Thursday, August 2, 2007
Matt Miller annual family reunion held
The Matt Miller annual family reunion was held July 20-22 in Indianapolis, Ind. at the Marriott Hotel and Resorts. The theme was The Legacy Continues. Host, Midwest Reunion Planning Committee; chairperson, Missouri Miller Byers-Sanders.
The schedule was as follows
Friday, July 20, check-in, 3 p.m.; registration, 4-7 p.m.; social hour, 7 p.m. until.
Saturday, July 21, after breakfast there was sightseeing.
Places:Iindiana Black Expo, Keystone Mall, Castleton Mall, Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and the Universal Circus. Hors d’ oeuvres, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Banquet seating began at 6:30 p.m. Program: devotion and blessing of occasion/welcome. Following the welcome, there was a story brought to us by Matt Miller, who was played by Mr. Khabir, the storyteller. Dinner Blessing. Pictorial tribute, Timothy Wright. Purpose, “Continuing the Legacy”. Solo. Words to family, two minutes, elders. Mrs. Czerina Boothe, Mrs. Missouri Miller and Mrs. Elmira Curry. Entertainment, special guests, magician. Remarks, Mrs. Missouri Miller, chairperson 2007 reunion. Recognition of Committee. Announcements. Closing prayer and family song, “I Need You”. Dance, Dr. Jockenstein. Family portraits, IGI Photos/Gregory Byers.
Sunday, July 22, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.:
Come Worship the Lord Together. Devotion led by deacons. Praise and worship, Gabriella Byers, Gregory Byers and friends. Spoken Word, Rev. Ray Miller. Song, “I Need You to Survive”. Benediction, Family Circle.
I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. Genesis 17:7
There was a total of 100-plus family members there. The youngest was 9 months and the oldest member present was 90 years old. There were 11 ministers, five generations present at this reunion. Also, the Matt Miller family reunion had family from 14 states at this most prestigious event.
The Waterford community would like to send out its regards to the families of the two young men of the Chulahoma Community. To Thompson and Sanderson families, we would like to send you our best wishes during your time of the loss of your loved ones. Also, to the family of Mrs. Eula Ree Gordon Thomas, we just want to say to all of these families that you all are in our prayers.
Homecoming was held at Hamilton Chapel CME Church on Sunday, July 22. The special guests were Rev. A.V. Warren and the Rising Star MB Church choir.
Well, another summer is almost over and who would have thought that school would be starting in one week? To all of the children, fun time is almost over and it is time to get serious. Another school year is upon you and buckle down and get to it. To the parents, it is time to shop for those back-to-school clothes and supplies. It is time to hit the stores for the sale and shop till you drop.
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