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Rhode Island Christian Harmony Singing

Saylesville Friends Meeting House, Lincoln, Rhode Island

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The singers of Rhode Island welcomed guests to the inaugural Rhode Island Christian Harmony All-Day Singing in Lincoln, Rhode Island. All song selections were from The Christian Harmony, 2010 Revision. Patrick Friesen called the class to order by leading 115. Liz Cantrell offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Laura Hodges 261t; Liz Cantrell 171; Jesse C. Polhemus 389; Mike Richards 462t; Chris Noren 253; Philippa Stoddard 326; Chris Cotter 121t; Jennie Brown 142; Molly Merrett 548; Bill Holt 544; Charles Biada 189; Corinne Ducey 307; Faiz Wareh 432b; MB Gowins 292; Micah Walter 130b; Cora Wareh 248; Christina Wallin 29.


James Baumgartner called the class back to order by leading 59t. Leaders: Alvaro Witt-Duarte 268; Vicki Hayes 346; Calum Woods 131; Ian Quinn 168b; Tristan Gordon 235; Jesse Vear 299; Gwen Gethner 114; Kerry Cullinan 336t; Linda Shea 143; Stina Soderling 546t.


Chris Cotter called the class back to order by leading 36t. Leaders: Carol Huang 166; Tarik Wareh 209; Rachel Hall 338b; Jason Woofenden 109; Pattie Wareh 91; Mike Nord 64; Christina Wallin 138; Micah Walter 203; Vicki Hayes and Ian Quinn 14; Mike Richards 320; Charles Biada and Carson Evans 101; Jesse C. Polhemus 372. Liz Cantrell offered a prayer before the noon meal.


Jesse Vear called the class back to order by leading 281b. Leaders: MB Gowins 362; Rachel Hall 364; Tarik Wareh 313; Carol Huang 419t; Calum Woods 155; Philippa Stoddard 332; Chris Cotter 378; Gwen Gethner 172; Ian Quinn 149; Corinne Ducey 54; Alvaro Witt-Duarte 417b; Molly Merrett 241; Faiz Wareh 82b; Tristan Gordon 55t; Chris Noren 170.


Liz Cantrell called the class back to order by leading 85. Leaders: Pattie Wareh 117; Bill Holt 146b; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 282; Linda Shea 16; Mike Nord 211b; Jennie Brown 276; Stina Soderling 262; Jesse Vear 95; Liz Patten 294; Kerry Cullinan 339; Cora Wareh 46b; Chuck Micciche 226t; James Baumgartner 197; Calum Woods 458.

Patrick Friesen and Laura Hodges thanked all present for joining us to sing, and the officers and volunteers for their efforts. Treasurer Jason Woofenden reported that all expenses had been met. Secretary Jesse C. Polhemus reported that thirty-seven leaders led seventy-three songs. Announcements were made.

Patrick Friesen and Laura Hodges led 275 as the closing song, and the class took the parting hand. Liz Cantrell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairpersons—Patrick Friesen and Laura Hodges; Secretary—Jesse C. Polhemus