Farm Children's Class celebrates Bicentenary Birth of Baha'u'llah
On Saturday, 28 October 2017,
almost 40 students, parents, friends and teachers from the Foster Farm
Children’s Class, came together to celebrate the bicentenary of the
birth of Bahá’u’lláh.
The children had been preparing for this celebration for a number of
weeks. One week, the children prepared invitations for
parents and friends to attend the celebration. Another week,
they worked on crowns, inscribing them with Bahá’u’lláh’s
message: “Attire mine head with the crown of justice, and my
temple with the ornament of equity.” There was a decorative
paper chain created with the attributes: justice, unity, love
and peace to name a few written on each link. Over the course
of several weeks, work was also undertaken to prepare a large-scale
mosaic art piece to mark the 200th anniversary of the Birth of
Baha'u'llah. The children worked hard on creating this art piece which
used large letters to state “Happy Birthday Bahá’u’lláh".
The program included prayers,
songs, readings, games and refreshments
(including a birthday cake). Participants from different age-groups,
including two babies, enjoyed a joyous afternoon of
This celebration was one of over 80 celebrations held across the City
of Ottawa during the October/November time period to celebrate the
Bicentenary Birth of Baha'u'llah.
The Foster Farm children's class is held weekly, with the objective to
inspire in each child a love for our diverse human family as well as to
cultivate a praiseworthy character, developing spiritual qualities such
as truthfulness, generosity and kindness. Based on the teachings of
Baha'u'llah, these classes seek to inspire in the children a love of
God and His Prophets, with the intention of assisting the children
ultimately to contribute to the well-being of their neighbourhoods.