Week of October 12 - October 18, 2015

“You are not the controller of the destiny of the world. Do not worry uselessly about the terrible things that are happening. You must realize that God never forsakes the righteous; and He loves all equally and well. Through His love we shall see a better world. He who has given life will also rebuild the world in a better way. But you must also help the world by your constructive thoughts.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, October 18 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Your True Self – The Immortal Soul”. 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.


Weekly Affirmation:

 “I am infinite, I am spaceless, I am tireless; I am beyond body, thought, and utterance; beyond all matter and mind. I am endless bliss.” 

(Metaphysical Meditations)




• This Saturday, October 17, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.


• In preparation of our Chapel's 10th Anniversary, the Maintenance & Landscaping Committees have organized work parties this Saturday, October 17 & Sunday October 18 after service to continue laying the patio in our back garden. If you would like to volunteer, please email Danny (danny.and.marijana@gmail.com) & Corey (coreymolino@gmail.com).


• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, October 18 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.


• If you haven’t yet RSVP’d for our Chapel’s 10th Anniversary dedication event on Sunday, November 1 after service, we encourage you to please email us at info@srfhouston.org or fill out the sign-up sheet by this Sunday, October 18 so we can have an accurate head count for lunch.


• Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held next Saturday, October 24. 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.


• Our Fall silent retreat at Villa de Matel is scheduled from Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 15, with an optional extra day on Thursday, November 12. Accommodations are limited so please register using the forms available in the foyer, and only if you are sure that you will be attending. We ask for a non-refundable deposit of $30, payable to Villa de Matel. Please give your registration form and check to Jose Guzman or Michaele O'Dwyer.


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