Sunset Spiritualist Church
Wells, Kansas 67467
Adult classes every Sunday at 10 am
Church at 11 am every Sunday
Potluck Dinner first Sunday each Month
Sunset Spiritualist Camp 2007 – June 9 – 24
Planning for Camp is in high gear!
Your suggestions for Camp are welcomed and appreciated! Please feel free to contact any Board member or Camp committee co-chairs Debbie Grosser and Linda Anderson with your comments and suggestions. Also, if you are willing to teach a class, conduct an evening Church service, or have a request for specific topics to be covered, please let us know.
To all who have so generously donated to the purchase of our three new cabins, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your support! Your financial contributions are between you and God (well, and maybe our Treasurer, Javene, since she makes the deposits), therefore, the Church is not able to send individual thank-yous to each contributor. But the request went out, the pledges came in, and the cabins were purchased, all within a precious few weeks’ time. Obviously, many of you responded. We want you to know how truly grateful we are, and pray that you each be blessed. If you haven’t been to the grounds and seen the new additions yet, we know you will again be rewarded when you are able to come and know that you had a part in this labor of love.
HIBERNATE NOW, WHILE YOU CAN . . .
This winter’s cold, ice and snow has caused us to cancel church services on three Sundays so far, and Spring ain’t in sight yet! If the weather is questionable, please call Norma or the Whitleys before heading out on Sunday mornings to be sure services are going to be held as scheduled.
We’re also foregoing extra activities on the first weekends of the month (other than potluck and Board meeting) until warmer weather arrives. The cabins heat up pretty nicely with space heaters, but those trips down the path….
Rumor has it, however, that Ron Glasgow is getting antsy and at the first sign of the Spring thaw, he’ll be hounding us all to get to the grounds and get to work! Finishing work on the new cabins remains to be done, as well as remodeling of as many of the old cabins as we can get to before Camp. So, REST UP NOW! In another month or so we’ll be gathering on the grounds every weekend (and weekdays, too, for those who can swing it), with Ron gleefully squeezing every ounce of energy out of as many people as he can. We’ll plan some fun stuff for the weekends, too, but we may as well warn you – if you come to the grounds, Ron will put you to work! Come Camp time, though, we can all be proud of the hand we had in these major accomplishments!
Keeping Up With the Board – from President Karen Lyons
Gayl Edmunds presided over our Christmas Eve Sunday service. Gayl brought with him his friends who helped with the service by providing drumming and song. I wish you could have all been here! The service was informative and Spiritually edifying. I will not soon forget the Spirit shared with us on that day. At the close of the service, the Board of Trustees was honored by Gayl and his group. The Board received a beautiful blanket on behalf of the Church. The blanket depicts a Lakota symbol representative of the four races of mankind. Presently the blanket is stored in a safe place, but we will have this gift on display from time to time for everyone to study and enjoy. Thank you Gayl, for such a touching gesture. I hope Gayl won’t mind if I take this opportunity to plug Camp. Look for the details in the Camp book when it is published. Gayl will be sharing more about his studies and his Native culture with us at Camp.
There is a lot of work to be done this Spring. Some of the projects are reserved for professionals. The roof of the Church will be repaired. The electrical service to the Church building will be replaced. The rest of the work will require strong backs and/or willing hands. The walls of most of the cabins need repaired. There will be painting to do and carpet to lay. Furniture will need to be found and arranged in the new cabins. Some of the furniture in the other cabins will need to be repaired. We will begin in March as soon as the weather permits. I intend to bring a sack lunch and I hope you will plan to become involved in this work as well.
I am proud of the progress on the grounds and the improvements. I’m not one to harp on the financial needs of the Church and Camp, but everything takes money. If we want a nice, comfortable place to gather to learn and grow, there is a price tag. Those who have talked about helping with these projects and ideas of how they can help, it’s time to do so. If you can’t come and help with the physical labor, shake your piggy bank as Leo would say and help in any way you can.
The Board is thinking about putting twin beds in some of the cabins for the sake of room. Patti Nicholson came up with this suggestion and I think it’s a good one. As always, the Board can’t think of everything. If you have a point of view or any ideas, please let the Board know.
Healing Work or Private Counseling available after any Sunday Church Service by an attending Minister.
All prayer requests are shared with the congregation on each Sunday morning at Sunset Church. The request is added to a prayer list and is remembered each week until the issue is resolved. Prayer requests received via e-mail are forwarded to the e-mail list as well. If you have a prayer concern, please call any Board member or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you have e-mail and are not getting the Newsletter online, contact Linda, 620-663-2988 (evenings), 620-727-4329 (cell), or email@example.com
Feb. 4 Rev. Evadne Tuxhorn
(Potluck and Board meeting to follow)
Feb. 11 Vesna Matic-Wright
Feb. 18 Karen Lyons
Feb. 25 Rev. Norma Johnson
Please call Norma for further information, to make any changes, or to add your name to schedule