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Live Oak African Methodist Episcopal Church

P.O. Box 356, 402 Baldwin Street • Donalsonville, GA 39845 • United States • 229 524-2395 or 229 524-8402

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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.

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Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

It gives me “GREAT—JOY” to serve, Live Oak African Methodist Episcopal Church. We do not take your kindness lightly. Thank you for all you do, the food, cards, texts and especially the encouraging words. Often, we think of how much you have cared, supported, and done for us over the years. God has truly placed “GOOD—PEOPLE” in this church. The Smith-Rambeau Family is “still-standing” because God allowed our paths to meet—and we have been walking together for 15 plus years—TO GOD BE THE GLORY! This journey reminds us of the anthropomorphic images of God who walks among, speaks, and cares for us. God knows our every need, and God supplied “ALL” our needs from the very beginning. God created the world out of nothing, God spoke and it was, from sunlight to darkness, from water to air, from fish to birds to mammals to man and woman, when God finished making the cosmos (universe) and everything within/ without, God said “It was good.” God is the Source to which all of Creation is oriented. God gave us the responsibility of stewardship of everything that was made. It is our responsibility to honor God and to maintain good stewardship of what God has entrusted us with. This is beyond what any person or governmental agency can do alone. We must remain part of global initiatives. We must brighten the corner where we are, our homes, apartments, churches, and the grounds. God is monitoring our work and holding us accountable. Be an excellent caregiver of all that surrounds you, worship God in Spirit and in Truth, and work until the close of the day. Stay confident in faith and diligent in work for God.  

Compassionately Pursuing God's Work,

Millie Rambeau



1st Sunday
8:00 a.m.      Reverend Brother Keith Smith

9:45:    Nursing Home Ministry

2nd Sunday
8:00 a.m.       Reverend Emily Buggs

9:30 Sunday School

3rd Sunday
8:00 Service: Reverend Millie S. Rambeau

9:30 Sunday School  

4th Sunday
8:00 a.m.     Reverend Millie S. Rambeau

9:30 a.m. Sunday School



Seminole Manor Nursing Home Morning Worship, Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 9:45 a.m., Sister Geraldine Cochran, Worship Leader, Sister Delores Reynolds, Inspirational Words

Prayer Meeting is Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Bible Study is Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

District Stewardship-Fellowship Service, Thursday, October 8, 2015, Good Hope AMEC, Cedar Springs, GA  7:00 p.m., Reverend Alvetta Butler, Pastor

October 10, 2015, 10:00 a.m., Conference Branch WMS/YPD Meeting, Wesley Chapel AME 120 Wesley Chapel Street, Iron City, GA, Rev. Calvin Reynolds, Pastor Jail Ministry, Ladies-Monday, October 12 & Men-Thursday, Octoberber 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Home Communion, Saturday, October 17, 2015, 12:00  noon

Southern District Choir Rehearsal, Wesley Chapel, Blakely, Saturday, October 17th, 6:00 p.m.

October 21--23, 2015 Midyear Convocation and Theological Institute

The Classic Center, Athens GA, 300 North Thomas Street, Athens, GA 30601

October 22, 2015 Retirement Celebration, The Classic Center, Athens GA

300 North Thomas Street, Athens, GA 30601                                                                                                                                                    

Pastor & First Lady Cody Appreciation, Sunday, October 25, 2015, 11:00 a.m. Wesley Chapel Blakely, Rev. Kenneth Cody, Pastor  (LIVE OAK AMEC Guest Church)

Meetings, Monday, October 26, 2015, Trustees 6:00 p.m. & Stewards  7:00 p.m.

Joint Bible Study, Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Macedonia MBC, 7:00 p.m.

October 29, 2015, 7:00 p.m.  Southwest Georgia Annual Conference Planning Meeting

Live Oak A.M.E. Church, 402 Baldwin Street, Donalsonville, GA   39845

Gathering of non-perishable items for Thanksgiving Baskets, November 1-20, 2015                                

New Prospect AMEC, Blakely, GA, Sunday, November 1, 2015, 3:00 p.m. Family & Friends’ Day, Reverend Gloria Wynds, Pastor  (LIVE OAK AMEC Guest Church)

Simultaneous Christian Education Day is Saturday, November 7, 2015

Bethel A.M.E. Church, 97 John Smith Street, Shellman, GA

9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lunch, 12:00 noon.

Monday, November 2, 2015, 3rd Quarterly Conference, 6:00 p.m. 

2015 Thanksgiving Service and Breakfast, Thursday, November 26, 2015  at 9:00 a.m., Wesley Chapel Blakely HOST,                                (Live Oak AMEC Guest Church)                          

2015  12 Tribes Program, Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., Ms. Eddie Bennett and Mrs. Gail Woods, Chairpersons

Southern District Conference, Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:00 p.m.  & 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00 am  – 3:00 pm, Pleasant Grove A.M.E Church

5365 North Old River Road, Blakely, GA   Reverend Calvin W. Reynolds, Pastor

Rossie “Bobbie” Scott, Willie Hopkins, Mary Hill, Mattie Moore, Betty Joe Smith Jones, Mary Alice Elijah, Arverna Porter, Arletha Gonzalez, Doris Barber, Shelia Smith, Willie B. Smith, Sr., Mary Brannon, William Groomes, James McGriff, Robert Leonard, Sr., Johnny Bowers, and Ronald Moore

Pastors and Ministers
Pastor Alvin Leonard
Rev. Mary I. Groomes
Rev. Calvin Wesley Reynolds
Rev. Rheunnette Haire
Rev. Joan C. Lee, Valdosta, GA
Rev. Emily Buggs, Brother Keith Smith

Ms. Maryln Taylor, Recording Secretary
Mrs. Lillie Copeland, Financial Secretary
Ms. Delores Reynolds, Superintendent of Church School
Mrs. Goldie Virgin, Emeritus
Miss Anna Wynn, Lay President
Ms. Marian D. Walker, Pro Tem Trustee Board & Asst. Superintendent
Ms. Jacquelyn Chrispen, President of Stewardess Board
Ms. Delores Harvey, Missionary President
Mrs. Patrina Smith Clark, Y.P.D. Director

Mrs. Tameka Geter, Reverend Emily Buggs, Ms. Elaine Hall, Ms. LaVonjia Peavy, Brother Carlos Ford, and Mrs. Marian D.Walker, Young People Advisors
Mrs. Angelia S. Reynolds, Christian Education Director
Bobby Brannon, Son of Allen Chairperson

Miss Maureen Smith, Senior Usher Board President
Mrs. Lillie Copeland, Usher Board No. Three President
Miss Debra Brannon, Sunday School Secretary, Titus Barber Asst. Sunday School Secretary
Brother Keith Smith, Adult Sunday School Teacher
Reverend Calvin W. Reynolds, Assistant Adult Teacher

Mrs. Angelia Reynolds, Intermediate Teacher
Reverend Emily Buggs, Primary Teacher
Ms. Geraldine Cochran, Custodial Care
Mrs. Marian D. Walker, Senior Choir President

Ministers of Music
Brother Winfred Lobe
Brother Anthony Pearman
Miss Jacquelyn Henderson
Timothy Brown
Nino Brown
Lemanuel Jones
Daniel Womack, Guitarist

Class Leaders
1-Regina Chrispen, 2-Bobby Brannon, 3-Eddie Bennett, 4-Mary Hill, 5-Delores Reynolds, 6-Maureen Smith, 7-Fredena Wooten, 8-Evelyn Smith, 9-Patrina Smith Clark, 10-Doris Barber, 11-Marian D. Walker

Let's work 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.

Praise the Lord!  It's 2015---another year of exciting worship, energetic work, and endless witnessing!

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. Malachi 3:10
                  Live Oak A.M.E. is the place to BE!!!

Worship where God’s people are lively, laborious, and liberated!



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Our Services & Events

Morning Worship

Sunday/ 8:00 a.m.

Church School

Sunday/ 9:30 a.m.

Prayer Meeting

Wedneday/ 6:00 p.m.

Worship and Communion/Nursing

1st Sunday/9:45 a.m.

Jail Ministry

Monday and Thursday

Bible Study

Wednesday/7:00 p.m.

Our Staff

The Right Reverend Preston W. Williams II

Presiding Prelate of the Sixth District •

Dr. Wilma D. Webb Williams

Episcopal Supervisor •

Sister Kabrina Bass

SED Christian Education Director •

Rev. Millie Anne Smith Rambeau