Week of February 29 - March 06, 2016

“If you have made up your mind to be happy, to keep your own inner happiness under all conditions, then no one can make you unhappy.  No one can affect your happiness unless you, yourself, choose to be unhappy.’’

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, March 06 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Awaken Your Power to Be Happy”. 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:

“Through the gateway of meditation I will enter God's temple of peace everlasting.  There I will worship Him at the altar of ever new contentment.  I will kindle the fire of happiness to illuminate His temple within.’’ 

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

•  Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, March 05. We dedicate only one day a month to the care and upkeep of Master’s sanctuary in Houston so that it remains a magnet for those seeking to meditate together or to learn of Self-Realization Fellowship for the first time. We encourage everyone to join us and share this special day of Service and Fellowship with other devotees. A delicious vegetarian lunch will be provided for all those who attend, so please email Sudha (vasudhaven@yahoo.com) to help us get an accurate headcount. 


•  The Mahasamadhi commemorative services for Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Sri Yukteswar are scheduled for Monday, March 07 and Wednesday, March 09, respectively. The services will begin at 8:00 pm and are preceded by an open meditation from 7:00 - 7:50 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with the SRF teachings and the Guru-disciple relationship are welcome to attend. Devotees are asked to bring a flower or flowers as a symbol of devotion to God and the SRF Gurus, and a donation, if possible, as sign of loyalty to the path of SRF. These donations are sent to the Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with other truth-seeking souls. Please write your checks to the order of Self-Realization Fellowship.  An information sheet on commemorative services is available in our chapel foyer and can also be viewed by clicking on this link 


• If you are planning to attend the 2016 SRF World Convocation, please also consider participating in the Center Representatives Conference which will be held in the Catalina Ballroom at the Bonaventure Hotel on Saturday, August 06, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please refer to the announcement and email the Managing Team (srfhouston@gmail.com) by Friday, July 15 if you would like to register for this conference. Note that a donation of $35.00 per person is requested to attend this event.


• All activities and events organized by the Houston Center are carried out by dedicated members and friends and we always welcome new volunteers. If you have a few hours to spare each month and would like to volunteer, please let us know by contacting a member of the Managing Team.


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