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Higher Ground Singing

United Ministry Center, Terre Haute, Indiana

March 27, 1999

The fourth annual session of the Higher Ground Singing, co-hosted by Bloomington, Indiana and Charleston, Illinois singers, was called to order by David Rust leading song on page 40.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairmen—Don Bardsley and David Rust; Secretaries—Peggy Brayfield and Marlen Rust; Treasurer—Bill Shetter; Chaplain—Don Baker; Arranging Committee—Carolyn Craig; Registration—Dorothy Glanzer and Donna Purdom.

Chaplain Don Baker offered prayer.

Leaders: Don Bardsley 147t; Bill Shetter 171; Peggy Brayfield 59; Carolyn Craig 38t; Michele Cull 178; Don Baker 312b; Molly Evans 454; Karen Hojnacki 145t; Don Bardsley 128; Marlen Rust 34b; Dorothy Glanzer 479; Berkley Moore 82t; Pete Ellertsen 354b; Mike Veech 481; David Rust 201, 123b; Don Bardsley 373.


The class was brought to order by Bill Shetter leading songs on pages 318 and 350. Leaders: Peggy Brayfield 313b, 270; Carolyn Craig 189, 267; Michele Cull 66, 209; Don Baker 334, 335; Molly Evans 547, 203; Karen Hojnacki 215, 49b; Marlen Rust 497, 163b. Don Baker offered prayer to grace the noon meal.


Dorothy Glanzer led songs on pages 148 and 476 to begin the afternoon session of singing. Leaders: Berkley Moore 179, 99; Pete Ellertsen 473, 72b; Mike Veech 501, 491; David Rust 200, 144; Don Bardsley 277, 53; Bill Shetter 369, 551; Peggy Brayfield 344, 556.


Carolyn Craig brought the class to order leading songs on pages 365 and 455. Leaders: Michele Cull 49t, 236; Don Baker 229, 385 (t? b?); Molly Evans 228, 504.

A memorial lesson was held by Don Baker for the deceased which included: Janet Borman—Illinois; Robert Shaw—California; Ray Valliant—Indiana; Robert Noe, George Noe, and Eva Waters—Kentucky. David Rust led song on page 569b in their memory.

Don Baker read the names of those who are sick and shut-in which included: the mother of Frank Fraembs and Ruth White. Don Bardsley led song on page 566 to honor the sick.

Don Baker read a list of celebrations to be noted: Donna Purdom celebrated the birth of her first grandchild, Dakota McKenzie Brian, born November 28, 1998 at San Diego, California; and Bob Meek’s successful surgery and treatment. Peggy Brayfield led song on page 150 in gratefulness. The memorial lesson was closed.

Leaders: Karen Hojnacki 198, 347; Marlen Rust 276, 290; Dorothy Glanzer 95b; Berkley Moore 145b, 48t; Pete Ellertsen 510, 84.

Announcements were made. Treasurer Bill Shetter announced that contributions had been very generous for the collection of monies for the submission of the minutes and donations to the United Ministry Center.

The class was dismissed with prayer and the singing of song on page 62, “Parting Hand”.

Chairmen—David Rust and Don Bardsley; Secretaries—Peggy Brayfield and Marlen Rust.