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Sunshine Club


Boiling Springs United Methodist Church

Sunshine Club Meeting

January 2, 2023


Officers for 2022:

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 We had 26 members present and 2 guests.

Patsy Amick led us in our devotions with the scripture from Acts 1:8 which details part of the Pentecost season following Christ’s resurrection.   Patsy spoke to the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas going by so fast. Slowing ourselves back down to be thankful and then grateful, Patsy is thankful for HVAC and grateful for the inventor.  She also mentioned being thankful for indoor plumbing, electric stoves, and a secure home.  Christ was born for us to be forgiven.  He suffered a horrific and painful death for our sins, not His.  When the Holy Spirit was given to his disciples, we as His followers have God’s spirit to guide and lead us in our journey.  We are to pray, listen, and reflect. Prayer is like a gas station for our souls.  Patsy closed with prayer reciting the words to a beloved hymn, “Have Thine Own Way, Lord.”

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

Sharon Gruetman then called numbers for our Door Prize drawing.  Several folks enjoyed their gifts.

Our guest “speaker” this month was Cindy Smith.  She is a certified yoga instructor.  Cindy led members through several relaxation techniques.  Our bodies are meant to move, and Cindy reminded us that we can’t just sit around.  Rest equals rust, so even if we are seated, we can move our muscles.

Johnnie Sue then opened our Business Meeting with the following topics covered:

  1. Many members and neighbors are in need of prayer for health concerns and recent loss of family members and friends.  Each person was mentioned and prayer extended for their needs and comfort.
  2. Johnnie Sue expressed thanks to the new officers beginning this month.  She has called a meeting on Thursday for the old and new officers to meet for a smooth transition into 2023.
  3. The Treasurer’s Report is available to anyone who has questions or would like to examine.
  4. Our next meeting will be held on February 6, 2023. 


Johnnie Sue closed our Business Meeting and Patsy Amick offered a prayer and blessing of our meal provided by Mabel Burdett, Jean Koon, Wanda and Lyndell Shealy, Thelma Keith, Rose Bass, and Patsy Miller.  We enjoyed a buffet of goodness including Potato soup, Cowboy Soup, Vegetable soup, Broccoli soup, Chicken noodle soup, Chili, chicken salad sandwiches, pimento cheese sandwiches, cornbread, banana pudding, cherry cobbler, blueberry dump cake, apple cobbler, tea and lemonade.

Our next meeting will be held February 6, 2023.


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