Schedule of Events, July – Sept., 2016

All meetings are held at 4415 W. Harrison St. Suite 307, Hillside, IL 60162, unless otherwise noted.  For more information, please contact Fereshteh at (630) 207-9461 or Jim at (630) 272-0097.

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Those who are inspired by a spirit of selfless service are quick to render unto humanity all possible help through provision of the necessities of life like clothes and shelter, food and medicine, education and other amenities of civilization. In pursuing the path of duty they are not only prepared to fight for the weak against aggression and oppression, but also to lay down their very lives for the sake of others. All these types of service are great and good, but from the ultimate point of view, the help which secures spiritual freedom for humanity surpasses them all; it is insuperable in importance. Meher Baba Discourse, p, 102, Vol 3.                                                               

JULY:

*DISCOURSE MEETING – THURS, July 21ST, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

We are currently reading LISTEN HUMANITY by Don Stevens. We gather in an informal setting of reading, discussion, and sharing, followed by snacks that people may bring to share. All are welcome to attend.

**SILENCE DAY OBSERVANCE – SUN, JULY 10TH, 1:00–5:00 PM

The Center will be open from 1:00 to 5:00 pm for Silence Day – come in and watch a film, read a book from the library, and hang out in the Silence of His Presence.

*FILM NIGHT – FRI, JUL 15, 7:00-9:00 PM

We will be showing the film Three Incredible Weeks with Meher Baba. Amazing film footage of the gathering in the spring of 1954 in India that has come to be known as the “Three Incredible Weeks.” Narrated by Bill Le Page and Meherwan Jessawala, this wonderful production by Bob Fredericks brings to life that special period when sixteen western male Baba followers stayed with Baba at Meherabad from the 10th to the 30th of September 1954.

*DISCOURSE MEETING – THURS, July 21ST, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

We are currently reading LISTEN HUMANITY by Don Stevens. We gather in an informal setting of reading, discussion, and sharing, followed by snacks that people may bring to share. All are welcome to attend.

*SUN July 31ST, AMBCC QUARTERLY GENERAL MEETING, 3:00-5:00 PM

We will review our activities and financial report for the quarter, and plan for upcoming events. Please plan to attend this important meeting, and bring a snack to share.  Optional: Some folks may decide to gather together for dinner afterwards at a local restaurant. Please email Jim (jknute2002@yahoo.com) or Fereshteh with any suggestions for a new place to try.

AUGUST:

*DISCOURSE MEETING – THURS, AUG 4TH, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

We are currently reading LISTEN HUMANITY by Don Stevens. We gather in an informal setting of reading, discussion, and sharing, followed by snacks that people may bring to share. All are welcome to attend.

*FILM NIGHT – FRI, AUG 12TH,   7:00 – 9:00 PM

We will see the film I Am The One Reality. This film inspired by the discovery of rare and never-before-seen film footage of Meher Baba taken by Elizabeth Patterson in 1933, in India and Italy. Part One tells the story of the Western women disciples’ first trip to India to be with Baba and to meet His Eastern women disciples. Part Two is of Baba’s second visit to Portofino, Italy, later that year, with a group of Western and Eastern disciples.

*DISCOURSE MEETING – THURS, AUG 18TH, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

We are currently reading LISTEN HUMANITY by Don Stevens. We gather in an informal setting of reading, discussion, and sharing, followed by snacks that people may bring to share. All are welcome to attend.

*AMBCC SERVICE DAY – SAT, AUG 20, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

We had a great time with our last service day and have arranged another service day at the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) facility in Aurora to help package foods for the malnourished of the world… Registration & sign up reminder will be emailed separately.  Please email Fereshteh if you would like to sign up — meherazad@gmail.com

FMSC is a non-profit organization empowering volunteers to pack meals for the malnourished in nearly 70 countries, hungry in body and spirit.

Group Name: ambcc, Group Size: 20, Date & Time: Sat, August 20, 2016 – 4:30pm – 6:30 pm, Location: 555 Exchange Ct. Aurora, IL 60504    Map » Phone: (630) 851-0404 

SEPTEMBER:

*DISCOURSE MEETING – THURS, SEPT 1ST, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

We are currently reading LISTEN HUMANITY by Don Stevens. We gather in an informal setting of reading, discussion, and sharing, followed by snacks that people may bring to share. All are welcome to attend.

*SAT, SEPT 10TH – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM THEOSOFEST IN WHEATON, IL

We will once again have a booth for Meher Baba with books, videos, pictures, and handouts of Universal Message and other key Baba messages, to a spiritual seeking audience. You are invited to join us in this fun-filled, Baba-filled day of sharing His Message with the public.  Theosophical Society Address:  1926 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL 60187

*DISCOURSE MEETING – THURS, SEPT 15TH, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

We are currently reading LISTEN HUMANITY by Don Stevens. We gather in an informal setting of reading, discussion, and sharing, followed by snacks that people may bring to share. All are welcome to attend. 

***6TH ANNUAL URBAN SAHAVAS- FRI, SEPT 23RD TO SUN, SEPT 25TH

We are very pleased and excited to welcome our special guests Davana Brown & Bobbi Bernstein to Chicago for our Fall Sahavas on September 23, 24, and 25, 2016 at our Hillside Center. Please mark your calendars now and stay tuned for registration details in the coming weeks.  We look forward to an exciting and rewarding Sahavas!

Click here to view and print Sahavas Information & Registration Form:

SIXTH ANNUAL URBAN SAHAVAS Flyer

*DISCOURSE MEETING – THURS, SEPT 29TH, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

We are currently reading LISTEN HUMANITY by Don Stevens. We gather in an informal setting of reading, discussion, and sharing, followed by snacks that people may bring to share. All are welcome to attend.

“The more the bow string is drawn back, the greater the force for the arrow to fly farther, and this is exactly like that. The greater the opposition, the greater the force to my work; and for the welfare of humanity, as all my work is, I don’t mind in the least.”  So would he speak to us all, and so he did it all. And quietly and calmly he proceeded from China to Europe where he wanted to go to arrange things for the future. Lord Meher, p. 1450.  Portofino 1932.

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5 Responses to Schedule of Events, July – Sept., 2016

  1. Ravi says:

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I loved spending some time with you in Baba’s company during my recent visit to Chicago and on April 12, 2011.

    Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

    • oklahuma says:

      Jai Baba Dear Ravi. We also enjoyed your visit very much and hope that you will come back and visit us again very soon… In His Love, Fereshteh

  2. oklahuma says:

    Web site looking good!

  3. juliano66 says:

    Enjoyed meeting all the Baba lovers at the center–sorry to see you move so soon–
    I just found you! I’ll be sure to visit at the new Oak Park center. Pace- :) Julian

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