January 2015 Singings

Updated December 30, 2014


Looking forward to a new year, full of singings! January starts it off nicely.

Remember, Decatur Monthly singing is the 2nd Thursday this month. Only because the first Thursday falls on New Years Day. But, that doesn't mean you can't do some singing on the 1st!

Note the NEW LOCATION for the Biweekly singing, and, reference to a new monthly singing in Auburn on the 5th.

Dec. 31st, Wed., 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. 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- billnet dot org, (706) 789-3916.

Dec. 31st, Wed., 7:00 p.m., Wooten Family New Year's Eve Singing, Antioch Baptist Church, Ider, AL. 7:00 p.m. (Central time).

Jan. 1st, Thurs., 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 4th, Sunday - Liberty Baptist Church, Henegar, AL - 2:00 - 5:00pm (CST) - Singing School, followed by regular monthly singing starting at 5:30pm. Contact David Ivey, David -at- DavidIvey dot com .

Jan. 5, Monday, . Auburn Monthly Singing, 5:30-7:00 (Central time), St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 136 East Magnolia Avenue, Auburn AL. Info: Fred Hoerr, (334) 750-7566, fred.hoerr -at- gmail dot com; FB: Auburn Sacred Harp Singing (Note: we meet the 1st or 3rd Monday each month, depending on schedules. Check FB for updates).

Jan. 8, Thurs , Decatur monthly singing, 7:30-9:30, Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd., Decatur. 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- gsu dot edu.

Jan. 10, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Website: http://www.savannahsacredharp.com/ Info: Gene Pinion, genepinion -at- gmail -dot- com, (912) 655-0994 .

Jan. 11, 2nd Sun., Uncle Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr Memorial, Camp Ground Methodist Church, CR 49 north of Fruithurst AL. Dutch Treat Singing. Meals served at church at very reasonable cost. Directions (You may take I-20 to exit 5, north to Tallapoosa, cross the railroad tracks and go north on 78, about 7 or 8 miles): From US Highway 78 at Muscadine Junction, take County Rd 49 north. The church will be on the left, close to the junction with County Rd 76. John Plunkett writes: "It's about as far as Muscadine, just over the state line. Instead of turning left to go to Muscadine, you turn right, church is on the left side of the Hwy... Don't need to bring food, you pay $5.00 or so for what the people of the church prepare... it's worth it." There's a map at http://www.fasola.org/maps/?index=40&size=small.

Jan. 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/.

Jan. 14, 2nd Wed., Biweekly singing at NEW LOCATION: 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=ts.

Jan. 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 .

Jan. 17, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Auburn Sacred Harp Singing, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Central time). St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 136 East Magnolia Avenue, Auburn AL. Info: Fred Hoerr, (334) 750-7566, fred.hoerr -at- gmail dot com; FB: Auburn Sacred Harp Singing.

Jan. 18, 3rd Sun., 9:30 am (CST) start--Christian Harmony singing at Old County Line Church near Corner, AL. Directions: from Birmingham: I-65 North to Exit 284 Hayden/Corner. Travel west approximately 7.5 miles. Turn left on Miller Road. Go .2 miles and Church is on right. Contact: Danny Creel: (205) 915-7794 cell or (205) 824-1604 home, Emily Creel Burleson, eburleson at gattorney dot com, or Tim Cook, timcook at uab dot edu.

Jan. 18, 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, 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 Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife at gmail dot com for additional information.

Jan. 24-25, 4th Sun., and Sat. before, W. L. Green Memorial and Baldwin County Convention - Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, Pine and First Street, Bay Minette AL. Info: Bill Hogan (334) 514-9742 (Cooper Revision).

Jan. 28, 4th Wed., Biweekly singing at NEW LOCATION: 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=ts.

Jan. 31, Sat. before 1st. Sun. in February, Rotunda singing, Alabama State Archives and History Building, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery AL (9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Central time). 4 books used: Sacred Harp 1991 and Cooper revisions, Christian Harmony, Colored Sacred Harp. Bring a sack lunch, or lunch will be available for a $5.00 donation. Directions: Take I-85 South to Exit 1 for Union Street. Veer right onto South Union - a one-way, four-lane street. Turn left at the 3rd traffic light onto Washington Avenue. The front of the Alabama Department of Archives and History building is to your left across from the Avenue of Flags on the side of the state Capitol. Parking: On-street parking is available around the Archives building on Washington Avenue, Bainbridge Street, and Adams Avenue/Street. Limited off-street parking is also available in the Archives parking lot across from the rear (south) entrance of the building off Adams Street. Please note the south entrance bears the inscription ALABAMA WORLD WAR MEMORIAL above the doors. Info: Bill & Nancy Hogan (334) 514-9742, will_muse -at- yahoo -dot- com, or Jim Carnes (334) 281-2010.

Upcoming:

Feb. 1, 1st Sun., Uncle Bob Burnham and Ruth Brown Memorial singing, Wesley Foundation, Jacksonville State University, 510 N. Pelham Rd. (Hwy 21), Jacksonville, AL. 9:00 a.m. (Central Time). Please bring a covered dish to share. Directions: Driving north on Hwy. 21, go through the square. Once past Mountain St., look for the Wesley Foundation building on the left. Info: Pearl Guier, (334) 272-4696.

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