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Sunshine Club



                                                                         Boiling Springs United Methodist Church

Sunshine Club Meeting

July 5, 2021


Officers for 2021:

President – Johnnie Sue Hinson                                 Communications - Donna Chapman

Vice President – Sharon Gruetman                            Devotions – Jean Koon and Patsy Amick

Secretary/Treasurer – Pam Ricard                             Year Book Coordinators – JoAnn Gunter

                                                                                                                        and Rebecca Lutz


President Johnnie Sue Hinson welcomed everyone to today’s meeting and opened with prayer.  There were 28 members and 2 guests in attendance.  Johnnie Sue introduced Pastor and Ms. Sylvia’s granddaughters, Marisa and Sonya.  Patsy Amick then led us in our devotions.  The church has purchased an American flag to be used in the Family Ministries building.  Patsy led us in our Pledge of Allegiance.  Scripture taken from I Corinthians 15: 3-4 and “The Confederate Soldier’s Prayer” served as the basis of Patsy’s devotions. As we continue to celebrate our nation’s birth and the beliefs of those who founded our homeland, we also must remember the sacrifices Jesus made for all of us as well.  Patriots fought the tyranny of other lands and Jesus fought Satan on our behalf as well.  In 1954 our Pledge of Allegiance was changed to include the verbiage of “…One Nation, Under God…”  Patsy closed our devotions with The Pledge to the Bible.  “I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word.  I will make it a lamp unto my path.  I will hide its words in my heart that I may not sin against God.”

Johnnie Sue acknowledged members’ birthdays from July.  Those in attendance received a beautiful wooden angle pin created by Junius Craps.

Johnnie Sue then opened our Business Meeting with the Door Prize drawing for this month.  JoAnn Gunter won the Grand Prize.  She received a beautifully crafted wooden palm tree with crescent moon symbolizing our State of South Carolina.

Our business meeting then continued with Johnnie Sue covering the following topics:

  1. A compilation of the position descriptions for all of the BSUMC Sunshine Club Officers has been completed.  This outline is available for anyone to examine and to also be used by future officer holders to carry out their specific tasks.
  2. The Treasurer’s Report is available to anyone who has questions or would like to examine.
  3. If anyone has other speakers, singers, community awareness issue consultants that would like to included in our entertainment programs, please let one of the Sunshine Club Officers know.
  4. Our August meeting will be a time for us to go out to eat together.  A vote was taken and Flight Deck has been chosen for our August 2, 2021 meeting at 11:00 AM.
  5. The Sunshine Club has been the recipient of a very generous donation from an anonymous friend through the church’s office.  That check has been deposited into the Sunshine Club checking account.  We certainly appreciate the gift and will use it to further our ministry to God’s people.
  6. Special thanks go out to Ben Treaster and the Youth Group who treated the Sunshine Club again this month by setting up the tables and chairs for our meeting.  Vote was taken and we will plan to make an extra donation to the Youth Group for their help.
  7. Donna Chapman, Our Communications Chair, sends out cards to recognize member’s birthdays, as well as get well and sympathy cards.  If someone is not being listed on our prayer chain or listed in the Sunday bulletin, please let Donna know so she can stay in touch with that member.
  8. We would like individuals that may have ideas about out programs that might be of interest to the group to get in touch with Sharon Greutman.  We would like to expand our programs to include assistance/advice services available to our seniors.
  9. Special note of thanks to all of our members who have supplied our door prizes each month.  Appreciation goes to our Judy Johnson for our American flag key chains gifted today and to Junius Craps for his many years of continued service donating Grand Prize gifts for our door prizes and birthday remembrances for our members.

Johnnie Sue introduced our entertainment for July.  Beverly Taylor was our guest this month.  She sang a beautiful selection of Christian music and a few hymns as well. She opened her program that tugged at our hearts with “God Bless America.”  Other selections included “Victory in Jesus,” “Amazing Grace, Unending Love,” “Little Talk with Jesus,” “Midnight Cry,” and “When We All Get To Heaven.”

Johnnie Sue thanked Ms. Taylor and closed our Business Meeting. Pastor Prill offered a prayer and blessing of our delicious picnic lunch prepared by all of our members attending today. Our lunch included handmade chicken salad sandwiches, pasta salad, ham, hot dogs, chicken, potato salad, deviled eggs, tomatoes, corn frito salad, summer fruit, pineapple cake, strawberry cake, blueberry cobbler, peach dumplings, chocolate eclair pudding, and tea, lemonade, water or soft drinks.

Our next meeting will be held August 2, 2021.


Respectfully submitted,

Pamela H. Ricard

Sunshine Club Secretary/Treasurer

Boiling Springs United Methodist Church

Boiling Springs United Methodist Church - (803) 894-3930 / Pastor Ken Prill (803) 873-7742

Boiling Springs United Methodist Church - (803) 894-3930 / Pastor Ken Prill (803) 873-7742