Week of December 05 - December 11, 2016

“The greatest of all miracles is the love of God.  But very few are interested in Him.  Most people seek visions and astral phenomena and so on.  Yet only he who seeks and finds God will be shown by Him everything he has ever wanted to see.”

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, December 11 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Miracles of Raja Yoga"  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:


Heavenly Father, my voice was made to sing Thy glory.  My heart was made to respond to Thy call.  My soul was made a channel through which Thy love may flow uninterruptedly into all thirsty souls.

                                                                                    (Scientific Healing Affirmations)




• This Saturday, December 10, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the Sunday School this Sunday, December 11 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.

• Our all-day Christmas Meditation will be held in the chapel on Saturday, December 17 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Detailed instructions in English can be downloaded by clicking here and instructions in Spanish are available by clicking this link. These instructions will also be made available in the Chapel foyer. Please note that Group Energization Exercises will not be held and you can do your Energization Exercises individually before the meditation. All members and guests attending the meditation are required to enter the chapel before 9 am as we will not be able to admit anyone into the chapel once the meditation has started. Also, please click here to read the letter received from Mother Center to help devotees prepare for the All-Day Christmas Meditation.

• Next Sunday, December 18 we will have our annual Christmas potluck lunch immediately after services in the Sunday School building. If you would like to contribute with a dish, please email Carol at carol.curro@sbcglobal.net or fill out the sign-up form which will be placed in the Chapel foyer.

• Please note that there will be no Sunday School class on Sunday, December 25. Parents and children attending can observe the service in the infant room.

• All activities and events organized by the Houston Center are carried out by dedicated members and friends and we always welcome new volunteers. We especially need help for ushering. 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 after services.

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