Festival Volunteers Wanted

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Festival Volunteers Wanted

Dear Friends,

Our biggest celebration of the year is approaching. Soon, we will all join together to celebrate Sri Krishna’s appearance day – Sri Krishna Janmastami!

Although Krishna proclaims in Bhagavad-Gita that He is eternal, we know that for the pleasure of His devotees, as well as to perform His unlimited pastimes, He appears in this material world. Janmastami is the opportunity for all of us to render some service to the Lord and to immerse ourselves in remembering His divine appearance.

The best way to please Krishna is to offer Him something with affection. We all have some God-given gifts in the form of our skills or talents; by using them in Krishna’s service we not only please Him but also purify our lives. Janmastami is a great opportunity to come together, serving in union to sanctify our existence.

We would like to encourage everyone to volunteer some time during the upcoming Janmastami and Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja. There is a lot to choose from; it’s really up to you as to where and for how long you would like to serve. Your desire to contribute and your devotional attitude are what counts, and we will be there to assist you in being appropriately engaged.

We will start preparation days before Janmastami, so even if you’re not available on the actual day, you can come before or after the event. Of course, we especially require help on the festival days themselves.

There are many varieties of services available. You could help in decorating the temple, making garlands, cleaning, setting up our outdoor stage, serving prasadam, giving a hand to our cooks and so on. We would greatly appreciate every sincere soul helping us during Krishna Janmastami.

Please write to vara108@gmail.com, or call 0404 187 390 to express your interest in helping out. Feel free to ask questions regarding services. We will help you find a service that is right for you.

At your service,
Vara-nayaka das
President ISKCON Sydney

Source: Sydney Temple Newsletter

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