Announcements, August 19, 2018

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A General Meeting of the Congregation will be conducted after the Readings Service next Sunday, August 26, from 12:15 to 1:25 PM. These meetings permit the Managing Council to discuss issues, changes, challenges and projects affecting the Center. The Social Committee will serve a finger-food lunch before the meeting.

The Center’s next Day of Service is Saturday, September 1. Although the day starts with private meditation at 9:30 followed by service tasks at 10 AM, come when you can and stay as long as your schedule permits. A vegetarian lunch will be served at 12:30 PM. Importantly, Paramahansa Yogananda says that life should be chiefly service.

Janmashtami, the birthday of Bhagavan Krishna, will be celebrated on Saturday, September 2. A Meditation Service at 7 PM will precede the Commemorative Service at 8 PM. Please bring a donation in an envelope and a favorite flower as tokens of your love and gratitude to Bhagavan Krishna.

We will not have our Sunday Afternoon Meditation Service today because of the Five-Hour Meditation Service yesterday.

Announcements, July 15, 2018

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The Center’s next monthly Five-Hour Meditation Service is this coming Saturday, July 21. The service goes from 9 AM to 2 PM, with a break at 12:10. Here is why one devotee attends this service: “I attend the five-hour meditation because it provides an opportunity to spend more time on the techniques in an unhurried manner, allowing me to go more deeply in my meditation.”

Are you ready for the special events after the Readings Service next Sunday, July 22? Here’s what’s going on: First, we will have our Annual Ice Cream Social and, second, our Great GiveAway. The Social Committee will provide a selection of ice creams and toppings for the Ice Cream Social and salad and bread.

The Great GiveAway is a possessions redistribution program, and here’s how it works: Please bring the items you no longer want or need before church on the day of the GiveAway and put them on tables set up in the patio area. Then, at noon, feel free to take whatever items you want or need. To make this as fair as possible, please do not take any items before the Readings Service ends. After the event, you can either take your leftover GiveAways home or they will be donated to a thrift store.

Commemorative services for Mahavatar Babaji will be conducted on Wednesday, July 25, with a Meditation Service at 7 and the Commemorative Service at 8 PM. Please bring a favorite flower and a donation in an envelope as expressions of your love and loyalty to the great guru and his teachings.

Our Sunday Afternoon Meditation Service goes from 1 to 4 PM today.