Week of November 23 - November 29, 2015

“A conception of a Personal Being who is nothing but ourselves magnified is not required. God may be anything – Personal, Impersonal, All-Merciful, Omnipotent, and so forth. But we are not required to take note of these. The conception of God as Bliss exactly suits our purposes, our hopes, our aspirations, and our perfection.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, November 29 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Universality of Religion”. 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:

 “I want Thee, O God, that I may give Thee to all!” 

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this week, our gratitude is extended to all of you and the Managing Team wishes you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving.

 

• In observation of the Thanksgiving holidays, we will not have a meditation service this Thursday, November 26 and the chapel will be closed.

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held next Saturday, December 5, and in addition to the regular chores, we will be also decorating the chapel for Christmas. If you are planning to attend, we request that you please inform Sudha (vasudhaven@yahoo.com) as this will help us organize the head count for lunch.

 

• Our Houston Center will be holding our first harmonium workshop next Sunday, December 6 after services. This workshop is open to all members and friends, who are interested in either joining our Kirtan Group or would like to just learn how to play the SRF cosmic chants on the harmonium. If you own a personal harmonium, we request that you please bring it with you to the workshop. If you have any questions about the workshop, you may contact Arjun by emailing him at arjunraghuraman@gmail.com

 

• On Friday, December 18, we will be organizing an outing with Brother Kalyanananda & Br. Troy to visit the Battleship of Texas Historic Site and the San Jacinto Monument. We plan to meet at the Chapel around 8:30am on Friday and will depart sharply at 9:00am. The entrance fee is $6 per person. We will have a picnic on the grounds after the site tour around Noon.  Everyone is encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch. If you are interested in joining us for this outing with the Monastics, please fill out the sign-up form located in the chapel foyer. If you have any questions about this outing, please contact Chetan Patel by emailing him at chetancpatel@hotmail.com.

 

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