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Centre Activities - Service Wing

The Service Wing conducts various activities throughout the year, on regular & ad hoc basis. Below are details of some of the current activities.

 

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Meals on Wheels “Offer service and receive love. This is the recipe for experiencing Divinity.”

This is the oldest of the service activities that has been running continuously for 30 years and will continue to do so with Swami’s grace.  The service benefits 3 parties; the one who does the cooking, the one who delivers the food and the one who receives it.  Meals on Wheels should be done from the heart.
 

Soup Run / Bridge Project “The gift of food to the hungry is the noblest of all gifts”

Every Saturday night a combination of adults and youth go to the town Centre and visit a number of homeless people, to provide hot soup, sandwiches, and in some cases, blankets and clothing as appropriate.  The love you share with those who have none has an immeasurable effect on them.

We have now stopped the soup run and help the Bridge Project 'charity' who provide meals on Sundays to the homeless.
 

Hall Setup “Service springs out of love and it scatters love in profusion

Volunteers set up the altar and associated materials in the space of 45 minutes by assembling the altar, laying the white sheets, making some chairs available for those who are unable to sit on the floor and setting up the PA system for the bhajan lead singers.   Vibutti is served at the end and all the materials are put away after the bhajans.  This is carried out every Sunday from 8:00 to 11:00 am.
 

Food Parcels “Service to humanity is service to divinity”

This service is part of the 'Ceiling on Desires' project, where you give up something in order to offer an item which is required for a person in need.  The Centre conducts 2 to 3 collections a year of items to supply to the needy in places such Croatia. 
 

Saturday Asian House Bound Library Service “Service broadens your vision widens your awareness deepens your compassion”

This service is conducted in cooperation with Leicestershire Libraries and has been running for many years.  The service consists of one volunteer collecting library material and delivering to 4 to 5 persons who are unable to visit the library.  This service is carried out once a month on a Saturday and takes approximately one hour to complete, and covers the areas of Rushey Mead, Belgrave Road and Highfields.
 

Refugee Relief (Wellingborough) “Our love should not be confined to our kith and kin. It must extend beyond the family to society as a whole, then to the nation at large and finally embrace the whole world”

There are a number of volunteers who go to Wellingborough every 4 weeks (on a Saturday) to help out on the Refugee Relief Project at Wellingborough.  This service goes hand in hand with the above “food parcels” project, but here volunteers help out in the warehouse as well as loading lorries which are destined to refugee camps in Croatia, and to Africa.
 

Moving On Group “You are not doing service for others. You are doing it always for yourselves, to the God who is equally present in others”

A group 4 to 6 volunteers take part in this very worthwhile service, which involves a number of key activities to help members of the “moving on group”, who have learning difficulties, to help them with tasks that we take for granted.  It also helps volunteers to learn new skills, be it cooking different types of dishes, craft work or basic computer skills.

THIS SERVICE ACTIVITY HAS STOPPED BECAUSE OF FUNDING ISSUE BY THE COUNCIL. IT MAY START AGAIN, AT WHICH TIME VOLUNTEERS WILL GO & HELP.

 

Entertainment at Residential Homes “Service is worship. Each act of service is a flower placed at the feet of God”

Swami’s Bhajans are conducted at elderly people's home on a monthly basis at the request of the residents.  The service is conducted for one hour and provides an opportunity to meet the residents.
 

Environment Project “That which happens physically on the outside in terms of actions is not of major importance. What is important is that which comes from inside”

For a number of years we have been working with Environ to help make a better world, whether this is planting trees, building fences, painting wooden fences, clearing scrubs and /or laying a path.  The service is normally conducted in the weekend, but there are opportunities available in the week days for those who are able to do so.
 

Hospital Ward Visits “Always try to put yourself in the position of the other and judge your action against the background. Then you will not be wrong.

Volunteers visit patients in the wards at Leicester Hospitals.  This service is to meet patients on the wards, and talk to them. 
 

 
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