Worship In The Sanctuary
8:25 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship
Prayer is both an act of preparation and an act of participation. Prayer is an interactive connection with God that leads both to spiritual inward transformation and external character formation.
Dr. Fenton continues the new sermon series The First Thing On Your To-Do List with a message entitled “Knowing With Whom You Are Interacting” from Matthew 6:9-15.
11:00 a.m., The Loft (Arendall Building)
Some of our most loved Bible passages are found in the Psalms… “The Lord is my Shepherd..” and “Create in me a clean heart….” We can relate deeply to the expressions of joy, pain, trust, sorrow and hope. We will explore the Psalter together in a “Summer in the Psalms."
Tim Simpson continues the new sermon series Summer In The Psalms with a message entitled “Universal Coverage” from Psalm 19.
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6
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
8:25 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.
The Nominating Team is distributing information to Dawson members requesting input as they begin the process of nominating Deacons, Church Officers, and Standing Team Members for 2017. Names of people to be considered for these positions should be submitted to the Church Office by Sunday, May 8. You may submit names by emailing your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the church’s website. You may also complete your forms by hand and either return them to the Church Office or drop them in the offering plate during one of the Sunday morning worship services. Forms are available at the Church Office or you can use the Communication Form in the pew rack. You need to clearly mark the card “Deacon Suggestion” and include your name on the card. To nominate online...
The Adult Special Ed Sunday Morning Bible Study class needs men and women volunteers who can commit to teaching this inspirational group one Sunday a month. Love them and be loved like never before! For more information, please contact Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or email@example.com.
A friendly greeting, helping someone find a parking spot, and directing them to their requested destinations goes a long way toward welcoming people, especially guests, the moment they arrive on Dawson’s campus. You serve just one Sunday a month which allows you to worship and attend Bible Study the other Sundays. Please pray about volunteering with the Parking Lot Greeter Ministry.
Thursday, May 5, 6:00 p.m., Social Hall
Wanda Lee, Executive Director of National WMU, will give an update on missions and missions education in the US and globally. Mrs. Lee has served as Executive Director since 2000 and recently announced her retirement. She is the only person in the history of WMU who also served as National President. Additionally, she and her husband served as IMB missionaries from 1979-1981. A sought-after speaker, Wanda travels extensively to encourage and challenge Christians to greater missions involvement. A complimentary boxed dinner will be served and can be reserved by emailing Anita Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Reservations are appreciated but not required.) Anyone with interest in missions in the US and around the world is invited to attend.
Saturday, May 7, 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Coy, Alabama
Volunteers are needed to help in Coy, Alabama, with clothing ministry, food service, art projects, teaching, and field day activities. This is a great opportunity for families to serve together. (It is recommended that children volunteers be 3rd graders or older.) Please contact David or Denise Bivin at email@example.com for more information.
Thursday, May 19, 11:45 a.m., Social Hall
The Men’s Bible Study Lunch, led by Dr. Fenton, takes place at Dawson once a month. Please join us in the Social Hall on the third Thursday of the month and invite your friends and co-workers. Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to noon, and the program starts at 12:05 p.m. Lunch is $6. Reservations are not required but are helpful. To make a reservation, please email Tommy Lunceford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 6-10 is KidLife Week at Dawson! This year, children will learn to be part of God’s Game Plan as they believe, obey, and follow Jesus! Children age 4 by September 1, 2016 through 5th grade completed are invited to join us for worship, Bible study, games, crafts, snacks, and special events. Online registration begins today, May 1 at dawsonchurch.org/kidlife.
It takes hundreds of volunteers to share God’s Word and love with the over 1,000 children who attend Dawson KidLife Week. Additional volunteers are still needed for nursery, preschool, and children’s classes. Training for all KidLife volunteers is Sunday, May 1, at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please contact Brooke Gibson or Danielle Bell for more information or to volunteer.
Sunday, May 1, 9:40 a.m., Fellowship Hall
All visitors and new church members are invited to Discover Dawson today, Sunday, May 1. Discover Dawson is an informal group session that allows you to become better acquainted with Dawson’s Vision, ministries, and other endeavors. Reservations are not required but are helpful in planning. Please contact Margaret Bowens at email@example.com or Brad Gowing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 4, 6:00 p.m., Chapel
Please join us on Wednesday, May 4, at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel as preschoolers share Bible verses and songs they have learned during Music & Missions this spring. This semester, preschoolers are learning about how to be like Jesus. You’ll be inspired as you worship and listen to songs that encourage us to live, love, and act like Jesus.
The Dawsonaires will conclude their ministry concerts for this year with a presentation at The Lovelady Center on Thursday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. In addition to leading the residents in a time of praise and worship, the choir will also present household and personal hygiene items they have collected for the residents. Please pray for the Dawsonaires as they minister in this special way.
Saturday, May 7,10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
You are invited to attend the Dawson Ballet Spring Recital on Saturday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Girls ages 3 and up will worship through dance as they present “Treasure Seekers.” Registration for new students for the fall semester of Dawson Ballet will open at the recital.
Sunday, May 15, 7:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall
Did you know that you could save up to three lives by donating blood? This blood drive is brought to you by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers. A photo ID is required.
Monday, May 16, 9:30 a.m., 100 West
Come for refreshments and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. on May 16 in Room 100 West. This month Tom Cleveland will be reviewing Sticky Church by Larry Osborne. Please contact Mickey Martin at 871-2658 for more information.
On April 10, the combined choirs and musicians of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church and the Dawson Family of Faith blessed those in attendance at the Lyric Theatre with an incredible night of praising God through music. You can pre-order a CD ($15) of this incredible evening at dawsonchurch.org/lyric. Order forms are also available at the front desk and Music & Worship Office. The deadline for pre-ordering is May 15.
Have you lost your Bible? We have a supply of adult and children’s Bibles that have found their way to our Church Office. If you or a family member are missing your Bible, please check the supply of Bibles that are displayed in the North Building Gathering Room next to the Chapel. The Bibles will be available from May 1 through May 15. Unretrieved Bibles will be donated to missions or Kids Connection.
Please pray for the Kigoma Baptist Medical Center in Tanzania that provides health care for a community of more than 250,000 people.
William Jackson Schmaeling, son of Katie and Tom Schmaeling, will participate with his family in dedication this Sunday during the 9:40 a.m. worship service. Jack was born on August 31, 2015. He has one brother, Luke. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Malone of Tuscaloosa, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pippin of Montgomery, and the late Mr. Dan Schmaeling. His great-grandparents are Mrs. Florene Wooldridge of Tuscaloosa and Mr. Billy Malone of Tuscaloosa.
Grant William Bergquist, son of Megan and Eric Bergquist, will participate with his family in dedication this Sunday during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Grant was born on November 19, 2015. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Bergquist of Vestavia, Dr. and Mrs. John Sullivan of Louisville, KY and Mr. Christopher Fitzpatrick of Lexington, KY. His great-grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. William Cowley of Vestavia, Mrs. Carolyn Bergquist of Valdosta, GA, Mrs. Jane Sarles of Lexington, KY and Mrs. Joan Powell of Johnson City, NY.
Family and friends of Barbara Johnson.
Marilyn and Jerre Johnson and family in the death of Marilyn’s mother.
Barbara Johnson ~ April 16, 2016
Carrie Beth Champion
David & Maegan Dockery
Leonard & Remonia Kuria
Livi Cate Osborne
Tom & Katie Schmaeling
Frank & Mary Skinner
Trace & Allison Traywick
Scott & Karon Von Cannon
Discover Dawson/Fellowship Hall
First Aid Certification/254 North
Middle School Choir/354 North
Chapel Choir/Choir Room
Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West
Men’s Bible Study/Social Hall
Women’s Bible Studies/256 North
Strength and Balance Class/100 West
K.E.Y. Bible Study/Social Hall
Fellowship Lunch/Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Supper/Fellowship Hall
Hamburgers, French Fries, Salad, Dessert, or Soup, Salad, Potato Bar
Kid’s Meal: Corn Dogs
Handbells Rehearsal/351 North
Preschool Music & Missions Program/Arendall
Men’s Bible Studies/3rd FL West
Moms in Prayer/Cafe West
Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal/Choir Room
Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East
DSM - Middle School/The Loft
DSM - High School/Dye Groups
ESL/2nd FL North
Dawsonaires Concert/The Lovelady Center
WMU Guest - Wanda Lee/Social Hall
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.