October 2015 Singings
Updated October 2, 2015
Update: Deleted the October 2 Ila singing, because there isn't one.
Lo, the autumn is come. Let's hope the rains are over and gone at least for a few days... and we can look forward to glorious fall color on our travels to sing!
Oct. 1, 1st Thurs., Decatur Monthly Singing, 7:30-9:30, Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd., Atlanta. Directions: Church is 1/2 mile west of the intersection of North Decatur Rd. and Clairmont Rd., at the corner of North Decatur and Westminster Way. We sing in the Fellowship Hall/Education Building. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: Malinda Snow, (404) 892-6836, msnow -at- gsu -dot- edu.
Oct. 4, 1st Sun., South Georgia Sacred Harp Singing Convention, Liberty Hill Church Community Center (Lamar County, Ga.). Directions: From Atlanta, go south on Interstate 75 to exit 201. Turn right (west) onto Georgia Highway 36 and go about 7 miles. Liberty Hill church will be on the left in a small grove of oak trees; the Community Center will be on the right. Info: Oscar McGuire, omcguire -at- pstel -dot- net or cell #478-955-6135 .
Oct. 10, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah All Day Singing, Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. 10AM-3PM. Website: http://www.savannahsacredharp.com. Info: Gene Pinion, genepinion -at- gmail -dot- com, (912) 655-0994.
Oct. 11, 2nd Sun., Cates, Brown and Sheppard Memorial, Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central time). Take exit 5 from I-20, north to Tallapoosa, turn right on Hwy. 78, go about 7 miles past the border with Alabama to Muscadine, turn south on County Rd. 49, go 1 mile, church is on the right.
Oct. 13, "'teenth Tuesday" Athens Area Sacred Harp Singing - 6:30pm - beginners instruction; 7:00 - 9:00pm - singing. Contact Shannon Primm at sprimm at yahoo dot com for directions. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22285031545/.
Oct. 14, 2nd Wed., Biweekly singing at Trinity Eastside, 630 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA. 30030. 7 p.m. bring a snack and a friend. 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=t
Oct. 15, 3rd Thurs., 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 .
Oct. 15, 3rd Thurs., 7-9 PM, Chattanooga, TN - Old Fire Hall, 4501 St. Elmo Avenue, Call Judy Mincey at 770-773-0818, or email mincey.judy -at- yahoo dot com .
Oct. 16, Fri. before 3rd Sun., "SOFA" singing, 7:30 PM-9:30 PM at Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church, off Hwy 120 east of Alpharetta. Directions: Going North on GA 400 Exit Hwy 400 at Old Milton Parkway, turn right (east). Go for about 3 miles; you will pass a Publix on the right, and a Shell station on the left, get into the left turn lane. At the next intersection, turn left onto Kimball Bridge Rd. Go to the end of the concrete divider (Don't take the first left lane) take the second left, and go across the street directly into the church parking lot. Contact: Faye Holbrook, cell 770-490-4232. (Will also be held in February, April and September.)
Oct. 17, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Tennessee State Convention - Christ Family Church, 7575 Nolensville Road, Nolensville Tenn. 10:00 a.m. Info: Ron Harper, tnharper05 -at- att -dot- net or Tim Reynolds, trcopes -at- gmail -dot- com .
Oct. 17, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Tri-State (GA-AL-FL) Convention, Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Hoboken, Ga. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be a Lloyd hymnbook singing that night at the church from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Directions: from Waycross, go east on Hwy 82 for 11.5 miles. Turn left on Central Ave. Extension and follow it for 1.5 miles. The church is on the right. From Hoboken, go west on Hwy. 82 for 1 mile and turn right on Central Ave. Extension. There are hotels in Waycross, Ga. 14 mi. west of Hoboken, and one in Blackshear, Ga 11 mi. north of Hoboken. Info: Riley Lee, rc.lee -at- hotmail -dot- com, (912) 614-1681.
Oct. 18, 3rd Sun., Andrews Chapel, Upson Co. Georgia. The church is located between Thomaston and Yatesville. Directions from I-75: take either the High Falls exit #198 or the Barnesville/Jackson exit #201, and head west. Once on Ga. Hwy. 36, continue south through Barnesville. About 8.5 miles south of Barnesville, turn left (south) on The Rock Rd. Cross Hwy. 74 and drive to the stop sign. Turn left, east, on Andrews Chapel Rd. The church will be about a mile away, on the right. Directions from Thomaston: From Georgia Highway 74 leaving Thomaston heading east, turn right, south, on The Rock Rd and drive to the stop sign. Turn left, east, on Andrews Chapel Rd. The church will be about a mile away, on the right.
Oct. 18, 3rd Sun., evening, Church of Our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. 6:00 Singing School, 6:30 Singing. 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 streets. Metered spaces are free on Sunday. Contact Amy Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife at gmail dot com for additional information.
Oct. 24, Sat. before 4th Sun., 39th Annual Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing, Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd., Decatur. 10:00 a.m. Directions: From I- 85, take the Clairmont Rd. exit and go south (passing the VA hospital on the right) to the intersection of Clairmont and North Decatur Road. Turn right on North Decatur. Church is 1/2 mile west of the intersection of North Decatur Rd. and Clairmont Rd., on the right at the corner of North Decatur and Westminster Way (actually Westminster Way meets N. Decatur twice, so if you don't see the church, keep going on North Decatur to the 2nd Westminster Way. From I-20, take Moreland Ave. exit North, continue on Moreland Ave. as it becomes Briarcliff Rd., about 3 miles, turn right on North Decatur Road (a.k.a. Rock Springs Rd.), go about 1 1/2 miles past Emory University, church is on the left just past Haygood; turn left onto Westminster Way to get to the parking lot. Singing in the Fellowship Hall/Education Building. Information: Laura Akerman , liblna -at- emory -dot- edu, 404-325-5585, Debora Grosse, dygrosse -at- gmail -dot -com, or Kelly Morris, morriskk -at- hotmail -dot- com.
October 25th, 4th Sunday, 2:30p-5:00p - Sacred Harp Program/Singing School for the Chipley (Pine Mountain) Historical Society in Harris County, GA (where BF White lived!). Would love to have some experienced singers come help support the new singers. First United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 206 McDougald Avenue, Pine Mountain, GA 31822. https://goo.gl/maps/moPUJyqXLo52 Contact John Plunkett for additional information: bildad12 - at hotmail dot com or 470-230-5757
Oct. 28, 4th Wed., Biweekly singing at Trinity Eastside, 630 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA. 30030. 7 p.m.; bring a snack and a friend. 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=t
Note Singings (7-shape gospel) scheduled this month:
The United Note Singers meet on Sunday, Oct 4th at Jackson Chapel Baptist Church at 151 Carrollton St. Buchanan, Ga starting at 2; 00 pm (1st Sunday). Associated Note Singers meet on 2nd Sunday at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church at 2703 Boxankle Rd., Forsyth, GA 30129 (Johnstonville Rd exit off I-75) 1:30 or 2:00 pm. United Note Singers 4th Sunday 2:00 pm at Alexander Chapel United Methodist Church at 609 Martin Luther King Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120 (Hwy 41 N off Main St.). Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
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