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Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention

Union Missionary Baptist Church, Jefferson County, Alabama

September 21-22, 2019

Saturday, September 21

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 brought the class to order by leading 31t. He offered the opening prayer, and then led 168b.

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 170; Ken Tate 258, 498, 490; Henry Guthery 120, 40t, 64; Stephen Huffman 245, 172, 355; Daniel Bearden 6, 11, 15; Andy Ditzler 281b, 167b, 202.

RECESS

Ken Tate led 67b to bring the class together. Leaders: Mary Huffman 146b, 208b, 460t; SuNell Ellis 60, 326, 129; Wanda Capps 142, 264; Henry Johnson 67t, 80, 281t; Ainslie Allen and Emma Calvert 117, 136.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Danny Creel leading 307. Leaders: Ann Jett 342, 149, 180; Regina Derstine 150, 49, 145b; Beth Branscome 36t, 46t, 91; David Brodeur 322, 319, 171.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Danny Creel leading 308. Leaders: Lucas Jordan 165, 226t, 346; Sam Wright 38, 361, 372; Joan Aldridge 133, 19; Cindy Tanner 493b, 131, 93; Stephen Huffman 455b; Andy Ditzler 316; Daniel Bearden 54; Henry Guthery 81t; Beth Branscome 36b; Ken Tate 50; David Brodeur 331; Henry Johnson 256t; Mary Huffman 354; Regina Derstine 280; Lucas Jordan 89; Ann Jett 255; Sam Wright 292, 384 (by request).

Danny Creel led 23b as the closing song. Stephen Huffman dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, September 22

The Sunday session of the Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention was called to order by Danny Creel leading 1. The opening prayer was offered by Henry Johnson.

Leaders: Danny Creel 51, 338b; Ken Tate 339, 462t, 81b; Billy Thompson 277, 281b; Henry Johnson 105t, 105b, 188; Carolyn Thompson 474, 264, 71; Jeff James 191, 372, 86b.

RECESS

Ken Tate led 282 to bring the class together. Leaders: David Brodeur 40b, 16, 64; Joan Aldridge 168b, 131; Yancey Jett 121t, 93, 123; Andy Ditzler 41b, 14, 8; Wanda Capps 257, 258; SuNell Ellis 316, 82b, 89; Ann Jett 59b, 85, 214; Cindy Tanner 342, 149.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Danny Creel leading 110. Leaders: Ken Tate 230b; Cassie Allen 465t, 455b, 548; Billy Thompson 117, 179; Jeff James 279, 276; Henry Johnson 261b, 281t; David Brodeur 227, 239t; Carolyn Thompson 458, 168t; Yancey Jett, Ann Jett, and Cassie Allen 354, 96; Andy Ditzler 176, 203; Ann Jett, Wanda Capps, Danny Creel, and Cindy Tanner 238; Cassie Allen 63b, 332, 250t.

Danny Creel led 308 as the closing song. Ken Tate offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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