People: November 21, 2012

caines | 11/22/2012, 5 a.m.

Community and friends are cordially invited to attend the retirement celebration, marking 44 years of service, for our beloved priest, the Reverend Canon Richard Livingston Marquess-Barry. The event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 1st at 10 a.m. at The Historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 1750 NW 3rd Ave. Your prayers and presence are requested at the celebration of our new priest, Rev. Father Denrick Ephriam Rolle. as our fourth rector on Sunday Dec. 2nd at 4 p.m. The Right Reverend Leopold Frade, will preside at the reception in Blackett Hall, which will follow worship. Get well wishes and our continuous prayers for all sick and shut-ins of our community: Clarence E. Clear, Sr., Kim Burrows-Wright, Naomi A. Adams, Wilhelmina S. Welch, Yvonne Johnson-Patterson, Veronica OBerry, Jackie F. Livingston, Princess Lamb, Frankie Rolle, Donzaleigh McKinney and Gloria Bannister. Francina Lewis-Robinson is enjoying Orlando with her son and daughter-in-law Gifford and Etta Robinson and their children for Thanksgiving. Once again old time Miamians are saddened by the demise of Cecelia McFadden McCartney B.T.W. class of 1946, wife of Harry McCartney, mother of Effie and grandmother of three who all now live in New York City. At our annual and Father Barrys final Calendar Tea last week, the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) theme of Many Paths One Journey was in evidence among all the Calendar Tea workers: Fall (September - Constance Blackman, Capt., October - Mary Robbins, November - Gail Stirrup). Winter -(December - Carolyn Spicer-Mond, January - Shree Wheeler, Capt., February - Shirley Clark). Spring (March - Sharon Anderson, Capt., April - Maude Newbold, May - Roderiqua Gordon and Gay Outler). Summer (June - Robin Moncur, July Davrye Gibson- Smith, August George Davis, Taj Echols and Bethany Addison). Our guest artists who gave the audience a superb performance were songbird Yvonne Brown and The Gary Thomas Trio. Our Fall months won first place honors, Winter came in second, Summer third place and Spring fourth place. Vennda-Rei Harris Gibson is the president of Saint Agnes branch of the Episcopal Church Women, which spearheads this fund-raising project. Congratulations to all for their hard work. Congratulations go out to all veterans both men and women of all of the wars that they fought in order to keep our country free. May the U.S. forever remain safe and free for all. God bless America. By Anna Sweeting