December 2016 Singings
Updated December, 2016
Stay warm, stay well, keep singing. May the holidays bring you comfort and joy.
Note: No first Thursday singing at Emory Presbyterian, but instead, see details of the Christmas singing/potluck supper at Church of Our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands, Sunday Dec. 18.
Dec. 3-4, 1st Sun. and Sat. before, Georgia State Christian Harmony Convention, Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, 225 Shiloh Church Road, Waco, GA. 10:00am-3:00pm, dinner on the grounds. Directions: From I-20, take exit 5 (Highway 100) and go south about 1/2 mile, turn right on Shiloh Church Road. Church will be on the left. Info: Bill Hollingsworth, bill -at- skimcast -dot- com.
Dec. 3-4, 1st Sun., and Sat. before, Florida State Sacred Harp Convention (Cooper Book), Holiday Inn, 2001 Cove Boulevard, Panama City, Florida. For reservations call (850) 769-0000.
Dec. 3, 1st Sat. United Note singers (7-shape gospel), Christmas Banquet, Sweet Home Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 280 Oak Street (Off Hwy 92), Hiram, GA 30141, 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 10, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. The singing will begin at 2:00 p.m - 4:00pm. Website: http://www.savannahsacredharp.com/ Info: Gene Pinion, genepinion -at- gmail -dot- com, (912) 655-0994.
Dec. 10, 2nd Sat., Associated Note Singers (7-shape gospel), Christmas Banquet, The Center, 985 Oakland Drive, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30310. 12:00 pm Contact: (404) 758-1132.
Dec. 10 -11, 2nd Sun. and Sat. before, St. John's Singing, St. John's Historic Church, Rutherfordton, N.C. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Christian Harmony (2010) on Saturday , Sacred Harp (1991) on Sunday. Directions: from Atlanta, take I-85 to Spartanburg S.C., turn north on I-26 (exit 70). From there, take Exit 36 (Northbound) or Exit 34 (Southbound) to US 74 East (Do NOT exit to NC 108). After ~20 miles, exit onto US 221; turn North towards Rutherfordton. 221 becomes South Main Street. After passing Courthouse on left begin to look for Old St. John's on right. Contact: Dot Lane, 828-287-0508, or Jane Spencer, 706-410-0982 email: jcspencer59 at gmail dot com.
Dec. 13, Athens, Ga. monthly "teenth Tuesday" singing from the 1991 revision Sacred Harp, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the home of Shannon Primm. Optional beginners' introduction, 6:30 p.m. Info: Shannon Primm, sprimm -at- yahoo dot com. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22285031545/
Dec. 14, 2nd Wed, Biweekly Singing at St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, 543 Cherokee Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312 (across from Grant Park) 7:00pm-9:00pm. Enter through the double doors on the basement courtyard level, to the left of the main entrance. Ample street parking (no meters). Tell your friends! Contact: Matt Hinton 404.918.4914, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo dot com, or John Kelso 678.668.5766. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/?ref=ts) .
Dec. 15, 3rd Thurs. evening, Chattanooga monthly singing, Bluegrass Grill, 55 E. Main St., Chattanooga, Tennessee. Call Judy Mincey at 770-773-0818, or email mincey.judy -at- yahoo dot com . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaSacredHarp.
Dec. 15, 3rd Thurs. evening, Bremen monthly practice singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church. 7:00 p.m. Directions: Take exit #11 from I-20, turn south on Hwy. 27, go to top of hill at service station, turn left on Holly Springs Rd., go to dead end and turn left, church is on left. Info: Jason Stanford, jason.t.stanford -at- gmail -dot- com.
Dec. 17.. Sat. before 3rd Sun., Singing school with dinner on the grounds and afternoon singing. 10AM- 3PM. Cross Roads Primitive Baptist Church, 3100 Trickum Road, Woodstock , GA 30188. Pastor Kenn Smith cordially invites all to attend a singing school taught by Hayden Arp. "The congregation is very excited and there is also some interest from a nearby assisted living facility," said Kenn. Directions : from I-75 north take I-575 to Exit 8, GA 92, turn right on Towne Lake Parkway which becomes Arnold Mill Road, in 3.3 miles turn right onto Trickum Road. Church is .2 miles on right. Call Kenn Smith with any questions 706-229-1827 or Judy Mincey 770-773-0818 .
Dec. 18, Sun., Atlanta Area Christmas singing and potluck supper at Church of Our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. 'Supper-on-the-Grounds' at 5:00 p.m. (please bring a dish to share). Church of Our Saviour, Garrison Hall (building across from main church entrance) 1068 North Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306. Parking along N. Highland or Los Angeles. Metered spaces are free on Sunday. Contact Amy Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife at gmail dot com for additional information.
Dec. 28, 4th Wed., , Biweekly Singing at St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, 543 Cherokee Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312 (across from Grant Park) 7:00pm-9:00pm. Enter through the double doors on the basement courtyard level, to the left of the main entrance. Ample street parking (no meters). Tell your friends! Contact: Matt Hinton 404.918.4914, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo dot com, or John Kelso 678.668.5766. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/?ref=ts).
Dec. 31, Sat., Wooten Family New Year's Eve Singing, Antioch Baptist Church, Ider, AL. 7:00 p.m. (Central time).
Dec. 31, Sat., New Years Eve Singing at the home of John and Elsie Hollingsworth, Ila Ga. Start at 6:00 p.m. and "sing the year out". Singing from The Sacred Harp, 1991 ed. and Christian Harmony (7 shape). Directions: From Athens: Take Hwy 29 north, towards Danielsville. At the light near the Ingles store, bear left onto Hwy 106. Just past the 9-mile marker, turn left onto Adams- Clark Road (at the Hill's Automotive sign). Go 1.5 miles to mailbox on right numbered 1574. When driveway splits, bear left. From I-85 North: Take Exit 149 to Hwy 441 at Banks Crossing outlet malls. Turn right onto 441 south. Go about 5 miles to Hwy 98 and turn left. In about 8 miles you'll reach a 4-way stop in Ila. Turn right and go 0.8 mile, then turn right on Adams-Clark Road, go 1.5 miles to mailbox on right, no. 1574; when driveway splits, bear left. Contact: John Hollingsworth, john -at- billnet.org, (706) 789-3916.
Jan. 1, Sun., New Years Day singing from the Georgian Harmony (Raymond Hamrick's book) at the home of John and Elsie Hollingsworth, Ila Ga. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Directions, see New Years Eve singing above.
Jan. 7, 2017 - John Plunkett writes: Please come help with a singing school/singing near Greensboro, GA. First United Methodist Church, South Campus at Lake Oconee. 4741 Carey Station Road, just off hwy 44 south of Greensboro. We'll start at 10am with a singing school/extended introductory lesson and progress into a regular singing as the day goes on. They are expecting 40-50 people to attend. Would be great to have some experienced singers help boost the class.
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