December 2014 Singings
Updated December 4, 2014
Note: No "first Thursday" singing at Emory Presbyterian this month; instead, come to the Christmas Potluck and Singing on Dec. 20th.
Dec. 5th, 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- billnet.org, (706) 789-3916.
Dec. 6th & 7th, 1st Sun & Saturday before.., Georgia State Christian Harmony Convention, Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, 3965 Glenwood Rd., Decatur, Ga., just west of the intersection of Glenwood and Columbia Drive in Decatur. 10 a.m. -2:30 or 3, covered dish lunch. Singing from the 2010 edition of the Christian Harmony (loaner copies and copies for sale will be available), Info: John Plunkett, bildad12 at- hotmail -dot- com, 470-230-5757.
Dec. 10th, 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.com, or John Kelso 678.668.5766 . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/?ref=ts
Dec. 13th & 14th, 2nd Sun. and Sat. before, St. John's Christian Harmony Singing, St. John's Historic Church, Rutherfordton, N.C. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 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. Christian Harmony (2010) on Saturday the 13th - Sacred Harp on Sunday the 14th.
Dec. 16th, 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- yahoo.com. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22285031545/.
Dec, 18th, 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.com
Dec. 20, Saturday before the 3rd Sunday, Atlanta Sacred Harp Singers Annual Christmas Potluck and Singing, East Lake Commons community house, 900 Dancing Fox Road, Decatur 30032. 10 a.m – 3 p.m (potluck lunch at noon). Singing from The Sacred Harp, American Christmas Harp, Georgian Harmony or bring copies of any other Christmas shape-note songs you want to sing. East Lake Commons is a pedestrian community. Park in the parking lot and take any walkway to the large building in the center of the community. DIRECTIONS FROM I-20: Take I-20 to Exit 61B, Glenwood Ave. (DO NOT TAKE EXIT 59B, Memorial Drive/Glenwood Ave.) Go east (toward Decatur) on Glenwood Avenue/Hwy. 260 about 1 mile. Turn right on Second Avenue (at this corner you will see BP/a.m.p.m.). Take the second left off Second Avenue, which is Dancing Fox Rd. (just before the Donald Trimble Mortuary). If the gate is closed, punch in #4444 (the "#" is part of the code) at the kiosk. Google directions at http://eastlakecommons.org - "maps/directions". Questions or more info: Contact Bob Goodman: 404-378-5424.
Dec. 21st, 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 at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife at gmail dot com for additional information.
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).
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.org, (706) 789-3916.
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.
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