Week of November 19  - November 25, 2018

 "For your many blessings, be thankful every day, not only when the calendar indicates Thanksgiving-time.  Material prosperity should not be the basis for your gratitude.  Whether your worldly possessions be many or few, you are still rich in gifts from God."

Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, November 25 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Giving Thanks for Life's Blessings.”   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:

O Heavenly Father, fill me daily with the love and thanksgiving that overwhelm the heart of a newly awakened saint.

(Whispers from Eternity)




• On behalf of the Houston Center of Self-Realization Fellowship we would like to wish all our devotees and friends a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving day.

• You can view a special Thanksgiving video message from the President of SRF, Brother Chidananda, by following this link. http://www.yogananda-srf.org/MessagesBC/Messages_From_Brother_Chidananda.aspx#.W_a9iOhKhEY

• Our monthly all day meditation is scheduled this Saturday, November 24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a guided meditation.  An audio excerpt entitled "Let us be Thankful", by Sri Daya Ma will be played during the afternoon portion.   All are welcome to attend at any time during the day, but we ask that you enter or exit the chapel only during chants or readings. 

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, November 25 at 12:30pm. This group is open to all members and friends who wish to read and meditate upon Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita – God Talks with Arjuna. We hope that you are able to attend.

• As previously announced, Brother Muktananda and Br. Jeff from SRF Mother Center will be visiting our Houston Center next month to conduct the all-day Christmas Meditation on Saturday, December 15.  In an effort to help cover the costs of the monastic visit we kindly ask that you consider making a donation to Houston Center.  If writing a check please make it to HCSRF and write "monastic visit" in the memo line or simply drop of cash donations in the marked box in the foyer.   We thank you for your support. 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held next Saturday, December 01 and in addition to the regular chores, we will be also decorating the chapel for Christmas.  Any one is welcome to attend and there is no need to RSVP.

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