July 16th, 2017 Announcements

Our annual summer picnic will be held at nearby Hamlin Park following today’s services.  All are invited for food, fellowship, and games.  Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. The center will provide veggie burgers, buns and condiments. Directions to Hamlin Park are on the bulletin board in the social room.

On Saturday July 22, we will have a Kirtan meditation for Mahavatar Babaji from 3 to 9 pm. There will be a 30-minute break at 5:30 pm with group Energization Exercises at 5:40.

On Tuesday July 25, we will have a Commemorative Service for Mahavatar Babaji. The Commemorative Service will begin at 8 pm and be preceded by a silent meditation 7 – 7:45 pm. During the 7pm meditation, ushers will allow late arrivals to enter silently.  Those attending the Commemorative Service are asked to bring a flower and a monetary offering in an envelope.

During the upcoming SRF Convocation in Los Angeles, our annual group dinner for Seattle-area devotees will be held Wednesday, August 9, 5:30 pm, at the Lakeside Bistro in the Bonaventure Hotel.  The price this year will be $26.50/person for the buffet.  All are invited to join.  For those who who don’t wish to eat, but want to come for fellowship, please feel free.

The subject for today’s service is “Seeing God as the Sole Doer”

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August 14, 2016 Announcements

We are happy to let you know that we’ll be celebrating India Night on Saturday, September 10 at our Center. This event will Center around the true Spirit of India that Gurudeva Paramahansa Yogananda brought to us almost 100 years ago. We will honor Mother India, our spiritual homeland with festive decorations, a featured silent auction, a gourmet vegetarian Indian meal, and an uplifting devotional program. We encourage all of you to wear your best Indian dress and enjoy this special fellowship event. Tickets to the event will be sold at the door on September 10. More information with a flyer about the event will be forthcoming. We look forward to your presence and participation.

At this time we are in need of volunteers and area leaders for audio-visual, setup and clean-up as well as many helping hands in the area of decorations, food serving, ticket sales, and program coordination. We will have volunteer sign-up sheets at the Info Table starting today after the Service.

On Thursday, August 25, we will have a Commemorative Service for the birth of Bhagavan Krishna. The Commemorative Service will begin at 8 pm and be preceded by a silent meditation at 7 pm. During the meditation, ushers will allow late arrivals to enter quietly preserving the sacred atmosphere.  Those attending the Commemorative Service are asked to bring a flower and a monetary offering in an envelope.

On Saturday, August 27, we will be have a Kirtan meditation for Bhagavan Krishna from 3 to 9 pm.

Today’s reading is, “Surmounting Life’s Troubles.”

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July 3, 2016 Announcements

Our annual summer picnic will be held at Hamlin Park following the Sunday Services on July 10.  All are invited for food, fellowship, and games.  Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. Directions will be on the bulletin board in the social room.

Our next day of service is on Saturday, July 16. Group meditations will be held at 9:30 am and 12:30 pm. A vegetarian lunch will be provided at 1 pm. We will work on cleaning and other projects till 4 pm. All are welcome, including children, for any length of time.

On Saturday, July 23, we will be have a Kirtan meditation for Mahavatar Babaji from 3 to 9 pm.

On Monday, July 25 we will have a commemorative service for Mahavatar Babaji. The commemorative service will begin at 8 pm and be preceded by a silent meditation at 7 pm. Those attending the Commemorative Service are asked to bring a flower and a monetary offering.

Our reading for today is “Patriotism that will Endure.”

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April 24, 2016 Announcements

All are warmly invited to attend our Second Coming of Christ study group, which meets on Tuesdays at 6:15pm.  For more information, please see the bulletin board in the social room. If you can’t attend all the sessions but would like to follow along on your own, starting point for each week’s study session is posted on the bulletin board.

Self-Realization Fellowship is pleased to announce the 2016 Summer Day Program for Girls from June 27th – July 1st, and for Boys from July 4th – July 8th. Children between the ages 7 – 12 and teens between the ages 13 – 18 are invited to attend. The program, held in Encinitas, California, offers a unique opportunity and environment for Youth to learn and practice Paramahansa Yogananda’s How to Live spiritual principles. Flyers are available for parents at our Information Table, as well as in the Sunday School. For more information about applications, accommodations, please visit the website – www.yogananda-srf.org/SummerDayProgram. Student scholarships are also available – for more information please contact Anand Balachandran, whose contact information is listed on the bulletin board.

Registration is now open for our annual SRF Regional Retreat to be held June 10-12 in Seabeck, WA.  Please visit our website for more information and registration.  There are also printed registration forms available in the social room.

We will be having special services next month to commemorate the birthday of our Param Guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar. On Saturday, May 7th we will have a Kirtan meditation from 3 until 9 p.m.. On Tuesday, May 10th we will have silent meditation from 7 – 7:40pm followed by the Commemorative Service for Sri Yukteswar at 8 p.m.  Those attending the Commemorative Service are asked to bring a flower and a monetary offering.

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th, please bring a vegetarian dish to share for our potluck social after the Sunday Service.

Our next day of service is on Saturday, May 14th. We begin at 9:30 am with a meditation, have a vegetarian lunch at 1, and then finish up projects till 4. All are welcome to come for any length of time.

Our  DVD  presentation today is Brother Anandamoy’s talk entitled “Understanding Karma“.

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April 10, 2016 Announcements

Thank you to all who brought goods, purchased goods, or donated to the Helping Hearts Bake Sale Fund Drive last Sunday. Your generosity has allowed the goal to be reached. We will be able to provide the Large Share and a Mini Share of vegetables to be delivered to the Hopelink Shoreline Food Bank for 20 weeks this summer.

Self-Realization Fellowship is pleased to announce the 2016 Summer Day Program for Girls from June 27th – July 1st, and for Boys from July 4th – July 8th. Children between the ages 7 – 12 and teens between the ages 13 – 18 are invited to attend. The program, held in Encinitas, California, offers a unique opportunity and environment for youth to learn and practice Paramahansa Yogananda’s How to Live spiritual principles. Flyers are available for parents at our Information Table, as well as in the Sunday School. For more information about applications, accommodations, please visit the website –www.yogananda-srf.org/SummerDayProgram. Student scholarships are also available – for more information please contact Steve Gary, whose contact information is on the bulletin board in the Social Room.

Immediately after our Service today, will have an announcement about the upcoming Seabeck Retreat which will be held June 10 – 12th from the Retreat Coordinator Kaushik Narayanan. The announcements will last 5 minutes or less.

We invite you to visit our Information Table in the Foyer after the service if you have questions or to learn more about our Center.

The subject for today’s Service is: “The Power of Concentration”.

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