Week of May 09 - May 15, 2016

“In the creation of human beings God has given the key to freedom.  Life is the result of design, the law of karma, and the power of free choice.  Free choice can change the designs of God.  It can do away with the karmic law of action and reaction.’’ 

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, May 15 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “God-Mindedness -- Key to Freedom.” 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:

“Teach us to behold only what is good, to think only what is good, to associate only with those who are good, and teach us to meditate upon Thee, the fountain of all goodness.’’

(SRF Lessons)

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Announcements:

 

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, May 15 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.


• The Young at Heart Adults Group will be having their next activity on Saturday, May 21 at Discovery Green.  The event is called Discovery Green Flea where various local vendors and craftspeople sell their homemade wares to the general public.  The event is from 6pm to 10pm.  There will be food trucks available or you can bring your own food for a picnic on the hill while listening to free live music.  Please email Katie at katiemcclusky17@gmail.com to rsvp or to find out more.  We hope you can attend!


• Our monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for Saturday, May 28 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a guided meditation in the morning, which will include group practice of the SRF techniques of meditation. All are welcome to attend at any time during the day, but we ask that you enter or exit the chapel only during chants or readings.  The SRF Energization Exercises will be conducted as a group at 9:00 am.


• 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 15, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Managing Team by sending an email to srfhouston@gmail.com by Friday, July 12 if you would like to register for this conference. Note that a donation of $35.00 per person is requested to attend this event.


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