Week of May 16 - May 22, 2016

“Do not try to build your hopes upon this life.  Where is your safety?  You are safe only when you are castled in the realization of God.  Oceans cannot drown your fire for God.  You are the wave that shall become the ocean.  There is no death – only life.’’ 

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, May 22 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Cosmic Play of Life and Death.” 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 am not the breath, not the water, not the fire; I am not the body, neither bones nor flesh.  I am not the mind, nor the feelings, for I am behind feeling, behind mind, behind breath.  Behind the stars am I, the life of all.  I am the smile on flowers, the laughter on all faces, the bliss in every soul.’’

 

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Announcements:

 

• The Young at Heart Adults Group will be having their next activity this 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.


• On Sunday, May 29 we will be screening a short film that was made of this year’s India Night event.  The movie will be shown after service at approximately 12:30pm and will last about 20 minutes.   We encourage all to come relive and enjoy that wonderful evening all over again.


• The committee chairs have begun to request the blackout dates for all volunteers for the 3rd Quarter.  Please let your respective committee chairs know what dates you will not be able to serve during July through September so that we may finalize the schedule for next quarter.


• 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 contact the Managing Team by sending an email to srfhouston@gmail.com by Sunday, July 10 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.