Announcements for 12/10/17
We are pleased to announce that we will host SRF monastics, Brother Muktananda and Brahmachari Francesco, for our spiritual Christmas this coming weekend. Our itinerary is as follows:
Thursday, Dec. 14: Meditation and Inspirational Service led by Br. Francesco at 7:30 p.m. followed by a tea social with the monastics.
Friday, Dec. 15: All are invited to an outing with the monastics from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We will take a walk in West Seattle followed by lunch. If you’d like to join, please sign up on the whiteboard in the Social Room and Lynnie Dhanak will contact you with details.
Saturday, Dec. 16: All-Day Christmas Meditation with Kirtan 10 a.m – 6 p.m, led by monastics. There is a printout at the Information Table with information about how to prepare for the All-Day Christmas meditation. All are invited for this special all-day meditation, an annual tradition initiated by Paramahansa Yogananda and carried in on at SRF Temples and Centers worldwide.
Sunday, Dec. 17: 10 a.m. meditation and the 11 a.m. service will be led by monastics. Afterward we will have a potluck and fellowship. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.
The subject for today’s service is, “Understanding the Unreality of Matter.”
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Announcements for 12/3/17
Our next 4-hour pre-Christmas meditation with kirtan will be held this coming Saturday, December 9 from 5-9 p.m..
Flyers with our Christmas meditation schedule, along with instructions for the All-Day Christmas Meditation on December 16th, are available at the Information Table.
Helping Hearts would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Shoeboxes of Joy wrapping and packing party on November 19. There were many behind-the-scenes helpers as well as those who did the wrapping and packing. We had a total of 57 boxes to be delivered by Catholic Community Services to members of our community who are elderly and disabled.
Please join us today, after the service, to help decorate the Christmas tree. Children are especially welcome!
The subject for today’s service is, “How to Attune with Divine Will.”
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Announcements for 11/26/17
Please join us today, after the service, to rake leaves and sweep the parking lot and walking paths. Even a few minutes is a big help!
Our next 4-hour pre-Christmas meditation with kirtan will be held this coming Saturday, December 2 from 5-9 p.m.
Today we will be viewing the DVD, “Him I Shall Follow”, Part III by Sri Daya Mata.
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Announcements for 11/19/17
Today we will have our annual “Shoe Boxes of Joy” packing and wrapping party in the Social Room after the service. Please join us for this joyous service opportunity as we to wrap and assemble boxes to be given to the elderly and disabled who are isolated from family and friends during the holiday season. The boxes will be distributed by Catholic Community Services volunteers. Light refreshments will be provided.
The service on this Thursday November 23rd is cancelled due to Thanksgiving.
In preparation for the December 16th monastic-led All-Day Christmas meditation, we will have three 4-hour pre-Christmas Saturday meditations from 5-9 p.m. The first one will be this coming Saturday November 25th.
The subject for today’s service is, “Inner Resources of Health and Energy.”
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Announcements for 11/12/17
Our annual general meeting will be held today at 12:15 p.m. after the service. The Managing Council will review the status of key projects and present the 2018 budget for discussion and feedback. We will finish no later than 2 p.m.
We will have our next Day of Service on Saturday, November 18th. The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a meditation. We will have another meditation at 12:30 p.m. followed by a delicious vegetarian lunch at 1 p.m. that will be provided. Then we will finish up projects until 4 p.m. All are welcome including children, for any length of time that you can stay. The 3-hour evening meditation on Saturday, Nov 18th is cancelled.
On Sunday the 19th of November we will have our annual “Shoe Boxes of Joy” packing and wrapping party. Please join us in the Social Room to wrap and assemble boxes to be given to the elderly and disabled who are isolated from family and friends during the holiday season. The boxes will be distributed by Catholic Community Services volunteers. There is a list of needed items on the Helping Hearts bulletin board in the social room. Boxes, wrapping paper and suggestions for packing will be provided. All donations of items on the list or any shoe boxes will be greatly appreciated. Light snacks will be provided. We look forward to this joyous occasion of fellowship and service.
The Thursday service on November 23rd is cancelled due to Thanksgiving.
Our first 4-hour pre-Christmas meditation will be on Saturday, November 25 from 5-9 p.m.
The subject for today’s service is, “How to Dissolve the Causes of War.”
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