Week of March 23 - March 29, 2015

“To help get rid of restlessness, you must understand the value of meditation in the sense that the yogis of India understand it, namely ‘concentration to know God’. You can be helped very much by definite Self-Realization techniques, which include proper diet, posture, and the acquiring of efficient mental discipline and character habits.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, March 29 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Peace: The Altar of Heaven”. 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 fill my heart with the peace of meditation. I will pour heartfuls of my joy into peace-thirsty souls.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• As previously announced, we are organizing the India Night fundraising event for Saturday, April 11 from 5:00 PM onwards with Brother Pranavananda and Br. Klaus. We encourage everyone to RSVP by Wednesday, April 1 either by visiting our website www.srfhouston.org or by filing out the sign-up sheet in the foyer. A 'suggested' donation of $25 per adult and $10 per child is requested to attend this event. Your donations will be used towards our Houston Center Building Fund, as well as to cover the costs of the India Night event. Donations can be made either online through our website or in person by cash or check. Checks can be made out to "Houston Meditation Group" with the memo indicating "India Night Event". For cash donations, please put your donation amount in an envelope and place it in the basket in the Chapel foyer.

 

• Our monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for this Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a guided meditation in the morning, which will include group practice of the SRF techniques of meditation. All are welcome to attend at any time during the day, but we ask that you enter or exit the chapel only during chants or readings. The SRF Energization Exercises will be conducted as a group at 9:00 am.

 

• On Sunday, April 05, we will have our Easter potluck social immediately after services. A Sign-up sheet is available in the Foyer if you would like to contribute a dish for the potluck. Sunday School will also be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on for children ages 1-13 on the Golf Street chapel grounds. All are welcome to join us in celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

• On Saturday April 11, we will first visit the Museum of Fine Arts with the Monastics from 10:00am to 11:30am and then have a picnic in Herman Park from 11:30am to 1:00pm. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the sign-up form located in the chapel foyer. If you have any questions, please contact Funso (funso_ekibolaji@yahoo.com) or Carol (carol.curro@sbcglobal.net).

 

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