Welcome to the Greater Columbia
Bahá’í Community

Bahá'ís are your friends and neighbors. We come from all walks of life and religious backgrounds. But we have found a common faith in the deeply spiritual and relevant teachings of the founder of the Bahá'í religion, Bahá'u'lláh, which means "The Glory of God." We invite you to investigate the Bahá'í Faith. We think you'll be impressed by the power of its teachings to bring hope to a hurting world and to transform individual hearts and minds.

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Seek knowledge and understanding

As you look through our website we hope you’ll find the information you seek including an introduction to the Bahá’í Faith, as well as how to participate in devotional meetings, study circles, children’s classes, junior youth classes and how to get literature or talk with a Bahá’í. We encourage you make contact with us or any Bahá’ís you know personally in the community for an open and interfaith discussion about God, faith, religion, and the responsibility we all have toward the betterment of humanity.

“The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race, and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship amongst men.”

Bahá'u'lláh

Devotional Gatherings

Devotional gatherings are regularly scheduled to share a spirit of joy, love and fellowship through prayer and meditation.

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Study Circles

Study circles are regular gatherings of people interested in an in-depth and systematic study of spiritual themes based on the Bahá’í­ Writings.

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Children’s Classes

The emphasis of children’s classes is on imparting to young people the ability to learn, reflect, think about, and apply spiritual principals to their lives and society.

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Junior Youth Classes

Junior youth classes are designed for young people, 12 to 15 years of age, and focus on nurturing virtues, step-by-step problem-solving, and cultivating social awareness.

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“The cup of knowledge is overflowing; blessed are they who partake in draughts! The fountain of life is issuing forth; blessed are they who drink!”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

The Greater Columbia Bahá’í Center is located at 2020 Assembly Street in Columbia near the intersection with Elmwood Avenue.