Week of November 07 - November 13, 2016

 “If material poverty is to be avoided, spiritual poverty is to be abhorred, for the latter is the cause of all human suffering.  Possession of material riches without inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.”

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, November 13 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Gaining the Wealth of Inner Happiness."  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 9:40am The Center is open to the public for services and special activities.


Weekly Affirmation:


Let my soul smile through my heart, and let my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter Thy rich smiles in sad hearts.


                                                                              (Metaphysical Meditations) 




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

• Our next Harmonium Workshop will be held this Sunday, November 13 in the chapel. This workshop is open to all members and friends who are interested in either joining the Kirtan Group or would simply like to 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, or do not have a harmonium of your own, you may contact Arjun by emailing him at arjunraghuraman@gmail.com.

• This Sunday November 13, there will be a meeting from 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm in the Sunday School rooms for parents, students and volunteers who are interested in starting a Teen Group. For more information, please contact Bob Minck.

• Our monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for next Saturday, November 19 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.

• Next Sunday, November 20 we will be having our annual Thanksgiving Potluck social after services in the Sunday School building to celebrate the Thanksgiving special holiday in true spiritual fellowship. If you would like to contribute a dish, you may contact Corey Minck at coreymolino@gmail.com or (713) 480-3245. A sign-up sheet is also 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.