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Newsletter June  2017
My Guru

"There was such tremendous love pouring from Master.  
His face was lit with that humble, childlike smile...How I revered that utter humility I observed in him.  
He often said to us: 
 "I receive your gifts of love, but I take them not unto myself.  
What you offer to me, I in turn lay at the feet of my Divine Mother, 
who is my life,
my love, my all.""

By Sri Daya Mata, Only Love


Below you will find information concerning this month's activities.  We look forward to seeing you!!

During Thursday evening, Sunday evening, and Saturday long meditations, there is no usher or greeter in the lobby.  Therefore, to increase security at these services the main door will be locked 15 minutes after the service starts or after the energization exercises.  If you arrive after the door is locked, you can gain admittance by pressing the new doorbell to the left of the main doors and an usher will come and open the door.  Note - This new procedure does not apply to Sunday morning services.

In Divine Friendship,
Rick Ludwick

 Monthly Potluck, Sunday, June 11th

We will hold our monthly potluck social after services on Sunday, June 11. Please bring a vegetarian dish, salad, fruit juice or dessert if you are attending.  All are welcome, please come and share in divine fellowship.

 SRF Greenfield Retreats in June 


The SRF Greenfield Retreat in Front Royal, VA will be holding their Annual Family Picnic on Saturday, June 24th from 3:30-6:30 pm.  If you plan to attend, please fill out the sign-up sheet on the table in the Center's foyer for food coordination.  Also, a Women's work retreat will take place on Friday, June 16 through Saturday, June 17.  If you wish to attend, please contact Greenfield directly at 540-635-5066.

Sunday School Closed for the Summer

We want to thank all the parents who brought their children to Sunday School this school year as well as thank the students for their diligence and participation.  Sunday School will be closed for the summer months beginning Sunday, June 4, but will reopen the Sunday after Labor Day, September 10. We wish all families a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you  back in the Fall! 

Service Readings This Month

June 4:   Vol: 3 # 23:  "Four Fundamental Ways to Realize God"

June 11: Vol: 3 # 24:  "Spiritual Marriage"

June 18: Vol: 3 # 25: "Seeing God as the Sole Doer"

June 25: Vol: 3 # 26: "Building World Unity"

Long Meditations This Month

We will hold a 5-hour guided meditation on Saturday, June 17th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. In addition, we will have 3-hour meditations every Sunday evenings from 6:00-9:00 pm, except on Sunday, June 4th, when we  will hold our 3-hour evening meditation with Kirtan from 6:00-9:30 pm. All are welcome.

The Caring Friends Team

The "Caring Friends Team" provides support and outreach to members who are experiencing illness, hardships and personal crisis.  For more information please contact: 
Stacey Hawkins or call her at  301-395-9541.



Meditation Service: 10:00 - 10:50 am
Reading Service: 11:00 am - Noon
3-Hour Meditation 6:00 - 9:00 pm

June 4

3-Hour Meditation with Kirtan from 6:00-9:30 pm 
June 11

Monthly potluck social after services

Lessons Study Group: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Inspirational Service: 7:30 - 9:00 pm

June 17

5-hour  Guided Meditation 10:00 - 3:00 pm.
June 24

Greenfield Annual Picnic 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Washington DC Center of Self-Realization Fellowship
4911 Niagara Rd. College Park, Md 20740
Phone: 301-345-4172
SRF Website www.yogananda-srf.org