Breaking DAWN


Sunset Spiritualist Church
103 Hanes St
Wells, KS  67467

Adult classes every Sunday at 10 am 

Church at 11 am  every Sunday 

Potluck Dinner first Sunday each Month

April 2004 

Sunset Spiritualist Camp 2004

Plans are in the works for our 70th Annual Camp Meeting.   Be sure and put the dates on your calendar now and plan on joining us for great fun as well as a wonderful learning experience and interesting readers from all over the country.

This years dates are from:
June 5th thru June 20th

 We look forward to seeing you there!

Help Wanted For Annual Camp 
We are in need of help in the kitchen
Call any Board member listed at the top of the newsletter if you or anyone you know might be interested..

Daya’s  Jewelry Class 

Join Daya and her other students and learn how to make your own jewelry on Sat. May 1st from 9am until 1pm in the church basement. Bring your lunch.  
Any questions call Daya 620-442-1310 or email her

Join us for camp cleanup

May 1st and 2nd  we will have lots of work to do in the day, but the evening hours will be spent in fun and fellowship (Perhaps a drumming or a circle).  Bring linens and a covered dish. For more information call Daya, Debora, or Norma (see #’s above)

Suggested Reading – Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Russell Crow  recently talked to Oprah about some of his favorite books.  This was at the top of his list for reading as well as one of his favorite gifts to give.  I was pleasantly surprised to see this on Gary’s nightstand that evening, glad to see it was part of our collection.  Originally published in 1922, it is described as probably the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. 

Siddhartha and his friend live in India, they leave home on a spiritual quest spending time completely isolated as hermits. On their journey they run into Buddha. The friend decides to stay behind in  Buddha’s community, although he has great respect for Buddha, Siddhartha continues on his quest to find the ultimate meaning of life..  He experiences the world of common people and becomes very wealthy along the way, but finds that wealth is not the answer so he continues. His search leads him to live a simple life as a ferryman. When his friend rediscovers  Siddhartha, he finds that Siddhartha ultimately has become a highly respected spiritual man by the people in his area and the solution to their quest.

Thought For the Day

Be willing to do what your soul directs you to do if you want to create what you are asking for. 

Sanyana Roman, author

A Story of Spring – by Shirley Wilcox

The Gladioli in my garden were in full bloom.  On my way to visit my mother in the retirement home, I cut three tall stalks and wrapped them in a damp paper towel and waxed paper. Purple and lush, the flowers would make a beautiful bouquet for her room.  

When I reached the home, I passed through the lobby and walked toward Mother’s room in the G wing.  Suddenly I stopped and turned around and headed down another hall to the nursing unit. 

I had no idea why I had changed direction, and I cannot tell you why at the nurses’ station I asked to be directed to Mrs. Farmer’s room.  I only knew Mrs. Farmer as the elderly lady who sat ramrod straight in front of me at church on Sunday mornings, wearing brightly colored hats on her snowy white hair.  I hadn’t seen her for several months and didn’t remember hearing that she was ill. 

The door to Mrs. Farmer’s room was open.  She was lying in bed, her face toward the window, her eyes closed.  Her thin, bony arms lay outstretched on the white coverlet. 

Mrs. Farmer opened her eyes and turned, not in the least surprised. 

“Oh, thank you for remembering my birthday.” She exclaimed.  Then, gazing at the gladioli bouquet, she added, “That’s all I asked for.” 

I put the flowers in a vase on her bedside table and left quietly, I walked down the hall with a mixed feeling of gratitude and awe.


That sudden impulse to go left when we intended to go right may well be the pull of another’s prayer


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

Spring Recipe – This is so good!! 

Rhubarb Shortcake

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon soda dissolved in 1 Tablespoon of water
3 cups cut up rhubarb

Lightly mix all together.  Place in 8×12 baking pan (lightly oiled or non-stick cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.  To serve, top with warm butter sauce and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Butter Sauce

2 cups water
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together in saucepan and bring to a boil.