Week of November 30 - December 6, 2015

“Joy that rhythmically changes all the time and yet in itself remains unchangeable, like an actor who entertains with different roles and poses, is what all of us are seeking. Such joy can be found only through regular, deep meditation. The inner fountain of unchangeable ever new joy alone can quench our thirst.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, December 06 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Finding the Joy in Life”. 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:

 “Though our efforts be crowned with utmost fulfilment, all ordinary pursuits of life offer only partial joy; but in seeking Thee we tap the reservoir of unending bliss.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this 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 this 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

 

• The agenda for our upcoming Christmas Meditation Monastic visit has now been finalized and can be viewed by clicking here.  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.

 

• Our all-day Christmas Meditation will be held in the chapel on Saturday, December 19 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and will be led by Brother Kalyanananda. We will have our annual Christmas potluck lunch on Sunday, December 21 after services in the Sunday School building. If you would like to contribute with a dish, please fill out the sign-up form which is located in the Chapel foyer.

 

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