Princeville, Illinois

The Apostolic Christian Men’s Sing all began back on Labor Day Weekend, 1980 in the small town of Princeville, Illinois, just a little north of Peoria. Brothers from the Princeville Apostolic Christian Church planned the first Men’s Sing by inviting 45 brothers from other Apostolic Christian churches, to record “O For A Thousand Tongues”.  Then, in 1983, the Princeville church invited again and 70 Brothers recorded “Rise Up, O Men Of God”.  Both recordings were made under the direction of Brother Al Hartzler of the Princeville congregation.

Peoria, Illinois

The Peoria congregation hosted the A.C. Men’s Sing in 1989, and over 170 Brothers participated from across the country. “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship”, directed by Brother Bob Hoerr of Peoria, was recorded and produced on cassette. Then, for a second time in 2013, “Jesus Is Worthy” was recorded under the direction of Brother Ben Luginbuhl of Bloomington, Illinois.

Bluffton, Indiana (Country)

The Bluffton, IN Congregation hosted the Men’s Sing in 1985 with Brother Al Hartzler of Princeville, Illinois directing, yielded “Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide”. Over 100 men were there for the weekend and were blessed by singing and fellowshipping.

Roanoke, Illinois

In 1987, the Roanoke congregation invited the Brothers, and this time the number exceeded 150. “Holy, Holy, Holy” was recorded under the direction of Brother Al Hartzler of Princeville, Illinois.  Then 2007, The A.C. Men’s Sing returned a second time, and “Be Still, My Soul”, directed by Brother Ben Luginbuhl of Bloomington, Illnois, was recorded and produced on CD.

Goodfield, Illinois

The Goodfield congregation were the hosts for the singing and recording of “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” under the direction of Brother Bob Hoerr in 1991.

Wolcott, Indiana

Wolcott, Indiana hosted the singing and recording of “Abide With Me” in 1993 with Brother Al Hartzler directing in the local High School Auditorium.

Morton, Illinois

In 1995, the Morton Brethren hosted the A.C. Men’s Sing and, being directed by Brother Phil Witzig, the group recorded “Faith of Our Fathers.” This was the first recording to be produced on both Cassette and CD.

Forrest, Illinois

“Come Unto Me” was recorded under the direction of Brother Phil Witzig of our Morton congregation in Forrest in 1997.

Elgin, Illinois

Elgin, Illinois graciously hosted the singing in 1999 and the result was the recording of “Strive Aright” under the direction of Brother Larry Moore of Elgin.

Latty, Ohio

The year 2001 saw the group come to Latty, Ohio for the first time to record “Rejoice, The Lord is King”, also under direction of Brother Larry Moore of Elgin, Illinios.  In 2019, the group returned to record "Bless The Lord", co-hosted by the Junction congregation, under the direction of Brother Jon Stoller of Latty.

Francesville, Indiana

Francesville, IN hosted the Men's Singing in 2003 and the group added “From Here to Eternity”, with Brother Phil Witzig of Morton, Illinois directing, to the growing list of recordings.

Bluffton, Indiana (North)

In 2005, the A.C. Men’s Sing returned to the Bluffton, IN area, hosted this time by the brethren at Bluffton North. This recording, “We Will Glorify” was the first Men’s Group recording produced only on CD and marked the 25th anniversary of the first A.C. Men’s Sing.  Brother Al Hartzler of Princeville, Illinois, graciously served again as the director for the event.

Remington, Indiana

In 2009, “Christmas Joy” was recorded in Remington, Indiana. The 2009 Men’s sing was the first to use the acmensing.com website for communication and registration.  Brother Wayne Klopfenstein of the Peoria, Illinois congregation directed this recording.

Tremont, Illinois

The brothers of the Tremont congregation hosted the 2011 Men’s Sing. With Brother Andy Sauder of Morton directing, “Singing with Christ” was recorded.  The CD featured current scenes of the Mount of Olives, and Gethsemane provided by Bro. Kevin Koch.

Washington, Illinois

The Washington Congregation hosted the Men’s Sing for the first time on August 29, 2015. A group of 105 brothers sang and recorded “God Leads Us Along” under the direction of Bro. Phil Witzig.

Fairbury, Illinois

Then, in 2017, the brothers gathered together again under the gracious hosting of the Fairbury, Illinois congregation to sing and subsequently record “Shine For Jesus” under our Morton, Illinois Brother, Phil Witzig’s, direction.

The Latty and Junction congregations are thrilled and thankful to host the Men Sing this year!  Thanks to all of you who have already signed up.  We look forward to a God-honoring weekend of worship, song, and fellowship.   Here are a few details about the Men Sing this year:

Dates:   August 24th and 25th, 2019

Latty Church address:   12867 Road 82, Paulding, OH 45879

Director:   Brother Jon Stoller – Latty, OH  (He’ll appreciate your prayers!)

Women’s Activities for Saturday:  Visit to Historic Sauder Village in Archbold, OH (weather permitting). Please encourage your wives to attend, but let us know if they’re coming!

Song List:

  1. O Worship The King PDF
  2. The Great Redeemer PDF
  3. Ode to God PDF YouTube
  4. Just a Little While PDF
  5. He the Pearly Gates Will Open PDF
  6. Show a Little Bit of Love and Kindness PDF
    All Parts 1st Tenor 2nd Tenor Baritone Bass
  7. Rise Up, O Men of God PDF YouTube
  8. Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul PDF YouTube
  9. Ambassador for Christ  PDF  Music
  10. Behold the Lamb of God PDF Music
  11. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded PDF
  12. The Walls Came Tumbling Down PDF YouTube
  13. In Christ Alone PDF
  14. Lead Me to Calvary PDF
  15. Bound for Jubilee PDF YouTube

AGENDA

(All times Eastern)

 

Saturday, August 24
10:00amRegistration
11:00amBegin practice/recording
12:30pmLunch break
1:15pmResume practice/recording
6:00pmDinner
6:45pmResume practice/recording
9:30pmTarget completion time (if we’re done)
Sunday, August 25
10:15amLatty AM service begins
12:30pmLatty PM service begins
Program to follow PM service

What we need from you:

We need each of you to spread the word! We have roughly 68 participants signed up so far, and we’d LOVE to see that number over 100. Please reach out to those in your congregation (or friends in other congregations) who love to make a musically joyful noise to the Lord! We welcome friends and converts as well.

If any of you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, and we’ll gladly answer them.

Humbly –
The 2019 Men Sing Committee

Apostolic Christian Men Sing