Throughout the year, we, the Baha’is of Summerland, Penticton and neighbouring communities, joyfully welcome our friends and all people to many kinds of gatherings that aim to raise the spiritual quality of everyone’s life. These include meetings to worship, study or reflect together, and social gatherings that foster fellowship and unity among all people. We also observe our Holy Days, coming together to celebrate or commemorate significant anniversaries of the central figures of the Baha’i Faith.

Refer to our Calendar of events for upcoming events.

Please also visit our Baha’is of Summerland Facebook page for additional current activities or email us at any time for more information.

Devotional gatherings

In diverse settings, Bahá’ís and their friends and families unite with one another in prayer. There are no rituals; no one individual has any special role. Meetings consist largely of reading prayers and passages from the Bahá’í sacred texts in an informal yet respectful atmosphere. A spirit of communal worship is generated by these simple gatherings, and this spirit begins to permeate the community’s collective endeavours.

Shrine of baha'u'llah in Bahji, Israel

Holy Days and other significant days

Bahá’ís commemorate 11 holy days each year. These occasions are usually observed with community gatherings in large or small settings, with programs befitting the significance of the day.