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October 19, 2014   Vol. 17, No. 42
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Worship Preview

8:25 a.m. Worship

John Woods and the Worship Band will lead the congregation in worship through music. Dr. Fenton continues the sermon series Living With Passion with a message entitled "Don’t Just Tell The Truth, Live It" from 2 Corinthians 4:2-5.


9:40 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship

The Sanctuary Choir calls us to praise with Sing and Be Not Silent. The Dawsonaires and Middle School Choir come together with their setting of Psalm 19. Dr. Fenton continues the sermon series Living With Passion with a message entitled "Don’t Just Tell The Truth, Live It" from 2 Corinthians 4:2-5.



Journey Worship

11:00 a.m., The Loft

Relentless Pursuit

The book of Hebrews was written to believers, some of whom were discouraged and others who were in danger of abandoning their faith. They were tired, suffering persecution, and confused. The author calls them to pursue Jesus Christ. He describes the incomparable person of Christ, and in view of Christ, exhorts them not to abandon their faith. Together with them, we are called to a relentless pursuit of Christ.


Tim Simpson continues the sermon series Relentless Pursuit with a message entitled "The End Of Sacrifices" from Hebrews 9:1-10:18.



Together in Worship
October Bible Memory Verse

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Colossians 3:17



Sunday, October 19, Worship

 Worship Services

    8:25 a.m., 9:40 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - Sanctuary

  11:00 a.m. - Journey, The Loft

  11:00 a.m. - Hispanic Service, Chapel


  Bible Study

    8:25 a.m. & 9:40 a.m. 



Together in Giving & Serving
Honor The Lord With Your Firstfruits

Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops. Proverbs 3:9


God has blessed us! We have a special opportunity to honor Him by giving an extra offering for missions. On November 2, please give a generous offering to help us reach the goal of $225,000 for missions. This offering will be used for Dawson’s 2015 missions activities, KidLife, Living Water Community Transformation in South Sudan, and the Haven Field Community Church plant. We must reach the goal in order to be able to complete these mission projects.


On that same day, each Dawson member is encouraged to make a commitment for your giving in 2015. Please prayerfully consider how you will honor God with your firstfruits.


Contact: Tom Thompson at 871-7324 or

Children’s Banks On Commitment Sunday

Each year as we consider our giving to God through Dawson, our children fill their banks with an offering for a special need. This year that offering will be used for the JoyHouse School in Haiti. This will allow children who otherwise could not go to school to get a strong academic and Christian education. Our children will bring their banks on Commitment Sunday, November 2, and give them during each worship service.


Contact: Tom Thompson at 871-7324 or

Together in Mission & Ministry
"Christmas For A Child" Sign Up Begins Today!

Every Christmas season Dawson members provide gifts for 200 children in foster care. If you or your Sunday School class would like to share the love of God by providing gifts for these children, we encourage you to take part in Dawson’s "Christmas For A Child" ministry. You will receive information in the mail, but you can also sign up on the following days in the Foyer between worship services:

  • Sunday, October 19
  • Wednesday, October 22 (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, October 26
Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or
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Kids Connection Needs Coats And Sweaters

Cold weather is coming, and Kids Connection volunteers want to be sure that every child gets a coat, jacket, or sweater to keep him or her warm. Please donate used items so that we can help more children. Bring donations to Kids Connection on Mondays or Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. or to the North Parking Lot at Dawson on Wednesdays from 4:45 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.


Contact: Tom Thompson at 871-7324 or

Tuesday Morning WMU Meeting

Tuesday, October 21 10:00 a.m., 100 West

The Tuesday Morning WMU group will meet October 21, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 100 West. Debbie Moss will report on her trip to North Africa. The Mission Action project for this month is to bring snacks for the UAB Burn/Trauma Unit waiting room. Please contact Carol Jacks for more information at 985-9631.


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

Together in Bible Study
Moms & More

Tuesday, October 21, 9:30 a.m., Social Hall or 6:15 p.m., 252 North

Being a mom can be challenging! Join other moms for this monthly time of learning, Bible study, and encouragement as Alta Faye Fenton shares Scripture, experience, and her heart for mothering.  Without a doubt, this will be time well spent! You’ll enjoy food and fellowship with other moms and you’ll leave with practical information to help you be more intentional about sharing God’s love through your parenting.


Contact: Kristen Torres at 205-871-7324 or

Smart Money Management

Take advantage of these opportunities to learn how to manage your money more effectively. Classes are on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. in Room 256 North, and there is no charge.


October 22 and 29: Saving

November 5 and 12: Handling Debt


Contact: Tom Thompson at 871-7324 or

Together in Ministries
Middle School To Serve And Sing At Sayre

Sunday, October 19, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Today, Sunday, October 19, Dawson Middle School students will be serving and singing in Sayre, a rural community north of the Birmingham area. We will be hosting a fall festival block party for the community which will include food, candy, games, playing basketball, cookie decorating, and more! The Middle School Choir will also perform.


Middle Schoolers will meet in the North Parking Lot at 3:00 p.m.


Parents, please be ready to pick your kids back up at 7:00 p.m. at



Leaders and students, please come ready to serve and share the love of Jesus!


We MUST have a new updated Medical Release Form for each student. Forms can be picked up in the Student Ministry Offices or on the Dawson website at For more information, please contact Lance Millsaps, Minister of Students (Middle School), at 871-7324 or


Thank you, Dawson Family, for your prayers for our students and the Sayre community. This will be an awesome experience of showing and sharing the love of Christ!


Contact: Lance Millsaps at 871-7324 or

Family Fall Festival

Friday, October 24, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Please join us for our annual Family Fall Festival on Friday, October 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Family Recreation Center. Feel free to dress in your best costume and bring your family and friends to this Dawson fall tradition. There will be games, rides, carnival food, candy prizes, live music, and tons of fun for the whole family! We hope to see you there!


Contact: Liz Cuenin at 879-1758 or

Dawson Woven Fall Luncheon

Tuesday, October 28, 11:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall

Dawson’s Woven Women’s Ministry invites you to join us for our Fall Luncheon featuring speaker Donna Evans.  Donna, author of Bible Bits Devotional Book and a soon to be released holiday themed devotional book, will share her heart for God and encouraging women during this time.  Please mark your calendars and join us for this special time! Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased at the Church Office or online at


Contact: Kristen Torres at 205-871-7324 or

Infant And Child CPR Training

Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Foyer

Dawson’s Infant And Child CPR Training is ideal for new parents, grandparents, and babysitters. This training is free, but there are limited spots. To make a reservation for this class, please contact Debbie Moss in the Church Office at 871-7324 or by email at


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

"All Things Pregnancy" Seminar

Wednesday, October 29, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Social Hall

This program will include steps that would help provide for a healthy pregnancy, when to seek help if you’re having trouble getting pregnant, and how to prevent complications and/or what to expect in the event they do arise. Our guest speakers are physicians from the UAB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Dessert and coffee will be available as you meet our guest physicians. If you or someone you know is pregnant or interested in knowing more about pregnancy-related issues, please plan to attend this informative program.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

Special Luncheon To Honor America’s Veterans

Tuesday, November 11, 11:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall

On Tuesday, November 11, the Dawson Family of Faith will honor our veterans with a special luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Patriotic music will be provided by the 50-voice Pizitz Girls’ Choir. Channel 13 anchor Mike Royer will be our guest speaker. Veterans and widows of veterans will be recognized and honored in a special way. There will also be a prayer time for Dawson members and their families who are presently serving in the military.


Tickets are $6 each and may be purchased beginning Sunday, October 19 in the Church Office. Please buy your ticket today and honor America by honoring its veterans on this special holiday.


Contact: Bob Hatfield at 871-7324 or

Round Table Book Review

Monday, October 20, 9:30 a.m., Social Hall

Nita Davidson will review Walmart, Jesus, and You by Joey Rich at The Round Table Book Review on Monday, October 20. Refreshments and fellowship will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Social Hall. Please feel free to invite a friend!


Contact: Mickey Martin at 871-2658

Intercessory Prayer Ministry

In John 17, Jesus intercedes for all believers, giving us an example to follow today. Dawson’s Intercessory Prayer Ministry provides opportunities for anyone to pray for specific requests on a regular schedule. Time slots are available for those wishing to come to the Prayer Room at the church, and arrangements can be made for those wishing to pray at home. To learn more about how you can participate, please email Kristen Torres at


Contact: Kristen Torres at 871-7324 or

Moms In Prayer

Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m., 3rd Floor West Cafe

Attention moms! Do you worry about your children? Come experience God’s peace and hope when you pray alongside other moms. Moms In Prayer International is a group that gathers moms together to pray for God to transform our children and schools from preschool to college and career. Won’t you join us in prayer for this next generation? For more information about Moms In Prayer, please contact Susan Shepherd at 960-8176 or or visit


Contact: Susan Shepherd at 960-8176 or

What Is "Marriage Coaching?"

Marriage coaching involves helping a couple work out their unique relationship to achieve the results they desire for their marriage. MarriageTeam, a Christian-based not-for-profit organization, has partnered with Dawson to sponsor marriage coaching training this spring. This training includes learning how to coach couples on communication, anger management, conflict resolution, family integration issues, and more.


If you are a married couple with a healthy marriage and care deeply about helping others and reducing divorce rates, please consider going through marriage coaching training. For more information, visit or contact Melissa Gunnells at


Contact: Bill Johnston at 871-7324 or

Register Today For Upward Basketball

The Upward Basketball season is almost here! All kids in grades K through 5 are welcome to join a Dawson Upward team this winter. Upward uses basketball to help kids discover and build athletic skills, values, self-confidence, and a life-long love of the game. With just a one-hour practice and one-hour game each week, our league conveniently fits into busy family schedules. We hope you will sign your child up for Upward this winter! Registration forms are available at the FRC and online at


Contact: Justin Palmore at 879-1758 or

Fenton's Friday Five

Read "Fenton's Friday Five" for observations and insights about being faithful at



Together in Prayer
Family Dedication


Andrew Britton Warren, son of Natalie and Jonathan Warren, will participate with his family in dedication this Sunday during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Andrew was born on August 21, 2014. He has one sister, Sydney. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jennings of Albertville and Mr. and Mrs. Chip Warren of Albertville. His great-grandparents are Mrs. Joan Williams of Albertville, Mrs. Mary Jennings of Oxford, and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Warren of Newnan, GA.



In Love And Sympathy


Bill Cook and family in the death of his sister, Beverly Cook


Pam and Joe Duncan in the death of Pam’s mother



In Loving Memory


Beverly Cook ~ October 11, 2014





Catherine and Rod Dempsey on the birth of their son, Cooper Stewart Dempsey, on October 7, 2014


Jennifer and Leonard Tillman on the birth of their daughter, Sarah Ashley Tillman, on October 8, 2014


Lainee and Judson Stidham on the birth of their son, Lucas Conner Stidham, on October 9, 2014


Kristin and Brandon Boggs on the birth of their son, Elijah Patrick Boggs, on October 10, 2014



Welcome To Dawson


Joe & Pam Duncan

Brian & Lacey Middleton



Together This Week
Dawson Calendar
Sunday, October 19
  8:25 a.m. Worship/Sanctuary
  8:25 a.m. Sunday Morning Bible Study
  9:40 a.m. Worship/Sanctuary
  9:40 a.m. Sunday Morning Bible Study
11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. Hispanic Congregation Worship/Chapel
11:00 a.m. Journey Worship/The Loft
  4:00 p.m. Chapel Ensemble/Choir Room
  5:00 p.m. Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West
  5:00 p.m. Chapel Choir/Choir Room
  5:00 p.m. Middle School Choir/354 North
Monday, October 20
  7:00 a.m. Men's Bible Study/Social Hall
  9:30 a.m. Round Table Book Review/Social Hall
  6:30 p.m. Stephen Ministry/Social Hall
  6:30 p.m. Stephen Ministry Training/257 North
Tuesday, October 21
  9:30 a.m. Moms & More/Social Hall
10:00 a.m. WMU Meeting/100 West
  6:00 p.m. Young Single Women's Small Group/3rd FL Cafe West
  6:00 p.m. Women's Bible Study/255 North
  6:30 p.m. Moms & More/252 North
  6:30 p.m. ESL/Social Hall
Wednesday, October 22
  9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Studies/2nd FL North
10:00 a.m. Strength and Balance Class/100 West
11:00 a.m. K.E.Y. Bible Study/Chapel
12:00 p.m.  Fellowship Lunch/Fellowship Hall/Pork Chops
  4:45 p.m. Fellowship Supper/Fellowship Hall
  Pork Chops, Cooked Cabbage, Creamed Corn, Salad, Bread, Dessert or Soup, Salad, Potato Bar; Kids Meal: Pizza
  5:30 p.m. Master Ringers Rehearsal/351 North
  5:45 p.m. collide, Grades 1-5/FRC
  6:00 p.m. Music & Missions, Preschool/East & Arendall
  6:00 p.m. DSM/The Loft - Arendall
  6:00 p.m. Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West
  6:00 p.m. Infant & Child CPR Training/Foyer
  6:15 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal/Choir Room
  6:15 p.m. Orchestra Rehearsal/Sanctuary
  6:15 p.m. K.E.Y. Bible Study
  6:15 p.m. Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North & 3rd FL West
  6:15 p.m. Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East
  6:15 p.m. Moms in Prayer/3rd FL Cafe West
Thursday, October 23
  9:30 a.m.  ESL/2nd FL North
  9:30 a.m. Dawsonaires/Choir Room
Friday, October 24
  6:00 p.m. Family Fall Festival

Sermon Audio

Sunday sermons, by Dr. Gary Fenton, are available on CD in the Marketplace (located in the Foyer) immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service ($4 each). 


Dawson’s 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service is broadcast (one week delayed) on WIAT 42, Sundays at 10:00 a.m.


Dawson Worship Services on TV
Sundays, 10:00 a.m., WIAT 42
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