Week of Jan 27th - Feb 2nd, 2014

"It takes time for even a bad habit to attain supremacy, so why be impatient about the growth of a rivaling good habit? Do not despair about your undesirable habits; simply stop feeding them and thus making them strong by repetition.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, February 02 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Habits – Your Master or Your Slave?". 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 9:40 am.

Weekly Affirmation:

“There is a hidden strength within me to overcome all obstacles and temptations. I will bring forth that indomitable power and energy.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)


  • We would like to thank all those who attended our Annual Budget Meeting this past Sunday and are glad to announce that the 2014 proposed Budget was unanimously approved by the voting members in attendance.
  • This Friday, January 31 we will have the 100th Birthday Anniversary special service for Daya Mata from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The service will be preceded by a meditation beginning at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • Our next Day of Service and Fellowship is this Saturday, February 01 starting at 8:00 am. If you are planning to attend, and haven’t yet informed Sudha, please email him at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as it will help us to organize head count for the lunch on the Day of Service.
  • We would like to remind everyone to please make their checks payable to the ‘Houston Meditation Group’ when making an offering or a book room purchase. Currently, we are unable to change our bank account to reflect our new name – “Houston Center”. We will be sending out a general announcement when the official name has been changed on our bank account. When sending a payment for the mortgage, the check needs to be made payable to “Self Realization Fellowship” and in the memo written "Building Fund".
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.