Welcome to the Web site of the Bahá’í Community of San Mateo, California!
The Baha’i Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent religions, comprising some 5 million believers. Its founder, Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892), is regarded by Baha’is as the most recent on the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.
The history of the Bahá’í presence in San Mateo begins in April, 1947. The Assembly was incorporated in 1963. The festival of Ridvan is the start of the administrative year. That year, San Mateo registered its first Bahá’í assembly. The directive was that incorporated cities needed to have their own Bahá’í communities. You can view an overview of the principles and teachings of the Baha’i Faith at its official website: www.bahai.org.
Presently, some 34 Bahá’ís live in San Mateo. There is a family school and the community participates in local service activities. We meet in each other’s homes, not having a physical center – yet. We warmly welcome inquiries, if you’re in the area, passing through, or just want to know more. Our information is contained in the CONTACT US page.
We invite you to learn more about our Faith, update yourself on the latest activities in the community and check out the latest news.