Old-fashioned singing Sunday at the Old Country Church

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 20, 2009

If the old time religion is good enough for you, then the Old Country Church is where you’ll want to be Sunday afternoon when people from all denominations come together for an old-fashioned church singing.

The singing, which is simply called “an old fashioned church singing,” will begin at 2 p.m. and end promptly at 3:15, Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Old Country Church located about three miles south of Brundidge on U.S. Highway 231.

The singing is reminiscent of the old “meeting house” singings that were popular in the good old days, said John Senn, who along with his wife, Mary Sue, host the annual singings.

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“We don’t have a name for the singings, they’re just old timey singings and we sing a cappella,” Senn said. “We furnish the song books and we take requests and everybody that wants to lead a song can. We have a lot of good singing, one song right after the other, and everybody has a good time.”

The Old Country Church is familiar to many because it was the sanctuary for the Hamilton Cross Roads Church of Christ in the early 1900s.

“When we got a new church building, we used the older one for meals, singings and other events like that,” Senn said. “Then, when we got the fellowship building, it was going to be torn down unless someone whated to go to the expense of having it moved. My wife and I decided to do that. We had the old church moved to our property and did a little work on it. Now, we use it for the singings once a year and a few other special events.”

The old-fashioned singings are “special events” for those who attend.

“It’s like singings were a long time ago,” Senn said. “Everybody sings no matter how you sing. We want to invite everybody that enjoys singing old timey church songs to join us Sunday afternoon at the Old Country Church.”

Those who miss the old timey singing will have to wait another year for the opportunity to join friends and neighbors in song at the Old Country Church.