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Pauline Creel Childers Birthday Singing

First Methodist Church, Wayne, Michigan

Saturday, March 3, 2001

The Pauline Creel Childers Birthday Singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Henry Schuman leading song on page 30t. John Bayer led the opening prayer.

John Bealle conducted a short instructional period for the new singers. Songs on pages 49t and 32t were sung as examples. Leaders: Henry Schuman 480; Pauline Childers 318, 475; Steve Kasperick-Postellon 276, 277; Harrison Creel 348b, 512; Carla Smith 234, 76b; Jim Pfau 39t, 299; Edith Tate 35, 73t.

RECESS

Henry Schuman brought the class to order leading song on page 388. Leaders: Ted Johnson 447, 503; Judy Hauff and Bill Rowan 40, 313b; Jerry Schreiber 66, 434; Karen Freund 172, 411; Charles Wells 99, 59; Kay Huener 280, 183; Greg Howard 68b, 569 (t? b?); Beth Huener 454, 547; Ann Jett 327, 269; Kent Beck 217, 203; Martha Lang 312b, 448t; Wanda Capps 142, 216; Bill Beverly 515, 86; Beth Todd 58, 373; Jo Schulz 472, 198. Harrison Creel led the class in the blessing for lunch.

LUNCH

Beth Todd called the class to order with the song on page 89. Leaders: Henry Schuman 225t; Harrison Creel, Flarce Creel, Edith Tate, Pauline Childers, Ann Jett, Wanda Capps, Cassie Franklin and Kathy Crossley 342, 111 (t? b?); Jerry Enright 77t, 300; Martha Beverly 56b, 344; Cassie Franklin 384, 192; Samuel Sommers and Dr. Richard Schneider 121, 268, 24b; Marcia Johnson and Pauline Childers 345b, 288; John Bayer 117, 159; Charlotte Wolfe 47 (t? b?), 64; Teresa Kasperick-Postellon 85, 81 (t? b?).

RECESS

Eloise Clark brought the class to order leading songs on pages 171 and 222. Leaders: Flarce Creel 297, 56 (t? b?); Fred Todt 348t, 362; Melanie Hauff 48b, 436; Jane Wells 143, 481; Henry Schuman, Laurie Schuman, and Jennifer Hanford 532; Regina Bayer 282, 208; Joseph Pimentel 189, 168; Debbie Hall 47b, 200; Lorraine Bayer, Hans Bayer, and Jubal Bayer 29t, 278b; Judy Hauff 536, 542; John Bealle 442, 522; Jerry Schreiber and Carla Smith 323t; Cassie Franklin 507.

Announcements were made. Henry Schuman, Beth Todd, and Martha Beverly led song on page 347 as the closing song. Samuel Sommers dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Henry Schuman; Vice Chairpersons—Jennifer Hanford and Laurie Schuman; Secretary—Beth Todd.