September 6, 2016, is the twelfth anniversary of the Dedication of the Baha’i Center of Washtenaw County. Since its dedication and opening, the Center has grown to be a true center of our community. Activities including devotions, children’s classes, Ruhi classes, coffee houses, and even a book club make up the regular monthly schedule at 5550 Morgan Road. The Center hosts a variety of special events, including Holy Day celebrations, weddings, and memorial services, and has continued its monthly International Dinners, a tradition begun as fund-raising for the Center before it was built. As the Center has grown in the years since its dedication, many amenities have been added, including a playground, finished warming kitchen and basement, and many beautiful decorations portraying the history and tenets of our Faith, as well as locations sacred to Baha’is around the globe.
During the Dedication ceremony opening the Center on September 6, 2004, we revisited the history of how the Center came to be. That history is repeated below in honor of this twelfth anniversary: