We are celebrating the Christmas spirit by providing Christmas gifts for the residents of the House of Hope, a local shelter for homeless men, as well as homemade gifts for residents of a local assisted living home. Your donations toward the purchase of these gifts are welcome, and they can be left in specially marked donation boxes in the dining room. All gifts will be given in Master's name, which helps people recognize SRF as a contributing member of the Front Royal community.
Please note that there will be no Study Group or Inspirational and Prayer service this Thursday, Dec. 14.
Next Saturday, December 16, we will have our All-Day Christmas Meditation, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. Please bring a fruit as a devotional offering, and a donation in a white envelope may be offered. For guidance on preparing for this service, please see the informational sheet Instructions for Devotees, available in the foyer.
The children’s Christmas Party will be held next Sunday, December 17, and there will be a short gathering after the readings service featuring caroling with the Sunday school and Teen Group classes, accompanied by a visit from Santa Claus.
Sunday, December 31, we will have our regularly scheduled Sunday morning services. The New Year’s Eve meditation service will be held from 11:30 pm to 12:15 am. The chapel will open at 11:00 pm.
We have a Christmas card for our president, Brother Chidananda, on the table in the foyer. All who would like to do so are invited to sign the note paper that accompanies it. The card will be available next Sunday as well.