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Live Oak African Methodist Episcopal Church

P.O. Box 356402 Baldwin Street • Donalsonville, GA 39845 • United States • 229 524-2395 or 229 524-8402 • AMENZ

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THE MISSION, VISION, PURPOSES AND

OBJECTIVES OF THE CHURCH
The Historical Preamble The African Methodist Episcopal Church, whose founders affirmed their humanity in the face of slavery and racism, stands in defense of disadvantaged and oppressed people in the 21st century. From the origins in the Free African Society through the involvement of the AME clergy and lay in the Civil War of the 1860's and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's, the AMEC has preached salvation from sin and deliverance from bondage. The mission expanded to others within the African Diasporas in the Americas, Africa, Caribbean, and Europe. Whether in schools, seminaries, hospitals or social service centers, the AME Church has lived the gospel outside its sanctuaries. This mandate sill informs its ministry, vision and mission in the Church's third century of existence.
1. The Mission The Mission of the AME Church is to minister to the social, spiritual, and physical development of all people.
2. The Vision At every level of the Connection and in every local church, the AME Church shall engage in carrying out the spirit of the original Free African Society, out of which the AME Church evolved: that is, to seek out and save the lost, and to serve the needy. It is also the duty of the Church to continue to encourage all members to become involved in all aspects of church training.
3. The Purposes The ultimate purposes are: (1) make available God's biblical principles, (2) spread Christ's liberating gospel, and (3) provide continuing programs which will enhance the entire social development of all people.
4. The Objectives In order to meet the needs at every level of the Connection and in every local church, the AME Church shall implement strategies to train all members in: (1) Christian discipleship, (2) Christian leadership, (3) current teaching methods and materials, (4) the history and significance of the AME Church, (5) God's biblical principles, and (6) social development to which all should be applied to daily living.

Announcements, Tithing,& Articles of Religion

FROM OUR PASTOR

Praise Him, praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him, Jesus, blessed Savior, He's worthy to be praised. Greetings in the name of our Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ! We've come to the close of another conference year. The 114th Session of the Southwest Georgia Conference will open March 23, 2010 at St. James A.M.E. Church in Columbus, Georgia. We anticipate our return. Thank you for your love, support, and loyalty for almost 10 years. This is the Third Sunday of Lent--Lent is the forty-day-long liturgical season of fasting and prayer before Easter. The forty days represent the time Jesus spent in the desert, it is written in God's word--Jesus endured temptation by Satan. The purpose of Lent is to prepare believers--through prayer, penitence, almsgiving and self-denial--for the annual commemoration of Holy Week and the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Three traditional practices during Lent are prayer (justice towards God), fasting (justice towards self), and almsgiving (justice towards neighbor). Truly, this is a season of prayer, soul-searching and repentance. "Time is of the Essence!" How often do you pursue peacemaking according to your clock instead of listening to God? Perhaps you have heard of the distinctions between chronos and kairos. Chronos is clock-time; it dictates much of what we do work, rest, recreation, holidays, leave of absence, time with family, friends, or associates, vacation, time off, etc. tick-tock, tick-tock. Most of us keep it on our wrists or on the wall. Kairos, on the other hand, is God's time; it's more about God's will and the deeper rhythms of our lives. Your inner voice has been heard, yes, ALL TIME is God's time! The point is God's timing is an invitation, speak NOW! Take time to speak well of each other NOW, you cannot always wait until someone is well-rested, not worried about anything, and in a great mood; to some degree, that's what Heaven will be like! Commend each other NOW! Appreciate each other NOW! Acknowledge each other NOW! Rely on God's strength and God's will to help you speak, even when others feel it's not the time. Each day, take time to speak, value each other, build each other up, give flowers now, make telephone calls now, speak kind words now--Time is of Essence! Today, we honor Bro. Rynalder D. Rambeau, Sr., God's servant, Live Oak AME parishioner, and a notable Seminole County Citizen. We appreciate his faithfulness, leadership, and dedication, and we thank him for 50 plus years of outstanding service. It is our pray that God continues to bless Bro. Rambeau with health, peace, and a servant's heart! We thank God for all parishioners of this church those of the past and those of the present time! Live Oak A.M.E. Church would not be what it is without God and you! Keep working faithfully--and show your gratitude NOW!

Much Love In Christ,
Rev. Millie Anne Smith Rambeau


SERMONS: MARCH 2010

1st Sunday 8:00 Service: Rev. Johnny Smith, Jr., Pastor of Bethel MB Church, Colquitt, GA
10:45 Service:Honoree Bro. Rynalder D. Rambeau, Sr.

2nd Sunday
8:00 Service: Rev. Mary Grooms
9:15 Service: Speaker: Deacon Winfred Lewis, Oak City MB Church

3rd Sunday 8:00 Service: Rev. Millie A. Smith Rambeau
9:15 Service: Rev. Millie A. Smith Rambeau

4th Sunday 8:00 Service: PALM SUNDAY
9:15 Service:

Announcements: MARCH 2010
EPIPHANY, Prayer for Christian Unity

First Sunday Morning at 9:45 A.M., Worship & Communion with Seminole Co. Manor residents. Worship Leader: Ms. Geraldine Cochran, Inspirational Words: Rev. Mary Grooms

Local NAACP Meeting, Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. 5805 East Third Street-Hwy 84/Mrs. Annie Pace Jackson, President, Mrs. Marian D. Walker, Secretary

Praise Service begins promptly at 8:00 a.m./ On Second, Third, and Fourth Sundays ---Morning Worship will begin at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.

Prayer Meeting Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Usher Board Three- meets Second Sunday- immediately after service/ Mrs. Lillie Copeland, President and Mrs. Katrina Johnson, Vice-President

Senior Choir Rehearsal, Thursday, March 4th, TIME: 7:00 p.m.

We honor Bro. R.D. Rambeau, Sr. for many years of outstanding service. He has been faithful and dedicated to his church and Seminole County. Thank you Bro. Rambeau for what you have done and what you continue to do to support your church, Pastor Rambeau, and Seminole County. Thank you, Bro. Rambeau, for many years of untiring workit is our prayer that God continues to bless you with good health, peace, and a servant's heart! We honor you not ONLY March 7th, but every day

Prayer Meeting Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.--Prayer Ministry Leader: Mrs. Vondora Reynolds. Officers and members are asked to come and thank God for another blessed Conference Year!

Rehearsal date for Southwest GA DMC Dedication Ceremony, Saturday, March 13th, St. Paul AMEC, Columbus, GA, Rev. James A. Alexander, Sr., Pastor, TIME: 10:00 a.m.-12:00(Noon), We congratulate our 2010 Debutantes Courtney Flowers and Dyshena Haire, our 2010 Master Antoineous Brashad Gaines, our sub Debutantes, sub Masters, and Junior Allenites. Also, we thank our Local Commissioner, Youth Director, and Advisors for all they do to keep our youth involved on the District and Conference Levels

Bible Study Wednesday, March 10th, PLACE: Live Oak AMEC, TIME: 7:00 p.m.

We congratulate Rev. Hewlett & Sis. Linda Powell on their 4th Anniversary at Shiloh MB Church, Colquitt, GA

We are invited to a Benefit Program for Sis. Sarah Green given by Macedonia MB Church, Sunday, March 14th, TIME: 3:00 p.m.

Meetings: Monday, March 15th, Steward Board at 6:00 p.m. Trustee Board at 6:30 p.m., and Official Board at 7:00 p.m. These are the last board meetings before the Annual Conference officers are asked to attend.

Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow!!!! It's almost that time again! We are preparing for the 114th Session of the Southwest GA Annual Conference. This conference is scheduled from Saturday, March 20, 2010 through Thursday, March 25, 2010. HOST: St Paul AME Church, 4900 St. Mary's Road, Columbus, GA Rev. James A. Alexander, Sr. Host Pastor, Rev. Elijah Smith, Host Presiding Elder Saturday, March 20th YPD Day, Sunday, March 21st DMC, Monday, March 22nd, WMS Day, Tuesday, March 23rd, The Opening Worship will be held at St. James AMEC, Rev. Richard A. Washington, Pastor, Rev. Dr. Karl Colquitt, Presiding Elder, Closing Worship will be held at St. John AMEC, Rev. Dr. Debora Grant, Pastor, Rev. Dr. Karl Colquitt, Presiding Elder

Seminole County Jail Ministry, Tuesday, March 30th, TIME: 6:30 p.m.

Holy Week Service March 29th -April 2nd/WHERE: First Assembly of God TIME: 12:00 (NOON) each day. GUEST Church for Wednesday, March 31st Live Oak AME

Mrs. Phyllis Rambeau, the Hill Family, relatives, and friendsthank everyone who attended Sis. Mary Hill's 86th Birthday Celebration, Saturday, March 6th. We join the Hill Family in their celebration of their mother's birthday ---Happy Birthday Sis. Hill, we praise God for your motherhood, love, and many years of supportWe thank God for you! Pastor Rambeau & Live Oak AME Family

Prayer List

Larry Reynolds, Arverna Porter, Mattie Moore, Michael Chrispen, Rev. Joe Nathan Crosling, Faye Reynolds, Willie Hopkins, Blanche Sampson, Mike Virgin, Daisy Clemons, Joan Chrispen, and Lisa Cotton

Pastors and Ministers
Rev. Alvin Leonard: Itinerant Elder
Rev. Mary Grooms: Itinerant Elder
Rev. Calvin Reynolds: Pastor of Wesley Chapel AMEC/Bainbridge, GA & Jerusalem AME Church
Rev. Rheunnette Haire: Pastor of Brown Chapel & Aim-Well/ Ft. Gaines, GA
Rev. Joan C. Lee, Local Deacon--Valdosta, GA

Staff and Music Ministry
Ms. Maryln Taylor, Recording Secretary
Mrs. Lillie Copeland, Financial Secretary
Mrs. Deloris Reynolds Green, Superintendent of Church School
Sis. Goldie Virgin, Pro Tem Steward Board
Sis. Anna Wynn, Vice-President, Pro Tem Steward Board & Lay President
Sis. Marian D. Walker, Pro Tem Trustee Board & Asst. Superintendent
Sis. Deloris Harvey, Missionary President
Sis. Patrina Smith, Y.P.D. Director
Bro. Bobby Brannon, Son of Allen Chairperson
Sis. Maureen Smith,Senior Usher Board President
Sis. Lillie Copeland, Usher Board No. Three President
Miss Debra Brannon, Sunday School Secretary
Antoineous Gaines, Asst. Sunday School Secretary
Ms. Willie Mae Harris, Adult Sunday School Teacher
Carlos Ford, Intermediate Teacher
LaShonda Glenn, Primary Teacher
Sis. Geraldine Cochran, Custodial Care
Mrs. Marian D. Walker, Senior Choir President
Bro. Winfred Lobe, Bro. Anthony Pearman, and Sis. Jacquelyn Henderson, Ministers of Music
Nino Brown & Lemanuel Jones, Drummers

Class Leaders
1-Sis. Goldie Virgin, 2-Bro. Bobby Brannon, 3-Sis. Eddie Bennett, 4-Mary Powell, 5-Sis. Mary Hill, 6-Sis. Kathryn Reynolds, 7-Sis. Maureen Smith, 8-Sis. Fredona Wooten, 9-Sis. Evelyn Smith, 10-Sis. Patrina Smith, 11-Sis. Doris Barber, 12-Sis. Marian D. Walker

Remember, we must stay together as one, and ask Our Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ Our Lord, to bring comfort, hope, and peace to our homes, churches, communities, schools, nation, and world -wide.

Thank God for 2010!!! Let's make this a year of excited worship and endless witnessing!
(Tithing)
It is a moral and spiritual obligation for Christians.
The principle of tithing was known and practiced by ancient people. * Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now her

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Our Services & Events

Praise Service

Sunday/ 8:00 a.m.

Morning Worship

Sunday/ 9:15 a.m.

Church School

Sunday/ 10:30 a.m.

Prayer Meeting

Wednesday/ 6:00 PM

Bible Study

Wednesday/ 7:00 PM

WORSHIP/SEMINOLE NURSING HOME

1st Sunday/9:45 a.m.

Our Staff

The Right Reverend William Phillips DeVeaux, Sr.

Presiding Prelate of the Sixth District • sixdistr@bellsouth.net

Dr. Patricia DeVeaux

Episcopal Supervisor •

Rev. Dr. John Wesley Bass

Southern District Presiding Elder • jbass8@bellsouth.net

Rev. Millie Anne Smith Rambeau

Sis. Goldie Virgin

Steward-Pro-Tem •