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Talbert Celebration 2009

 

Talbert Celebration 2009

The Magee Talbert Clan

The Magee Talbert Clan
(left to right)
Back row: Michelle Magee, Sheru Magee, Dr. Joseph D. Magee III, Marilyn Magee Talbert, Bishop Talbert, Atty. Evangeline Sifford, Kaetlin Sifford, James Sifford Sr.
Center row:  J. D. Magee IV, Sydney Magee, James Sifford Jr.
Front row: Ethan Michael Magee, Paige E. Magee, Melvin Sifford (Bishop Talbert's namesake)

The Magee Talbert Clan

Talbert Celebration 2009

Nearly 200 persons attended the July 11th launch of the Bishop Melvin George Talbert Leadership Institute, sponsored by Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Inc., the denomination’s caucus for Blacks in The United Methodist Church.

Talbert Celebration 2009

Talbert Celebration 2009

Mrs. Marilyn Magee Talbert welcomes the gathering and honors her husband’s legacy to The United Methodist Church.  She served as honorary chairperson of the Talbert Leadership launch and celebration of Bishop Melvin Talbert’s 75th birthday and 49th year of ordination at a July 11 gala luncheon in Nashville, TN. She told Bishop Talbert, “While we recognize that you are God's gift of grace to the world, your family and I know your gentleness, your generosity, and your availability to us."

Talbert Celebration 2009

Bishop Melvin J. Talbert

Bishop Melvin J. Talbert

Talbert Celebration 2009

Attending the Bishop Melvin George Talbert Leadership Institute Launch, July 11, 2009, are Talbert’s Episcopal colleagues: From left: Bishop Alfred Norris, retired; Bishop Mary Ann Swenson (Los Angeles Area); Bishop Edsel A. Ammons, retired; Bishop Talbert (center), Bishop Gregory V. Palmer (Illinois Area and president of the Council of Bishops), Bishop Alfred Johnson (retired), and Bishop Marcus Matthews (New York West Area).

Talbert Celebration 2009

Talbert Celebration 2009

Melvin Sifford, 5 reads his tribute to his grandfather while held by his mother, Atty. Evangeline Sifford, daughter of Bishop Talbert; James, Jr. and Kaetlin await their turn. Bishop and Mrs. Talbert look on.

Talbert Celebration 2009

Talbert Celebration 2009

Bishop Melvin George Talbert expresses his thanks to the audience at the celebration of his 75th birthday, 49th year of ordination, and the launch of the Bishop Melvin George Talbert Leadership Institute.

Talbert Celebration 2009