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Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention

Union Missionary Baptist Church, Jefferson County, Alabama

September 26-27, 2020

Saturday, September 26

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 then offered the opening prayer.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers and committee members to serve: Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretaries and Arranging Committee—Ann Jett and Cindy Tanner.

Leaders: Danny Creel 1, 10; Ken Tate 166, 64, 121t; Stephen Huffman 66t, 168b, 362; Yancey Jett 123, 338b, 281b; Daniel Bearden 146b, 450t, 51b; Cindy Tanner 117, 322, 19; Samuel Williams 536, 346.

RECESS

Ken Tate led 67b to bring the class together. Leaders: Mary Huffman 50, 460t, 354; Ann Jett 170, 149, 180; Brenda Chafin 171b, 85, 109; Cassie Allen 492b, 548, 332; Wanda Capps 264, 258, 257.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Danny Creel leading 326 and 316. Leaders: Ken Tate 493, 81b; Stephen Huffman 372, 172; Yancey Jett and Ann Jett 82b, 96; Ann Jett 255, 110; Daniel Bearden 519, 315; Cindy Tanner 51, 54; Samuel Williams 145b; Mary Huffman 208b, 35t; Brenda Chafin 58b, 58t; Cassie Allen 281t, 38; Daniel Bearden 44b; Mary Huffman 398b; Stephen Huffman 455b; Samuel Williams 191. Announcements were made.

Danny Creel led 23b as the closing song, and then dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, September 27

The Sunday session of the Alabama State Christian Harmony Convention began with Ken Tate leading 76b. He then offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Ken Tate 342, 534; Stanley Smith 247, 51, 19; Billy Thompson 289, 307; Wanda Capps 133, 149; Yancey Jett 93, 68; Chris Nicholson 67b, 67t, 256t; Jeff James 170, 165, 250.

RECESS

Leaders: Danny Creel 167b, 97, 63t; Ann Jett 59b, 43, 258; Cassie Allen 361, 339, 214; Cindy Tanner 254, 235, 14; Ken Tate 462, 544.

LUNCH

Danny Creel led 238 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Stanley Smith 308, 138; Billy Thompson 355, 204t; Yancey Jett 287; Chris Nicholson 345, 546b, 490; Jeff James 372b, 268, 168b; Stanley Smith 364, 186 (both by request); Ann Jett, Wanda Capps, and Cindy Tanner 131; Ann Jett 113; Cassie Allen 176, 74, 80; Cindy Tanner 172, 203, 117; class sang 432b, 336, 318.

Danny Creel led 86t as the closing song. Linda Sides offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretaries—Ann Jett and Cindy Tanner