Week of October 22  - October 28, 2018

"Sound or vibration is the most powerful force in the universe.  Music is a divine art, to be used not only for pleasure but as a path to God realization."

Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, October 28 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Art of Devotional Singing.”   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:

Beloved Father, let the embers of my devotion glow with Thy presence evermore.

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

 

• The monthly Meditation Retreat that was previously scheduled for this Saturday, October 20 has been cancelled due to the Villa de Matel Silent Retreat happening on the same weekend.  Our next Guided Meditation will be held at Houston Center on November 24.


• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held on Saturday, November 03 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.


• On Sunday, November 04 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.


• The Harmonium Workshop scheduled on Sunday, November 11 has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.   



• On Sunday, November 18 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. We hope that you are able to attend.

 

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