Sunday Worship - Sanctuary
8:25 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Our special guest today is Dr. Kevin Ezell, President of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Ezell begins our new series on missions, Here And There with a message entitled “Living on Mission” from Mark 2:1-12.
11:00 a.m., The Loft (Arendall Building)
Jacob Pierce continues the sermon series Undaunted: A Study In The Book Of Daniel with a message entitled “We Will Not Bow” from Daniel 3.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)
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, Sanctuary
8:25 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.
Philippians 1:6: For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Pray that God would give our next pastor a love for our church and the strength to leave his current position.
Sunday, March 5, 5:00 p.m., Host Homes
Prayerful lives are powerful lives! Our Family of Faith is committing to intentional, purposeful prayer in 2017. Join us on Sunday, March 5, to pray as a church family through a time of guided prayer.
PRAY t-shirts are available to purchase to be worn to church the morning of Sunday, March 5. Imagine the impact of a “sea of green” shirts loudly proclaiming the need to pray without ceasing. Shirts ($10) are available in adult and kids sizes and can be purchased at the Marketplace in the Arendall Children's Building Welcome Center. Please make plans to be part of this exciting time in the life of our church!
Sunday, February, 19, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 20 Greensprings Hwy
On Sunday, February 19 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (following the worship services) you are invited to an open house at Kids Connection and Dawson's latest Go Love Tell Ministry, the Learning Center. The Learning Center's mission is to break the cycle of generation poverty by empowering adults through education. Both of these ministry centers are located very near Dawson at 32 & 20 Green Springs Highway (about 2 miles from Dawson). A snack lunch will be provided to the first 150 visitors. No buses will be available from Dawson so please plan for your transportation. The tour is expected to take about 20 minutes. Come and see what God continues to do through the Dawson Family of Faith!
In 2017, Dawson’s twenty-five year old Hispanic Congregation will start a “second generation” Hispanic church in Northern Jefferson County where an estimated 25,488 Hispanics live. Our Hispanic Congregation has become one of Alabama’s largest Hispanic Baptist Congregations, which includes members who are from fifteen different nations. The congregation annually conducts a VBS that in 2016 reached 142 children. That same year, the church also sent its first short-term international mission team to Ecuador. Join us today as we commission Pastor Bayron Mosquera and our Hispanic Congregation as they work to establish a new Hispanic church in Northern Jefferson County.
Tuesday, February 21, 10:00 a.m., 100 West
Please join us as we welcome Donna Adkisson who will tell us about her Haiti medical mission trips. The Mission Action this month is for the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home. Please bring large-sized canned vegetables, canned meals (Spaghetti O’s, Beanee Weenees, etc.), Hamburger Helper, juice boxes, and Pop-Tarts.
Sunday, February, 26, 12:00 p.m., Social Hall
On Sunday, February 26, immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service, you are invited to attend a lunch meeting in the Social Hall. During the meeting, Ann Rao, the president of Living Water Community Transformation (Dawson’s partner in Akot, South Sudan) will be giving a report on our ministry efforts in Akot. Reservations are not required and there is not a cost. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what God is doing in the midst of great turmoil in South Sudan.
Tuesday, February 21, 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., 361 Arendall & 254 North
Mothers and grandmothers of all ages are invited to a time of fellowship, food, and learning. This month, Kathy Nolen will share insights on “Practical Prayer.”
Wednesday, February 22, 9:30 a.m., 254 North
Centered on DVD-based teaching from Beth Moore, Breath examines the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The title is drawn from the words of John 20:22, which records that Jesus breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” This six-week study will be led by Marilyn Johnson. Books ($10) can be purchased at the first class session.
Sundays, February 26 and March 5, 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, February 26 and March 5, at 8:25 a.m. (A parent is asked to attend both classes with their child.) Please register your child at dawsonchurch.org/kids.
Friday-Saturday, February 24-25, 6:00 p.m.
Dawson Kids is having its fifth annual “24 Hours 4 Him” event for grades 1-5 on February 24-25 (6:00 p.m. on Friday night to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night). This is a “Disciple Now” type event for children where they spend the night at the church. Yes, they do sleep! We ask that all kids who register commit to the entire 24 hours and not leave for other activities. Please visit dawsonchurch.org/kids to register.
Sunday, February 26, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
“Link-up” with the men in our community at the Men’s Gathering 2017! Enjoy a fantastic steak dinner, spend time in worship, and be challenged to live as God intended men to live: connected to a loving God and other godly men while succeeding as Christian leaders in a broken world. This year’s speaker is Jeff Schulte, founder and Executive Director of Tin Man Ministries, an initiative for authentic Christian leadership. You can purchase tickets ($8) at dawsonchurch.org/men or the Church Office.
Saturday, March 11, 8:00 a.m., FRC
Dawson’s annual Perseverance 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run is coming up on Saturday, March 11. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:45 a.m. This is a great community-wide event and fun for your entire family. A closing ceremony will follow the race where prizes and trophies will be awarded. Entry forms are available online at dawsonchurch.org/recreation or the FRC.
Monday, February 20 9:30 a.m., 100 West
Fellowship begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10:00 a.m. on February 20, in Room 100 West. Brooke Gibson will be reviewing The Shelter of God’s Promises by Sheila Walsh.
Thursday, March 2, 11:30 a.m., 253 North
Being a caregiver is rewarding and tough. But you don’t have to face the challenges alone. Join us for a time of sharing and support with other current and past caregivers on the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in Room 253 North.
Thursday, March 9, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Social Hall
Did you know that all cholesterol isn’t bad? Finding the right balance with HDL and LDL levels is key for great health. Dr. Dr. Percy Colon of Cardiovascular Associates (CVA) will explain all of the latest information on cholesterol, including the different types of cholesterol, what the numbers mean, and what you can do to improve your levels for optimal health. You don’t want to miss this informative “Lunch and Learn” program. The deadline for lunch reservations is March 8. Register online at dawsonchurch.org/HWregistration.
Thursday, March 16, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
2nd Halfers (55+) at Dawson will enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship, and food on Thursday, March 16. The evening begins in Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. with delicious barbecue catered by Jim-N-Nicks. Following dinner, everyone will move to the Chapel for a great program of music and humor by the popular singing group “Three on a String.” Tickets ($15) will be available beginning Sunday, February 5 at the Church Office and are limited to the first 300 people.
Now is the time to join the Sanctuary Choir for our new project From the Heart: Songs & Stories of Prayer. On Palm Sunday, April 9, all three morning worship services will feature the Sanctuary Choir, the Dawson Orchestra, and the Early Worship Band as we come together to hear prayer stories from Dawson members and songs that inspire us to go deeper in our prayer life.
Rehearsals for this special project are Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Choir Room on the 3rd floor of the North Building. We’ll have everything you need, including music, a CD, and lots of fun. If you’ve never sung in the choir at Dawson, this is a great time to see how you like it. There are no auditions and childcare is available.
You are invited to experience the castles, cliffs, and culture of the Emerald Isle on a fascinating 9-day tour, October 19-27, 2017. Join your fellow Dawson travelers as we travel from Dublin to Shannon, stay overnight in two castles, kiss the Blarney Stone, stand in awe of the 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher, and share many more memorable experiences. For all the details, plan to attend the presentation meeting on March 5, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 254 North. You can also pick up a brochure at the Church Office, or contact Doug and Sandra Arendall at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our Dawson Child Protection First! Policy, established in 2002, has been updated to bring it in line with current laws and regulations. The current changes to the policy enhance the safety of our children, youth, and vulnerable adults. A copy of the revised policy draft may be obtained at the Church Office. At the conclusion of 30 days from the date of this notice, the revised policy will be presented to our Deacon Board for approval assuming no changes are required.
Diane and Jimmy Dill in the death of Diane’s mother, Brooke and Jay Stewart in the death of Brooke’s grandmother and Addison, Julia, and Baker Stewart in the death of their great-grandmother.
Estelle and Billy Hallman in the death of Estelle’s brother.
Haydn and Bart Swecker on the birth of their son, Oliver Johnson Swecker, on February 6, 2017.
Sara and Drew Gunnells on the birth of their daughter, Anna Charlotte Gunnells, on February 9, 2017.
Larry & Becky Bradford
Sunday Morning Life Groups
“I’m A Christian Now" Class/268 Arendall
Hispanic Congregation Worship/Chapel
Journey Worship/The Loft - Arendall
Bible Drill & Bible Buddies/240 West & 267 Arendall
Handbells Rehearsal/351 North
Middle School Choir/354 North
Chapel Choir/Choir Room
Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West
Men’s Bible Study/Social Hall
Round Table Book Review/100 West
Stephen Ministry/254 North
Tuesday, February 21
Moms & More/361 Arendall
Women’s Bible Studies/2nd FL North
Moms & More/254 North
Strength and Balance Class/100 West
RENEW Bible Study/Social Hall
Fellowship Lunch/Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Supper/Fellowship Hall
Chicken Tetrazzini, Green Beans, Salad, Bread,
Dessert, or Soup, Salad, Potato Bar;
Kid’s Meal: Chicken Bites
Preschool Music & Missions/Arendall
DSM - Dye Groups
Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North & 3rd FL West
Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West
Sanctuary Choir/Choir Room
Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East
Thursday, February 23
ESL/2nd FL North
Dawsonaires Rehearsal/Choir Room
Friday, February 24
24 Hours 4 Him
Dawson’s 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service is broadcast (one week delayed) on WIAT 42, Sundays at 10:00 a.m.