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November 2017 Newsletter


We have several exciting events on the horizon for the remainder of the year!  On Saturday, November 4th, we will have our Harvest of Love Fundraiser to benefit the DC Center's Building Fund.  It's not too late to purchase tickets--please see the information and links listed below.

On Saturday, November 11th, there will be a One-Day Women's Retreat at SRF Greenfield.  This is the final retreat of the year and pre-registration is required by November 5th.  The sign-up sheet is available in the DC Center's Lobby.

On Sunday, November 12th, we will have a very brief General Membership Meeting immediately following our 11 a.m. service.  The meeting is regarding a large purchase for the Center, so please plan to attend. 

Be sure to read the rest of our Newsletter for other events happening this month and stay tuned for more information about our special SRF Monastic Visit in December in next month's Newsletter.

Jai Guru!
Indira Wallace Harris
"Harvest of Love" Building Fundraiser, Saturday, November 4th

This special fundraising event will take place on Saturday, November 4th, with doors opening at 5:30 pm.  A silent auction of a once-in-a-lifetime SRF collection of Indian artifacts (including stones from Babaji's Cave and SRF books) will be held for the duration of the event, with winning bids announced at the end of the evening.  At 6:00 pm, a delicious Indian vegetarian dinner will be served to the accompaniment of beautiful chamber music performed by classically trained musicians.  A short fundraising presentation will then precede the evening's main event, featuring the talented Ever New Joy Band, playing contemporary and classical favorites that will uplift everyone's spirits.  We will end the evening with a brief meditation to honor our beloved Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda.  Please join us for a beautiful evening of spiritual fellowship and help us boost our Building Fund!  

Tickets may be purchased by clicking on the link below.  The suggested donation is $30 for adults and $10 for children, but any amount given is welcome.  As this is a fundraising event, we are grateful to those who can generously give larger amounts.

If you are unable to attend, you can still support the Building Fund by making a donation.

Daylight Savings Time Ends:  November 4th

Please remember to turn your clocks back by one hour on the night of November 4th to adjust back to Standard time.

SRF Greenfield Retreat:  November 11th

The SRF Greenfield Retreat in Front Royal, Virginia, will conduct a One-Day Women's Retreat on Saturday, November 11th from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm. Please sign the sheet on the table in the foyer if you would like to attend.  These retreats are offered on a donation basis to all Kriyabans and Lessons students.  Please bring your student or Kriyaban cards for admittance.  For further information please click on this link.

General Membership Meeting:  November 12th

We will have a very brief meeting immediately following our 11 a.m. service on November 12th.  All are encouraged to attend.  

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner:  November 23rd

Our annual Thanksgiving potluck dinner will take place on Thanksgiving Day, from 4:00-6:30 p.m.  We will have a short meditation in the chapel, followed by our fellowship.  Please sign the sheet in the Center's foyer to assist with food coordination.  All are welcome to come share in food and fellowship as we give thanks to Divine Mother for Her infinite blessings. 

Holiday Food Drive

Our center will hold a Thanksgiving and Christmas food drive to benefit local charities.  Please place any non-perishable food items you wish to donate in the marked boxes located in the Center's foyer.

Service Readings This Month

November 5: Vol: 3 #45 :  How to Dissolve the Causes of War

November 12: Vol: 3 #46 :  Inner Resources of Health and Energy 

November 19: Vol: 3 # 47:  How to Attune with Divine Will 

November 26: Vol: 3 # 48:  Understanding the Unreality of Matter

Long Meditations This Month

We will hold a 4-hour  Meditation on Saturday, November 18th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. In addition, we will have 3-hour meditations every Sunday evening from 6:00-9:00 pm, except on November 5th, which will be a 3-hour 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

November 5
3-hour Meditation with Kirtan 6- 9:30 pm
November 12
General Membership Meeting, 12:15

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

November 23
Meditation and Thanksgiving Dinner, 4:00-6:30 pm


November 4

Harvest of Love Building Fundraiser, 5:30-9:00 pm

November 11

Greenfield One Day Women's Retreat, 9:30-5:00 pm

November 18
4-hour Meditation, 10:00-2:00

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