Week of November 26  - December 02, 2018

 "God comes within the calm experience of men.  In Bliss-consciousness we realize Him.  There can be no other direct proof of His existence.  It is in Him as Bliss that our spiritual hopes and aspirations find fulfillment - our devotion and love find an object."

Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, December 02 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Universality of Religion.”   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.

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Weekly Affirmation:

I want Thee, O God, that I may give Thee to all!

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, December 01 and in addition to the regular chores, we will be also decorating the chapel for Christmas.  Anyone is welcome to join at any time and there is no need to RSVP.

 

• This Sunday, December 02 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.

 

• On Saturday, December 08, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

 

• On Thursday, December 13, we will be having a guided meditation led by SRF Monastics in our chapel from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm and we encourage everyone to attend this special service.

 

• On Friday, December 14, we will be organizing an outing with Brother Muktananda & Br. Jeff to visit the Houston Arboretum. We plan to meet at the Chapel around 9:45am on Friday and will depart sharply at 10:00am. There is no charge to enter the Arboretum.  We will have lunch at Govindas restaurant at approximately 12:30 pm after the outing. If you are interested in joining us for this outing with the Monastics, please fill out the sign-up form located in the chapel foyer. If you have any questions about this outing, please contact Chetan Patel by emailing him at chetancpatel@hotmail.com.

 

• Our All-Day Christmas Meditation will be held in the chapel on Saturday, December 15 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and will be led by Brother Muktananda. Please take a moment to read the Christmas letter from Center Department as well as the all-important Christmas Meditation Guidelines to help prepare for the service. 

 

• We will have our annual Christmas lunch social on Sunday, December 16 after services in the Sunday School building.   An array of light dishes will be served and all are welcome to join.  Please RSVP to srfhouston@gmail.com if you are planning to attend so we may have a more accurate headcount.

 

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