Updated October 4, 2018
Update: Corrected the directions to the singing at Muscadine on October 14. Turn left (west) on Hwy 78.
Hope everyone stays dry and well this October so they can come out to some of these fine singings. Lots of great opportunities in the southerly direction from Atlanta, but don't forget singings like the Seed and Feed (27th) close to home.
Oct. 4, 1st Thurs., 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 of Westminster Way. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: David Brodeur, david .at. davidbrodeur .dot. com.
Oct. 7, 1st Sun., South Georgia Convention - Liberty Hill Community Center, Lamar County, Georgia. Directions: From Atlanta, go south on Interstate 75 to exit 201. Turn right (west) onto Georgia Highway 36 and go about 7 miles. Liberty Hill Church will be on the left in a small grove of oak trees; the Community Center will be on the right. Coordinates: 33.153532, -84.136074. Info: Oscar McGuire, omcguire -at- pstel -dot- net or cell #478-955-6135.
Oct 7, 1st Sun., United Note Singing (7-shape gospel), Jackson Chapel Baptist Church, 151 Carrollton Street, Buchanan, GA 30113. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com.
Oct. 7, Sun., There will be a Christian Harmony (7-shape) singing class at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 26 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734 in the chapel on the corner. Info: Bill & Nancy Hogan, will_muse -at- yahoo -dot- com.
Oct. 9, 2nd Tues., Second Tuesday Monthly Singing, Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, 515 East Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur GA 30030, three blocks east of the Decatur MARTA station. Parking lot entrance is on Sycamore Street. Enter the parish hall through the red doors facing Sycamore Lane. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Info: Lisa Bennett, ltb1014 -at- gmail -dot- com.
Oct. 13, 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.
Oct. 14, 2nd Sun., Albright, Cates, Brown and Sheppard Memorial, Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central time). Take exit 5 from I-20, north to Tallapoosa, turn left (west) on Hwy. 78, go about 7 miles past the border with Alabama to Muscadine, turn south on County Rd. 49, go 1 mile, church is on the right.
Oct. 16, 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/.
Oct. 18, 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: Daniel Williams, danwilliamswk22-at-gmail-dot-com.
Oct, 18, 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
Oct. 20, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Tri-State Convention, Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church, 12540 Central Avenue Extension, Hoboken, GA 31542. Singing starts around 9:30 a.m., dinner on the grounds at noon, then singing until 2:30 p.m. All are invited! That night there will be a hymn book sing from 7-9:00 PM at the church as well, with refreshments about half way through the sing that night. Info: Riley Lee, rc.lee -at- hotmail -dot com, 912-614-1681 .
Oct. 21, 3rd Sun., Andrews Chapel, Upson Co. Georgia. The church is located between Thomaston and Yatesville. Directions from I-75: take either the High Falls exit #198 or the Barnesville/Jackson exit #201, and head west. Once on Ga. Hwy. 36, continue south through Barnesville. About 8.5 miles south of Barnesville, turn left (south) on The Rock Rd. Cross Hwy. 74 and drive to the stop sign. Turn left, east, on Andrews Chapel Rd. The church will be about a mile away, on the right. Directions from Thomaston: From Georgia Highway 74 leaving Thomaston heading east, turn right, south, on The Rock Rd and drive to the stop sign. Turn left, east, on Andrews Chapel Rd. The church will be about a mile away, on the right.
Oct. 21, 3rd Sun. evening, 6-8:30pm, Church of Our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. 6:00 Singing School: "Using the FaSoLa Minutes App,” led by Dr. Jesse P. Karlsberg. 6:30 Singing. 1068 North Highland Ave, Atlanta, Ga. 30306, Garrison Hall (building across from main church entrance). Parking along N. Highland or Los Angeles streets. Metered spaces are free on Sunday. Contact Amy Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife at gmail dot com for additional information.
Oct. 23, Tues. evening, Athens, GA monthly singing from the 2010 Christian Harmony (7 shape), 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/
Oct. 27, Sat. before 4th Sun., 40th annual Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing, Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Road, Atlanta GA. 10:00 a.m. Directions: From I- 85, take the Clairmont Rd. exit and go south (passing the VA hospital on the right) to the intersection of Clairmont and North Decatur Road. Turn right on North Decatur. Church is 1/2 mile west of the intersection of North Decatur Rd. and Clairmont Rd., on the right at the corner of North Decatur and Westminster Way (actually Westminster Way meets N. Decatur twice, so if you don't see the church, keep going on North Decatur to the 2nd Westminster Way. From I-20, take Moreland Ave. exit North, continue on Moreland Ave. as it becomes Briarcliff Rd., about 3 miles, turn right on North Decatur Road (a.k.a. Rock Springs Rd.), go about 1 1/2 miles past Emory University, church is on the left just past Haygood; turn left onto Westminster Way to get to the parking lot. Singing in the Fellowship Hall/Education Building. Information: Laura Akerman , liblna -at- emory -dot- edu, 404-325-5585, Debora Grosse, dygrosse -at- gmail -dot -com, or Kelly Morris, morriskk -at- hotmail -dot- com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/235810550425444/
Oct. 28, 4th Sun., Coweta County Courthouse, Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263. 10:00 a.m. Coordinates: 33.374838, -84.800476. Info: John Plunkett, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com, 470-230-5757 .
Oct. 28, 4th Sun., United Note Singing (7-shape gospel), Hickory Log Baptist Church, 179 Belletta Drive, Canton, GA 30114. ***Lunch served first. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com.
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