Breaking DAWN


Sunset Spiritualist Church
103 Hanes
Wells, Kansas 67467

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

Potluck Dinner first Sunday each Month

April 2005

Camp 2005
We need your help to make Sunset Camp successful. We want the membership involved in the planning of Camp. We embrace volunteers and welcome any ideas you may have. It is fun being a part of camp, getting to know each other on a more personal level and the success of camp depends on the membership giving of their time and talents. Whether you would like to help in the kitchen or work the snack bar we will find a place, we need your help! Please contact any board member, Kitty 785-488-3712, cell 819-0741, or Patti 402-228-3558,
with your ideas or to let us know how you would like to help. Please join us at the next Board Meeting after potluck on April 3rd to share your ideas.


Join us the weekend of April 8h thru 10th. Come learn about: Principles of Spiritualism; The After-Life; Ethics and Values of Spiritualism; Mediumship; What is Spiritualism and Who are Spiritualists?; and Healing and Spiritualism. Spend the entire weekend, join us for a day or just attend a class. Contact Evadne for more information 785-227-3716. To reserve your place at the workshop call Javene 785-785-488-3373 by April 5th.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday April 8-9-10, 2005

Free-will offerings will be accepted for classes. You may attend one class, join us for a day, or enjoy the whole weekend, fees for rooms and meals for the whole weekend or individual meals are listed below.

Friday, April 8th
Check in early evening
6:00 PM : Soup & sandwich Supper hosted by “The Second Row” and followed by an Old-Timers Storytelling session by
The Second Row. Note* The Second Row are our local Elders whose families were the founders of our
Church. Leroy & Maxine Windhorst; Javene & Leo Whitley: Eugene Whitley and Irene Keith.
9:00 PM: Drumming Circle led by Ron Boden preceded by stories of how and why Native Americans were so prominent in
the early Spiritualist Church (please bring your drum and be ready to participate).

Saturday, April 9
8:00 AM Meditation/Prayer time for early risers
8:00 AM Breakfast served in dining room
9:00 AM Class: Principles of Spiritualism

Teacher: Ron Boden
10:45 AM Class: The After-Life

Teacher: Rev. Gary Nicholson
NOON Lunch served in dining room
1:00 PM Class: Mediumship

Teacher: Rev. Kitty Greenwood
2:00 PM Class: What is Spiritualism and Who are Spiritualists (First taught by Rev. Brown at Sunset Church in 1970s)

Teacher: Rev. Evadne Tuxhorn
3:00 PM 15 minute break
3:15 PM Evadne’s class continues…..
4:30 PM Class: Healing and Spiritualism

Teacher: Rev. Norma Johnson
6:00 PM Dinner served in dining room
7:30 PM Ethics and Values of Spiritualism

Guest Speaker: Rev. Ron Wills from Thornton, Colorado
9:00 PM Seance Circles (Our circles are limited in size so 2 or more will be held.)

Medium: Rev. Ron Wills 

Medium: Rev. Gary Nicholson

Sunday, April 10
8:00 AM Breakfast served in dining room.
9:00 AM Class: Spiritualism in the Bible

Teacher: George Larson
10:30 AM Old-Fashioned Spiritualist Healing Service

Healing Speaker: Rev. Debora Imhoff

Healing Chairs: Rev. Norma Johnson; Rev. Gary Nicholson; Rev. Mary Brown; & Ron Boden
11:00 AM Old-Fashioned Spiritualist Sunday Service

Minister: Rev. Evadne Tuxhorn

MC: Rev. Debora Imhoff

Message Givers: Rev. Gary Nicholson and Rev. Ron Wills

Pulpit Call will be given for Messages from the floor from Guest Ministers and other attending Ministers.

Sunday Dinner served in dining room following Church Service
1:30 PM Class and Workshop Closing

Rev. Ron Wills

Followed by a Discussion and Question/Answer Session with all teachers present. Departure will be determined by how much we all have to talk about! After the Closing those who need to leave may do so at their leisure. Stay and visit with us as long as you want……Have a safe journey home.

*Note: This schedule is subject to revision. 

For reservations send the following information;


Address _________________________________________________________________


Telephone_______________________Email address______________________________

Please include $20.00 deposit. (deposit will be applied toward your room and meals)

Please send registration information and $20.00 deposit (applied to room and/or meals) by April 5th to:

Javene Whitley
208 Main St.
Wells, KS 67467

To reserve your cabin, RV hookup, or for more information please call Norma at 785-823-6118
Cabins are limited and available on a first come/first serve basis at $15 per person per night
RV Hook-ups – $10.00 per night
Tenting is permissible & free
Meals: $7.00 each meal or purchase a week-end meal ticket for $40.00

Most of the cabins have been sitting empty over the winter months. Please come and help us prepare the cabins and grounds on Saturday April 2 for the upcoming Spiritualism Workshop. Bring your vacuum and some elbow grease to begin about 1 Saturday afternoon. We will also be folding, and addressing camp brochures. Some members have previous engagements so we need YOU. We will follow the cleanup and brochures with potluck supper, games, fellowship, or surprise us with something new. 


The 2nd Row, Kathleen. Jim, Vicki, Deb, Tracey, Jaylynn, Mary, Rod, Family of Maxine Heldenbrand.

Evadne asks for prayer that her life changes fall into divine order.

May we have all the workers and visitors we need for Camp 2005 and it be a loving experience for all.

If you would like prayer requests in the monthly newsletter please contact Patti 402-228-3558.

Please send special prayer requests to any Board Member

“…Thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”  Isaiah 58:11

Interesting information from an online article shared by Billy Branson.  

“There has been mounting evidence for vitamin D’s role in preventing common cancers, autoimmune diseases, type 1 diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis.  Studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency is common in the U.S. Because the typical symptoms are aching bones and muscle discomfort, vitamin D deficiency is often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, according to Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, of the Boston University School of Medicine.” 

To read the article about vitamin D deficiency and to find more health information check out this website

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.


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

Traveling Angels! 

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room.

Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, “things aren’t always what they seem”. 

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.  After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest.  When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field. 

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused.  The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.  “Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older angel replied.  “When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.” “Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. 

Things aren’t always what they seem.” Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every out come is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until some time later….

Church Services

March 25 – Good Friday Communion Service 7:00 p.m. Coffee will be provided, bring cookies and share in fellowship after the service.
March27  Easter Rev. Norma Johnson
April 3  Billy Branson
April 10  Rev. Evadne Tuxhorn
April 17  Ron Boden
April 24  Jim Haynes
May 1  Rev. Gary Nicholson
May 8  Patti Nicholson
May 15  Billy Branson

Please call Norma for further information, to make any changes, or to add your name to schedule

Wilma Rudolph said “My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to.  The first was to walk without braces.” 

Many of you are too young to remember Wilma but this is her story. 

Wilma was born 20th of 22 children.  It was amazing that she even survived because she was premature.  At age 4 she contracted double pneumonia, scarlet fever caused further complications and she was left with her left leg paralyzed.  She was determined and at age 9 she removed the leg brace and began walking on her own.  It was a miracle that by age 13 she had made great strides in developing rhythm in her gait, she decided she wanted to be a runner, she came in last in every race she entered over the next few years.  Everyone kept insisting she give up running but she persisted and she eventually won a race, then another and another and then the real miracle: the little girl who was told she would never walk again went on to win three Olympic Gold Medals!

Personality test.  An interesting and fun email from Billy Branson

Below is Dr. Phil’s test. (Dr. Phil scored 55; he did this test on the Oprah Show….she got a 38.) Some folks pay a lot of money to find this stuff out. Read on, this is very interesting! Don’t be overly sensitive. The following is pretty accurate and it only takes 2 minutes & there are only 10 questions. When you’re done, give the test to all your friends.

Answers are for who you are now…… not who you were in the past. Have pen or pencil and paper ready. This is a real test given by the Human Relations Dept. at many of the major corporations today. It helps them get better insight concerning their employees and prospective employees. It’s only 10 simple questions, so….. grab a pencil and paper, keeping track of your letter answers to each question.

1. When do you feel your best?
    a) in the morning   b) during the afternoon & and early evening   c) late at night  

2. You usually walk…
a) fairly fast, with long steps   b) fairly fast, with little steps   c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face   d) less fast,head down   e) very slowly  

3. When talking to people you..
    a) stand with your arms folded   b) have your hands clasped   c) have one or both your hands on your hips   d) touch or pushthe person to whom you are talking   e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair  

4. When relaxing, you sit with..
    a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side   b) your legs crossed   c) your legs stretched out or straight   d) one leg curled under you  

5. When something really amuses you, you react with…
    a) big appreciated laugh   b) a laugh, but not a loud one   c) a quiet chuckle  d) a sheepish smile

6. When you go to a party or social gathering you…
     a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you   b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you  know   c) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed  

7. You’re working very hard, concentrating hard, and you’re interrupted……you
    a) welcome the break   b) feel extremely irritated   c) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colors do you like most?
    a) Red or orange   b) black   c) yellow or light blue   d) green   e) dark blue or purple   f) white   g) brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep you are….
    a) stretched out on your back   b) stretched out face down on your stomach   c) on your side, slightly curled   d) with yourhead on one arm  e) with your head under the covers

10. You often dream that you are…
      a) falling  b) fighting or struggling   c) searching for something or somebody   d) flying or floating   e) you usually have dreamless sleep   f) your dreams are always pleasant 


1. (a) 2  (b) 4  (c) 6
2 . (a) 6   (b) 4   (c) 7   (d) 2   (e) 1

3. (a) 4   (b) 2   (c) 5   (d) 7   (e) 6
4. (a) 4   (b) 6   (c) 2    (d)1

5. (a) 6   (b) 4   (c) 3    (d) 5   (e) 2

6. (a) 6   (b) 4   (c) 2

7. (a) 6   (b) 2   (c) 4

8. (a) 6   (b) 7   (c) 5   (d) 4   (e) 3   (f) 2   (g) 1

9. (a) 7   (b) 6    (c) 4 (d) 2   (e) 1

10. (a) 4   (b) 2   (c) 3   (d) 5   (e) 6   (f) 1

Now, add up the total number of points and check the next page for the grouping you fit into.

OVER 60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should handle with care.” You’re seen as vain, self-centered, and  who is extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don’t always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 TO 60 POINTS: Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who’s quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming,  amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who’s constantly in the  center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who’ll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 TO 40 POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who’s extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot  to shake  your trust in your friends, but equally, it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30 POINTS: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady  plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively  or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything  carefully  from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive,  some one who needs looking after, who always wants some one else to  make the decisions & who doesn’t want to get involved with anyone  or anything! They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don’t exist. Some people think you’re boring. Only those who know you well know that you aren’t.

I am only one. But still, I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
-Edward Everett Hale

THE MAP……..submitted by Norma 

A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little girl, Shelby. She wanted to know what the United States looked like.  Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed the map of the country tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Shelby, and said, “Go into the other room and see if you can put this  together. This will show you our whole country today.  After a few minutes,  Shelby returned and handed him the map correctly fitted together. The father was surprised and asked how she had finished so quickly. “Oh,” she said, “on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus. When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together.” AMEN.

Jewelry Class on Hold until further notice