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Higher Ground Singing

United Campus Ministries Center, Terre Haute, Indiana

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The 18th annual Higher Ground Singing was called to order by Darrell Swarens and Peggy Brayfield leading 59. Terry Hogg offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-Chairpersons—John Hoerr and Janet Fraembs; Arranging Committee—Peggy Brayfield and Rebecca Eldridge; Finance Officer—Wayne Dell; Secretary—Darrell Swarens.

Leaders: John Hoerr 33b; Janet Fraembs 34b; Lori Graber 65; Don Bardsley 168; Wayne Dell 29b; Joan Aldridge 300; Rebecca Eldridge 30t; Len Vanderjagt 49b; Roberta Strauss 441; Christina Wallin 30b; Virginia Eldridge 76b; Jonathan Smith 186; Shirley Figura 299; Gigi Flynn 348b; Carol Munro Mosley 192; Anne Drexler 277; Beth Garfinkel 146; Presley Barker 474; Michael Mosley 492.


John Hoerr called the class back to order leading 56b. Leaders: Terry Hogg 535; Paul Figura 38t; Tom Morton 159; Peggy Brayfield 452; Joel Deckard 228; Katherine Eldridge 87; Tim Morton 377; Darrell Swarens 72b; Don Bardsley 373; Christina Wallin 384.

Terry Hogg spoke for the sick and shut-ins, and then led 549 for Doris Steinmetz, David Rust, Marlen Rust, Bud Oliver, and Sammie Oliver.

Don Bardsley conducted the memorial lesson, and led 48t in memory of Rich Brayfield and Lee Steinmetz—Illinois; Myrtle Ann Beasley and Harrison Creel—Alabama. Don Bardsley ended the lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Rebecca Eldridge and Darrell Swarens 236. Class was dismissed for lunch at local restaurants, and grace was offered before the noon meal.


Janet Fraembs called the class back together by leading 217. Leaders: Lori Graber 208; John Hoerr 528; Joan Aldridge 475; Len Vanderjagt 29t; Roberta Strauss 142; Virginia Eldridge 436 (for James Eldridge’s birthday); Shirley Figura 36b; Tom Morton 496; Carol Munro Mosley 392; Anne Drexler 282; Jonathan Smith 411; Presley Barker 313b; Michele Cull 269; Gigi Flynn 283; Michael Mosley 527; Paul Figura 178; Beth Garfinkel 312b; Annaliza Cull 448t; Rebecca Eldridge 123b; Joel Deckard 499; Wayne Dell 445.


The class was called back to order by John Hoerr leading 32t. Leaders: Tim Morton 558; Terry Hogg 98; Katherine Eldridge 114; Darrell Swarens and Tim Morton 145 (MH) (in memory of Bob Meek); Don Bardsley 193; Annaliza Cull 155; Christina Wallin 150; Michele Cull 270; Janet Fraembs 151 (MH); Lori Graber 135 (MH); Len Vanderjagt 99; Shirley Figura and Paul Figura 19 (MH); Tom Morton 268; Carol Munro Mosley 138 (MH).

After announcements were made, John Hoerr and Janet Fraembs led 347 as the closing song. Don Bardsley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairpersons—John Hoerr and Janet Fraembs; Secretary—Darrell Swarens