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Sunset Spiritualist Church
103 Hanes St
Wells, KS  67467
785-488-3929

Adult classes every Sunday at 10 am
Church at 11 am  every Sunday

Potluck Dinner first Sunday each Month

December 2004   



Camp 2005
We would like to include as many as possible in the planning of Camp and welcome any volunteers and ideas you may have. It is so fun being a part of camp, getting to know the readers, visitors, and each other on a more personal level and the success of camp depends on the willingness of the membership to give of their time and talents. If you or someone you know would like to instruct a class or are qualified as a reader please contact us. Don’t be shy, let your light shine! Please contact Patti 402-228-3558 gn65445@alltel.net or Kitty Greenwood 785-488-3712, or any Board member with your ideas or to let them know how you would like to help. As always you are welcome to attend the next Board meeting on January 2nd and bring your ideas.

 


THEME FOR CAMP

Karen has suggested the idea of a theme for Sunset Camp 2005. One idea submitted is “A Return To Basics”, if you have any ideas for a possible theme please submit it to any board member listed at Board, Members & Links button on the home page before January 2nd. The decision will be made at the next Board meeting on January 2nd.


Jewelry Class on Hold for Winter Months

Daya’s jewelry class WILL NOT meet in January or February. Put the class on your calendar for March 5th in the church basement as usual. Daya plans on doing soldering. Anyone is welcome to join. Bring your lunch. Any questions call Daya at 620-442-1310 or email her at mjkhnds@sbcglobal.net 


Drumming/Healing at Penny Rose Ranch 
Ron Boden has invited all to his home in Beloit to participate in a drumming/healing on Sat. January 1st. Bring potluck and arrive anytime after 3. If you are in need of healing please come and experience this form of healing. Feel free to call Ron for more information, cell 785-738-7410, home 785-738-3738. The Ranch is located 5.5 miles east of Beloit. Look for the sign over the drive on the south side of HWY 9.


LOVING CONCERN
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Norma Johnson is doing great.

Kim Bascom, daughter of Ron and Marge Glasgow is having neck and back problems and needs prayers.

Prayers for the following: Janine, Diane Harris (sister of Sharon Eenhuis), Celinda (Charles sister, read message from Charles below), Vicki Adams, Doni Campbell, Gerry Gottula, 2nd row

Sympathy to Johnnie Thompson after the loss of his mother.  And to Kathy Hales who’s father passed recently.

Please send special prayer requests to any Board Member


Charles Cox e-mail

I had been searching for a meaningful Christmas story to put into the newsletter. Time had grown short, I needed to get the newsletter printed and in the mail by Friday. Thursday Charles Cox sent the following email. 

“I want to thank each of you who offered prayers for my sister and our family in the past 3 weeks. Tuesday the 14th marked the third week that Celinda was in a coma after collapsing from congestive heart failure. The prognosis has not been good and the doctors were giving my mom little or no hope of any recovery. These have been a stressful 3 weeks for everyone in our family.

Tuesday night my mom and niece were visiting my sister in the hospital. They were talking to Celinda while she lay in a coma as they had all during her stay in the hospital. After 30 minutes or so they were preparing to leave when my niece touched her mom’s shoulder and said “mom, we have to go”. Immediately Celinda’s eyes opened and looked around the room focusing on both my mom and my niece.

This morning my mom talked my leg off as she told me of Celinda’s progress yesterday. She is still listed a very critical condition but is now conscious and responding to people around her. Since she is still on a ventilator she cannot speak, but she is able to nod and point her finger. 

My mom said “It’s nothing short of a miracle!”. 

Thanks again for all your prayers and support!!!!!!!!!!”


Go to the
Word Search game created by Patti through F U N B R A I N . C O M

Supplies are always needed for Church as well as for Camp. Donations of any of the following are greatly appreciated: paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, hand soap, garbage bags, coffee, teas, hot cocoa or surprise us.


BUILDING CAMPAIGN


The Board of Directors of Sunset Church and Camp are busy raising money for a proposed new building. Our goal is $50,000. Please consider sending your donation today for Sunset Camp Building Fund. Mail your donation to: Sunset Church, 103 Hanes, Wells, KS 67467


A SOLDIER’S CHRISTMAS STORY
Written by Major Bruce Lovely Forwarded to gospelweb.net by Kelleigh Nelson

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE.

I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, 
AND TO SEE JUST WHO IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.

I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE, 
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN A TREE.

NO STOCKING BY MANTLE, JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND, 
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES, AWARDS OF ALL KINDS, 
A SOBER THOUGHT CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT, IT WAS DARK AND DREARY, 
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER, ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING, SILENT, ALONE,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE, THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,NOT HOW
I PICTURED A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

WAS THIS THE HERO OF WHOM I’D JUST READ? CURLED UP ON A PONCHO, THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT, 
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESESOLDIERS WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

SOON ROUND THE WORLD, THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY, AND GROWNUPS WOULD
CELEBRATE A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR, BECAUSE OF THE
SOLDIERS, LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

I COULDN’T HELP WONDER HOW MANY LAY ALONE, 
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

THE VERY THOUGHT BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE, I DROPPED TO MY KNEES AND STARTED TO CRY.

THE SOLDIER AWAKENED AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,”SANTA DON’T CRY, THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, I DON’T ASK FOR MORE, MY LIFE IS MY GOD, MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS.”

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP, I COULDN’T CONTROL IT, I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS, SO SILENT AND STILL,
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED FROM THE COLD NIGHT’S CHILL.

I DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT, 
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER, WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, “CARRY ON SANTA, IT’S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.”

ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH, AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT,
MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.”

Request from website! PLEASE! Would you do me the favor of sending this to as many people as you can? The Holiday Season is upon us and we should all be aware of where credit for our being able to celebrate these festivities is due.) Let’s try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe to our previous and present soldiers who have kept us free thus far! May it make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us. Please, do your small part to plant this PATRIOTIC seed!


Church Services

Dec. 19 – Karen Lyons
Dec. 26 – Rev. Mary Brown
Jan. 2 – Rev. Debora Imhoff 
Jan. 9 – Rev. Kitty Greenwood
Jan. 16 – Rev. Norma Johnson


May the love of Jesus Christ fill your heart.