Week of May 22  - May 28, 2017

 “The greatest influence in your life, stronger even than your willpower, is your environment.  Change that, if necessary.  Until you are mentally strong, you can never be what you want to be without a good environment to help you."  

             -Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, May 28 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Self-Analysis: Key to the Mastery of Life."  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.

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Weekly Affirmation:

May we, Thine eager pilgrim children, easily reach our Home by following the inner light-- intuition, Thy holy beacon.

(Whispers from Eternity)

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Announcements:

 

• Our third annual India Night event will be held next Saturday, May 27 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on our chapel grounds. If you haven’t RSVP’d, we strongly encourage you RSVP at www.srfhouston.org. A suggested donation of $20 per adult and $10 per child is requested to attend this event. Your donations will be used towards the construction of a new Multi-Purpose Building, as well as to cover the costs of the India Night event. Donations are encouraged but not required!  We would like everyone to attend even if you are unable to make a contribution.

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held next Saturday, June 3 starting at 8:30 am. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP by filling out the sign-up sheet located in the chapel foyer as this will help us to organize head count for lunch on the Day of Service.

 

• If you are planning to attend the 2017 SRF World Convocation, please also consider participating in the Center Representatives Conference which will be held in the California Ballroom at the Bonaventure Hotel on Wednesday, August 9 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.

 

• 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.

 

• All activities and events organized by the Houston Center are carried out by dedicated members and friends and we always welcome new volunteers. If you have a few hours to spare each month and would like to volunteer, please let us know by emailing us at srfhouston@gmail.com.

 

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