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New Hope Church

Cullman County, Alabama

June 25, 2000

The sixty-sixth session of the annual singing at New Hope Church was held on the fourth Sunday in June. Glenn Keeton opened the singing leading songs on pages 32t and 34b.

After welcoming everyone, the class went into a business session to elect officers with the following elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson; Arranging Committee—Billy Williams. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 34b; Eldagene Roberson 30t, 144; Corene White 37b, 73t; David Roberson 340, 275b; Bernice McGough and A.C. McGough 159, 390; Ruth Walker 290, 490; Kenneth Calvert 87, 59; Billy Williams 294.

RECESS

Elvin Guthrie called the class back to order leading songs on pages 314 and 369. Leaders: Pauline Childers 234, 424; Sherry Guthery 58, 64; Marie Guthrie 434, 220; Evonne Calvert, Geraldine Crider, and Nancy Tuck 452, 421; Henry Guthery 225b, 225t, 450; Margie Lee Burleson and Ruth Burleson 371, 389; Rachel Allred 489, 274t; Betty Shivers 280, 445; June Cleghorn 218, 217; Judy Caudle 304, 306.

At this time the floor was turned over to the church for a business session and financial report.

LUNCH

Chairman Glenn Keeton called the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 497 and 496. Leaders: Jennifer Allred 335, 63; Ercyl Vicrine 161, 358; Mary Holcombe 48t, 213t; Lena Keeton 123 (t? b?), 475; Susan Allred 399b, 480; Geraldine Crider, Essie Hollingsworth, and Ophelia Thornton 68b, 143, 361; Shirley McCoy 36b; Carol Fannin 32t, 47t; Eron White 300; Amber Springfield 88t, 391; Elder J.L. Hopper 187, 543; Flarce Creel 297, 503; Harrison Creel 342, 111b, 512; Ruth Burleson and Jane Thornton 145b, 146; Kenneth Fannin and grandsons (Seth, Caleb, and Will Allred) 340, 87, 417.

Chairman Glenn Keeton thanked everyone for the wonderful lunch and everyone who attended. Announcements were made. Glenn Keeton and Elvin Guthrie led song on page 62 as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.