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July 3, 2016   Vol. 19, No. 27
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Worship Preview

Worship In The Sanctuary

8:25 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship

Dr. Fenton’s message is entitled “How To Pray For The Nation.”



Journey Worship

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 sermon series Summer In The Psalms with a message entitled “Response Required” from Psalm 95.



Together in Worship
July Bible Memory Verse

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7



Sunday, July 3, 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
Search Team Approved By Church Family

On Sunday evening, June 26, Dawson’s church body approved the Senior Pastor Search Team nominated by the Nominating Team. The motion, brought forth by our Deacons, was seconded and then followed by a time of questions and answers. After all questions had been answered, a vote was called for by a show of hands and the Senior Pastor Search Team was unanimously approved.


When this process began, the Nominating Team created a profile for those who would serve on the Senior Pastor Search Team. Each member would understand and be actively involved in the ministries of Dawson. They would also have the attributes mentioned in 1 Timothy 3 which include being above reproach, self-controlled, sensible, respected, gentle/loving, not quarrelsome, having wisdom, and patience. Not only did the Nominating Team spend time in prayer and fasting while selecting the team, each potential team member also prayed fervently for one week before accepting the task set before them. We are grateful for this team of seven servants who will lead in the search for a new Senior Pastor. The team members are Phil Kimrey (Chairman), Mike Hathorne, Mary Jackson, Ginger Lewis, Julie Stewart, Dean Thornton, and Trey Woodruff.


Watch for details in the Together and visit for updates regarding the Senior Pastor search process, FAQ’s, how you can be praying, and to submit questions. Please continue to pray during this process and transition.


Contact: Jack Fiscus at 871-7324 or

Hearts & Hands Ministry Needs You!

As part of the Dawson Family of Faith, we believe that all children are created in God’s image and are an integral part of the body of Christ. One way we demonstrate this is through Hearts and Hands, a ministry which serves children and teens who have special needs, as well as their families. We need adults to serve as a “buddy” for one Sunday a month during either the 9:40 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. hour. All that is required is a willingness to invest in kids and serve their families. Please contact Jon Meads, Associate Minister to Children, at if you would like to serve or if you would like to learn more.


Contact: Jon Meads at 871-7324 or

New Ministry Opportunity

This fall, Dawson will begin live streaming all Sunday morning worship services from the Sanctuary. A new online ministry will also begin. Volunteers are needed to communicate with people who are watching the service as it is streaming live via a private message board. The goal is to make a personal connection and fellowship with people who may not be able to physically attend church in person, or for people who are not comfortable in a group setting. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Dawson Online Host on Sunday mornings, please contact Kristen Torres at or Shannon Lindsay at for more information.


Contact: Kristen Torres at 871-7324 or or Shannon Lindsay at 871-7324 or

Together in Mission & Ministry
Pray For Mission Teams

Maine: From July 2 to July 9 a team of volunteers led by Andy Cartee will be serving in Portland, Maine. These Dawson Young Professionals will be working alongside our two church plants in providing opportunities to serve and connect in the community.


Maine: From July 9 to July 16 a team made up of Dawson families, led by Andy Cartee, will serve in Saco and Portland.


Nicaragua: From July 9 to July 16 a team of medical and non-medical volunteers, led by Brad Gowing, will conduct a clinic in Nicaragua. These volunteers will serve over 1,000 people through our partnership with Because We Care ministries.


Northeast Africa: From July 9 to July 16 a team of 2 will teach Hermeneutics to a group of 20 new believers of Muslim background. The focus will be on how to understand what the Bible is teaching.


Please continue to pray for the volunteers as they go on mission, as well as the people they come in contact with while they share God’s love.


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

School Supplies For Needy Children In Coy

Beginning July 3, Dawson will be collecting back-to-school supplies for students in Coy, Alabama, Dawson’s adopted community in the Black Belt region of South Alabama. Your donations of paper, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and any new school supply are greatly needed and appreciated. Collection tubs are located at the Church Office and the welcome desk in the Arendall Building. Please make your donations by Sunday, July 31. If you have any questions or if your family would like to participate in the mission trip on August 6 to deliver the backpacks, please contact David or Denise Bivin at


Contact: David and Denise Bivin at

Volunteer For Hispanic VBS

Monday-Thursday, July 25-28, 9:00 a.m.–Noon

This summer, over 100 children from the Birmingham area will come to Dawson for Hispanic VBS. Our theme this year is Submerged – Finding Truth Below The Surface. Students will discover a God who sees and knows their potential, their sins, and their need for a Savior. All classes are taught in English so you do not need to know Spanish to help. It takes many volunteers for this ministry effort. We need helpers to teach and assist in Bible study, assemble crafts with kids, fix snacks, love on little ones in the nursery, and drive vans. Children of our volunteers (nursery through 10th grade) can register and participate for the week. Please contact Wendy Adams at to volunteer.


Contact: Bayron Mosquera at 871-7324 or

Together in Bible Study
Make An Eternal Investment

The dawson kids Ministry is looking for investors to teach Sunday Morning Bible Study and make an eternal investment. Our growing ministry is in need of extra adults to lead during the 9:40 a.m. hour. We provide an amazing, chronological, Christ-centered curriculum that will have you growing in your faith as well. Please contact Danielle Bell, Minister to Children, at if you would like to serve.


Contact: Danielle Bell at 871-7324 or

Together in Ministries
Chapel Choir Serves In Texas

On Friday, July 1, the Chapel Choir loaded up and headed to Austin, Texas for their annual Mission Tour. With the theme of “Finally Home,” the students of the Chapel Choir are sharing Christ’s invitation to find a home in Him through the singing of Scripture, Backyard Bible Clubs, and ministering to the homeless. As they experience serving alongside one another, please pray for the lasting impact this experience will have on all involved. Please mark your calendars and join us for the Chapel Choir home concert on Sunday, July 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.


Contact: John Woods at 871-7324 or

For Visitors And New Members

Sunday, July 24, 9:40 a.m., Fellowship Hall

All visitors and new church members are invited to Discover Dawson on Sunday, July 24. 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 or Brad Gowing at


Contact: Brad Gowing at 871-7234 or

2nd Halfers Enjoy IMAX Movie And Lunch

Tuesday, July 12, McWane Center

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The IMAX theatre at the McWane Center is showing a wonderful movie featuring the National Parks of our nation. If you aren’t able to visit all of our National Parks, this is the next best thing! Our 2nd Halfers (adults 55+) group will attend the 10:30 a.m. showing and then eat lunch together at the Sweet Tea Restaurant.


We will depart by bus from the North Parking Lot at 9:30 a.m. and return by around 1:30 p.m. The cost for the movie and transportation is $15. (Each person will pay for lunch at the restaurant.) Please sign up and pay ($15) at the North Building Front Desk by Sunday, July 10.


Contact: Bob Hatfield at 871-7324 or

Hearing Test

Thursday, July 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Social Hall

Do voices sound muffled? Do you ask people to repeat themselves? If so, you need your hearing checked. Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates are coming to Dawson to perform free hearing tests. Spaces are limited and a scheduled appointment is required. Please contact Debbie Moss at to schedule your appointment today.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

Day Excursion For 55+ Adults - Oasis 16

Sponsored by the Birmingham Baptist Association, Oasis 16 is a refreshing day trip on Friday, July 29 to Decatur, Alabama for an afternoon of gospel music, humor, and inspiration. Held at Decatur’s Central Baptist Church, the afternoon will feature congregational singing led by outstanding pianist, Frank Jones. Gifted singer and speaker, Allison Speer, who has been featured on the Gaither Homecoming Series will also share her talent. Also on the program will be humorist “Brother Billy Bob the Baptist Bohannon.” Lunch will be enjoyed at followed by a stop at Bob Sikes Barbecue.


The cost is $45 and includes the conference fee, charter bus transportation, and barbecue dinner. Please sign up and pay at the North Building Front Desk. Space is limited and the deadline to register is Sunday, July 17.


Contact: Bob Hatfield at 871-7324 or

Join Our Early Worship Team

The 8:25 a.m. Worship Team is continually seeking to expand their roster of musicians to enhance our Family of Faith’s worship experience. Do you find yourself singing harmonies in worship? Can you follow a chord chart? If so, we may have a spot for you. If you, or someone you know, is interested in finding out more, please contact Melody Taylor at


Contact: Melody Taylor at 871-7324 or

Together in Prayer
Go Love Tell Prayer Need

Pray for the leadership at Living Church Ministries as they continue to work to make an impact for God’s kingdom serving the residents in North Titusville.



In Love And Sympathy


Jane and Dan Snyder and their family in the death of Dan’s mother.



Welcome To Dawson


Mac Couvillion

Robert and Leslie Dawson

Mayra Paradas

Benjamin Payne

Eric and Morgan West

         Charlcey Claire



Together This Week
Dawson Calendar
Sunday, July 3
  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
  5:00 p.m.

Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West

Monday, July 4
  Church Office and FRC Closed for Independence Day
Tuesday, July 5
  7:00 a.m. Go Love Tell Prayer Meeting/Social Hall
  9:30 a.m.

Women’s Bible Study/254 North

  6:30 p.m.

Women's Bible Study/Missionary House

Wednesday, July 6

No Evening Activities




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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