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Together at Dawson
December 5, 2021   Vol. 24, No. 49
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Sunday Worship Online - 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. at


This Sunday, Dr. David Eldridge continues the Advent sermon series And He Will Be Called with a message entitled "Mighty God" from Isaiah 9.



Together in Worship
Sunday, December 5


Worship Services

8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., & 11:00 a.m. - Sanctuary

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


Worship Together Online

8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., & 11:00 a.m.


Hispanic Congregation Online


Life Groups

8:30 a.m. - Preschool, Hearts & Hands

9:45 a.m. - Preschool, Kids, Hearts & Hands, Students, Adults

11:00 a.m. - Preschool, College, Adult Special Education



December Memory Verse

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11



Together in Giving & Serving
Bill Johnston Retirement Reception

Please join us for a reception honoring the retirement of Bill Johnston, Dawson's Associate Pastor, celebrating 15 years of faithful service.


Sunday, December 12

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Fellowship Hall


Contact: Amy Turnbow at 205-871-7324 or

2021 Year End Giving

Stock Gifts: Giving That Goes Further

Appreciated stock is a good way to contribute to the church, because capital gains taxes are not assessed. Transfer your stock electronically by contacting the church Finance Office at 205-871-7324. 


Seniors Can Save Taxes with an IRA Charitable RMD

Transfer your IRA assets via a tax provision which allows people who are 70½ or older to direct up to $100,000 per year of their IRA distributions to the church. The transfer counts toward the donor’s Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), but does not increase the donor’s taxable income, thereby helping to reduce income taxes. Please talk to your tax advisor and IRA Administrator about how to make a charitable rollover.


Contact: Randy Poe at 205-871-7324 or

Together in Missions & Ministry
Support International Missions This Christmas Season

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions funds more than 50% of the work accomplished through the International Mission Board. Named for a courageous Southern Baptist missionary who served in China at the turn of the 20th century, this offering is used exclusively to help provide the day-to-day support for missionaries sent around the globe by Southern Baptist churches. Thank you for helping fulfill the great commission with your gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. This year, Dawson’s goal is $175,000.


Contact: Ben Hale at 205-871-7324 or

Together in Ministries
Chapel, Middle School, And Collide Choirs Christmas Service

Sunday, December 5, 6:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Dawson’s Music & Worship Ministry invites you to What a Glorious Night!, the combined Chapel, Middle School, and Collide Choirs Christmas Service. These young people gift their offerings of worship to God with energy and enthusiasm, encouraging us to join in along the way. It’s a perfect time to invite teachers, neighbors, or friends to participate in worship at Dawson.


Contact: John Woods at 205-871-7324 or

Candlelight at Dawson

For more than 40 years, people have come to Dawson to experience the joy that God gave us with the birth of Jesus through Candlelight at Dawson. Culminating with the candlelit singing of Silent Night, these evenings of worship are anticipated each year by our community, making it a perfect time to invite a teacher, neighbor, or friend to one of our three worship opportunities:


Friday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 19 at 5:00 p.m.


Please visit for more information. Doors open 45 minutes before the program begins each night.


Contact: John Woods at 205-871-7324 or

An Advent Gift For Dawson Women

Dawson women are invited to stop by one of the welcome desks for a complimentary Advent gift. Our prayer is that this Advent experience will truly be “a thrill of hope” as you take time to celebrate the peace, hope, joy, and love of Christ personally, or together, over tea.


Contact: Kristen Torres at 205-871-7324 or

Christmas Eve At Dawson

Friday, December 24, 5:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Christmas Eve at Dawson is both sacred and simple. On Christmas Eve we will tell the Christmas Story and sing familiar carols in a casual atmosphere. This short, family-friendly service is a wonderful time of worship for families of all ages. Join us at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, and please invite family and friends to worship with us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior and King.


Contact: John Woods at 205-871-7324 or

DNOW 2022

January 14–16, 2022

Discipleship Now is January 14–16, 2022, for 6–12th grade students to know God and make Him known. Come worship, grow, and deepen relationships. Students will stay in host homes throughout the weekend and participate in worship services, small groups, breakout sessions, and fun late-night activities!


Our theme for DNOW 2022 is "The Good Life" based on The Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5–7. "Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them...." Camilo Buchanan (young adult pastor at Passion City Church) will speak, and Dawson Brown and Band (Brook Hills worship team) will lead worship.


The cost is $85 from December 1–31. The late price will be $100 starting on January 1. Please note that $50 of payment is non-refundable.


Registration will end January 7 in order for us to purposefully place students in host homes. Price includes t-shirt, 4 meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday), breakout sessions, a late night activity, and worship.


Register here.


Contact: Karmin Lytle at 205-871-7324 or

Give The Gift Of Music

Music lessons make the perfect gift for an aspiring musician. This Christmas, let Dawson Music Academy help you give the gift of music. Children, grandchildren, or even adults will enjoy the gift of weekly lessons at convenient times, customized to their interests. To purchase a gift certificate, please visit Receive $10 off by using the promo code “CHRISTMAS.”


Contact: Kimberly Jones at 205-871-7324 or

Together in Prayer
In Love And Sympathy


Sheila and Jeff Henkey in the death of Sheila’s father, and Grant, Maddie, and Regan Henkey in the death of their grandfather.





Emily and Thomas Morton on the birth of their daughter, Kristen Grace Morton, on November 23, 2021.


Jordan and Beau Dean on the birth of their daughter, Mary Walker Dean, on November 30, 2021.



Welcome To Dawson


Sally Bryan

Watson Kennedy

Rhonda Mashburn



Together This Week
Dawson Calendar

Sunday, December 5

   8:30 a.m. 

Worship in the Sanctuary & Online

   8:30 a.m.

Life Groups

   9:45 a.m.

Worship in the Sanctuary & Online

   9:45 a.m.

Life Groups

  11:00 a.m.

Worship in the Sanctuary & Online

  11:00 a.m.

Life Groups

  11:00 a.m.

Adult Special Education Life Group/207 West

  11:00 a.m.

Hispanic Congregation Worship/Chapel & Online

   6:00 p.m.

What a Glorious Night!/Sanctuary
Monday, December 6

   7:00 a.m.

Men's Morning Bible Study/Social Hall

Tuesday, December 7

   7:00 a.m.

Go Love Tell Prayer Meeting/Online

Wednesday, December 8

  11:00 a.m.

Proverbs Bible Study/Chapel

   6:00 p.m.

Proverbs Bible Study/Social Hall

   6:00 p.m.

Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East

   6:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir/Choir Room

   6:30 p.m.

Sanctuary Orchestra/Sanctuary
Thursday, December 9


No Campus Activities


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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