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Together at Dawson
November 17, 2019   Vol. 22, No. 46
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Sunday Worship - Sanctuary

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

Today, Dr. David Eldridge continues the sermon series Galatians with a message entitled How Today Defines Our Tomorrows from Galatians 6:6-10.



Together in Worship
Sunday, November 17

Worship Services

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

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


Life Groups

 8:25 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.



November Memory Verse


“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:34-35



Community Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 24, 6:00 p.m. Raleigh Avenue Baptist Church
Homewood’s Annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday, November 24, at 6:00 p.m. We are excited to share that the event will be held at a new location this year, Raleigh Avenue Baptist Church in West Homewood. Good music and fellowship in a casual atmosphere will help us celebrate the blessings we experience together as a community. Please invite a friend or neighbor to attend with you as you begin your Thanksgiving week.


Contact: Bill Johnston at 205-871-7324 or

Together in Giving & Serving
Sponsor Opportunities Still Available For Foster Children And Youth

Sunday, November 17, 8:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Foyer Would your family or Life Group like to help make this Christmas a memorable one for a foster child or youth? If so, please stop by the Sanctuary Foyer on Sunday, November 17, anytime between 8:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. to find individual information on the children and youth available to sponsor. You will also be given instructions on what to purchase.


If you would like participate in this meaningful ministry, but are unable to come to the Foyer during this time, please contact Ben Hale at All gifts should be delivered to the Gathering Room across from the main Church Office between Wednesday, December 4 and Sunday, December 8.


Contact: Ben Hale at 205-871-7324 or

Winter Items Requested At Kids Connection

Dawson’s Kids Connection ministry provides clothes, books, toys, and spiritual support for children ages birth through sixteen years of age throughout the year. However, often during the winter months they run short of specific items. There are many opportunities to give this Christmas at Dawson. In particular, our efforts to provide for foster children is important. In addition to those efforts, if you would also like to help Kids Connection families, you can do so by providing the following:


Winter Gloves

Winter Hats

Winter Scarves

Children’s Coats (Sizes 2T through Child-size 16)


You can bring these items to Kids Connection at 32 Green Springs Highway or donate them on Wednesdays at the Kids Connection van in the North Parking Lot. Thank you for considering helping these kids! For more information contact Ben Hale at


Contact: Ben Hale at 205-871-7324 or

Together in Missions & Ministry
Operation Christmas Child: Collection Day Is Today

Sunday, November 17, Foyer

Every year the Dawson Family of Faith gathers hundreds of Christmas shoeboxes that will be distributed to children around the globe by Samaritan’s Purse. Brochures and boxes are currently available in the Sanctuary Foyer where boxes will also be collected. Collection day for this year’s boxes is Sunday, November 17, in the Foyer.


Contact: Ben Hale at 205-871-7324 or

Together in Ministries
American Red Cross Blood Drive Today

Sunday, November 17, 7:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., West Parking Lot

Did you know that one donation can save up to three lives? All donors must be 17 years of age or older and weigh 110 lbs or more. Please bring a Photo ID.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 205-871-7324 or

Join Us For Discover Dawson

Sunday, November 17, 9:40 a.m., Social Hall

All visitors and new members are invited to Discover Dawson on Sunday, November 17. Discover Dawson is an informal group session that allows you to become better acquainted with Dawson’s vision, ministries, and mission opportunities. Reservations are not required but are helpful in planning. For more information, please contact Liz Cuenin at or Brad Gowing at


Contact: Brad Gowing at 205-871-7324 or

Adult Singles 40/65 Dinner

Sunday, November 17, 5:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Are you interested in connecting with other adults at Dawson who are single? If so, please join us for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship as we explore launching a new group for single adults (any age, for any reason) to provide community, share our faith, and to make disciples. Please let us know your interest by emailing Jim Gifford at  


Contact: Jim Gifford at 205-871-7324 or

Round Table Book Review

Monday, November 18, 9:30 a.m., Room 100 West

Please join us on Monday, November 18, for a time of refreshments and fellowship beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. in Room 100 West. This month, Hal Jacks will review Martin Luther by Eric Metaxas.


Contact: Ben Hale at 205-871-7324 or

DNOW 2020: Undivided

Disciple Now weekend for 6th-12th graders is January 17–19, 2020. Students will stay in host homes throughout the weekend and will participate in large group worship/teaching, intentional small groups, and service projects. This year, the theme will be Undivided: Loving God with All of Your Heart. Registration is now open with the early bird price of $75. Adult volunteers are also needed. For more information on how you can serve during DNOW weekend, please contact Alison Matthews at Don’t miss the early bird price and register today at


Contact: Alison Matthews at 205-871-7324 or

New Parking For Hearts & Hands Families

There are many families at Dawson who are impacted by disability. As the number of families has increased, so has the need for parking that provides wheelchair access to multiple areas of the church campus. To help meet the needs, several parking spots in the West Parking Lot have been specially marked for Hearts & Hands families. Please help us ensure that these families feel welcomed and cared for at Dawson by observing the posted signs on Sundays and Wednesdays.


Valet parking is available directly behind the West building on Sunday mornings for all senior adults and anyone who has mobility concerns. Please contact Ruth Ann Turner at for more information about our Hearts & Hands Ministry at Dawson.


Contact: Brad Gowing at 205-871-7324 or

2020 Healthy Lifestyle Program

Dawson’s Healthy Lifestyle Program is a 3-month nutrition and exercise program designed for anyone interested in becoming healthier through simple lifestyle changes. Weight loss will have an impact on your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, joints, energy level, and much more. Enrollment is now open for the 2020 Healthy Lifestyle Class which begins in January. The class size is limited. Please call Debbie Moss at 205-871-7324 to enroll today.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 205-871-7324 or

Together in Prayer
Family Dedication


Brooklyn Elizabeth Almaguer, daughter of Adam and Lexi Almaguer, will participate with her family in dedication this Sunday during the 8:25 a.m. worship service. Brooklyn was born on August 21, 2019. She has one brother, Luke. Her grandparents are Mr. Richard Gray of Tallahassee, FL, the late Ms. Beth Revell of Tallahassee, FL, and Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Almaguer of Parkland, FL. Her great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Gray of Monticello, FL, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cole of Clermont, FL, and Mr. Guy Revell of Crawfordville, FL.


Madison Kate Elmore, daughter of Jonathan and Katie Elmore, will participate with her family in dedication this Sunday during the 9:40 a.m. worship service. Madison was born on May 15, 2019. Her grandparents are Dr. Kathy Craig of Birmingham, Dr. and Mrs. Al Craig of Birmingham, and Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Elmore of Birmingham. Her great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Don Blackburn of Birmingham and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hicks of Dothan.


Lucy Ann Blackmon, daughter of David and Mary Claire Blackmon, will participate with her family in dedication this Sunday during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Lucy was born on August 5, 2019. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Blackmon of Birmingham and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Estess, Jr. of Birmingham. Her great-grandparents are Mrs. Mary Estess of Birmingham and Mrs. Jeanette Blackmon of Birmingham.



In Love And Sympathy


Lib and James (Jack) Barnette in the death of Jack’s mother.



Welcome To Dawson


Sarah Newman

Thomas Lyerly

Emily Lyerly

Taylor Lawrence Smith

Peyton Wolf



Together This Week
Dawson Calendar
Sunday, November 17

  7:30 a.m.

Blood Drive/West Parking Lot

  8:25 a.m.


  8:25 a.m. Sunday Morning Life Groups

  9:40 a.m.


  9:40 a.m.

Sunday Morning Life Groups

  9:40 a.m.

Discover Dawson/Social Hall

11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Hispanic Congregation Worship/Chapel

  3:00 p.m.

Chapel Jazz Band/Chapel

  5:00 p.m.

Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West

  5:00 p.m.

Bible Drill & Bible Buddies/2nd FL Arendall

  5:00 p.m.

Dawson Ringers/351 North

  5:00 p.m.

Chapel Choir/Choir Room

  5:00 p.m.

Middle School Choir/354 North

  5:00 p.m.

Adult Singles Dinner/Fellowship Hall

  6:00 p.m.

DSM Bible Study/The Loft

Monday, November 18
  7:00 a.m.

Men's Bible Study/Social Hall

  9:30 a.m.

Round Tbale Book Review/100 West

Tuesday, November 19

  7:00 a.m.

Go Love Tell Prayer Meeting/Social Hall

  6:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North

  6:00 p.m.

TIPS Class/257 North

  6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery/The Loft - 3rd FL Arendall

  7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, November 20

   9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North
 10:00 a.m. Strength & Balance Class/100 West
 11:00 a.m. RENEW/Social Hall
 12:00 p.m. Fellowship Lunch/Fellowship Hall
   4:45 p.m.

Fellowship Supper/Fellowship Hall

Turkey & Dressing, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans,
Salad, Bread & Dessert OR Soup, Salad, Potato Bar

Kids Meal: Corn Dogs

  6:00 p.m. Preschool Music & Missions/Arendall
  6:00 p.m. Collide/Arendall
  6:00 p.m.

DSM - High School Fellowship Groups/In Homes

DSM - Middle School/The Loft

  6:00 p.m. RENEW/Social Hall
  6:00 p.m. Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North

  6:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir/Choir Room

  6:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Orchestra/Sanctuary

  6:00 p.m.

Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East

  6:30 p.m.

Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West

Thursday, November 21

  9:00 a.m.

ESL Classes/2nd FL North

10:00 a.m.

Dawsonaires/Choir Room



Dawson Worship Services On TV

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




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