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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


March 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 instruct a class, help in the kitchen or work the snack bar 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 on Mar. 6th to share your ideas.


A workshop on Spiritualism is being planned for the weekend of April 8h thru 10th. Come learn about: Principles of Spiritualism; The After-Life; What is Spiritualism and Who are Spiritualists?, Mediumship; Healing and Spiritualism; & Ethics and Values of Spiritualism. Spend the entire weekend, join us for a day or just attend a class. See the following for detailed information. 

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

Church Board and Trustees along with Camp Committee will meet from noon – 2 a.m. on Saturday March 5 to discuss Camp 2005. After the meeting stay and join in the fun of playing Transformation, Catch Phrase, Dominoes or bring something new to try. We will have potluck at about 5:30, followed by Circle at 7, and drumming at 8. Any other church business will be discussed at the regular Board Meeting following the potluck dinner on Sunday.


From Gerry Gottula – Thanks to all for their prayers and concern over my accident. After 63 days on my back in the hospital I am now back on my feet and getting around with a cane. Plan on throwing it away in a couple of weeks.

The Hydes, The 2nd Row, Kathleen. Daniel Hanson and family. Leanne and Shannons father, Greg. Evadne Tuxhorn asks for prayer: may her life changes fall into divine order.

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

Please send special prayer requests to any Board Member

Jewelry Class on Hold until further notice

Be Well and Be Well Blessed…a message from Melody

I received the following article from a newsletter from Dr. Wright that I felt everyone should be aware (reminded) of this information. Vitamin C has been known to be beneficial for all of my “grown-up” years and probably yours as well. However, we tend to place on the back shelf that which we’ve always known and replace it with the “newest” products. For health’s sake, let’s not forget to get back to basics. Vitamin C is, just as the article states, a great one to remember to take daily.

High Doses of Vitamin C Can Significantly Lower Risk of Heart Disease A recent study confirmed what many physicians like Dr. Jonathan Wright, MD, have believed for a long time: High doses of vitamin C can significantly lower your risk of heart disease.

A team of researchers gathered data from nine studies that included intake of vitamin E, carotenoids, and vitamin C, with a 10-year follow-up to check for coronary disease. Apparently, dietary intake of antioxidant vitamins was only weakly related to reduced incidents of coronary heart disease, but subjects who took more than 700 mg of vitamin C daily in supplement form reduced their risk by 25 percent compared to those who took no supplements.

This research follows another study released last year showing that vitamin C appears to lower levels of C-reactive protein, which is showing signs of being a better predictor of heart disease than cholesterol levels.

Of course, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat your fruits and veggies. But it does mean that the value of taking high daily doses of vitamin C does more for you than just boost your resistance against the common cold. Study upon study is showing that it could very well protect you against some of the top killers such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

How much is enough, you ask? Dr. Wright often advises his clients to use the “bowel tolerance method” to make an individual determination of the right dose. Just increase your daily dosage gradually over the span of a few days or weeks until you start experiencing excess gas or loose bowels. Then, taper back slightly to alleviate those symptoms and you’ve arrived at your personal vitamin C requirement.

Dr. Wright says most of his patients find their tolerance level to be 3 to 6 grams a day. Of course, when you get sick, your tolerance point will likely increase — possibly to as much as 20 to 30 grams a day.

Bear in mind that vitamin C is water-soluble and is used up rapidly by your body. It is most effective when you spread out your daily requirement and take it in several doses throughout the day.

One precaution: If you’ve had calcium oxalate kidney stones or a family history of them, you should limit your vitamin C intake to 1 gram per day, unless you’re working with a physician. There’s a chance that vitamin C can increase oxalate production. Also, if you’ve ever had kidney failure, you should consult your doctor before taking vitamin C.

Please forward this email to anyone you believe would be interested.

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

BANANAS (Barbara Wills emailed this interesting information – take the time to read.)

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose. Combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with leading athletes.

But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine; eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, “A banana a day keeps the doctor away!”

PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time!

Church Services

February 27                        Karen Lyons

March 6          
George Larson

March 13          L
aura Coffey

March 20 Palm Sunday         
Rev. Debora Imhoff

March 25 Good Friday
Communion Service 7:00 p.m. Coffee will be provided, bring cookies and share in fellowship after the service.
March 27 Easter Sunday   Rev Norma Johnson
April 3        Billy Branson

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


“This particular story just made me laugh. Every time I think about it, the vision of that poor cat just amuses me. Hope the story leaves a bright spot in your day. Whoever said the Creator doesn’t have a sense of humor?”…Marcela (This story is from one of Marcela’s on line “Spirit and Love” daily letters. You can receive them on line by sending your request to: )

Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the pastor of his church. He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was afraid to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc. The kitty would not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the pastor decided that if he tied a rope to his car and drove away so that the tree bent down, he could then reach up and get the kitten. That’s what he did, all the while checking his progress in the car. He then figured if he went just a little bit further, the tree would be bent sufficiently for him to reach the kitten. But as he moved the car a little further forward, the rope broke. The tree went “boing!” and the
kitten instantly sailed through the air-out of sight. The pastor felt terrible. He walked all over the neighborhood asking people if they’d seen a little kitten. No. Nobody had seen a stray kitten. So he prayed, “Lord, I just commit this kitten to your keeping,” and went on about his business.

A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church members. He happened to look into her shopping cart and was amazed to see cat food. This woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her, “Why are you buying cat food when you hate cats so much?” She replied, “You won’t believe this,” and then told him how her little girl had been begging her for a cat, but she kept refusing. Then a few days before, the child had begged again, so the Mom finally told her little girl, “Well, if God gives you a cat, I’ll let you keep it.” She told the pastor, “I watched my child go out in the yard, get on her knees, and ask God for a cat. And really, Pastor, you won’t believe this, but I saw it with my own eyes. A kitten suddenly came flying out of the blue sky, with its paws outspread, and landed right in front of her.”

Never underestimate the Power of God and His unique sense of humor!


And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying Hail King of the Jews! And they spit on him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him and led him away to crucify him. (Matthew 27:27-31)

And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father forgive them; for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:33-34)

And it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the vail of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, he said, Father into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. (Luke 23:44-47)

And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. (Mark 16:2-7)

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to then, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side, Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.” As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven: if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” (John 20:19-23)

Jesus said, “ Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and still believe.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name. (John 20:29-31)

So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. (Luke 1:19)


Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them; Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations,…
Luke 24:45-47