Week of December 19 - December 25, 2016

“Silence is the altar of God.  We must not only silence our thoughts; we must commune with Christ.  Christ is everywhere present, within and without- a resplendent light."

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, December 25 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Receive the Christ Consciousness."  The service is 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.

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Weekly Affirmation:

 

O Christ, may the birth of Thy love be felt in all hearts this Christmas and on all other days.

                                                                                    (Metaphysical Meditations)

   

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Announcements:

 

• As we celebrate the Christmas holiday this week, our gratitude is extended to all of you. From the Managing Team, we wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas.

 

• In observation of the Christmas Eve holiday, we will not have open meditation this Saturday, December 24 and the chapel will remain closed.

 

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

 

• We are always in need of more volunteers to help in the numerous tasks required for the upkeep of our chapel and grounds. We are especially in need of volunteers to serve in Housekeeping, Juice Social and Ushers Committee. If you are interested in helping, please contact a member of the Managing Team by emailing us at srfhouston@gmail.com

 

• Guruji said that “Group Meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.”  Our Center hosts group meditations every Thursday night from 7:30 to 9:30 PM and from 7:00 to 10:00 PM on the first Thursday of the month. Meditations last about 45 minutes, along with a reading and chants. Devotees may enter or leave the service quietly at any time. We hope that you are able to attend.

 

• The New Year's Eve Meditation will be held in the chapel next Saturday, December 31 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.