~ Connecting Hearts ~
Fostering Unity through Creative Conversations
A kindly tongue is the lodestone of the hearts of men. It is the bread of the spirit, it clotheth the words with meaning, it is the fountain of the light of wisdom and understanding…” (Bahá’u’lláh)
Friday September 1 – Monday, September 4, 2017
Location: La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, Black Forest, CO
Please join us in finding ways to elevate the conversations we have with our friends, neighbors and co-workers, enabling us to connect our hearts to each other and to Bahá’u’lláh. These relationships build the foundation of strong communities.
Everyone is welcome! Invite the children and their parents who are in your neighborhood children’s classes, invite the junior youth and their parents, invite those who attend devotions and those in your study circles. Invite those whose homes you visit or those who visit you.
Together we can build communities that are havens of unity!
O ye friends! Fellowship, fellowship! Love, love! Unity, unity! – so that the power of the Bahá’í Cause may appear and become manifest in the world of existence. My thoughts are turned towards you, and my heart leaps within me at your mention. Could ye know how my soul glows with your love, so great a happiness would flood your hearts as to cause you to become enamored with each other. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá, from the Tablets of the Divine Plan)
A Rich Tapestry of Community Life
Friday December 30, 2016 – Sunday January 1, 2017
“A rich tapestry of community life begins to emerge in every cluster as acts of communal worship, interspersed with discussions undertaken in the intimate setting of the home, are woven together with activities that provide spiritual education to all members of the population — adults, youth and children.”
— Universal House of Justice, Ridvan 2010
This year’s theme focuses on growing the Junior Youth Program in Colorado and how our communities’ core activities work together to create a rich tapestry of community life.
Come join us for a wonderful weekend of devotions, learning, and fellowship. A special invitation goes out to all involved in Junior Youth groups & Children’s classes – especially Youth, Junior Youth, Children and their families!
Registration begins at 4:30 pm on Friday night followed by dinner. The program will begin at 7:00 pm.
Full programs for adults, youth, junior youth, & children plus a nursery.
YMCA Conference Center
2515 Tunnel Rd
Estes Park, CO 80511
Earlybird (10% discount): 11/27/16
Final Deadline: 12/11/16
Rates & Accommodation information
Registration Form Download
Download the brochure
Save the date! Winter School will be:
December 30th (4:30pm) to January 1st (1pm)
at the beautiful YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. Registration opens this weekend!