Week of December 15 - December 21, 2014

“The only haven of happiness is in Christ, God, and the Masters. Practice Kriya Yoga, follow the Self-Realization path to the very end, looking neither to the left nor to the right, and you shall find happiness though you live in a world torn with fearful wars. This is God’s cinema; do not be worried."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, December 21 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Happiness Through Attunement With Christ”. 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 living Christ, present in the body of Jesus and in all of us, manifest Thyself in the essence of Thy glory, in the strength of Thy light, in the power of Thy perfect wisdom.”

(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. 

 

• Please note that there will be no Sunday School class on December 28. 

 

• The New Year's Eve Meditation will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, December 31 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. From 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, we will listen to the audio CD of Guruji chanting "O God Beautiful" as he did at Carnegie Hall on April 18th, 1926. 

 

• 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.

  

•  Please join us this Sunday after the services for our annual Christmas potluck lunch 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. All members and guests are welcome to attend.