Week of February 16 - February 22, 2015

“No matter what happens, stop dreaming that you are just a human being, ever going through mental ups and downs. Always remember that you are made in the image of true Spirit. The fountain of Cosmic Bliss, the Joy in all things, must shower you with its spray, and send it trickling through the pores of your thoughts, feelings, bodily cells, heart, nerves, tissues, and face – through your whole body.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, February 22 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Way to Be Happy at Will”. 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:

 "Daily I will seek happiness more and more within my mind, and less and less through material pleasures.”

(Scientific Healing Affirmations)

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Announcements:

 

• This Saturday, February 21, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

 

• Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held next 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.

 

• As previously announced, 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 in the Sunday School building 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.

  

• All activities and events organized by the Houston Center are carried out by dedicated members and friends and we always welcome new volunteers. If you have a few hours to spare each month and would like to volunteer, please let us know by contacting a member of the Managing Team after services.

 

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