Week of August 25th - August 31st, 2014

We cannot live happily by spiritual doctrines only or riches only. To bring a balance into lives of men of East and West, both should adopt a method of developing an equilibrated life. People in general spend six days of the week in making money, and even the seventh in thinking about it, but they spend hardly any time on self-development."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, August 31 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “How to Spiritualize Business”. 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.

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Weekly Affirmation:

 “After contacting God in meditation, I will go about my work, whatever it may be, knowing that He is with me, directing me and giving me power to bring forth that for which I am striving.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

• This Saturday, August 30, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

• As previously announced, our Houston Center will be hosting a silent retreat from Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 02 at the T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, Texas. It will be led by SRF Monastics - Brother Naradananda and Brahmachari Gordon. Please note that the deadline to register for the retreat is Friday, September 26. If you are planning to attend the retreat and haven’t yet registered, we highly encourage you to please visit our website www.srfhouston.org to reserve your room.

• We are in need of volunteers to help with the numerous tasks for our upcoming fall retreat at the T-Bar-M resort in New Braunfels, Texas. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Carol Curro (carol.curro@sbcglobal.net) at your earliest. You may also contact her directly if you are looking to car-pool to New Braunfels, or if you are looking for roommates.

• This Sunday, August 31 is the last day of our Audio-Visual fundraising drive. We would like to thank all those who have contributed so far and we truly appreciate your gracious contributions. If you would like to make a donation, please deposit your cash or check in an envelope in the chapel or you can even make a donation on-line through our website www.srfhouston.org. When making the donation, please indicate that it is for Audio-Visual equipment. If you have any questions about this fundraising drive, please contact a member of the Managing Team.

• Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.