August 2014 Singings

Updated July 31, 2014

Plenty of good singing opportunities this month! Come join us!!

Aug. 1, Fri. before 1st Sun., Singing at the home of John and Elsie Hollingsworth, Ila, Ga. 7:00 p.m. singing from the Christian Harmony (7 shape) and the Georgian Harmony. Directions: From Athens: take Hwy 29 north, towards Danielsville. At the light near the Ingles store, bear left onto Hwy 106. At the next light, about 1 mile, turn right to stay on 106 toward Ila. 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-, (706) 789-3916.

Aug. 2 and 3, 1st Sun. and Sat. before, 1st Sun. and Sat, before, Chattahoochee Sacred Harp Convention, Wilson's Chapel, 289 Hutcheson Ferry Rd Whitesburg ,Ga 30185, southeast of Carrollton, Ga. 9:30 a.m. John Plunkett's directions: Take I-20 to Hwy 61, south to Carrollton. Turn left at the 166 by- pass (there are 2 places to turn onto 166, take the 2nd's a big intersection), go about 1 mile and turn left (south) on Old Newnan Road. Old Newnan will eventually come to a fork and bear to the right, you want to go straight (left) onto Cross Plains Road. Go past Cross Plains Baptist Church and the old School House; at the 3 way intersection jog slightly to the right and take the dirt road, which is Hutcheson Ferry Road, Wilson's Chapel is about 100 yards down the dirt road on the left. Alternate route: I-20W to exit #30/Post Road (just past Douglasville), go south until you get to Highway 166, turn right onto'll stay on this for a good ways, don't worry about any turns until you get into Carroll County. Look out for Cross Plains-Hulett Road...(there is a convenience store on the right)...turn left onto Cross Plains-Hulett Road. It will eventually intersect with Cross Plains Road and when it does, turn left onto Hutcheson Ferry Road (the dirt road). Wilson's Chapel will be on the left. John's been been going this way a few years, thinks it might be a little shorter. GPS: 33.557058, -84.966422 Google maps: 272 Hutcheson Ferry Rd Whitesburg, GA 30185 Info: John Plunkett, bildad12, 678-763-7292.

Aug. 7, 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. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: Malinda Snow, (404) 892-6836, msnow -at-

Aug. 7-10, Thurs. - Sun., Camp Doremi, 7-shape singing school using The Christian Harmony (2010) and New Harp of Columbia. Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, N.C. Info:

Aug. 9, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road, Savannah. Info: Gene Pinion, (912) 655-0994 or genepinion -at- gmail -dot- com.

Aug. 13, 2nd Wed., Biweekly singing at Trinity Anglican Mission at 7pm. Trinity Anglican Mission is off of Collier Rd on the Westside of Atlanta - 2270 Defoor Hills Road Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318. Contact: Matt Hinton 404.918.4914, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo -dot- com, or John Kelso 678.668.5766.

Aug 16 Sat before the 3rd Sunday, - Rome Midway Primitive Baptist Church, 5585 Martha Berry Hwy, NE (US Hwy. 27), 10:00am-3:00pm. Directions from Atlanta - Take I-75N to Adairsville/Hwy 140 (exit #306?) and turn left onto Hwy 140. This will dead end into Hwy 27, turn left, church will be on the right. Contact: BM Smith, 706-767-4124.

Aug. 17, 3rd Sun., Cleburne County Convention, Edwardsville Baptist Church, Edwardsville, AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central time). Directions and map: Info: Cecil Roberts, 770-574-7832.

Aug. 17, 3rd Sun., Cedar Creek Church, 9 miles southwest of Cordele, Ga. Directions from the Fasola website: From I-75 take exit 99 going southwesterly on Georgia Highway 300, also called the Georgia Florida Parkway. 11 miles from this junction, the church will be on the right. Watch for it after passing Cork Ferry Rd. If you've crossed Antioch Rd, you've gone too far.

Aug. 17, 3rd Sun, evening, 6:00p-8:30p Church of our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. We'll start with a mini-singing school from 6-6:25 (led by Phd Musicology student from Yale - Erin Johnson-Hill), and then singing from 6:30-8:30. 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 Armstrong at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife at gmail dot com for additional information.

Aug. 19, Athens, Ga. monthly "teenth Tuesday" singing from the 1991 revision Sacred Harp, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the home of Shannon Primm. Info: Shannon Primm, sprimm -at- Facebook page:

Aug 21, 7-9 PM, Chattanooga, TN - Old Fire Hall, 4501 St. Elmo Avenue, Call Judy Mincey at 770-773-0818, or email mincey.judy at

Aug. 23 and 24, 4th Sun. and Sat. before, Lookout Mountain Convention , Pine Grove Church near Collinsville, AL. 9:00 a.m. Central time. Directions: From I-59 north from Gadsden, turn east on Alabama Highway 68 (exit 205), follow signs to U.S. 11, go south on U.S. 11. Look for sign to church between mile marker 210 and 211 (turn is almost in line with Mile Marker 211, Hwy. 469). Go 2.6 miles, follow signs. Info: Rodney Ivey, rodlivey -at-, 256-899-5855

Aug. 24, 4th Sun., Christian Harmony singing, Tickanetley Primitive Baptist Church, Ellijay, Ga.. Singing-10-11; Preaching 11-12; Lunch 12-1; Singing 1-3. Directions: From Ellijay take Highway 52 east for about 16 miles. Turn Left (at Stanley Grocery) onto Roy Road. Follow it for about 8 miles as it winds. Turn right on Tickanetley Road. Watch for church signs. The church is on the right. Info: Paul Mooney, Jr., 706-273-3378

Aug. 27, 4th Wed., Biweekly singing at Trinity Anglican Mission at 7pm. Trinity Anglican Mission is off of Collier Rd on the Westside of Atlanta - 2270 Defoor Hills Road Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318. Contact: Matt Hinton 404.918.4914, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo -dot- com, or John Kelso 678.668.5766.

Aug. 31, Sun., Sunday -Fifth Sunday - Lacy Memorial - Fuller Cemetery, off hwy 117, Ider AL. Info: Reba Windom


Sept. 1, Mon., Labor Day, Shoal Creek Church, Talladega National Forest, near Edwardsville, AL.

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