Week of December 17  - December 23, 2018

" May Christ come in your consciousness a second time as prosperity, as health, as the perception and fulfillment of all your hopes in the divine consciousness."

Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, December 17 for our weekly Service Reading entitled "Celebrating Christmas in the Silence of the Soul."   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 Christ, may the birth of Thy love be felt in all hearts this Christmas and on all other days.

(Metaphysical Meditations)




• Last Sunday, December 16, our Chapel witnessed an attendance of over 100 members and friends during the Inspirational service led by Brother Muktananda. Group photograph with the Monastics can be downloaded by clicking here.

• As we celebrate the Christmas holiday, our gratitude is extended to all of you. From the Houston Center Managing Team, we wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas.

• A set of keys was left behind at Houston Center this past Sunday.  If you are missing these keys please message us at srfhouston@gmail.com so we can arrange to have them returned.

• This Saturday, December 22, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel on Sunday, December 30 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.

• Please note that there will be no Sunday School class on Sunday, December 30. Parents and children attending can observe the service in the infant room.

• The New Year's Eve Meditation will be held in the chapel on Monday, December 31 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. From 4:30 pm to 5:50 pm, we will listen to the audio CD of Guruji chanting "O God Beautiful" as he did at Carnegie Hall on April 18th, 1926.

• On Saturday, January 5 we will have the Birthday Commemorative Service for Paramahansa Yogananda from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The service will be preceded by a meditation beginning at 7:00 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with the Guru-disciple relationship are welcome to attend. Please bring a flower or flowers, and a monetary offering in an envelope. The donations will be sent to Self-Realization Fellowship.

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