Sunshine Club



                                                                      Boiling Springs United Methodist Church

Sunshine Club Meeting

September 13, 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 and Vice President Sharon Gruetman were unable to attend the monthly meeting today.  Pam Ricard, Secretary/Treasurer welcomed everyone to today’s meeting and opened with prayer and pledges to the Christian flag and the American flag.   We had 24 members present and 2 guests.  Steve and Marianne Phillips from Pennsylvania were in town visiting Jean Koon, and we so enjoyed their company.  Several of our members are recovering from surgery and illness.  We named them and asked that we all keep them in prayer.

Jean led us in our devotions with scripture from I Chronicles 16:8-12.  She also read a chapter titled “Life is a Journey We Should Cherish” from a book written by someone who enjoyed RV travels, Roaming Tiger.  Many sites and places filled their travels and blessed their days.  This particular chapter describes the calm of an early morning, the smell of bacon across the campground, every day gifts we should enjoy all of our days.  The blessings are there if we just slow down to appreciate.  If we have an attitude of gratitude, those blessings are a magnificent reminder of our Lord’s love.

Pam acknowledged members’ birthdays from September.  Those in attendance received a beautiful wooden angle pin created by Junius Craps.

Pam then opened up our Business Meeting with the Door Prize drawing for this month.  Jean Koon won the Grand Prize.  She received a large beautifully hand-crafted white carrying tray provided by our Junius Craps.

Our business meeting then continued with the following topics covered:

  1. We have lost three members of our Sunshine Club recently and memorials were given to BSUMC in their memory:  Luther Koon, Paul Bass, and Mary Swancey.
  2. Our November meeting will be a catered lunch.  Members offered up suggestions and a vote was taken.  Sweet Magnolia’s in Pelion will be contacted to see if they will be available for our November 1st meeting.  If they are not available, Shealy’s BBQ will be contacted.
  3. The Treasurer’s Report is available to anyone who has questions or would like to examine.

Pam introduced our entertainment for September.  Rene’ Litterell was our guest this month.  She sang a beautiful selection of Christian music. Her selections included “Other Side of Grace,” “I’ve Come to Far to Look Back Now,” “Doing What’s Right,” “Apart From You,” and “What a Wonderful Life.”  Rene’ also shared her testimony with us which was quite a powerful gift.


Pam thanked Rene’and closed our Business Meeting.  Pastor Prill offered a prayer and blessing of our absolutely delicious meal prepared by Junius and Neil Craps, Brenda and Jerry Gable, Bob and Kathy Hardee, assisted by members from the March Food Group:  Nancy and Wayne Ricard, Johnnie Sue Hinson, O. T. Bradley, Pat Cowell, Angie Roberts, and Pam and Bruce Ricard. We feasted on cube steak, gravy, rice, grits, green beans, corn casserole, deviled eggs, cole slaw, rolls, butter, chocolate fudge brownies, lemon delight, cake, strawberry congealed salad, and tea, lemonade, water, or soft drinks.

Extra special appreciation is expressed to JoAnn Gunter for servant heart assisting with today’s meeting.

Our next meeting will be held October 4, 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 - PO Box 84055, Lexington, SC 29073  - (803) 894-3930 / Pastor Ken Prill (803) 873-7742