The new Bahá'í Faith Local Spiritual Assembly (LSA)
of Sedona Arizona was created in the Spring of 2005. A
secret ballot election of the local individual Bahá'ís was
conducted on the evening of April 20th, 2005. Nine
individuals were chosen to guide, lead and conduct business for
the Bahá'í community of Sedona. Each individual elected to
the Local Spiritual Assembly has no individual special status or
title. Although, when the elected individuals assemble together to
conducts the Faith's business and decision making the group is
divinely guided according to the holy texts of the Faith.
Humbly and with the grace of God the Bahá'ís of Sedona have
completed their first full year with an elected LSA and have
held their second yearly election. Again, as every year,
the tallying of the votes was conducted on the evening of
April 20th of 2006. We had a healthy participation by the
qualified voting body of the Sedona community.
Some of the events we produced or
participated in during the last 12 months were The International
Day of Peace, The Season of Non-violence (the Bahá'í perspective
on non-violence, The screening of "RACE - The Power of an
Illusion" about race unity and oneness, Spiritual Gatherings
(Devotionals) on topics such as "What Does Labor Day Mean To You?,
Fireside chats with guests from around the world, and 10-12 week
study circles using Ruhi Book 1 (Reflections on the Life of
the Spirit) and other Ruhi Books.
Awards" of $150 were awarded to a male and female High School student that most typifies unity
in the school environment in May 2006.
The International Day of Peace was co-hosted with the Sedona
Library last Sept
21st. On behalf of the Sedona citizens the Bahá'ís of
Sedona received an official Gubernatorial Proclamation from
Governor Janet Napolitano of Arizona for "Arizona's Peace Day".
The mayor of Sedona spoke and remained in the audience
throughout the whole event. Unity was definitely due to a
cross representation from many Faiths, Nations, Organizations,
and Beliefs as speakers and performers.
LIFE AND DEATH is the topic of a spiritual gathering on October
14th 2006 Saturday at the Sedona Community Center.
All are welcome and encouraged to
attend. There is no fee. The Sedona Community Center is at
the corner of Harmony and Melody. From Hwy 89A take
Harmony north to the cross street which is Melody. The
center is one that corner on the right. RSVP to Geri (928) 282-2790. Guests are certainly
welcome. Watch for many
other public events throughout the next year.