daughter Ella) who have moved to the TOV from Princeton, New Jersey.