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Higher Ground Singing

United Ministries Center, Terre Haute, Indiana

Saturday, March 24, 2007

The 12th annual Higher Ground Singing was called to order by Peggy Brayfield and Darrell Swarens leading 36b. Adrian Eldridge led the gathering in prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-Chairs—Peggy Brayfield and Darrell Swarens; Arranging Committee—Janet Fraembs and Rebecca Eldridge; Chaplains—Adrian Eldridge and Lee Steinmetz; Secretary—Stephanie Fida.

Leaders: Darrell Swarens 335; Peggy Brayfield 313t; Stephanie Fida 460; Lee Steinmetz 68b; Rebecca Eldridge 168; Janet Fraembs 475; David Rust 53; Don Bardsley 351; Martha Beverly 171; William Shetter 180 (MH); James Eldridge 134; Rachel Adelstein 13 (MH); Paul Figura 169 (MH); Joan Aldridge 186; Wayne Dell 49b; Roberta Strauss 56b.


The class was called back to order by Charlie Derleth leading 348b and 99. Leaders: Shirley Figura 81t; Carol Munro-Mosley 114; Bill Beverly 19 (MH); Presley Barker 313b; Michelle Cull 155; John Merritt “Higher Ground”; Virginia Eldridge 503; Michelle Stremmel 350; Karen Isbell 135 (MH); Don Baker 47b; Bill Beverly 440; Terry Hogg 523; Adrian Eldridge 32t; Eva Ho 268; Peggy Brayfield 504; Darrell Swarens 45t; Stephanie Fida 198; Lee Steinmetz 163b. Lee Steinmetz offered the blessing for the noon meal.


Peggy Brayfield and Darrell Swarens brought the class together leading 128. Leaders: Janet Fraembs 284; David Rust 201; Rebecca Eldridge 436; Martha Beverly 498; Don Bardsley 422; James Eldridge 384; William Shetter 474; Terry Hogg 142 (MH); Rachel Adelstein 73 (MH); Paul Figura 127 (MH); Joan Aldridge 542; Wayne Dell 277; Roberta Strauss 496; Charlie Derleth 569b, 40; Shirley Figura 146; Carol Munro-Mosley 4 (MH).


Peggy Brayfield led 148 to call the class back to order. Leaders: Karen Isbell 377; Presley Barker 472; Michelle Cull and John Merritt 392 (CB).

Marlen Rust and David Rust led 66 in memory of those who have passed on, and in honor of those who have been sick and shut in.

Leaders: John Merritt and Paul Figura 275 (OSH); Virginia Eldridge 192; Michelle Stremmel 373; Karen Isbell 142; Don Baker 312b; Eva Ho 86; Adrian Eldridge 87; Michelle Cull 236; Rachel Adelstein 138 (MH); Darrell Swarens 505 (CB); Rebecca Eldridge 340; Stephanie Fida 546; Peggy Brayfield 455; William Shetter 540; James Eldridge 207.

After announcements were made, Darrell Swarens led 347 as the closing song. Adrian Eldridge offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairs—Peggy Brayfield and Darrell Swarens; Secretary—Stephanie Fida