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Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention

Union Missionary Baptist Church, Jefferson County, Alabama

September 24-25, 2016

Saturday, September 24

The Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention was held at Union Missionary Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in September. The class was called to order by Danny Creel leading 31t. David Daniels offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Danny Creel 1, 110; Ken Tate 166, 462t, 121t; Emily Brown 120, 131, 167b; SuNell Ellis 189, 82b; David Daniels 184, 253, 143; Robert Walker 85, 171; Joan Aldridge 60, 19; Billy Thompson 178, 179.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretary/Treasurer—Emily Brown; Arranging Office—Ann Jett.

RECESS

Danny Creel led 63t to bring the class together. Leaders: Brenda Chafin 109, 372; Henry Johnson 256t, 281t, 281b; Yancey Jett 307, 287, 93; Velton Chafin 16, 2, 332; Daniel Bearden 61t, 431, 430; Cindy Tanner 322, 180; John Plunkett 22b, 67t, 300.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Danny Creel leading 170. Leaders: Cassie Allen 203, 235, 54; Wanda Capps 264, 91; Ann Jett 149, 59b, 96; Dylan Feezell 172, 168b, 165; John Plunkett 546b; Joan Aldridge 51; Billy Thompson 355; Henry Johnson 274; David Daniels 248; Robert Walker 49; Emily Brown 117 (by request); Daniel Bearden 50; Ken Tate 133; Cindy Tanner 43, 258; Emily Brown 64; John Plunkett 278 (for Velton Chafin); Dylan Feezell 135.

Danny Creel led 359 (by request) as the closing song, and then dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, September 25

The Sunday session of the Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention was called to order by Danny Creel leading 46t. Henry Johnson offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Danny Creel 308; Ken Tate 534, 490, 339; Emily Brown 338b, 326, 264; Jeff James 250, 170, 215; Judy Caudle 258, 322, 176; Nancy Hogan 493b, 468b, 166; Henry Johnson 76b, 105t, 105b.

RECESS

Danny Creel led 123 to bring the class together. Leaders: Henry Guthery 1, 4, 186; Emma Calvert 91, 85; Wanda Capps 142, 110; Ainslie Allen 117; Cindy Tanner 97, 342, 316; Michael Spencer 310t, 404b, 225t; Yancey Jett 354, 238; Yancey Jett and Emily Brown 352; Bill Hogan 121t, 356, 133; Joan Aldridge 131.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Danny Creel leading 230b. Leaders: Cassie Allen 364, 74, 361; Velton Chafin 16, 2, 14; Ann Jett 234, 284; Brenda Chafin 172, 216b; Jeff James 140, 249, 214; Michael Spencer 397b; Yancey Jett 68; Cindy Tanner 64; Henry Johnson 216; Judy Caudle 495; Nancy Hogan 362; Emily Brown 57; Bill Hogan 155, 6; Cassie Allen 38; Danny Creel 143 (for Johnnie Chafin).

A business session was held, and the class discussed ideas about promoting the convention in 2017. The convention will be held at Union Missionary Baptist Church, Jefferson County, Warrior-Jasper Road, Alabama. The business meeting was closed.

Danny Creel led 23b as the closing song. Ken Tate offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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