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August 30, 2015   Vol. 18, No. 35
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Worship Preview

8:25 a.m. Worship

The Worship Leadership Team leads the congregation in worship through music. Dr. Fenton continues the new sermon series Get Moving with a message entitled “Spiritual Paralysis Is An Indicator Of Fear” from Deuteronomy 1:19-33.


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

The Sanctuary Choir, Piano, and Organ join together this morning to lead us in worship with Sing and Be Not Silent and This Is My Word. Dr. Fenton continues the new sermon series Get Moving with a message entitled “Spiritual Paralysis Is An Indicator Of Fear” from Deuteronomy 1:19-33.



Journey Worship

11:00 a.m., The Loft

That You May Believe

The Gospel of John is one of the most engaging books in the Bible. It is often described as being simple yet profound. As we study the life and teachings of Jesus, our desire is to be deepened in our faith, obedience, and commitment to Him in a life-changing way. As John the author states, "These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."  John 20:31


Tim Simpson continues the sermon series That You May Believe with a message entitled “Believing Without Seeing” from John 20:19-31.



Together in Worship
August Bible Memory Verse

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  John 14:6


Sunday, August 30, 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
Ben Hale Celebrates 15 Years Of Service

On September 4, 2015, Ben Hale, Evangelism and Missions Pastor, will celebrate 15 years on Dawson’s ministry team.  Because of Ben’s compassion for those who do not know Jesus, Dawson’s missions and evangelism efforts are now literally stretching around the world.  Ben’s dedication to the Lord, love of the church, and attention to detail have helped Dawson’s missions teams function at the highest level of effectiveness and efficiency. From local efforts such as Kids Connection and Titusville, to church planting and strengthening in Maine, to international efforts in Tanzania, Northeast Africa, Southeast Asia, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti, and many other locations, Ben provides excellent leadership with a servant’s heart. Without Ben’s passion and planning, the major missions initiative, Go Love Tell, would not have happened. Our members, mission volunteers, and Ministry Staff congratulate Ben and his wife, Lindy, on 15 years of faithful service.



Together in Mission & Ministry
Discovery Clubs - There’s Still Time To Volunteer

Beginning September 8, 3:00 p.m-4:00 p.m., Washington School

Dawson is still in need of volunteers to serve 2nd graders at Washington School in Titusville through Discovery Clubs. Discovery Club is an exciting time for children to discover the wonderful truths from God’s Word. Volunteers will serve together in groups of four reading Bible stories, teaching memory verses, and leading worship songs! All curriculum, songs, crafts, and snacks are provided. Discovery Clubs are held at Washington School on Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., starting September 8.  It’s not too late to sign up!  Additional training times have been added, so please contact Randy Poe at for more information. 


Contact: Randy Poe at 871-7324 or
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Donate To Kids Connection

Kids Connection serves up to 70 children each week. On average, each child receives about 20 separate items including clothes, toys, and books. Therefore, Kids Connection gives away 1,400 items each week. It takes many donations to be able to provide for these children. Right now Kids Connection has a great need for boys clothes sizes 8 through 16, toys, stuffed animals, board games, puzzles, and balls.  Please donate to Kids Connection so the kids will be able to receive the things they need. You can bring donations to Kids Connection at 32 Greensprings Highway on any Monday or Wednesday and the second Saturday of each month between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Donations can also be dropped off in the North Parking lot at Dawson on Wednesday evenings from 4:45 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.


Contact: Tom Thompson at 871-7324 or

Thursday WMU Meeting

September 3, 5:30 p.m., 100 West

Our speaker for September is our Missionary in Residence and mission partner in the Go Love Tell - Southeast Asia project. A light supper will be available ($5). For more information, please contact Louise Barbour at All are invited and encouraged to attend.


Contact: Louise Barbour at 478-6080 or

Pastor’s Prayer Meeting

Tuesdays, 7:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Social Hall

Please join Dr. Fenton for the Pastor’s Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays from 7:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m. in the Social Hall.


Contact: Jan Kennamer Hart at 871-7324 or

Together in Bible Study
New Sunday Morning Bible Study Group

Sunday, September 13, 9:40 a.m., FRC Room 10

Beginning Sunday, September 13, Drew and Julie Cundiff will lead this Life Group every week for married couples in their 30’s and 40’s.  If you are NOT currently involved in a Sunday Morning Bible Study Group at Dawson, we invite you to take this opportunity to get connected.  This Life Group will begin with a 6-week study on prayer that will challenge you as well as provide great discussion.  In this group, you will be encouraged to live out the truths you discover in the Bible as you encourage others to do the same.  For more information, please contact Brad Gowing.


Contact: Brad Gowing at 871-7324 or

Gospel Class For Kids Grades 1-5

Sundays, September 13 and September 20, 8:25 a.m., 268 Arendall

A two-week Gospel class will be offered for kids in grades 1-5 who have not yet made a decision for Christ but are asking questions and seeking understanding. We will meet on Sunday, September 13, and Sunday, September 20, at 8:25 a.m. (A parent is asked to attend both classes with their child.) Please register your child at


Contact: Danielle Bell at 871-7324 or or Kimberly Jones at 871-7324 or

Men’s Monday Morning Bible Study - Isaiah

The Monday Men’s Bible Study will resume on Monday, September 14, in the Social Hall. The men will participate in a study of the book of Isaiah.  Each Monday morning study begins at 7:00 a.m. with breakfast and concludes promptly at 8:00 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $5.  All men are invited to join the other currently working and retired men who attended the Bible study this past year. The style of the study majors on participant discussion on the particular text we study for that day. You can receive a tentative schedule in advance or more information by emailing Neal Schooley, the discussion leader, at


Contact: Neal Schooley at

Moms, Want To Be More Intentional In Parenting?

Tuesday, September 15, 9:30 a.m., Social Hall & 6:30 p.m., 254 North

Whether your children are two, fifty-two or somewhere in between, being a mother is challenging! Moms & More is a monthly time of fellowship, Bible study, and encouragement for any mother. Join us to hear Alta Faye Fenton as she shares her heart for mothering and her ideas for intentional parenting no matter the age of your children. Childcare is available by reservation. Please contact Donna Allan at no later than Tuesday, September 8, to make a childcare reservation.


Contact: Kristen Torres at 871-7324 or

Learn To Share Your Story In 100 Words

One of the most important things about personal evangelism is that we must be attuned to and cooperative with the promptings of the Holy Spirit. This means playing only the role we are intended to play by walking when the Spirit says to walk, talking when the Spirit says to talk, and falling silent when the Spirit suggests that we have already said enough. Join us for this four-week study entitled, “Just Walk Across the Room,” beginning Wednesday, September 2, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 201 West. You will learn to follow Christ’s example by taking simple walks across the room and extending a hand of compassion.


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

Manage Your Money Wisely

Avoid the stress of financial problems by learning to manage your money.  Come learn how to live on what you make and how to save for the future. Classes are on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. in Room 256 North from September 2 – October 7.


Contact: Tom Thompson at 871-7324 or

Together in Ministries
Italy Information Meeting Is Today

Sunday, August 30, 4:30 p.m., Social Hall

You are invited to see the places and taste the foods that are quintessentially Italian as you join fellow Dawson travelers March 28-April 6, 2016 for an exciting and memorable trip. This 10-day escorted tour will hit all the highlights, as you begin in Rome and visit Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Venice, and conclude in Milan. Please come and learn all the details at the trip presentation meeting at 4:30 p.m., today, Sunday, August 30. The meeting will be held in the Social Hall.


Contact: Doug and Sandra Arendall at 972-0460 or

Dawsonaires Begin Exciting Year Of Ministry

The Dawsonaires begin a new year of singing together this Thursday, September 3, at 10:00 a.m. in the Choir Room.  This year’s schedule includes concerts at Samford’s Hymn Sing, the Brother Bryan Mission, the Lovelady Center, and more. Also included this year will be a one-day retreat this fall and a 4-day trip to the Inspire Senior Adult Choir Festival in Jacksonville, Florida in the spring. The Dawsonaires, directed by Bob Hatfield, now number over 100. There is a special place for you to be a part of this group.  No previous choir experience is required. 


Contact: Bob Hatfield at 871-7324 or

New Music Library Dedicated To The Glory Of God

Last Wednesday, the Music & Worship Ministry gathered together and dedicated Dawson’s new music library to God’s glory. Located in a newly remodeled space, special gifts made this unique project possible. The new library allows us to have better access to our music, utilize it more effectively, and share it with area churches more quickly. Our improved facilities allow us to minister much more fully, and we give thanks for this milestone.


Contact: John Woods at 871-7324 or

Sanctuary Choir Publishes New Book

Filled with stories, testimonies, and devotionals from the Sanctuary Choir, This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song is bound beautifully and produced professionally. This new volume will inspire your faith as you read stories behind Dawson’s favorite songs and hymns. You’ll also encounter stories of the ministry and impact of Dr. Bob Hatfield, who retired as Minister of Music last year. Reserve your copy ($5) and one for a friend through the Music & Worship Ministry office by dropping off your payment today. Quantities are limited.


Contact: Vicky Dennis at 871-7324 or

Dawson Music Academy Online Registration Now Open

The Dawson Music Academy is beginning its twelfth year of private music lessons this fall.  We offer lessons in harp, percussion, voice, piano, guitar, strings, woodwinds, and brass instruments in addition to chamber groups and weekly group classes. Please visit our website for more information or to register at


Contact: Kimberly Jones at 871-7324 or

New Online Tool Lets You “Invite A Friend To Dawson”

Did you know that 7 out of 10 people have never been invited to church? However, statistics show that most people would likely attend if invited. We now have a simple, online tool available that allows you to invite a friend to Dawson. Please visit and in just a few steps your friend will receive an email with your personal message and information regarding Sunday worship at Dawson. 



Discover Dawson

Sunday, September 20, 9:40 a.m., Fellowship Hall

All visitors and new members of the Dawson Family of Faith are invited to the next Discover Dawson session on Sunday, September 20, at 9:40 a.m.  Discover Dawson is an informal group session that allows you to become better acquainted with Dawson’s endeavors. From staff members, you will hear about our vision, mission, ministries, Bible studies, activities, schedule, facilities, and more.  Reservations are not required but are helpful in planning adequately for the meeting. Please contact Margaret Bowens at or Brad Gowing. 


Contact: Brad Gowing at 871-7324 or

New Caregiver Support Group Added

2nd Thursdays (monthly), 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Room 253 North

As a caregiver, you are taking on a rewarding but often tough role.   Starting this fall, we will begin a new monthly Caregiver’s Support Group Meeting the 2nd Thursday of each month. Our kick-off will be on Thursday, September 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We invite you to attend this meeting where current and past caregivers can exchange information, share stories, and provide valuable support to one another.  Lunch will be provided at the September meeting, so please contact Debbie Moss to make your reservation.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

Welcome Bags For Neighborhood Babies!

The Dawson Preschool Ministry is offering a way for you to reach out to families in your neighborhood who have a new baby but who do not have a church home.  When you see a new “baby bow” in your neighborhood, please stop by the Preschool Welcome Desk and pick up a “Welcome Baby” bag to help invite the family to Dawson!  The gift bag contains a Scripture Lullaby CD as well as a “Welcome Baby” note from the Dawson Preschool Ministry. You can simply leave this in their mailbox or add a note or gift of your own! For more information, please contact Donna Allan at


Contact: Donna Allan at 871-7324 or

Unforgettable Singers

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Choir Room

Music can be used to spark memories among those with memory disorders. The “Unforgettable Singers” is a unique group designed for individuals who have dementia and their family members. The goal of the “Unforgettable Singers” is to improve both the quality of life and the relationship between the person with dementia and the family caregiver. This group will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Choir Room.  If you have any interest in participating in this group please contact Debbie Moss.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

somethingEXTRAORDINARY: Technical Ministry

Philip Gwaltney: Each week, God demonstrates that He is active and alive. He speaks through song lyrics and sermon points. He speaks in both contemporary and traditional settings. He speaks in moments of fellowship and in the silence of reflection. God is challenging me to not let the distractions of my day prevent me from being receptive to hearing from Him all day long. It is really somethingEXTRAORDINARY!


Contact: John Woods at 871-7324 or

Fenton's Friday Five

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



Together in Prayer
Family Dedication


Ethan Beckett Myers, son of Julie and Chris Myers, will participate with his family in dedication this Sunday during the 8:25 a.m. worship service. Beckett was born on May 15, 2015. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Moye of Monroeville and Mrs. Sue and the late F.D. Myers of Jasper. His great-grandparents are Mrs. Helen Day McKenzie of Monroeville and Ms. Ruthie Moye of Monroeville.


James Emmitt Ayer, son of Annie and Ben Ayer, will participate with his family in dedication this Sunday during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. James was born on April 18, 2015. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jay Irons of Florence and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ayer of Rome, GA. His great-grandparents are Mrs. Hilda Irons of Florence, Mrs. Agnes McGee of Florence, and Mrs. Alice Johnson of Rome, GA.





Katie and Matthew Grayson on the birth of their son, Theodore Eubanks Grayson, on August 18, 2015.



Welcome To Dawson


Robin and Stacy Hurst

        (Crawford and Kate)

Penny Perrigin



Together This Week
Dawson Calendar
Sunday, August 30
  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
12:00 p.m. Chapel Choir Retreat
  5:00 p.m. Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West
  5:00 p.m. Middle School Choir/354 North
Tuesday, September 1
  7:00 a.m. Pastor's Prayer Meeting/Social Hall
  6:00 p.m. Women's Bible Studies/2nd FL North
Wednesday, September 2
 9:30 a.m. Adult 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/BBQ Chicken
  4:30 p.m. Fellowship Supper/Fellowship Hall
  BBQ Chicken, Collard Greens, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Salad, Bread, Desert or Soup, Salad, Potato Bar; Kids Meal: Corn Dogs
  5:45 p.m. Collide/Chapel
  6:00 p.m. Music & Missions/Arendall
  6:00 p.m. DSM - High School/Dye Groups
  6:00 p.m. Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North & 3rd FL West
  6:00 p.m. "Just Walk Across The Room" Study/201 West
  6:00 p.m. Divorce Care/304 West
  6:00 p.m. Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West
  6:15 p.m. K.E.Y. Bible Study/Chapel
  6:15 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal/Choir Room
  6:15 p.m. Orchestra Rehearsal/Sanctuary
  6:15 p.m. Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East
  6:30 p.m. DSM - Middle School/The Loft
Thursday, September 3
 10:00 a.m. Dawsonaires/Choir Room

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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