December 16, 2018 Announcements

Announcements for Sunday, December 16, 2018

Today we will celebrate Christmas with food and fellowship after the service. All are invited to join for food and spiritual fellowship.

On New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, there will be an evening meditation 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.  All are welcome to join us to bring in the New Year 2019 together in group meditation.

The subject for today’s service is, “The Nature of a Master.

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Dec 9, 2018 Announcements

Announcements for Sunday, December 9, 2018

This Wednesday, December 12 at 6 p.m., SRF’s YouTube channel will livestream an announcement from our President, Brother Chidananda, in which he will share news about the launch of the new edition of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. At Center Department’s suggestion, we will host a special viewing of the live-streamed video here at the Center at 6pm.  After the video we will have a chant and brief meditation together.

Our annual 8-hour All-Day Christmas Meditation will held from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. this coming Saturday, December 15.  Of this special occasion, Paramahansa Yogananda said: “The ideal is to honour Christ in spirit in meditation from morning till evening, absorbed in feeling in one’s own consciousness the Infinite Christ that was born in Jesus. That experience is one of profound peace and joy, more than a human heart has ever known — ­expanding into an all-embracing consciousness.

Please obtain a copy of the info sheet giving suggestions how to prepare for the All-Day Christmas Meditation from the social room and study it prior to Saturday. Here are a few key points:

  • Please arrive 30 minutes early to select a seat and get settled. Energization Exercises will be practiced individually prior to 10 a.m.
  • There will be an intermission approximately halfway through the 8-hour meditation.  If you are only able to attend half of the meditation, please come to the first half.
  • If you have a cough or a cold, please meditate at home or in our Sunday School rooms instead of in the main chapel, to avoid disturbing others with coughing or moving the body.
  • Please bring a piece of fruit and a monetary offering in an envelope which can be placed in the baskets located on the bench immediately outside the chapel doors, prior to the meditation.

On Sunday, December 16 we will have our Christmas potluck at 12pm after the Sunday services. All are invited to join for food and spiritual fellowship. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.

The subject for today’s service is, “Freedom From Habit Slavery.

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Dec 2, 2018 Announcements

Announcements for Sunday, December 2, 2018

All are warmly invited for our pre-Christmas 4-hour kirtan meditations. The next one will be held on Saturday December 8 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Note the evening timing for these meditations and that each will be preceded by group Energization Exercises at 4:40 p.m.  The usual 10 a.m. meditation on those days is cancelled.

Today we will decorate our chapel Christmas tree at Noon after the services.  Please join us! Everyone is invited to participate and children are especially encouraged.

On Wednesday, December 12 at 6 p.m., SRF’s YouTube channel will livestream an announcement from our President, Brother Chidananda, in which he will share news about the launch of the new edition of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. At Center Department’s suggestion, we will host a special viewing of the live-streamed video here at the Center at 6pm.  After the video we will have a brief chant and meditation together.

Our annual 8-hour All-Day Christmas Meditation will held from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 15.  Energization Exercises will be practiced individually prior to 10 a.m., and we recommend arriving 30 minutes early to select a seat and get settled. Please obtain a copy of the info sheet giving suggestions how to prepare for the All-Day Christmas Meditation from the social room.

The subject for today’s service is, “How to Overcome Fear.”

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Nov 25, 2018 Announcements

Announcements for Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Helping Hearts committee would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Shoeboxes of Joy wrapping and packing party last Sunday November 18.  There were many behind-the-scenes helpers as well as those who did the wrapping and packing.  A total of 51 boxes from our Center were delivered by Catholic Community Services to members of our community who are elderly and disabled.

All are warmly invited for our pre-Christmas 4-hour kirtan meditations. The next one will be held on Saturday December 1 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Note the evening timing for these meditations and that each will be preceded by group Energization Exercises at 4:40 p.m.  The usual 10 a.m. meditation on those days is cancelled.

Next Sunday, December 2, we will decorate our chapel Christmas tree at Noon after the services.  Please join us! Everyone is invited to participate and children are especially encouraged.

On Wednesday, December 12 at 6 p.m., SRF’s YouTube channel will livestream an announcement from our President, Brother Chidananda, in which he will share news about the launch of the new edition of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. All are invited and encouraged to tune in for this special occasion.

Our annual 8-hour All-Day Christmas Meditation will held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 15.  Energization Exercises will be practiced individually prior to 10 a.m., and we recommend arriving 30 minutes early to select a seat and get settled. In the week ahead we’ll put out information sheets describing how to prepare for the All-Day Christmas Meditation.

At the conclusion of this service, please stay in the chapel for a brief update from our Center Coordinator Jeremy Jones which will be less than 5 minutes long.

Today is our monthly DVD showing and we will view Part 2 of the DVD: “Yoga – The Quintessence of Spirituality” by Brother Chidananda.

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Nov 18, 2018 Announcements

Announcements for Sunday, November 18, 2018

Today after the service, we will have our annual Shoeboxes of Joy packing and wrapping party. Please join us in the Social Room to wrap and assemble boxes of needed items to be given to the elderly and disabled who are isolated from family and friends during the holiday season. The wrapped and filled boxes are distributed by Catholic Community Services volunteers. Light snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there.

Our Thursday evening service on November 22 is canceled because of Thanksgiving.

All are warmly invited for our three pre-Christmas 4-hour kirtan meditations.Our first pre-Christmas 4-hr kirtan meditation is on Saturday Nov 24th from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.. Note the evening timing for these three meditations and that each will be preceded by group Energization Exercises at 4:40 p.m.  The usual 10 a.m. meditation on those days is cancelled.

The subject for today’s service is, “Giving Thanks for Life’s Blessings”.

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