SUNSET SPIRITUALIST CHURCH
103 Hanes, Wells, Kansas 67467
CHRISTMAS 2021 www.sunsetcamp.org
Board Members: President – Karen Lyons 620-663-2988, firstname.lastname@example.org; Vice-President – Cathey Fitzner; Secretary – Linda Lundberg email@example.com , 620-727-4329; Treasurer – Crystal Shipman, firstname.lastname@example.org . Trustees: Leslie Hargis, Jess Edwards, Jeffrey Harrington, Chris Lichtenfeldt, Stephanie Russell.
SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE
First Sunday of the month: 10:00 a.m. Board meeting
11:00 class or healing service
12:00 (no potlucks until further notice)
The rest of the month, 10:00 a.m. class, 11:00 a.m. church
NO SERVICES December 26 or January 2. The first Board meeting of 2022 will be Jan. 9
JUNE 2022 CAMP
We are once again planning Camp!! Save the dates: June 4-12, 2022. After two years of cancellations we look forward to seeing you all again!
All prayer requests are shared with the congregation each Sunday morning at Sunset Church. When requested, they are forwarded via e-mail as well. If you have a prayer concern, please call any Board member or e-mail email@example.com If you have e-mail and are not getting the Newsletter online, contact Linda 620-727-4329, or firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have e-mail but are still getting the hard copy in the mail and would be willing to be taken off of the snail mail list, please let Linda know about this also.
KEEPING UP WITH THE BOARD
by President Karen Lyons
I cannot deny that The Board of Trustees has made many difficult decisions over the last two years. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board. The Board has had to navigate the legal waters, political waters, and come out into the calm spiritual waters. It has not always been easy and at times the water was very murky, but here we are. Another year has passed and we will welcome a new year with the promise of a better year.
Camp 2022 is scheduled for June 4 – 12th. I know. I know. I feel a bit like the boy in the story of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”. Perhaps I have been quoted as saying, Camp is in June come hell or high water. Isabella and I may be the only ones who show up, but we will have Camp. I would like to hear from the workers who had committed themselves for the Fall 2021 season. If you can come in June, that will be great. In a couple of months we will be putting together the class schedule and publishing the Camp book. Now is the time to get on the schedule.
The Board has continued to meet once a month to conduct the business of the Church. Maintenance has continued along with updates and needed improvements. With the passing seasons changes naturally occur. One tradition has been frozen in time. Two years ago many of you purchased angels to honor the memory of loved ones on the angel tree. The angel tree still stands in the sanctuary. The angels along with the names and memories remain there hung with care. New angels have been added as we have all suffered new loss. The tree is lighted every Sunday morning. I never enter the sanctuary without saying a prayer of thanksgiving for the lives that are represented on that beautiful tree.
While the legal and political waters are dark, as Spiritualists we have the perfect navigation tool. We have the light. Spiritualists will always stand in favor of equal rights for all, and denounce those who violate the basic human rights of others. That light we access is not our own, but is the gift of God. Lest we forget, the greatest gift of all. It is that light that we send to the world through prayer and meditation. The same way we access that light for ourselves. Continue to pray for and meditate on the leaders of governments. Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me.
Merry Christmas and happy New Year. I’ll be seeing you in June, if not before.