Week of Oct 7th-Oct 13th, 2013

"If we could take statistics of the world’s mentalities, we would find that the Orientals are more spiritually inclined, and the Westerners more materially and industrially minded. One of the most important reasons for this difference between Occident and Orient lies in the difference of environment and climatic conditions.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, October 13 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Practical Methods for Spiritual Growth". 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.

Weekly Affirmation:

“Heavenly Father, in an invisible church built of devotion granite, receive Thou my humble heart offerings, daily renewed by prayer.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)


  • Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held next Saturday, October 19. This month we will have an open, 12 hour non-conducted meditation from 8 am to 8 pm. You are welcome to join us at any time but we ask that you sign in when you arrive and that you enter and exit the chapel quietly.
  • Self-Realization Fellowship will be conducting a Lecture Tour in Dallas from Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn – Dallas Fort Worth Airport South in Irving, TX. If you are planning to attend the Kriya Initiation ceremony, please visit their website at http://srfdallasfortworth.org/srf-monastics-lecture-tour/. Also, if you are interested in carpooling, please contact Jose at jiguzman@yahoo.com
  • Our Fall silent retreat at the Ruah Center of Villa de Matel in Houston will be held from Friday, November 08 to Sunday, November 10, with an extra day on Thursday, November 7. Accommodations are limited so we ask that those interested in attending confirm no later than Sunday, October 27. A sign-up sheet will be available in the foyer. Please note that a non-refundable deposit of $30 to Villa de Matel is requested to guarantee the room. If you have any questions, please contact Michaele O’Dwyer.
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.