3rd Annual “Christmas Reflections” December 2nd

Published 7:31 pm Friday, November 22, 2013


THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / New Hebron United Methodist Church

The New Hebron United Methodist Women present its 3rd Annual “Christmas Reflections,” a candlelight night of mostly instrumental Christmas music. This will be Monday evening, December 2nd, at 6:30.

The lineup this year promises some of the top musical talents from the area.

Becky Yarbrough, a native of New Hebron, is a graduate of USM with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. She is a retired band director and elementary and high school choral music teacher.  She currently teaches private piano lessons and is serving New Hebron Baptist Church as organist (for 40 years) and New Hebron United Methodist Church as interim pianist.

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Debbie Bush, a native of New Hebron, is a graduate of USM and William Carey College. She recently retired from Copiah-Lincoln Community College, where she taught English. Debbie has been involved in the music program of New Hebron Methodist Church for and curr

ently 35 years and currently serves as organist.

Brenda Jones, of Mendenhall, has a Bachelor of Music and Piano. She has taught both in public and private education. She has been pianist in various churches and also served as music director for Magee United Methodist Church.

Durr Walker, a native of Jeff Davis County, has been organist at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Brookhaven since 2011. He is retired chair of the Division of Humanities at Copiah-Lincoln Community College and has served at various churches in Jeff Davis, Lincoln, Copiah and Hinds Counties. He now resides in Brookhaven.

Steve Huey, who will share his vocal talent, is a native of Monticello and a graduate of Mississippi College. He is a veteran and was married to Teresa P. Huey until her death in 2012. Steve has led the music in many churches over the past 45 years. He is currently choral director at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Brookhaven. He resides in Brookhaven.

Delwyn Pruett, of Mendenhall, studied music at Liberty University where she accompanied the Liberty Baptist Concert Choir and received her Bachelor Music of Education from USM. She now serves as organist at First Baptist Church of Mendenhall.

Max Ponder, of Magee, recently retired from a 28-year career in Education, serving 23 years as band director and in school administration. He holds music and education degrees from Mississippi College and William Carey. Max is currently serving in his 22nd year as pianist for First Baptist Church of Mendenhall.

There will be a reception following this wonderful night of Christmas music. Everyone is invited to catch the glow of the Christmas Spirit. Come early to get a seat.