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Our dear sister in Christ and beloved friend, Helen Denman Beauchamp, co-founder with her father of Harmony Hill Singing School, has passed from this life and into glory. She knows in complete fulness now what she has known in prospect for many decades—that the rich blessings we have experienced together while worshipping God in singing are truly just a foretaste, just a shadow of the glory that awaits God’s people in the presence of Christ.
We give God great thanks for her many labors on behalf of Harmony Hill through 60 years, and for her tireless example of devotion to his kingdom.
Online registration is now open for the 2016 session. Please remember to pre-register either online or by mail if you are able to do so as this is a great help in preparing for the session.
If you have any issues with the online registration please email me (Dan Beauchamp) at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Facebook. Thank you!
Have you begun to anticipate our annual singing school, rapidly approaching? In the chaos of daily living does your heart long for the fellowship, the singing, the worship of God amidst the kindred souls who come together at the place called Harmony Hill?
As you make plans to join us, please pray diligently for all those responsible for preparation of the facilities, for gathering groceries and supplies, for supervising activities and classes, and pray that God will be in our midst throughout all. We desire to do all to the glory of God.
Our world seems overwhelmed with dangers and temptations combined with a severe lack of competent leadership and wisdom.
The theme for this year’s session is “Fight the Good Fight”.
The theme scripture is I Timothy 6:12, “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”
The theme song is #350 in our Primitive Baptist Hymnal, “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand”.
Although our new auditorium is not yet ready for occupancy, we were able to have the ceiling insulation applied. The next step will be to install windows and doors. We hope to soon post on our website the progress and planning of the continuation of the project, with estimated costs for each step, enabling you to keep abreast of the needs for completion.
The document posted under “News” on the website, “an honest look at our financial needs”, although posted last year, is continually appropriate for the support of Harmony Hill. Your prayer support and financial support are needed at all times. As you begin planning for the upcoming session, be sure to pre-register using our website prior to May 23rd. Do not fail to become familiar with all our Guidelines, also posted. Your registration indicates your pledge to follow the guidelines.
Scheduled work days, preparing for singing school, are posted on the website. Anyone able to help will be welcome.
Verification of attendance will begin about 3 PM Sunday afternoon, June 12, 2016. An evening meal will be served, and a brief assembly will be enjoyed about 7 PM. Classes will begin Monday morning, June 13th following our 8 AM devotional and assembly.
We look forward to seeing each of you.
Harmony Hill 2016 will be here before we know it!
This year’s session will begin with registration on Sunday June 12 and continue through Friday June 17.
Preliminary workdays are set for May 7 and June 4. Please come to help with cleanup and preparation if you are able!
More details to come…
The following letter was mailed with this year’s registration packet.
To our Brothers and Sisters of Harmony Hill,
At Harmony Hill, we try to keep the focus on God’s abundant blessings on this community throughout the years, rather than on our practical needs and difficulties. Nevertheless, this year we must speak honestly with you, our friends, about our uncertain financial situation. Our purpose in contacting each of you is to request “the prayers of those we love,” and to request that you consider answering the present financial needs of Harmony Hill Singing School in any way you feel led.
Our urgent need is meeting our annual expenses that pays for the cost of property taxes, regular utilities, maintenance of grounds and buildings, and the up-front cost of preparing for singing school— all the expenses that must be paid before the beginning of the week, when the majority of the registration donations come in. These regular expenses total about $25,000 annually – it takes half of this amount for the week of Harmony Hill alone, while the other half is spread across the other 51 weeks. $12,500 for the week’s expenses is less than the estimated cost per attendee based on attendance of 250. Double that, and our annual need will be met.
Our website, www.harmonyhillsingingschool.org is available for online registration with our PayPal link for preregistration fees and donations. There is also a specific page for ordering The Primitive Baptist Hymnal, CDs, and other publications.
Through 60 years of annual singing school, Harmony Hill has always been a labor of love. We function not as a business or institution so much as a community of brothers and sisters in shared faith, upheld by quiet acts of service and generosity both during singing school and throughout the year. In 1954, the first singing school was held with no buildings on the donated property. We now have seven buildings and roofed shelters, primarily built by volunteers. We have attempted to keep construction of the new building as simple and inexpensive as possible, relying as in the past on volunteer labor and discounted or donated material, even though this has caused delays. Despite these efforts, construction has cost more than anticipated and the construction fund is currently too low for the project to move forward.
With recent enrollment around 250-300 plus visitors throughout the week, we exceed the capacity of our main building, Dalton Hall. In 2010, after prayer and some planning, we purchased a metal building kit and began construction. Progress has been slow, with several stops and restarts, despite many remarkable gifts of time, labor, materials, and money from friends of Harmony Hill. We thank you all for your support of this project, and thank God for your generous spirits and involvement in the work at Harmony Hill. Your contributions designated for the new building have been used solely on the building. It was estimated last June that our need to take occupancy of the building was $60,000.
This has been a difficult letter to write. We have always, and do still, depend on God for His blessing of this work. We, the trustees challenged with caring for Harmony Hill, are in need of your prayers for God’s direction in all we do on behalf of this Foundation called Harmony Hill. Each of you is precious to us, and we welcome you to communicate to us your ideas for Harmony Hill’s future.
In Bonds of Christ’s Love,
The Trustees of Harmony Hill, a Primitive Baptist Foundation, Inc.
Online registration for the 2015 session is now open! Please remember to register early as this helps tremendously with planning for the week.
You will have the option to donate using PayPal at the end of the registration form. You can also mail a check to Harmony Hill or use the Donate page at any time.
The Sixty-Second Session of Harmony Hill Singing School will begin with registration about 3:00 PM on Sunday afternoon, June 14, 2015. An evening meal will be served and a brief assembly will get us acquainted (or reacquainted) about 7:00 PM. Classes will begin Monday morning, June 15, following our 8:00AM devotional and assembly.
Online pre-registration will open soon — we look forward to seeing you!
#75 Primitive Baptist Hymnal