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Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention

Union Missionary Baptist Church, Jefferson County, Alabama

September 26-27, 2015

Saturday, September 26

The Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention was held at Union Missionary Baptist Church, Jefferson County, Alabama, on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in September. Danny Creel called the class to order leading 31t. He offered the morning prayer, and then led 1.

Leaders: Ken Tate 168b, 133; Emily Brown 120, 14; Bea Aaron 131, 149; Chris Brown 145b, 459; Eugene Forbes 253, 117; John Hollingsworth 52, 136; Brenda Dunlap 129, 123; Rick Foreman 103, 421b; Wanda Capps 51, 170; Brenda Dunlap 256t, 184; Nicholas Thompson 135, 311; Cheryl Foreman 268, 75b.

RECESS

Ken Tate called the class back together by leading 50. Leaders: Henry Johnson 130t, 281t; Billy Thompson 355, 281b; Judy Whiting 111b, 546; Sonny Erwin 228, 214.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretary/Finance—Emily Brown; Arranging Officer—Ann Jett; Locating Committee—Mike Richards and Ken Tate. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Nathan Stewart 172, 142; Samuel Sommers 104, 54; Richard Mauldin 67b, 67t; John Plunkett 525, 509t; Judy Caudle 264, 322; Bill Hogan 372, 258; Cindy Tanner 43, 85; Velton Chafin 279.

LUNCH

Ken Tate led 432b to begin the afternoon session. Leaders: Tammy Powell 189, 64; SuNell Ellis 82, 90; Sarah Beasley and Bill Hogan 56b, 59b; Emma Calvert 91, 142; Mike Richards 61t, 316; Ann Jett 96, 338; Sonny Erwin 120 (by request); John Hollingsworth 347; Judy Whiting 58b; Samuel Sommers 176; Rick Foreman 26b; Brenda Dunlap 256b; Chris Brown 143; Janie Short 255; Cheryl Foreman 339; Judy Caudle 76b; Nicholas Thompson 287; Bill Hogan 493; John Plunkett 515; Nathan Stewart 541; Tammy Powell 248; Billy Thompson 277; Velton Chafin 57; Eugene Forbes 109; Richard Mauldin 63t (in memory of Robert DuPree); Mike Richards 424.

Announcements were made. Danny Creel led 60 as the closing song. Samuel Sommers offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, September 27

The Sunday session of the Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention was called to order by Danny Creel leading 167b. He offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Danny Creel 166; Ken Tate 462t, 282, 121t; Emily Brown 171, 180, 186; Katlin Bailey 432b, 268, 22t; Eugene Forbes 307, 326; Tammy Powell 322, 400t, 19; Jeff James 50, 51, 168b; Darlene Reynolds 291, 355, 204t (in memory of Loretta Rigdon); Mike Richards 205, 276, 419t; Cheryl Foreman 261t, 498, 41b.

RECESS

Danny Creel led 354 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Sam Wright 138, 292, 361; Janie Short 303, 49, 385; Wanda Capps 264, 258, 172; Brenda Dunlap 346, 130b, 86b.

LUNCH

Danny Creel began the afternoon session by leading 308. Leaders: Rick Foreman 546b, 490, 109; Mary Amelia Taylor 9, 107, 336t; Sonny Erwin 250, 81t, 67b; Emma Calvert and Amelia Jett 85, 157b, 214; Cindy Tanner 234, 342, 14; Velton Chafin 113; Ann Jett 110, 238, 93.

A business session was held to hear committee reports. The 2016 session of the Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention will be held at Union again. The business session was closed. Announcements were made.

Danny Creel led 23b as the closing song, and then offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretary—Emily Brown