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.
Greetings in the name of, Jesus Christ, our LORD and RISEN SAVIOR!
Praise God, we have made it through another conference year. I am grateful to Almighty God that prayerfully, I have another year to serve some of the greatest people in African Methodism—The Live Oak AME Family! Your love, prayers, and support are deeply embedded in my heart and will always be remembered! Thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do! We congratulate our 2015 Debutante Ranisha Mc Nair who made a public expression of dedication and commitment of her service to Jesus Christ during the 2015 DMC Program. We salute our Sub Debutantes, Sub Masters, and Allenites for jobs well done. As usual Youth Day was outstanding! We thank parents, grandparents, directors, commissioners, youth advisors, sponsors, and Live Oak A.M.E. members for another job well done!
We praise God for this Lent-Easter Season! The resurrection of Christ is at the center of Christian Faith. We cannot afford to settle for yearly commemoration of Easter that leaves Jesus Christ in the grave.
Jesus rose from the dead! The resurrection of Christ creates a new reality. Death is not the end of the story. Beyond death is life eternal. Jesus Christ’s triumph over death is ours too. Hallelujah, Praise the Lord, Jesus is alive and well!
Compassionately pursuing God’s work,
SERMONS: APRIL 2015
6:00 a.m. Sunrise Service: Macedonia M.B., Guest Church
Sermon: Reverend Delbert Bradley
8:30 a.m. Service: Brother Melvin Keith Smith
9:45 a.m. Nursing Home Ministry
8:00 a.m. Service: Reverend Edward Williams, Colquitt, GA
9:15 Service: CED/YPD
10:30 Sunday School
8:00 Service: Reverend TaMorris Baulkman, Bainbridge, GA
9:15 Service: Annual Cemetery Program
Sermon: Rev. Dr. Flossie Daniels Smith
10:30 Sunday School
8:00 a.m. Service: Reverend Rheunnette Haire
9:15 a.m. Service: Pastor Millie Smith Rambeau
10:30 Sunday School
Seminole Manor Nursing Home Morning Worship, Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 9:45 a.m., Sister Geraldine Cochran, Worship Leader, Sister Deloris Reynolds, Inspirational Words
Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m. at Live Oak
Egg Hunt & Treats, tomorrow, Monday, April 6, 2015, Live Oak AMEC Fellowship Hall, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Prayer Meeting, 6:00 p.m. & Bible Study is at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 8th, 15th, & 22nd
Southern District Stewardship-Fellowship Service, Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Highway 39 North, 48 Mt. Zion Road, Fort Gaines, Georgia, Pastor Keith Crocker.
Jail Ministry, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 13th-Women & Thursday, March 16th-Men, 6:30 p.m.
Official Board Meeting, Organization, & Election Trustee for 2015-2016, Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.
Home Communion, Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 12:00 NOON until…
Special Report Date, Thursday, April 30th, 6:00 p.m.
Trustee’s Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Steward’s Board meeting, 7:30 p.m.
The Southern District Sunday School Congress is scheduled for May 8-9, 2015. Host: Shady Grove AME Church, Georgetown, Reverend Sonjia Rivers, Pastor
First Quarterly Conference, Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Southwest GA Conference Lay Black & White Banquet, Silent Auction, Saturday, May 16, 2015
St. Luke Ministry Center 301 11th Street, Columbus, GA, Donation $40.00
2015 Post Conference (Laity Meeting Workshop) May 20-22, 2015 at the Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia.
Pastor’s Appreciation, Saturday, May 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m. everyone is invited.
Rossie “Bobbie” Scott, Willie Hopkins, Mary Hill, Mattie Moore, Gladys “Sallie” Moore, Arverna Porter, Arletha Gonzalez, Doris Barber, Shelia Smith, Willie B. Smith, Sr., Jeffery Williams, Robert Leonard, Sr., 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
Ms. Maryln Taylor, Recording Secretary
Mrs. Lillie Copeland, Financial Secretary
Ms. Deloris 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. 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
Reverend Calvin W. Reynolds, Adult Sunday School Teacher
Reverend Emily Buggs, Assistant Adult Teacher
Reverend Mary I. Groomes, Intermediate Teacher
Mrs. Angelia Reynolds, 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
Daniel Womack, Guitarist
1-Regina Chrispen, 2-Bobby Brannon, 3-Eddie Bennett, 4-Mary Hill, 5-Deloris 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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