February 2019

Seize every opportunity to talk with God, the Divine Companion of your soul. Whenever you feel hungry for love, cry to Him. In this way you develop devotion and a constant communion with Him. We have not come to the spiritual path because we want to be great teachers, to have yogic powers, or to see lights and visions. To concentrate on these is to miss the point. They are only by-products of the one goal we should be seeking: God first. We must want, above all, that One Beloved. Whether He blesses you and takes you on His lap of divine protection and love, or seems to remain at a distance for a while--whatever He gives to you, wherever He puts you, whatever He does with your life--you ask for nothing but to love Him. That is all you need care about. Eventually you will come to know that He never leaves His true devotee, even for an instant.

Sri Daya Mata
Deepening Your Inner Life to Elevate Your Outer Life
SRF Magazine, Spring 2000, p.28

In January we had our first General Membership Meeting of the year and approved the following: additional funding for our new website design; funding for a new audio system for the social room; approval to purchase a portable stage; and the proposed date for another General Membership Meeting solely focused on giving devotees an opportunity to discuss their thoughts about our building concept plans (March 31, 2019). The plans approved in the meeting will better position the Center to be prepared to host weekend Center Tours at our location, without the cost of expensive hotel conference rooms. During the meeting we also identified Election Nominating Committee volunteers for our election in April 2019. 

On Sunday, February 10 th , we will have our monthly potluck social. Please bring a vegetarian dish, fruit juice, or dessert to share if you plan to attend. All are welcome to attend!

In Divine Friendship,

Indira Harris
Washington DC Center Coordinator
Monthly Potluck Social

We will have our monthly potluck social on February 10th, which will include the showing of an SRF video.  Please bring a vegetarian dish ( pre-warmed to at least room temperature to facilitate more efficient food service ) , fruit juice, or dessert if you plan to attend. We welcome you to join us and share an afternoon of divine fellowship. All are welcome.  
Nominating Committee Formed

At our January General Membership meeting, we selected members to serve on the Nominating Committee. They will seek nominations for our April elections, where we will vote for members to fill the elected positions of Council Members, Service Readers, and Sunday School Teachers and Assistants. 

An email blast will be sent the first week of February asking if you would like to be nominated to serve Master through any of these positions.  Please respond, whether you are able to serve or not. Otherwise, the Nominating Committee will contact you via a follow-up phone call.

The email will also ask if you are interested in serving on any of the non-elected teams at our Center. Again, please respond, even if you are unable to serve. 

We are extremely thankful for all the time and efforts the Center's volunteers make to further Master's work.

Service Readings This Month

February 3: Vol. 2 #5:  Unite Your Will With the Infinite
February 10: Vol. 2 #6:  Satan the Cosmic Magician
February 17: Vol. 2 #7:  The Inner Meaning of Self-Realization
February 23: Vol. 2 #8:  Curing Psychological Intoxication

Long Meditations This Month

There will be a 4-hour meditation service on February 23rd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. We will also hold 3-hour meditations every Sunday evening from 6:00-9:00 pm; the evening service on February 3rd will include kirtan. All are welcome.
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

Monthly Potluck Social
February 10

4-Hour Meditation
February 23, 10am - 2pm
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 www.yogananda.org