- Faith & Family
Last Friday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m., The Church of the Transfiguration held the Institution service for their new rector, The Reverend Terrance Alexander Taylor. It was a glorious affair attended by a packed congregation. Rev. Father Richard L.M. Barry, Rector of Saint
Agnes was the preacher. Bridgett L. Cooper, was soloist for the evening. Other participants in this grand institution: The very Rev. Mark H. Sims, The Rev. W. Frisby, III, Master Jaeron R. Watson, Miss Sierra J. Smith, Dhyana C. Taylor, Martha Johnson Rutledge, Kevin Myles, The Rev. Sharon Williams, Sheerie Edwards, Kyle Mitchell Vergers, Gloria Clausell, Paul C. Brown and Harold Meadows; and musician John M. Barrow. Hearty congratulations Reverend Terrance Alexander Taylor!
Wedding Anniversary greetings. Lovebirds of the week are: Delone (Maureen) Mathis, July 22 their 12th; Donald (Jaunita J) Jackson, July 23 their 54th; Benjamin (Bethany J) Addison, July 25th their 42nd.
Vincent Carter (basketball star) with the “Dallas Mavericks,” the grandson of Peggy Green, spent the weekend with his grandmother and Aunts Errolyn and Jenny at Peggy’s home where Vince enjoyed “soul food” galore cooked by his beloved grandmother. A very good time was enjoyed by all along with family friend Brenda Hawkes.
Get well wishes and our prayers goes out to all of you! May all of you soon return to good health! Peggy Green, Jocelyn Burroughs-Smith, Donzaleigh McKinney, Evangelist Elizabeth Betty Blue, Harry Dawkins, Reverend Samuel J. Browne, Marvin Ellis, Princess Lamb, Roxie Matthews James, Selma Taylor-Ward, Gloria Bannister, Yvonne Johnson-Gaitor, and Nathaniel Gordon.
Willard Anthony Hart, former graduate of Miami Northwestern Senior High School, class of 1988, has made a big step of faith. Willard was ordained as an elder on Sunday, July 15th at the Potter’s House in Denver, Colorado under the pastorship of Chris Hill. Willard plans to work in the prison ministry for the church. Willard is the son of the late Willard W. Hart and Betty Freeman and brother of Collette Hart-Richardson.
BTW class of 1952 celebrated their 60th reunion June 10th-15th. Festivities began with worship at Gamble Memorial Church of God and culminated with an “Old School Gang Banquet” in the Key Largo Room of the Embassy Suites Hotel. Ms Georgiana Johnson-Bethel (former teacher) was presented a plaque. Out of town alums included: Yvonne Bain-Jones, LA; Evans Clark, NYC; Alice Stephens-James and husband, College Park, GA; Joseph N. Clark, NC; Clarence Burley, Palo Alto, CA; Delores Clarke and family, Jacksonville; and Carl Smith, Columbus, OH.
St.Agnes will host its Annual Island Dance and Drawing Friday, Aug. 10th, at 8 p.m. Conch fritters and conch salad will be on sale but bring your own food and drinks if you wish. The Junkanoos will entertain you; door prizes will be given away.
Deepest sympathy to the family of my dear friend Patricia (Pat) Allen-Ebron. She was the last surviving child of the late Rev. Alexander and Mrs. Allen formerly of Trinity Weslyn Church. She died while attending her family reunion in Key West. I will always remember you “Pat.” Rest in peace.