Week of February 09 - February 15, 2015

“If the earning of money is thought by a man to be really necessary for the support of his family, he will not shrink from running into dangers to secure it. It is a pity we do not consider religion—the attainment of Bliss—to be necessary in the same way. Instead, we regard it as an ornament, a decoration, and not a component part of man's life.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, February 15 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Necessity of Religion”. Sunday School for children ages 3-12 is also held from 11 am to 12 noon. The service is 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 find perpetual celestial happiness within. Peace will reign in silence or in the midst of activities. Let me hear Thy voice, O God, in the cave of meditation.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• We are glad to announce that our Houston Center will be hosting a Monastic visit on Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 12 with Bro. Pranavananda & Br. Klaus at our Chapel. We will also be organizing our India Night event on Saturday, April 11 and the schedule is currently being finalized.

 

• We will have a General Membership meeting on Sunday, March 15 immediately after Service. The purpose of this meeting will be to provide updates on the 2015 Pledge Drive and vote on the Mortgage Fundraiser for early re-payment. All active members are encouraged to attend.

  

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, February 15 at 12:30pm. 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. We hope that you are able to attend.

 

• Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held on Saturday, February 28. This month we will have an open, 12 hour non-conducted meditation from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. You are welcome to join us at any time but we ask that you sign in when you arrive and that you enter and exit the chapel quietly.

 

• We would like to remind everyone to please make their checks payable to the ‘Houston Meditation Group’ when making a donation offering or a book room purchase. We will make an announcement when the official name has been changed on our bank account. When sending a payment for the mortgage, please make the check payable to “Self Realization Fellowship” and in the memo please mention "Building Fund".

 

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