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Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Northeast of Sipsey, Alabama

February 1, 1998

The annual singing at Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church on the first Sunday in February was called to order by Cecil Sanders leading song on page 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Pastor Stacks.

The class organized for the day by electing the following officers: Chairman—Cecil Sanders; Vice Chairman—M. H. Creel; Secretary—Flarce Creel; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 35 (for Vernice Calvert), 34b (for Virgil Phillips), 37b; Keterina Sanders 290, 454; Mae Conwill 59, 141, 274 (t? b?); Willodean Barton 101 (t? b?), 176t, 145t; Odie Horton 145b, 144, 420b; Madison Jett 146, 87; Gene Wakefield 56t, 57, 64; John Hyde 297, 402, 73t; Travis Keeton 177, 482, 566; Cecil Sanders 225t.

RECESS

Tim Gilmore called the class to order leading songs on pages 416 and 168. Leaders: Ann Jett 43, “Great Roll Call”, 496; John Hocutt “Not Made With Hands”, 72t, 72b; Flarce Creel 475, 480, 270.

Pastor Stacks welcomed everyone and led prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Cecil Sanders called the class together leading song on page 436. Leaders: Edith Tate 87, 37 (t? b?), 67; Josie Hyde 66, 45t, 298; Margaret Keeton 171, 78, 91; Elmer Conwill 216, 217, 179, 222; Cecil Sanders 58; Mae Conwill 269; Flarce Creel 166; Willodean Barton 159; Odie Horton 47b; Gene Wakefield 100; Margaret Keeton 192; Josie Hyde 503; M. H. Creel 111b.

Announcements were made. The class was dismissed with prayer by Pastor Stacks.

Chairman—Cecil Sanders; Vice Chairman—M. H. Creel; Secretary—Flarce Creel.