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Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing

Embry Hills United Methodist Church, Atlanta, Georgia

October 26, 2002

The twenty-sixth annual Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October at the Embry Hills United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Chairman Andy Morse leading songs on pages 31t and 53. Bryan Black offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Lela Crowder 99; Bryan Black 67; Laura Akerman 77b; Kelly Morris 114; Eric Tweedy 200; Judy Mincey 475.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Lela Crowder; Vice Chairman—Eric Tweedy; Secretary—Laura Akerman; Chaplain—Bryan Black; Arranging Committee—Kelly Morris and Dan Huger; Finance Committee—Charles Woods and Hermon Wilkinson; Memorial Committee—Judy Mincey and John Plunkett.

Leaders: Lela Crowder 82t; Faye Holbrook 318, 380; Hermon Wilkinson 384, 371; Martha Ann Stegar 81t; Charles Woods 479, 344; Junie Wooten 503b; Virginia Douglas 268, 49 (t? b?); Andy Anderson 28 (t? b?), 39t.

RECESS

Eric Tweedy called the class back to order leading song on page 47t. Leaders: Joan Durdin 29t, 86; Henry Slack 181, 535; Karen Morris 454, 49t; John Hollingsworth 236, 240; Malinda Snow 294; 474; Dan Huger 254.

LUNCH

The class reconvened with Lela Crowder leading songs on pages 48t and 300; Sandra Wilkinson 274t, 378 (t? b?); James Smith 345b, 45t; Nancy Yeager 146, 178.

The memorial lesson was held with John Plunkett leading song on page 158 for those singers and loved ones who have died in the past year.

Judy Mincey led song on page 50b for the sick and shut-ins. Bryan Black closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Violet Thomason 189, 434; David Yeager 107, 330 (t? b?); Jeannette DePoy 316, 278b; Dennis George 359, 215; Charlene Wallace 277, 299; Arlene Woods and Charles Woods 128, 358; Patrick Brown 335, 455; Janet Sheppard 155, 196; Susan Posey 361, 362; Kelly Morris 47b, 159; Liz Frazer 324, 543; Deborah Gross 51, 276; Dan Huger 569b; Dennis George 288; Virginia Douglas 29b; Kate Helenski 148; Lela Crowder 270.

Following announcements, Lela Crowder led song on page 62 as the closing song, and Bryan Black dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Lela Crowder; Vice Chairman—Eric Tweedy; Secretary—Laura Akerman.