ANNOUNCEMENTS and UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
We joyfully welcome food donations every Sunday in Advent, beginning December 2nd, to support the Maryland Food Bank. They request healthy non-perishable foods, such as canned proteins like peanut butter, chicken, tuna, canned fruits or veggies, shelf-stable milk, and rice or pasta.

Friday, December 14th, 7:30 p.m Join us for fantastically joyful Tree Trimming, Christmas Caroling and Holiday Frolicking on Friday, at Waldorf School of Baltimore. Bring your friends, neighbors, children, your friends’ and neighbors’ children, and your radiant selves to sing Christmas carols and decorate our tree! Holiday gathering afterward: please bring healthy, ready-to-eat snacks and holiday treats to share. Apple cider and water will be provided.

Monday, December 24th at 7:30 p.m Christmas Eve meditation at the Waldorf School of Baltimore. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Swami will be lighting the final light in our advent wreath, the Christ Light.
 
Tuesday, December 25th, at 3:00 p.m. Christmas Day Meditation!! Please join us as Swami Nityananda leads us in our Light of Christ meditation. Friends and family are welcome. Swami Yogananda considered this meditation one of the most important gifts we could give ourselves all year. We will meet at a home in Lutherville. Please email divinelifechurch@gmail.com for directions.

Sunday, December 30th, 11:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Meditation - Please bring your usual verve and presence to join dear Premadas, who is scheduled to give that service!

Monday, December 31st, 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., New Year’s Eve sacred celebration at Labhya’s home, 2 Overpark Ct, Parkville MD 21234: Join Swami Nityananda for a divine light meditation from 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Potluck begins at 8:00 p.m. Please bring healthy, ready-to-serve dishes to share.
 
January 6th, 7:00 a.m. Our Sunday Morning Meditation features an inclusive, participatory reading of the Sermon on the Mount—children, family, friends, neighbors welcome and highly encouraged to participate. Also January 6th, we will begin the New Year with a sacred water ceremony, blessing and renewing ourselves. Children (and all) are joyfully invited to participate. Be graced with a healing, refreshing, sacred start to the New Year!

Not finished your holiday shopping?? Please support our beloved community when you shop online via Amazon. Go to www.smile.amazon.com/ch/52-6159182 and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to Darshan Charitable Trust. YAY!!

ONGOING EVENTS

SUNDAY MORNING CELEBRATION
When:
Every Sunday at 11 a.m.
Where: The Waldorf School, 4801 Tamarind Rd Baltimore 21209. 
The celebration is open to all and consists of a short silent group meditation, universal prayers, and a hymn.  A spiritual talk is given emphasizing personal application of universal spiritual principles, living a blissful life, and nurturing world brotherhood.  All are welcome.

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Children from infancy to twelve are welcome to explore the philosophy our church through lessons that include play, art, drama, music, and gardening, allowing the divinity of each child to unfold in an atmosphere of unconditional love. 

FRIDAY NIGHT HEALING MEDITATION - See above for details of our joyful tree trimming on Dec 14.
When: Every Friday at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
Where: Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center, 4803 Yellowwood Ave 21209.  This is a quarter mile from The Waldorf School.   Services will be held in the Hill House Community Hall lower level—the building you see directly in front of you as you park. 
The Friday night healing meditation consists of a guided healing meditation for ourselves, others and for the planet, and a presentation on various spiritual topics.  Together, we joyfully explore our true nature in the midst of changing conditions in our lives.  This includes ways to transform anxiety, fear, anger, grief, and our painful reactions.  All are welcome. 

TUESDAY DARSHAN GROUP MEDITATION - Next meditation is DEC 18
When:
First and third tuesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Where: This gathering is held at a home in Lutherville. Please email divinelifechurch@gmail.com for directions.
Join us as we dive deep into vibrant meditation! Uplifting and helpful for long-time and beginning meditators. All are welcome. No meditation experience is needed.

KARMA YOGA = OPPORTUNITIES TO OFFER SERVICE WITH LOVE
Please email divinelifechurch@gmail.com to find out about the opportunities below.
Karma yoga is directing every thought, word, and deed in joyful service to the Divine.  Swami Shankarananda described it as love in action and selfless service.  The teachers in our guru lineage discovered the blessings of karma yoga and recommend it as a sacred path to accelerating our unfoldment. Through karma yoga, we find freedom in discovering that it is the Divine who does everything through us. Inwardly we bow to the Divine for doing everything through us, and we give thanks to the Divine for making all things possible through us.  Such reverence in action carries over into the rest of life as we discover the sacredness of every thought, word, and action. You are joyfully invited to join us on the sacred path of karma yoga.  Is there a gift of service which you are being guided to share with our church?  Or, would you joyfully be available for special projects when needed?   Are you skilled in social media, information technology, or know audio and video editing??  Do you enjoy writing online reviews?  We would love help spreading the word about our church. 

SPIRITUAL COUNSELING and MEDITATION INSTRUCTION
If you would like a conference with Swami Nityananda, to discuss Kriya yoga meditation, or any aspect of spirituality, please email divinelifespirit@gmail.com. All donations for spiritual conferences go fully to the Church. 

PRAYER LIST
To request healing prayers (all prayers are healing!), please email divinelifespirit@gmail.com.  If you send an email, we will keep your name on the prayer list for 30 days. And since prayers never expire, the prayers that are sent will reverberate ongoingly.  Read Swami Nityananda's prayers for our community.