Week of November 06 - November 12, 2017

“When you look at the fingers on your hands, you feel the same about all, for each one is a part of you.  So does God love all of you, for He is equally in all races and colors."

Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, November 12 or our weekly Service Reading entitled “How to Dissolve the Causes of War.”   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:

I will feel for others as I feel for myself.  I will work out my own salvation by serving my fellowman.

                                                         (Metaphysical Meditations)




• This Saturday, November 11, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

• Houston Center is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Arnett, author of India Unveiled, will be giving a presentation entitled “Master’s India” in the chapel this Saturday, November 11 starting at 6:30pm. A light reception in the Sunday School will follow. We invite all friends and devotees to come and enjoy this very special evening. You can see a flyer for the event here


• Our next Harmonium Workshop will be held this Sunday, November 12 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 (arjunraghuraman@gmail.com) or Jahnavi.


• Next Sunday, November 19 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 Carol Curro by emailing her at carol.curro@sbcglobal.net. A sign-up sheet is also located in the Chapel Foyer.


• 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. These meditations are an excellent way to prepare for our upcoming all day Christmas meditation on Saturday, December 16.


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