Week of March 26 - April 01, 2018

"Each human being must strive to resurrect his soul from all limitation.  We can do so if we keep on continuously improving our lives physically, mentally, and spiritually."

Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, April 01 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The True Significance of Resurrection.”   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 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:

Beloved God, I know that I am not the body, not the blood, not the energy, not the thoughts, not the mind, not the ego, not the astral self.  I am the immortal soul that illumines them all, remaining unchangeable in spite of their changes.

(Metaphysical Meditations)



• This Friday, March 30, the chapel will be open for private meditation from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm in commemoration of Good Friday. Please note that this will be a self-guided meditation.


• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, March 31 starting at 8:30 am. In addition to our regular chores, we will also be getting the chapel ready for our upcoming Monastic Visit in April. If you are planning to attend, please email Sudha at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as it will help us to organize head count for the lunch on the Day of Service.


• This Sunday, April 1, we will have our Easter potluck social immediately after services. All are welcome to join us in celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.


• This Sunday, April 1 there will be a meeting of the Teen Group from 11 am – Noon in the Morgan Building. All teens ages 13-18 are welcome to attend.


• We would like to inform you that the Sunday School for April 8 will be held from 11:30-12:30 pm in the Sunday School building. This coincides with the Inspirational Service led that day by Brother Bhumananda in the chapel.


• On Monday, April 9, we will be organizing an outing with Brother Bhumananda & Br. Lynn to visit the Houston Arboretum, which is preceded by lunch at Govinda’s restaurant from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm. If you are interested in joining us for lunch and outing with the Monastics, please contact Chetan Patel.


• We are happy to announce that registration for the 2018 Spring Silent Retreat at Villa de Matel is now open. The retreat will be held from Thursday, May 3, through Sunday, May 6, with the option of joining on Friday, May 4. Detailed information is now available in the foyer, as well as instructions on how to register via the Houston Center website. Because accommodations are limited, we ask that you register only if you are sure that you will be able to attend. For more information please contact Jose Guzman or Michaele O'Dwyer

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