Nancy Young’s Celebration

Nancy Young’s Celebration

SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CELEBRATES NANCY YOUNG’S 55-YEARS of MUSIC MINISTRY On Sunday, May 31, 2015, Southminster Presbyterian Church celebrated the 55-years of music ministry of Nancy Young. Nancy worked devotedly as Music Director alongside each of the seven pastors during the church’s history. The congregation was joined by many of Nancy’s family members and friends who came to honor Nancy upon her retirement. The Service of Worship and Celebration was filled with joyful music, including many of Nancy’s favorite hymns and the anthem “Sweet Harmony” by composer Pepper Choplin. This anthem was commissioned by Southminster for the 50-Year Anniversary Celebration of the church in 2010. It was dedicated to Nancy Young at that time to celebrate her Music Ministry. Musical participants in the service were: former Organist Susan Steppe of Memphis, TN; Pianist Luke Roman; Southminster members Barbara Cobb, Nancy Roberts and Paul Vandermeer; and the Southminster Choir under the direction of new Music Director Bethany Reynolds. The congregation had many fond memories rekindled as pastors and friends shared their special thoughts about working with Nancy Young: Nancy Young had a music ministry, spanning over 50 years. She was always delightful to work with… and her faith was always at work through the music she directed. Gary D. Stratman, Pastor 1979-1983 Nancy knew her job and she did it faithfully, beautifully, gracefully and professionally. She professed her faith through her musical choices and throughout the joy for which the choir sang. Amelia B. Canon, Pastor 2001- 2007 Nancy never picked an anthem that I didn’t like. James A. Nichols, Pastor 1988-1999 Nancy has been a stalwart member of the Worship Team...