Week of January 18 - January 24, 2016

“Man's great need is to find more time to enjoy nature, to simplify his life and his imaginary necessities, to enjoy the true needs of his existence, to learn to know his children and friends better, and best of all, to know himself.''

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, January 24 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Making the Most of Sundays”. 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 come to Thee with folded hands, bowed head, and heart laden with the myrrh of reverence.  Thou art my Parents; I am Thy child.  Thou art the Master; I will obey the silent command of Thy voice” 

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• This Saturday, January 23, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

 

• Our Center hosts a lesson study group every Monday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the chapel. Devotees take turns reading a paragraph from a given SRF lesson, followed by a short meditation to assimilate that portion of the teaching. There is a group meditation from 8:00 pm to 9:00pm. The lesson study group is open to all SRF lesson students, and we hope that you are able to attend.

 

• Our annual budget meeting will be held in the Sunday School building on Sunday, January 31 immediately after the services. Please join us in spiritual fellowship as we discuss plans for expenditures in 2016.

 

• Guruji said that “Group Meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.”  Our Center hosts group meditations every Thursday night from 7:30 to 9:30 PM and from 7:00 to 10:00 PM on the first Thursday of the month. Meditations last about 45 minutes, along with a reading and chants. Devotees may enter or leave the service quietly at any time. These meditations are an excellent way to strengthen one's New Year's resolutions.

 

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