Maxton-Members from Shoeheel Holiness Methodist Church attended a gospel sing sponsored by our Conference. While waiting for the program to begin someone in the congregation asked the question, “Why do we the members of the Lumber River Conference of the Holiness Methodist church hold a Quarterly or as we call it a fifth Sunday singing?” As Brother Crawley Locklear, put it we “do not hold our sings in the tradition as some churches do as a competition, but rather, as a compilation of church singing in praise and worship to Almighty God”. The styles of music presented differ greatly from Bluegrass to Southern Gospel. If that is not to your liking there is the singing of the old traditional hymns, Opera adapted renditions, contemporary songs of praise and worship and of course there is always to be counted on some group who brings out those beloved four part harmonies. There are solo artist, Quartets, choirs and participants from young children to senior citizens all with the same goal in mind to bring Glory to God the Father through Jesus Christ His Son who is both our Lord and Savior. Alleluia, this is why we sing!

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