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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

June 2006

June Board Meeting

There will not be a formal Board Meeting in June due to our annual camp. The Board will be meeting throughout camp as needed.. If you have any questions please contact Norma at 785-823-6118,

June Activities

Memorial weekend will be devoted to getting things in order for our upcoming camp. There is much to do but we always have fun things going on as well. Cabins will be available, bring your own linens and some potluck.
We hope you will join us in Wells for a weekend of fellowship and fun and a little work too!

Camp Notes

We are in great need of people to work in the kitchen and the snack bar as well as other odd jobs around the grounds during camp. It takes many people working together to have a successful camp and it is always a rewarding experience. If you want to share in the fellowship of working together or if you want to attend camp and finances are a concern you may be interested. If you are interested in working or want more information contact Patti: 402-228-3558 or Linda: 620-663-2988, in demand.

Help Beautify The Grounds

I am asking everyone to bring a 4 or 6 pack of flowers to plant on Memorial weekend; we will be working on the flower beds over the holiday/cleanup weekend.

Keeping Up With the Board – from President Karen Lyons

The May Board meeting was spent putting the final touches on Camp. If you have not received a Camp Book, it is an oversight. Please call anyone and we will get one to you. I think you will find something that speaks to you on the agenda for this year.

The first weekend was also a clean up day. It’s a long story, but in the end LeRoy Windhorst, Gary Nicholson, and Ron Glasgow spent the entire day renovating cabin six. The last weekend of the month we will finish getting the grounds and cabins ready. I have heard that the cabins are being spoken for at a quick pace. If you have not reserved space to stay, and intend to, I encourage you to hurry. If you don’t get a cabin, there are always air beds. We’ll find somewhere for you to hang. We don’t want to miss having you for this special occasion.

That brings me to the next topic of the Board. The Board is waiting on one more estimate and will then be ready to make a decision on new cabins. I know you have heard it before, but the goal is to add at least two new cabins in time for the fall workshop. The Board will have more information concerning this addition during Camp. Folks, this is going to happen. We are also very close to a decision involving handicap access to the basement. If you have an opinion about any of these projects, please talk with any Board member and give them your suggestions.

A careful review of the Constitution and By-Laws has resulted in the Board making a decision to change the membership fee. Everyone who purchased a membership last June will remain a member in good standing through June 2006. If you would like to receive the newsletter in the mail, you will be able to continue to do so by signing up in the office during Camp as usual. The subscription for one year is set at five dollars ($5.00). The fee for membership in Sunset Church will begin being accepted by the Board effective July 2006. The fee consists of two steps. The first step is to notify the Board of your desire to become a member of Sunset Church. You will be accepted as a member of the Church upon your declaration that you agree with the Principles and the mission of the Church. Any Board member will be happy to answer any questions you have about the new fees.

As it is drawing close to the vacation time of year, I want to remind you all that Sunset Church has service every Sunday morning. We would love to see you stop in while you vacation this summer.

I’ll see you soon at Camp: “125 Years of Spiritualism – Experience the Gifts in You”!

Healing Work or Private Counseling available after any Sunday Church Service by an attending Minister.


2nd Row, Javene, Irene, Maxine, Becky, Julie, Judy, Ariel, Evadne, Kristi, Marcella, The Dierkson Family, Marty, Kathleen, Russell, Sue, Linda, Teresa,, John & son, Peggy, Glen, Linda & Mike, Kathy, Don, Pat, Marella, Nancy, Dianne, Phyllis, Douglas, Jennifer, Kelly, Jamie. Family of Carol Patterson, Al.

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

If you have email and are not getting the computer newsletter online email  Patti at

About this time of year we ask for donations of supplies to help us through camp. Toilet tissue, paper towels, kleenix, dish or hand soap, & coffee are items always needed.

Church Services

May 21                   Mike Bourke
May 28          Rev. Billy Branson
June 4         Rev. Gary Nicholson
June 11     Rev. Evadne Tuxhorn
June 18                   Karen Lyons

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

“Dream Healer/My Name is Adam” and “Dream Healer 2/ Guide to Self Empowerment” tell the story of Adam who at age 5 was able to see Auras. After performing his first “hands on” healing at age 14 he knew he had found his calling. His first book is an autobiography the second is the ‘how-to’ guide to prepare us to access and embrace the power within. Virginia Savage will be discussing these books at her “Book Review” class at camp on Monday June 12th. The books will be available at the White Dove Bookstore on grounds.

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.
Colossians 3:9&10 

Note from Ted Andrews

Dear Evadne,

Thank you for sponsoring my workshop & signing at Sunset Camp. It was a wonderful weekend with terrific people. It reveals much about the great work that the spiritualist camp and you are doing. Please extend my thanks and appreciation to everyone there.

Many Blessings,
Ted Andrews

The History of Father’s Day

While listening to a Mothers Day Sermon in Spokane Washington in 1909 Sonora Smart Dodd thought of her father. The lecture inspired her to have a special day dedicated to her father, William Jackson Smart, who had brought her up and her siblings single-handedly after their mother died. She could realize the greatness of her father and wanted to let him know how deeply she was touched by his sacrifices, courage, selflessness and love. She held the first Father’s Day celebration on 19th of June 1910, on the birthday of her father. The idea soon caught on and in 1924, President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father’s Day on the petition sent to him by Dodd on the acceptance of fatherhood. In 1926, a National Father’s Day Committee was formed in New York City.

However, it was thirty years later that a Joint Resolution of Congress gave recognition to Father’s Day. Another 16 years passed before President Richard Nixon established the third Sunday of June as a permanent national observance day of Father’s Day in 1972 in the honor of all good fathers that contribute as much to the family as a mother, in their own ways. Even before Dodd came into the picture, Dr. Robert Webb of West Virginia is believed to have conducted the first Father’s Day service in 1908 at the Central Church of Fairmont. However, it was the colossal efforts of Dodd, the devoted daughter of the Civil War veteran who refused to remarry for the sake of his six children and took upon himself all the duties, love and care of a mother, that eventually led it to a national observance.

Father’s Day is now approaching its centennial year as an informally celebrated holiday and its 40th year as a nationally celebrated official holiday. It is a time to celebrate fatherhood, and show appreciation to fathers.

Father’s Day Ideas

Although Father’s Day has suffered from creeping commercialism in recent years, it’s still considered to be a rather quiet, low-key holiday that involves family get-togethers, backyard relaxation and enjoyable dinners. Perhaps this may be a result of the desire to give working Dads a day off from as many responsibilities as possible. Many a child has presented their father with an elaborately (or at least, interestingly) decorated homemade necktie as a Father’s Day gift.

Celebrating Father’s Day 

Sonora Smart Dodd was the driving force behind the movement to establish a day in honor and celebration of fathers and fatherhood. Sonora was one of six children raised by her father, William Smart, when his wife died giving birth to their sixth child. Smart, a veteran of the Civil War, managed to look after his children and his farm in rural Washington state so well that his daughter Sonora was determined to establish a day to honor his sacrifices and achievements.

The idea of a Father’s Day in June caught on fast, as it was seen as complementary to Mother’s Day celebrated in May. The family of president Woodrow Wilson organized a Father’s day celebration for him in 1916, and in 1924 president Calvin Coolidge recommended that the day be made a national holiday. This did not happen, however, until the year 1966 when president Lyndon Johnson established Father’s Day as a national holiday. Congress eventually went along and in 1972, president Richard Nixon signed a bill into law officially recognizing Father’s Day.

Most countries have followed the example of the United States and set the annual date of Father’s day to be the third Sunday in June. Another popularly chosen date is that of St. Joseph’s Day which falls on March 19th. This day is Father’s Day in Belgium, Portugal, Spain and Italy. The Scandinavian nations including Finland and Estonia have their Father’s Day on the second Sunday in November. Taiwan has used a unique method for setting the date of its Father’s Day — in Chinese, August 8 (or 8/08) is pronounced as “Ba Ba,” which sounds very similar to the word for father.
By Steve Levenstein 

Pope John XXIII
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.

Lydia M. Child
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!

4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad’s idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.

Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby: Funny Fathers Day Quotes

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then, fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.

Anonymous: Dad Quotes: Inspirational Quotes for Dads

One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.” ~Harmon Killebrew

The efficiency expert concluded his lecture with a note of caution.

“You don’t want to try these techniques at home.”

“Why not?” asked someone from the back of the audience.

“Well, I watched my wife’s routine at breakfast for years,” the expert explained. “She made lots of trips to the refrigerator, stove, table and cabinets, often carrying just a single item at a time.

‘Hon,’ I suggested, ‘Why don’t you try carrying several things at once?'”

The voice from the back asked, “Did it save time?”

The expert replied, “Actually, yes. It used to take her 20 minutes to get my breakfast ready. Now I do it in seven.”

Daddy’s Poem from Wick Wickstrom

Her hair was up in a pony tail, her favorite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy’s Day at school, and she couldn’t wait to go.

But her mommy tried to tell her, that she probably should stay home.
Why the kids might not understand, if she went to school alone.

But she was not afraid; she knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates of why he wasn’t there today.

But still her mother worried, for her to face this day alone.
And that was why once again, she tried to keep her daughter home.

But the little girl went to school eager to tell them all.
About a dad she never sees a dad who never calls.

There were daddies along the wall in back, for everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently, anxious in their seats

One by one the teacher called a student from the class.
To introduce their daddy, as seconds slowly passed.

At last the teacher called her name, every child turned to stare.
Each of them was searching, a man who wasn’t there.

“Where’s her daddy at?” she heard a boy call out.
“She probably doesn’t have one,” another student dared to shout.

And from somewhere near the back, she heard a daddy say,
“Looks like another deadbeat dad, too busy to waste his day.”

The words did not offend her, as she smiled up at her Mom.
And looked back at her teacher who told her to go on.
And with hands behind her back, slowly she began to speak.
And out from the mouth of a child, came words incredibly unique.

“My Daddy couldn’t be here, because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could be, since this is such a special day.
And though you cannot meet him, I wanted you to know.
All about my daddy, and how much he loves me so.

He loved to tell me stories he taught me to ride my bike.
He surprised me with pink roses, and taught me to fly a kite.

We used to share fudge sundaes, and ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him. I’m not standing here alone.

“Cause my daddy’s always with me, even though we are apart
I know because he told me, he’ll forever be in my heart”

With that, her little hand reached up, and lay across her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat, beneath her favorite dress.

And from somewhere here in the crowd of dads, her mother stood in tears.
Proudly watching her daughter, who was wise beyond her years.

For she stood up for the love of a man not in her life.
Doing what was best for her, doing what was right.

And when she dropped her hand back down, staring straight into the crowd.
She finished with a voice so soft, but its message clear and loud.

“I love my daddy very much, he’s my shining star.
And if he could, he’d be here, but heaven’s just too far
You see he was a policeman and died just this past year
When airplanes hit the towers and taught Americans to fear.

But sometimes when I close my eyes, it’s like he never went away.”
And then she closed her eyes, and saw him there that day.
And to her mothers amazement, she witnessed with surprise.
A room full of daddies and children, all starting to close their eyes.

Who knows what they saw before them, who knows what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second, they saw him at her side.
“I know you’re with me Daddy,” to the silence she called out.
And what happened next made believers, of those once filled with doubt.

Not one in that room could explain it, for each of their eyes had been closed.
But there on the desk beside her, was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.

And a child was blessed, if only for a moment, by the love of her shining star.
And given the gift of believing, that heaven is never too far.

Take the time…to live and love! Until eternity. God bless

Apple Pie 

2 1/4 cup flour
1 t. salt
1 c. butter crisco
1/3 cup cold water

Mix flour and salt together (remove 1/3 cup to a small mixing bowl set aside) cut the criso into the remaining flour and salt mix. Stir the cold water into the 1/3 cup flour that you set aside then pour over the flour Crisco mix and stir gently with a fork until holds together. Roll out half and put bottom crust into 9” pie pan.

Fill the shell with sliced apples (7-10) make lattice top with the other half of the crust. Make sauce and pour over entire pie so it seeps down into apples and coats top crust. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes then reduce heat and bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes

3/4 cup butter melted then add rest of ingredients and simmer until thickens.
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c white sugar
6 T. water
4 !/2 T. flour
1/2 t vanilla
3/4 t. cinnamon
1/3 t. allspice

” Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” 

William Arthur Ward