Week of January 07  - January 13, 2019

"Memory has been given to us that we may practice the remembrance of good things until we can fully remember the highest good -- God."

Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, January 13 for our weekly Service Reading entitled "The Art of Developing Memory."   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:

O Spirit, teach me to heal the body by recharging it with Thy cosmic energy, to heal the mind by concentration and cheerfulness, and the soul by meditation-born intuition.

(Scientific Healing Affirmations)

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Announcements:

 

• Our traditional all-day meditation commemorating the birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda will be held in the chapel this Saturday, January 12 from 9 am to 4 pm, with a 30 minute break at 1 pm. If you are unable to attend the entire duration, you may either attend the first half; or, may come at the intermission and stay for the second half. Devotees are encouraged to arrive early to have plenty of time to settle down comfortably before the meditation begins. A fruit offering is required but please note that monetary donations are not requested for this service. If you would like to offer a monetary donation, a basket will be placed in the rear of the chapel.

 

• Next Saturday, January 19 our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

 

• Our annual budget meeting will be held in the multi-purpose room in the Sunday School Building on Sunday, January 27 at 12:30 pm.   Please join us in spiritual fellowship as we discuss plans for expenditures in 2019.

 

• 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. These meditations are an excellent way to strengthen one's New Year's resolutions.

 

• Our Center hosts a lesson study group every Monday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the chapel. Devotees take turns reading a paragraph from a given SRF lesson, followed by a short meditation to assimilate that portion of the teaching. There is a group meditation from 8:00 pm to 9:00pm. The lesson study group is open to all SRF lesson students, and 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