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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

May 2005     

Camp 2005

I know it seems that we are always asking for your help but the importance of your support cannot be expressed strong enough. Whether you would like to help in the kitchen or work the snack bar we will find a place, we need your help! Contact any board member, Kitty 785-488-3712, cell 819-0741, or Patti 402-228-3558,

Please join us at the next Board Meeting May 1st. to let us know how you would like to help  

Anyone who has not received a camp brochure by now please contact Norma or Patti.  The information listed in the brochure is now available on our website

Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1st will be the dates for the first camp cleanup efforts.  The grounds and buildings need sprucing up before camp.  Some painting needs done.  It is always work but fun too.  Bring your linens, some food and join us for the weekend.  Cabins are provided.  See you there!  Call Karen 
620-663-2988,    620-727-4329.   If this weekend does not work for you hopefully you can come for the second clean up on May 28 & 29.

WOW!! What a great WOrkshop.  We learned a lot about what it means to be a spiritualist and had a wonderful time too.  Thanks to all who made it happen! 

Spiritualism is a common sense religion, one of knowing and living.  We accept all truths and endeavor to prove their validity.  Truths are found in nature, in other religions, in writings, in science, in philosophy, in Divine Law and are received through spirit communication.

 From “Spiritualism Pathway of Light”


The 2nd Row, Kathleen. Jim, Vicki, Deb, Paul, Jo, Tammi, Aimee, Whit,

Doni, Joyce, Mandy, & Mothers.

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

Sympathy to Connie Wallace and Family on the passing of her brother Dean.

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

God is the Spirit of Truth, who the world have not fully experienced, because they have not seen It and do not know It; but you know It, because you know It lives within and all about you. 

John 14:17

Information from Marsha Doyenne at Essentials in Concordia, KS

 “Breath of Life” and “Power of Mind” merge in this exciting workshop

“Integrating Mind and Breath as it relates
to Whole Body Health”

By Carol Ann Brown,  Body Therapeutics

Enhance your understanding of thought as energy, as transformable and, ultimately, liberating.

Increase your body’s ability to heal and release blockages through oxygenation.  Feel better, and relieve aches and pains. Eliminate colds and tension, increase mental clarity, and relieve bronchial and respiratory challenges.

Stressed? Attend this workshop and find your way to more perfect health!

When:                     Saturday, April 23rd, 2005 – 8:45 am to 12:00 pm
                   Stonehaven House, 304 W. 7th Street, Concordia, KS 66901
(The large stone house at the corner of 7th & State Street)

                Space is limited. Call 1-785-317-0448 (cell) or 1-785-266-8587
            $35 includes all materials and mid-morning tea
            Eat a light breakfast, wear comfortable clothing, and bring water 

Lunch at Stonehaven (optional) Selection of salads and light dessert catered by Essentials – $7 per person 

Private Sessions – Half-Hour Energy Treatments
                      Saturday, April 23rd, 2005 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                    Stonehaven House, 304 W. 7th Street, Concordia, KS 66901
                 Call 1-785-317-0448 (cell) or 1-785-266-8587

Investment:            $25 per half-hour ($50 per hour) – Sessions must be pre-booked

Things always in demand at Church and especially during Camp:  toilet tissue, nose tissue, dish soap, garbage bags, liquid hand soap, liquid shower soap.  If you feel compelled to donate any of these items it would be greatly appreciated.


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


(answers at end of this webpage)

1.  On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?

2.  How many states are there in the USA?  (Don’t laugh, some people don’t know)

3.  In which hand is the Statue of Liberty’s torch?

4.  What six colors are on the classic Campbell’s soup label?

5.  What two numbers on the telephone dial don’t have letters by them?

6.  When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?

7.  How many matches are in a standard pack?

8.  On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?

9.  What is the lowest number on the FM dial?

10.  Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?

11.  Which way does a “no smoking” sign’s slash run?

12.  How many channels on a VHF TV dial?

13.  On which side of a women’s blouse are the buttons?

14.  Which way do fans rotate?

15.  How many sides does a stop sign have?

16.  Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?

17.  How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?

18.  How many sides are there on a standard pencil?

19.  Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc.  Who’s missing?

20.  How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?

21.  On which playing card is the card maker’s trademark?

22.  On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?

23.  There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?

24.  How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?

25.  Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?

How wonderful if we could all catch the following disease!!  Thank you Bonnie Smith. 

Symptoms of Inner Peace


Inner peace is a communicable disease that could possibly infect your home or workplace. You may already be showing signs of it and quite possibly be passing it along to others! You may have already caught this disease! See how many of these symptoms you exhibit:


A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than from fears based on past experiences.

A loss of ability to worry (this is a serious symptom).

Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.

Frequent attacks of smiling through the eyes of the heart.

An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.

A loss of interest in judging self.

A loss of interest in judging others.

A loss of interest in conflict. 

A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.

A loss of ability to worry (this is a serious symptom).

Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.

Frequent attacks of smiling through the eyes of the heart.

Increasing susceptibility to love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it. 

An increasing tendency to let things happen. 

If you have all or even most of the above symptoms, please be advised that your condition of PEACE may be so far advanced as to not be treatable.”
– Jeff Rockwell (American Chiropractor)

Church Services
April 24                                  Jim Haynes

May 1                Rev.   Evadne Tuxhorn

May 8                             Patti Nicholson

May 15                              Billy Branson

May 22                    Rev. Debora Imhoff

May 29                        Rev. Mary Brown

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

Blind Man

One day, there was a blind man sitting on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet and a sign that read: “I am blind, please help”.  A creative publicist was walking by him and stopped to observe. He saw that the blind man had only a few coins in his hat.  He dropped in a few more coins and, without asking for permission, took the sign, turned it around and wrote another announcement.  He placed the sign by the blind man’s feet and left.

That afternoon the creative publicist returned to where the blind man sat and noticed that his hat was full of bills and coins. The blind man recognized his footsteps and asked if it was he who had re-written his sign and he wanted to know what he had written on it.   The publicist responded: “Nothing that was not true, I just wrote your sign out a little differently.”  He smiled and went on his way.   The new sign read: “TODAY IS SPRING AND I CANNOT SEE IT.”

Sometimes you need to change your strategy when something does not go your way and you’ll see it may just be for the best.  Remember, do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got….

Answers to quiz.

1.  Bottom                                           9.  88                                                                 17.  5

2.  50                                                  10.  Clockwise (north of the equator)                18.  6

3.  Right                                             11.  Towards bottom right                                 19.  Bashful

4.  Blue, red, white, yellow,               12.  12 (no #1)                                                   20.  8black, gold                                       

5.  1, 0                                                 13.  Left                                                             21.  Ace of spades

6.  Right                                              14.  Clockwise as you look at it                        22.  Left

7.  20                                                   15.  8                                                                 23.  *, #

8.  Red                                                 16.  Left                                                            24.  3

                                                                                                                                      25.  Counter

The average person only gets 7 right. It is more difficult than it looks and shows how little most of us really see!

Find a peaceful place and meditate from within the heart of your soul.  Beloved, be still and listen.  Psalms 4:4

Letter from Karen Lyons, President of Sunset Spiritualist Board 

Your Board of Trustees have been busy all winter serving you, taking care of the Church. 

As you know the pews have been padded and donations are being accepted to replace those funds in the general fund. A dehumidifier will soon be installed in the basement that will not have to be emptied. A few more floor mats will be added to the kitchen, and a full refrigerator as well. All before Camp. 

Last Fall the heater on the ladies side of the bath house was mistakenly turned off and when the freeze came, some of the pipes and most of the fixtures broke. Now we have new pipes and fixtures and we will be treating for mold and painting to get the bath house ready for Camp. 

The “Spring Into Spiritualism” workshop was a bold undertaking by the Board. I am personally very proud of them and hope that some of their courage will rub off on me. To declare the workshop a success is an understatement. The Board will keep to this theme with “Spiritualism: The Basics” for Camp. Patti, Kitty and others have been working very hard along with the rest of the Board in putting Camp together. The Board has designated April 30 – May 1st and May 28 – 29 as work days. Any time you can give to prepare the grounds for Camp will be great. 

At 8:30 AM on April 30th the Board will be meeting with Billy Branson. Billy has applied for ordination. The Board, as always, welcomes any members who wish to be present. 

The Board is attempting to round-up the ordained ministers of The First Society of State Spiritualists of Kansas. Just like everyone else these days, some have moved and over time we have lost track of them. If you are a minister, please give Norma up-to-date contact information. If you know of a minister who has been out of communication, please let Norma know. 

“Peace be to the brethern, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Eph 6:23)

Jewelry Class on Hold until further notice

Evadne is making some changes in her life.  She will be concentrating on teaching classes and on her Ministerial Counseling.

She is selling all of the items in her shop at discount prices except the Arkansas Crystals and Flower of Life items. 

Please contact her at 785-227-3716 or visit her shop soon while the selection is good.

226 N. Main
Lindsborg, KS

Message From Debora Imhoff – Full Moon Drumming 

Some of us decided to have a drumming Saturday, April, 23rd at the church.  We will have a pot luck dinner at 6:00 and the drumming will be around 7:30 – 8:00.  Of course, everyone is invited.  Call Debora for more information 785-452-9062 or 785-458-5343.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE APRIL 24th FULL MOON(much condensed version) 

The full moon on April 24th is known as the Wesak Moon or Buddha Moon, it is the most powerful full moon of the year.  Buddha died during this full moon and returns each year at this time to bring a message to humanity.  This takes place high in the Himalayas where Masters of the Wisdom, lead by The Christ meet for a group meditation.  The more individuals who meditate on sending their desire for the greatest good of all, the stronger the energy will full thru to all humanity. The Christ is a Universal figure, whose spiritual mission is to redeem all of Humanity, to make a heaven of Earth, this will happen when Humanity fully comprehends The Christ’s teachings of love and the brotherhood of ALL. The Christ taught a new way to pray, directly to God, as the avatar of love He appeals to the human heart. The Buddha taught Humanity a new way of thinking, as the avatar of wisdom He appeals to the human mind.  Christ and the Buddha work together at this time to open a channel of communication between Humanity and the Heavenly Hierarchy to reveal plans for humanity, we are able to understand more deeply the mysteries surrounding the Kingdom of God.  The lunar eclipse during this time makes the connection especially powerful.

A woman was waiting at an airport one night,
With several long hours before her flight.
She hunted for a book in the airport shop.
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book but happened to see,
That the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be,
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between,
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.

So she munched the cookies and watched the clock,
As the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock.
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice, I would blacken his eye.”

With each cookie she took, he took one too,
When only one was left, she wondered what he would do.
With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie and broke it in half.

He offered her half, as he ate the other,
She snatched it from him and thought… oooh, brother.
This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude,
Why he didn’t even show any gratitude!

She had never known when she had been so galled,
And sighed with relief when her flight was called.
She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate,
Refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate.

She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat,
Then she sought her book, which was almost complete.
As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise,
There was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes.

If mine are here, she moaned in despair,
The others were his, and he tried to share.
Too late to apologize, she realized with grief,
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.

How many times in our lives,
have we absolutely known
that something was a certain way,
only to discover later that
what we believed to be true … was not??

Chocolate Mint Dessert –
Remember the chocolate mint dessert Teresa Bricknell brought to camp last year.  She is sharing the recipe with us.  Thanks Teresa 


1 Cup Flour                                                       Preheat 350   Grease 13 x 9 Pan

1 Cup Sugar                                                     Combine ingredients until smooth

½ Cup Butter, softened                                    Bake 25 – 30 min (until springs when touched)

4 Eggs

11/2 C Hershey’s syrup (1- 16 oz. can) 

Mint Cream Center 

2 C confectioners Sugar                                  Combine ingredients for cream center until smooth

½ C Butter                                                        Spread on Cake  

1 Tbsp. Water                                                  Cover and Chill

½ – ¾ tsp mint extract

1 -2 drops of green food coloring 

Chocolate Topping 

6 tbsp. Butter                                                   Melt ingredients

1 Cup semi-sweet choc chips   (6 oz bag)      Pour over chilled cake. Cover and Chill 1 hour before serving