Have you ever thought about being an usher? Ushering is a wonderful way to serve our Temple community and get to know like-minded devotees. And it’s not as hard as you might think! Please join us for tea and cookies after the second service today, at 12:30 p.m. in the Special Events Room. You will get to hear from several ushers about why they enjoy this form of service. We promise not to pressure you to sign up. Just come and learn!

The Temple Cleaning Committee can use your help! If you can serve for an hour or two, please come to the main Temple this Friday, October 27, at 9 a.m. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

SRF will participate in the Encinitas Halloween festivities on Tuesday evening, October 31, from 5 – 8 p.m. when our enchanting queen and her court will greet all children and give treats to the little ghosts and goblins in the parking lot of SRF Books & Gifts, located at 1150 S. Coast Highway near K Street. All are welcome.

Spectacular Halloween pumpkins will again be displayed in several locations downtown.  We need volunteers to assist the SRF monks with pumpkin carving. If you can help, please come to the ashram grounds Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, October 28 – 30, from 5-9 p.m.

The Children’s Pumpkin Carving and Storytelling will be this Friday, October 27, from 6–8 p.m. on the ashram grounds. If you would like your children to participate, please sign up in the Sunday School office and pick up a flyer with all the details on the Sunday School patio table.

There will be a Teen Retreat for girls at the Encinitas Gardens, and a Teen Retreat for boys at the Lake Shrine. Both will take place on Saturday, November 18. All interested teens, ages 13-18, are welcome to attend. The retreats include a monastic-led meditation, tours of the grounds, and a satsanga. Lunch will be provided, and there will be time for fellowship with other SRF teens.

Sunday, October 22: The Bhagavad-Gita Scriptural Reading is from Volume 1.

Monday, October 23: The SRF Lessons Scriptural Reading is from Volume 5, Lesson 113, entitled “The Way to Immortality.” Please also bring Lesson 114.

Friday, October 27:  The Second Coming of Christ Scriptural Reading is from Volume 1.