Evanston Bahá'í Community

Welcome from the Bahá'ís who live, work and worship here in Evanston. We lovingly invite you to join us in any of the activities and events listed here. Across the globe, followers of Bahá’u’lláh and their friends are striving in earnest to contribute to the well-being of their communities and the advancement of society.

Who is Bahá’u’lláh?

What is a Baha'i?

"To be a Baha'i simply means to love all the world; to love humanity and try to serve it; to work for universal peace and universal brotherhood." ~ Abdu'l-Baha.

Just click on the event in the calendar to get all of the details. Please call ahead to see if the gathering will take place. All scheduled devotional and other meetings at the Bahá'í House of Worship in Wilmette are cancelled, but the building itself remains open to visitors and for private prayer. (March 13, 2020)

Bahá'ís host a variety of neighborhood gatherings that are open to anyone who may wish to attend.

Devotions are an informal gathering for prayer and song, led by hosts and their friends and neighbors. There is no clergy in the Bahá'í Faith, meaning that neighborhood gatherings for prayer reflect the families and friends who host them. You can learn more about Devotional gatherings at this link.

A Bahá'í Fireside is an informal meeting that usually has a short presentation in advance of discussion. Topics can be chosen ahead of time, but questions are always welcome and encouraged.

Hosts for these gatherings are happy to answer any questions you have about them.

Connect with the Bahá'ís of Evanston:

Phone: 847-801-9099 (voice mail) to request a home visit or learn about ongoing study circles, junior youth empowerment program and children's classes.

Email: evanstonlsa@gmail.com

Mail: P.O. Box 338, Evanston, IL 60204

The Bahá'ís of Evanston are engaged in a process of spiritual community building that is underway around the world. Through an educational process that connects children, youth and adults with the transformative power of the Word of God, everyone advances together on a path of learning, action and reflection.

Our devotional meetings, classes for children and teens, study circles, and other activities generally take place in homes, community centers, and other locations around Evanston.

This process of personal and collective transformation is open to everyone, and everyone is warmly welcomed to participate–being a member is not required. The Bahá'í Faith places great emphasis on the independent investigation of truth, so everyone’s path of exploration, worship and service is respected and honored.

This Bahá'í Blog has a good article about the Bahá'í Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program, also available in Evanston.