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Houston Sacred Harp Singing

Heights Church of Christ, Houston, Texas

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The 10th annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Heights Church of Christ, Houston, Texas, on Saturday before the second Sunday in December (a departure from the normal schedule due to Thanksgiving date). The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Crystal Meadows leading 171. The opening prayer was offered by Wade Price.

The class was organized and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Barbara Smith; Secretaries—Ron Bernucho, Donna Bing, and Megan Smith. Song selections were from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Revision, and the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision.

Leaders: Crystal Meadows 47b; Wade Price 40, 155; Mike Hinton 145t, 34b; Barbara Smith 551, 68b; Donna Bing 154; Suzan Bernucho 59, 569t; Laurie Blackshear 282, 81b; Mary Price 84, 354b; Emma Smith 47b; Linda Siemers 268.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Charity Vaughn leading 212 (CB). Leaders: Robert Vaughn 223 (CB), 175b (CB); Megan Smith 133, 107; Crystal Meadows 186, 273; Wade Price 496, 178; Mike Hinton 288, 145b; Barbara Smith 472 (CB), 504 (CB); Donna Bing 505 (CB); Suzan Bernucho 569b, 568; Laurie Blackshear 66. Wade Price offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Barbara Smith brought the class to order, and thanked those who had brought and prepared food. Leaders: Mary Price 199 (CB), 63 (CB); Emma Smith 146; Linda Siemers 32t; Charity Vaughn 514 (CB); Robert Vaughn 98 (CB); Megan Smith 313 (CB), 300 (CB); Ron Bernucho 463 (CB), 99 (CB); Laura Pedersen 159, 128; Becca Pedersen 522 (CB); Crystal Meadows 74t, 542; Wade Price 129, 135; Mike Hinton 515 (CB), 567 (CB).

RECESS

Barbara Smith led 479. Leaders: Donna Bing 587 (CB); Suzan Bernucho 192 (CB), 195 (CB); Laurie Blackshear 535; Mary Price 358 (CB), 45b (CB); Emma Smith 481; Linda Siemers 72 (CB); Megan Smith 112, 344; Ron Bernucho 306 (CB), 500 (CB); Laura Pedersen 59, 63; Becca Pedersen 142.

Announcements were made. Crystal Meadows led 565 as the closing song. Wade Price offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed. The regular schedule of Saturday before the first Sunday in December is planned for December 6, 2014.

Chairman—Barbara Smith; Secretaries—Ron Bernucho, Donna Bing, and Megan Smith