November 2018


One of our most anticipated events is scheduled on Saturday, November 3rd - our Annual  Harvest of Love  Fundraiser to benefit the Washington DC Centerís Building Fund. All are welcome to attend, so come one, come all! We will have a variety of items available for a silent auction and spiritually uplifting music played by professional musician-devotees. The  suggested donation  for adults is $30 and $10 for children under 12 years old. Important details about this event, including how you can purchase tickets online, can be found in this newsletter. 

There will be a brief General Meeting on Sunday, November 4th, at 12:15pm. We have plans to redesign the Centerís website and require consent of the general membership to approve associated costs. We hope you can join us for this important meeting. Lunch will not be served, as the meeting will be very brief. 

Our Annual Holiday Food Drive is underway. Let us serve and care for others by providing nutritious, non-perishable food items for individuals and families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Additional details can be found in the newsletter. 

I hope you have a wonderful month and a Blessed Thanksgiving!

In Divine Friendship, 

Indira Harris
DC Center Coordinator

Harvest of Love Fundraiser

We warmly welcome you to support our yearly Fundraiser "HARVEST OF LOVE " to benefit the Washington DC Centerís Building Fund on Saturday, November 3rd from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets at Eventbrite page  CLICK HERE

A silent auction of a   Beautiful Harmonium  and also  Kriya beads made of Semi-Precious Stones,   especially made in India for our Fundraiser, will be going on all evening. The winning bids will be announced at the end of the evening.  Also collections of SRF books and DVDs   will be available at special discount prices. At 6:00 pm, a delicious Indian dinner will be served to the accompaniment of beautiful chamber music performed by classically trained musicians. This year we will also feature a  classical Indian concert by an accomplished indian singer,  Vijaya Rajkotia .   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!    Su ggested donation $30 adults and $10 children under 12.
End of Daylight Savings

Please remember to turn your clocks back by one hour on the night of November 3rd to adjust back to Standard time.

General Membership Meeting

There will be a brief General Membership meeting on November 4th, immediately following the morning Reading service. All are encouraged to attend, as we need the approval of the general membership for the costs associated with redesigning the Center's website.

Greenfield One-Day Women's Retreat

The SRF Greenfield retreat in Front Royal, Virginia, will conduct a one-day Women's Retreat on November 10th. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Center lobby. You may also contact Greenfield directly (540-635-5066) if you wish to attend.

Thanksgiving Meditation and Potluck Dinner

All devotees are warmly invited to come together to celebrate Thanksgiving on November 22nd, from 4:00-6:30, with dinner preceded by meditation and chanting. A sign-up sheet will be available in the Center lobby to coordinate food contributions.

Holiday Food Drive

As a service to God and Guru, through caring for others, the DC Center is conducting a Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Drive to benefit food banks and charities in the DC/MD/VA area. Please place all donated  non-perishable  food items in the marked boxes in the Center's lobby.

The most needed items are: Low-sodium canned soups, tuna, beans, and tomatoes; low-sugar canned fruit; peanut butter in plastic jars; and low-sugar cereal. No glass containers, please.

Thanksgiving collection : November 4-18
Christmas collection : December 9-20

Service Readings This Month

November 4: Vol. 1 #44:  Ways to Overcome Nervousness
November 11: Vol. 1 #45:  Practicing Yoga in World Affairs
November 18: Vol. 1 #46:  Giving Thanks for Life's Blessings
November 25: Vol. 1 #47:  Freedom from Habit Slavery

Long Meditations This Month

We will have 3-hour meditations every Sunday evening from 6:00-9:00 pm. There will also be a 4-hour guided meditation service on November 24, from 10am-2pm.  
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 at 301-395-9541.?
Weekly Services

Meditation Service: 10:00-10:50 am
Reading Service: 11:00-12:00
3-Hour Meditation: 6:00-9:00 pm

Lessons Study Group: 6:00-7:00 pm
Inspirational Service: 7:30-9:00 pm
Special Events This Month

Harvest of Love Fundraiser
November 3, 5:30-9:00pm

General Membership Meeting
November 4, 12:00pm

Greenfield One-Day Women's Retreat
November 10

Thanksgiving Meditation and Potluck Dinner
November 22, 4:00-6:30pm

Four-Hour Meditation
November 24, 10:00am-2:00pm
Washington DC Center of Self-Realization Fellowship
4911 Niagara Road College Park MD 20740

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