Announcements, July 21, 2019

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Are you ready to have some fun after our service today? And there are two ways to do that: Help yourself to ice cream at our Annual Ice Cream Social. And the second way is to participate in our Great Giveaway by perusing all donated items in our patio area and taking whatever appeals to you. “Special” items will be displayed in the Social Hall, and names will be drawn for each item sometime between 12:30 and 12:45. Those items that are not claimed will be donated to a charity.

But back to the Ice Cream Social. During this event, you will have a chance to vote “Yes” or “No” to repainting the building a lighter color. Please pick up a ballot provided in the entry way. The history is that our building exterior needs to be repainted. And the Managing Council would like your support to change to a lighter color, for these reasons: (1) To reduce the work and expense of repainting so often. (Four years ago, we had to prematurely repaint the front). (2) A lighter color should absorb less heat (and, therefore there will be less fading and cracking and less maintenance.) (3) The Aesthetics Committee feels a new, lighter color would be more welcoming. (4). A lighter building color will allow better photos and highlight the architectural features, such as our etched art windows. Your vote will be greatly appreciated!

This coming Saturday, July 27, is our monthly Day of Service. According to Brother Achalananda, Paramahansa Yogananda really appreciates the service that you render to the Sacramento Center and blesses you profusely. The informal agenda is to come for private meditation at 9:30 AM, maintenance tasks will begin around 10, and a vegetarian lunch will be served at 12:30 PM, but please feel free to come for whatever hours you have available.

Our Sunday Afternoon Meditation Service is canceled because of the Five-Hour Meditation Service on Saturday but resumes next Sunday.