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Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention

Union Missionary Baptist Church, Jefferson County, Alabama

September 22-23, 2018

Saturday, September 22

The annual meeting of the Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention convened at Union Missionary Baptist Church, Jefferson County, Alabama, on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in September. Danny Creel led 31t, offered the morning prayer, and then led 1.

The class was organized by electing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretary and Arranging—Cindy Tanner.

Leaders: Danny Creel 82b; Billy Thompson 179, 178, 287; Daniel Bearden 107, 245, 226t; Linda Sides 338b (for Ann Jett), 109 (for Ottis Sides), 117; Sam Wright 447, 361, 372.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Danny Creel leading 258. Leaders: Yancey Jett 93, 281b, 354; Henry Johnson 248, 261b, 470; Wanda Capps 85, 186, 264; Hayden Arp 266, 64, 166.

RECESS

Leaders: Ken Tate 339, 534, 498; David Daniels 130b, 143, 187; SuNell Ellis 326, 60, 14.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Ken Tate leading 67b. Leaders: Joan Aldridge 168b, 19; Mike Spencer 464, 397b, 465t; Cassie Allen 63b, 548, 167b; Cindy Tanner 322, 180, 170 (for Ann Jett); Henry Johnson 303, 281; Daniel Bearden 471b; Mike Spencer 493, 401b; Hayden Arp 203. The class sang 206 and 142 (requested by listeners).

Danny Creel led 23b as the closing song. David Daniel offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, September 23

The Sunday session of the Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention was called to order by Danny Creel leading 123. Bill Hogan offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Danny Creel 307, 54, 316; Bill Hogan 495, 133, 50; Jeff James 457t, 215, 250t; John Plunkett 163t, 404t, 466; Nancy Hogan 493b, 204t, 49; Eddie Pierce 341, 82b, 171.

RECESS

Danny Creel led 255 to bring the class together. Leaders: Cindy Tanner 168b, 51, 342; Henry Johnson 67t, 256t, 467b; Emma Hayden Calvert 91, 131, 142; Mike Spencer 163b, 410b, 310t; Ainslie Allen 117, 136.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Danny Creel leading 63t. Leaders: Ken Tate 462, 121t, 432b; Hayden Arp 276, 296, 69; Yancey Jett 352, 230b, 110; Joan Aldridge 60, 355; Cassie Allen 492b, 208, 332; Sam Wright 188, 169b; Carolyn Thompson 172, 67, 474.

Danny Creel led 308 and 455. He dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretary—Cindy Tanner