Week of December 08 - December 14, 2014

“If upon self-analysis you find that you have not yet advanced to the highest state, do not think yourself helplessly unfortunate. The idea is that if you haven’t changed yet, it is now time that you should. Otherwise you will carry your present state into the next life."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, December 14 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Four Kinds of Men”. 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:

 "O Father, receive Thou the fervor of my soul, the devotion of incarnations, the love of ages that I have kept locked in the vault of my heart.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

• Our all-day Christmas Meditation will be held in the chapel on Saturday, December 20 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This meditation is open to all SRF lessons students and Kriyabans. We encourage all members and guests to please arrive early to get settled and to practice the Energization Exercises on your own. All attending the meditation are required to enter the chapel before 9 am as we will not be able to admit anyone into the chapel once the meditation has started. The Sunday School building will be open and setup for meditation in case you arrive late or for those coming only to the afternoon portion of the service.Detailed instructions in English can be downloaded by clicking here and instructions in Spanish are available by clicking this link. Also, please click here to read the letter received from Mother Center to help devotees prepare for the All-Day Christmas Meditation.

 

• Mother Center is pleased to announce that beginning in 2015, Self-Realization Fellowship will be introducing new programs for teens and children. These will replace the overnight summer camps that have been held annually in the San Bernardino Mountains, and will provide a greater variety of options than SRF has been able to offer to date.  All interested teens and children 7 years of age and older are welcome to participate. Specific information on these programs including dates and location will be posted on the SRF website as plans are finalized.  For further information, please visit SRF website or call Youth Services at (818) 549-5160.

 

• On Sunday, December 21 we will have our annual Christmas potluck lunch immediately after services in the Sunday School building. If you would like to contribute a dish, please let Frank know by emailing him at frank.nadembega@gmail.com.

 

• Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building. All members and guests are welcome to attend and greet other Houston Center members.