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Announcements for Sun. Dec. 17 thru Jan. 1, 2018

1. Satsanga timings - Sun. Dec. 17, 2017

  8:35 AM - 10:15 AM     
Satsanga I for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG-12

10:30 AM - 11:15 AMLanguages, Bhajana, Slokathon & Orchestra Classes

11:20 AM -   1:00 PMSatsanga II for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG-11

  1:30 PM -   2:15 PMHindi classes for children in Session II

Please note Bhajana classes are held every other Sunday.

2. Please note there will be no classes at Chinmaya Mission Houston for the next two Sundays Dec. 24 & Dec. 31, in view of the Holiday Season.

We will resume classes on Sun. Jan. 07, 2017, and there will be no more weekly announcement until then.

3. Tuesday Study Group by Poojya Uncle starting Jan. 02, 2018

Starting Tuesday Jan. 02, 2018, Poojya Uncle will start teaching the text – “Drg Drsya Viveka

Time:    7:30-9:00 PM

Where: Tapovan Room (in the Sivalaya Basement)

Books are expected to be in the book store on Sun. Dec. 17.

4. 2017 Contribution Statements

2017 YTD contribution statements are being emailed this week for your year-end reconciliation and planning purposes. You should receive a statement if you made a contribution in 2017. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if there are any discrepancies or if you have not received your statement by Friday, December 14, 2017. Final contribution statements will be provided next year prior to the tax filing period.

If you wish to contribute online, please visit the following links:

- One-time contribution: Click here.

- Recurring pledge contributions: Click here.

5. 2018 Gurudaksina Pledges

Every year on Dipavali day, we offer Gurudaksina to our Acaryas. Families who have not yet submitted their Gurudaksina pledge forms for 2018 are requested to submit these forms at the Contribution Desk this Sunday. Click here if you wish to download a pledge form. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions.

6. CMH Student Council seeking new members

CMH Student Council is seeking new members. We invite CMH Bala Vihar High school students to apply for the Student Council. We will be selecting up to 20 new members. Following is the selection process:

CMH Bala Vihar High School Students to submit a one page essay on "Why I like Chinmaya Houston, and activities that I am involved in at CMH". Please specify for how many years you have been attending Mssion.

  • Please send the essay by email to " This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ".
  • Deadline for submitting the essay is December 31st, 2017
  • Selection will be confirmed by email on January 10th, 2018.

7. CMH Photo Directory Update 2017

Every few years CMH updates its Members’ photo directory. This directory is a great resource for all members to connect. We are excited to announce that we will be updating our Photo directory this year.

The open photo session dates for Dec. of 2017 as follows:


  • Dec. 12 thru Dec. 23
  • Dec. 27 thru Dec. 30

Timings for the Photo sessions:

  • Mon. thru Fri. 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Sat. 10:00 AM thru 5:00 PM
  • Sun. 9:00 AM thru 4:00 PM

Place for the Photo sessions:

  • Tapovan room below the Sivalaya

Link for Scheduling your photo sessions:

For detailed information, please click here

8. New Year Puja at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya Mon. Jan. 01, 2018

Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya will perform Sri Ganesa Homam followed by Sri Visnusahasranama Puja to welcome the New Year, 2018. Please join us for puja with friends and family, and make an auspicious beginning to 2018 with the blessings of Bhagawan Siva.

The puja will be from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Temple Hours: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Arcanas will be performed all day long on request.

For further details, please click here

Puja Sponsorship: $21 per family

You can sponsor the Puja online 

9. Remember to use AMAZONSMILE - CMH receives .5% of member purchases, as donation

As announced, please note, that CMH has now been registered with the AmazonSmile program. This means that every time a CMH member buys through AmazonSmileCMH receives .5% of our member purchases as donation from Amazon. For your convenience this link has now been provided on our CMH website.

We encourage all members to save the above link in their “Favorites” and use this link for future purchases. This change does not cost members anything extra, but will most certainly help with CMH finances.


10. Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Temple timing:

Monday to Friday
9:00 AM - Noon
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday            
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Annual Sponsorship of Pujas at Saumyakasi Sivalaya

To seek the Lord’s grace through out the year and/or on special occasions like Birthdays and Anniversaries, and to have the priest perform Arcana and Arati on your behalf in the temple, please fill out the annual sponsorship form.

Puja Schedule:

Everyday  Arati 7:30 PM

Every Monday  Rudrabhisekam 7:00 PM

Every Pradosa day Rudrabhisekam 7:00 PM

Every Saturday Sri Sivasahasranama Puja 9:00 AM

Every Caturthi day Ganesa Puja 6:30 PM

Every Purnima day Sri Satyanarayana Puja    
6:30 PM

11. CMH Worldwide Announcements – non CMH specific

A. Devi Mahatmyam Caritam 2 at CIF Mar. 26, 2018 – Mar. 31, 2018

By Swami Shradananda Sarasvati

For further details please click here