Vol 19, Issue 19

End of The Writing of a Will and Testament Webinars

In early January the Office of the Treasurer hosted the final nationwide webinar on The Writing of a Will and Testament. These presentation were a part of our office’s initiative to honor the Master and commemorate the centenary of His passing and the reading of His will and testament during this special year. Though this initiative has ended, we would still love to continue to learn with you and explore together The Writing of a Will and Testament booklet. Developed by the National Spiritual Assembly’s Office of the Treasurer in collaboration with the Board of Trustees of Ḥuqúqu’lláh in the United States, the booklet is a valuable tool in helping the friends understand this important law. At this time we do not have any future dates scheduled to host the webinar. If your community is interested in a presentation on the writing of a will and testament, please consult and work with your Local Spiritual Assembly or the nearest Local Spiritual Assembly to see if this is something they would like to sponsor and bring to the community. Our office is planning to offer smaller local presentations on this topic after Ridván. 

To download The Writing of a Will and Testament booklet, click here https://www.bahai.us/community/resources/planned-giving , sign in, and under Bequests/Wills section, download the booklet. 

What's in Your Archive?

IMG_4073Why did this item go in your archive?

I kept this pair of pants from when my daughter was a newborn because it reminds me how fast she grows! It helps me treasure the current moment in my life because it will be gone before I know it. And if my daughter has kids of her own, I can pass the pants down to her baby. I think we will be able to share the motherhood experience through having the same item.

Why is it important to have an archive for the Bahá’í Community?

I think in the same way my daughter and I will be able to share an experience and relate to each other, we can connect to past Baha’is through what’s in the Bahá’í archives, especially things that relate to Bahá’í identity. 

To submit a story or item from your archive, i.e. photograph, material, item, etc, write to bahaitreasurersoffice(at)usbnc.org with a photo and answers to the question: Why did this item go in your archive? Why is it important to have an archive for the Bahá’í Community?

To learn more about the National Archive Campaign: Preserving our Spiritual Heritageread the Bahá’í Fund Bulletin and The American Bahá’í magazine. Keep an eye out for videos, kids’ content, and more!