Week of September 8-September 14, 2014

Most smiles are born of good emotions arising out of doing good, or out of feeling of sympathy, love, kindness, or mercy. But the most wonderful way to smile is to fill your heart with the love of God. Then you will be able to love everybody; you will be able to smile all the time."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday,September 14 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “entitled “Be a Smile Millionaire”. 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:

 “I will radiate joy to everyone I meet. I will be mental sunshine for all who cross my path.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

• This Saturday, September 13, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel on Sunday, September 21 after Service. This group is open to all members and friends who wish to read and meditate upon Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita – God Talks with Arjuna.

• The deadline to register for the silent retreat at the T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, Texas is Friday, September 26. The retreat will be held from Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 02. If you are planning to attend but haven’t yet registered, we highly encourage you to please visit our website www.srfhouston.org to reserve your room.

• On Thursday, October 30, we will be having a guided meditation in our chapel from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, which will be led by SRF Monastics - Brother Naradananda and Brahmachari Gordon. In order to prepare for this special event, we highly encourage everyone to attend our weekly Thursday evening meditations, which currently have a format of a 5 minute reading, followed by a 5-10 minute chant and two 45 minute periods of meditation.

• 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.

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