Week of September 24  - September 30, 2018

 "To establish God-consciousness in the souls of men is my great interest.  I see that everything else is futile.  The one purpose of Self-Realization Fellowship is to teach the individual man the way to personal communion with God.  Those who make the effort cannot miss Him.

 Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, September 30 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Loyalty is the Greatest Law.”   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:

Perfect Father, Thy light is flowing through Christ, through the saints of all religions, through the masters of India and through me.

(Scientific Healing Affirmations)





• This Saturday, September 29, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.


• This year the Birthday service for Lahiri Mahasaya will be held on Sunday September 30 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm after the Reading service that morning.  All devotees who are acquainted with the Guru-disciple relationship are welcome to attend. Devotees are asked to bring a flower or flowers as a symbol of devotion to God and the SRF Gurus, and a donation, if possible, as sign of loyalty to the path of SRF. Donations are sent directly to Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with truth-seeking souls.


• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held on Saturday, October 06 starting at 8:30 am. 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.


• The Fall 2018 Silent retreat at Villa de Matel is scheduled from Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28. To register, please follow the link Villa de Matel Retreat and provide all required information and select an arrival day and time. Payment can be done by credit card via Paypal or by check. Information sheets are available in the chapel foyer, and online in the Houston Center website. Please note that registration closes on Wednesday, October 17.


• As previously announced, Brother Muktananda and Br. Jeff from SRF Mother Center will be visiting our Houston Center in December to conduct the all-day Christmas Meditation. A detailed program will be finalized shortly.

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