Updated June 15, 2018
Update: Please note - The 3rd Sunday Singing at Church of our Saviour has been cancelled due to water damage at the church.
You have several chances this month to sing from various flavors of The Christian Harmony (7-shape) and other books this month. The first singing is a little bit far, but a chance to sing from the New Harp of Columbia. Plenty of singings with the 1991 Sacred Harp as well.
NOTE: The 2nd Tuesday Monthly Singing at Holy Trinity in Decatur will be suspended for the month of June only. We will reconvene on the 2nd Tuesday of July. Info: Lisa Bennett, ltb1014 -at- gmail -dot- com.
June 2, Sat. before 1st Sun., Greene County Tennessee Sing, New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Greeneville, Tennessee. 10 AM - 3 PM. Book: New Harp of Columbia, Loaners available. Dinner on the ground around noon. New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church is a big pre-Civil War structure on Cox Road just off Tenn Rte 70, about 4 miles north of its intersection with US 11 E, outside of Greeneville. Info: Jeff Farr, 423-620-8267, summersfarr -at- gmail -dot- com .
June 2-3, 1st Sun. and Sat. before, Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, near Bremen. 9:30 a.m. Take exit #11 from I-20, turn south on Hwy. 27, go to top of hill at service station, turn left on Holly Springs Rd., go to dead end and turn left, church is on left.
June 3, 1st Sun., Liberty Church, 2 miles north of Henagar AL on Liberty Road; from Henagar Crossing, take Hwy 40 west to the Farmers Telephone Cooperative. Turn right and go to dead end. Turn right, take first left past Henagar Methodist Church (Liberty Rd.). Church is on right, approximately 1.5 miles. Info: David Ivey, 256.258.8660, david –at- davidivey -dot- com
June 7, 1st Thursday monthly singing, 7:30-9:30, in the Robinson Fellowship Hall, behind Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd, Atlanta GA 30307. Directions: Half-mile west of the intersection of North Decatur Rd and Clairmont Rd, at the corner of North Decatur Rd and Westminster Way. Parking behind the church, off Westminster Way. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: David Brodeur, david .at. davidbrodeur .dot. com.
June 9, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, 2-4 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Avenue. Info: Dawn Stanford, (912) 484-5868, dawnipawni -at- gmail -dot- com.
June 9, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Raymond Hamrick Birthday-Memorial Georgian Harmony Singing, Roberta Civic Center, Roberta, Georgia. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Dutch Treat lunch at (nearby eateries include Hudson's BBQ, Subway, Big Chick, and about 3 other local places). Directions: From Atlanta -I-75 South to I-475 South. Turn right/west onto Hwy 80W (Eisenhower Parkway) to Roberta. Or, from Macon, take Hwy 80W to Roberta. In Roberta, turn left/south on N. Mathews Street. It becomes S. Mathews Street when you cross over Agency Street. The Civic Center, which is actually an old wooden church (good acoustics), is located at 93 South Mathews Street, just south of the old part of the town, next to the recycling center. South Mathews is one block east of Highway 341. Contact/info: John Plunkett, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com, 470-230-5757.
June 9, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Calvary-Fletcher Singing (Christian Harmony, 7 shape). Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, N.C. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Singing from The Christian Harmony (1873/2015), the Folk Heritage Edition, or The Christian Harmony Carolina Book reprints, 1994 or 1979. Dinner on the grounds at noon. Directions: http://www.christianharmony.org/harmony/directions/calvary.html . Info: Dan Huger, 828-274-8899, dehuger at gmail dot com.
June 10, 2nd Sun., 150th Annual "June Singing" in Alpharetta, Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Singing will be in the Rotunda, and covered dish lunch will be inside in the pre-function area right next to the Rotunda. Parking is in front and to the side of the building and there is also a parking deck. Directions: Take Ga. 400/U.S. 19 North to Exit 9, Haynes Bridge Rd. Turn left onto Haynes Bridge Rd. Turn left onto Old Milton Parkway, then right onto S. Main Street. The courthouse will be on the right. Info: Helen Bryson, 770-381-9093.
June 10, 2nd Sun., United Note Singing (7 shape gospel), Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 3228 Hwy 101 North Yorkville, GA 30153. This is about an hour from Atlanta, west of Marietta. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com.
June 13, Wed., Camp Fasola Community Singing, Camp McDowell, hwy 195, Jasper to Double Springs AL, 7:00 PM. Info: David Ivey, david -at- davidivey.com.
June 14-16, Thurs, Fri. and Sat. before 3rd Sun., National Sacred Harp Convention, Friendship Hall, Alabama Square Dance Association, 1024 Old Walkers Chapel Road, Fultondale AL, off I-65 north of Birmingham AL. Info: Glenn Keeton, 205-902-1783, or Buell Cobb, cobb1 -at- bellsouth -dot- net. Poster with more information including lodgings is here: http://home.olemiss.edu/~mudws/pix/SacredHarp2018Small.jpg
June 16, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Christian Harmony (7 shape) and Old School Baptist singing at Blue Ridge Primitive Baptist Church, 134 Hyden Tyler Road, Chatsworth, Georgia. 10:30 - 12:00 singing from the Old School Hymnal (# 11), 12:00 - 1:00 lunch at the Church, 1:00 - 2:30 singing from The Christian Harmony (Alabama book, 7 shape). Directions: Take US Hwy. 411 North from downtown Chatsworth, turn right onto Old Federal Rd. (just past Auto Zone), bear right onto Hyden Tyler Rd. The Church is approx. one mile from Hwy. 411. Info: Greg Smith (706)695-3833, David Smith (706)980-0442.
June 16, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Moore, Graves, and Calvert Memorial - Addington Chapel, 15 miles southwest of Cullman AL, 1.5 miles north of hwy 69 on CR 59.
June 17, 3rd Sun., Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, near Ephesus, Ga. 10:00 a.m. Take Georgia Hwy. 100 (Exit 5 from I-20 south to Ephesus School. Turn left onto Ephesus/ Roosterville Road, go 2.5 miles, turn right.
June 17, CANCELLED this month- 3rd Sun evening, Church of our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. Contact Amy Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife at gmail dot com for additional information.
June 19, Tues. evening, Athens, Ga. monthly "teenth Tuesday" singing from the 1991 revision Sacred Harp, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Party Room at Showtime Bowl, 555 Macon Hwy, Athens Ga. Optional beginners' introduction, 6:30 p.m. Info: Shannon Primm, sprimm -at- yahoo dot com. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22285031545/.
June 21, 3rd Thurs. evening, Bremen monthly practice singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church. 7:00 p.m. Directions: Take exit #11 from I-20, turn south on Hwy. 27, go to top of hill at service station, turn left on Holly Springs Rd., go to dead end and turn left, church is on left. Info: danwilliamswk22-at-gmail-dot-con
June 21, 3rd Thurs. evening, Chattanooga monthly singing, 7PM-9PM, The Well, 1800 Rossville Avenue, Chattanooga Tennessee. Contact: Judy Mincey, mincey -dot- judy -at- yahoo -dot- com, 770-773-0818. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaSacredHarp
June 23, Sat. before 4th Sun., Salem United Methodist Church, on Alabama Hwy 9, 7 miles east of Cedar Bluff AL, 1 mile from Georgia line. (Note: Ga. Hwy. 20 from Rome becomes Hwy 9 when it crosses the border.) 9:30 a.m. (Central time). Info: Henry Johnson, 256-927-4915, hanster418 -at- gmail -dot- com.
June 24, 4th Sun., DeLong-Roberts Memorial Singing, Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 4490 State Bridge Way, Alpharetta, Ga. 10 a.m. Directions: Go north on Ga. 400, exit at Old Milton Parkway, turn right (east). Go for about 3 miles; pass a large Publix on the right and as passing a Shell station on the left, get into the left lane. At the next intersection, turn left onto Kimball Bridge Road. There is a concrete divider - don't take the first left turn lane, take the second left and go across the street directly into the church parking lot. Info: Jesse Roberts, 678-432-6175, jroberjr -at- bellsouth -dot- net.
June 24, 4th Sun., United Note Singing (7 shape gospel), Shiloh Baptist Church, 205 West Cooper Avenue, Dallas, GA 30132. This is also about an hour from Atlanta, to the west of Marietta. . Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com.
June 26, Tues. evening, Athens, Ga. monthly Christian Harmony singing from the 2010 Christian Harmony, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Party Room at Showtime Bowl, 555 Macon Hwy, Athens Ga. Optional beginners' introduction, 6:30 p.m. Info: Shannon Primm, sprimm -at- yahoo dot com
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