Services and Events This Week
Christmas Giving Project
We are very happy to announce that the Christmas Giving Project for this year will have the same recipient and follow the same format as last year. Vivek Goel will manage the project; the charity is called Perspectives, a non-profit that serves children in need and their mothers. If you wish to make a contribution, please make the check payable to Minneapolis Mediation Group or enclose cash in an envelope and write “Christmas Project” on it. The last day to contribute will be December 17.
India Day Celebration
We would like to thank our devotees from India for a arranging a wonderful India Day celebration for us on Sunday, December 3. It was a great success and the food was marvelous!
Upcoming Special Meditation Services
Upcoming special meditation events include
- the All-Day Christmas Meditation Saturday, December 16, 2017
- the New Year's Eve Meditation on Sunday, December 31, 2017
- the Commemorative Birthday Service for Paramahansa Yogananda on Friday Evening, January 5, 2018, and
- the All-Day Meditation to honor Master’s birthday on Saturday, January 13, 2018
Sunday School for children between 3 and 18 years is provided downstairs during our Sunday Readings Services from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m.
The Sunday School will be in recess over the holidays. The last day of Sunday School in December is Sunday, December 17.
If you have any questions about the Sunday School or the Teen Group, please talk to Tom Austin.
Helping the Guru’s work brings many blessings to those who serve. We offer various different opportunities to make a divine investment with your time and talents.
Here is a list of positions that currently open:
- Flower Arrangements,
- Garland Preparation,
- Landscaping Assistants,
- Electronic Newsletter Editors,
- Building Maintenance, and
We will be happy to provide you with all the necessary training for the position. You can communicate directly to the chairperson who is coordinating the volunteers for one of the above positions by clicking on the corresponding link, or you can also contact our Coordinator if you just want to help wherever you are needed. We appreciate your generosity.
The Minneapolis Meditation Group has developed a severe weather policy for the safety of our members and friends. Please be advised that Minneapolis Meditation Group services will be cancelled if a severe weather warning is issued by the National Weather Service that includes our church area (the city of Minneapolis or Hennepin County), within a window of two hours prior to a scheduled service to two hours after a scheduled service. It will be the responsibility of each member to be aware of any severe weather warnings prior to a scheduled service. This includes severe thunderstorm warnings, tornado warnings and winter storm warnings.
A severe weather warning indicates that severe weather is occurring in the area, creating dangerous conditions that may be a threat to life or property.
A severe weather watch indicates that conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather and provides advance notice.
Snow Emergency Parking
If you are driving to a service after a recent snow fall, call 612-348-SNOW (7669) to get all the details regarding any snow emergency parking restrictions that may be in effect for Minneapolis. You will need to know that the church is on the even address side of the street. You can also check the Minneapolis City website for up-to-date information.
The Minneapolis Meditation Group wants to encourage all its members and friends to attend our beautiful long meditations on Saturday mornings. You can stay as long as you wish. Please remember to try to enter or leave the chapel during a chant which are typically on the hour. Our beloved Guru said about group meditations:
“Why shouldn’t you strengthen your own vibrations through fellowship with people seeking Self-realization, and by group meditation with them? This practice will fortify your own spiritual convictions; you will find that many seemingly insuperable barriers in your life will crumble and dissolve in the waters of meditation. Your devotion and love for God will commingle with the devotion and love of others. Divine bliss will radiate from you, helping all persons you meet.”