Week of November 27 - December 03, 2017

“Just as a person has dreams that seem real for a time but lose their validity when he emerges into the waking state of consciousness, so it is possible for man to awaken from the dream of matter-reality and live in the changeless realm of Spirit."

Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, December 03 or our weekly Service Reading entitled “Understanding the Unreality of Matter.”   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.   There will also be a Teen Study group this Sunday for teens ages 13-18 in the Morgan Building from 11am 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 Divine Friend! Though the darkness of my ignorance be as old as the world, still make me realize that with the dawn of Thy light the darkness will vanish as though it had never been.

                                                         (Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, December 02 starting at 8:30 am and in addition to the regular chores, we will be also decorating the chapel for Christmas. If you are planning to attend, please let Sudha know by emailing him at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as this will help us to organize head count for lunch on the Day of Service. You can also RSVP by filling out the sign-up sheet located in the chapel foyer.

 

• Our All-day Christmas Meditation will be held in the chapel on Saturday, December 16 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.

 

• On Sunday, December 17 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.

 

• 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.