Week of Apr 28th - May 4th, 2014

"Don't expect to attain peace and happiness from life experiences. This should be your new attitude toward life: no matter what your experiences are, enjoy them. You have to find peace and happiness within yourself. Your outer experiences should be only fun. You can convert all your experiences into miserable ones if you allow your mind to do so."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, May 04 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Dream Fabric of Life". The service is from 11 am to 12 noon. Sunday School for children ages 3-12 is also held from 11 am to 12 noon. Parents with younger children may enjoy the service from the infant room located in the Sunday School building. The Reading Service is preceded by a meditation service from 10 to 10:45 am, and by group practice of the Self-Realization Fellowship Energization Exercises at 9:40 am. The Center is open to the public for services and special activities.

Weekly Affirmation:

"Nothing shall blight my smiles. Grim death, disease, or failure cannot daunt me. Disaster cannot really touch me, for I possess the unconquerable, unchangeable, ever new bliss of God.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

Announcements:

  • We hope that you are able to attend the Open House at our Houston Center this Saturday, May 03, from 1:00 pm onwards. This event will consist of Meditation, Devotional Chanting, Video Presentation, and Refreshments, and will be an excellent opportunity for newcomers to learn about Self Realization Fellowship and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.
  • The commemorative service of the Birthday of Swami Sri Yukteswar will be held in the chapel next Saturday, May 10 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The service will be preceded by a meditation from 7:00 pm to 7:50 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with the Guru-disciple relationship are welcome to attend. Please bring a flower or flowers as a sign of devotion and a monetary offering in an envelope. The donations are sent to Self-Realization Fellowship.
  • As previously announced, we are organizing a fundraising drive to raise $4,500 for upgrading the Audio-Visual cabling in the Chapel. If you would like to make a donation, please deposit your cash or check in an envelope with the memo indicating that it is for Audio-Visual (AV) equipment, and place it in the basket located on the brown podium in the foyer. If you have any questions about this fundraising drive, please contact a member of the Managing Team.
  • On Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, the Hare Krishna temple (across the street from our Houston Center) will be celebrating their grand opening. During those two days, the entire ‘Golf Drive’ street will be closed off to traffic, and the only way to enter our chapel will be through Couch St. Parking will be available at the Northwest Mall and shuttle buses will be transporting people to the Hare Krishna temple. More information is available at the website: http://templeopening.com/
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.