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Together at Dawson
April 21, 2019   Vol. 22, No. 16
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Worship Preview

Sunday Worship - Sanctuary

8:25 a.m., 9:40 a.m., & 11:00 a.m.

Today, Dr. David Eldridge will share an Easter message entitled God’s Wonderful Surprise from Mark 16:1-8. 




Together in Worship
Sunday, April 21

Worship Services

 8:25 a.m., 9:40 a.m., & 11:00 a.m. - Sanctuary

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


Life Groups

 8:25 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.



April Memory Verse


“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.”

John 15:5-6



To Our Guests On Easter Sunday

On behalf of the Dawson Family of Faith, I would like to welcome you to worship at Dawson. While every Sunday that we gather is a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, today we gather to look back specifically to the life-changing events of that first Easter Sunday morning. We are honored that, on this Easter, you have chosen to worship with us.


If you are a guest with us today, I would also like to extend a special invitation to you. Immediately following each of our worship services, I, along with other Dawson staff members, will be in our Fellowship Hall. We would love an opportunity to meet you and to get to know you better. Refreshments and information about the ministries of our church will be available. The Fellowship Hall is located directly below our Sanctuary, and we look forward to seeing you there after one of our three worship services.


Again, welcome to Dawson. I pray that God uses this Easter worship service in powerful ways in your life this morning.



Pastor David



Easter At Dawson

Please join us for these special services during Holy Week. This year, a new and powerful Good Friday Service has been added to our Holy Week calendar. Please plan to make these events a priority for you and your family as we prepare for Resurrection Sunday. Please visit for more information.


Good Friday - April 19 

Tenebrae Service, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary


Hispanic Good Friday Service

7:00 p.m., Chapel


Resurrection Sunday - April 21  

Worship in the Sanctuary, 8:25 a.m., 9:40 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.



Way Of The Cross Processional

Homewood’s annual Way of the Cross procession is Friday, April 19. This annual Good Friday event commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. The walk begins at Homewood Central Park at 2:00 p.m. and ends at Edgewood Presbyterian Church. The route is about one mile and will take roughly an hour. Participants will stop along the way for prayer and Scripture. Please join us for this time of reflection, as we consider Jesus’s sacrifice for us. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the amphitheater.


Contact: Bill Johnston at 871-7324 or

Together in Giving & Serving
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

During the Easter season, we have the opportunity to financially support North American missions by giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Your gifts enable our missionaries to reach the estimated 260 million spiritually lost people in the United States and Canada. These funds are used to start new churches, promote student evangelism on university campuses, and provide for the physical needs of people. Please prayerfully consider what the Lord would have you give to help reach our nation for Jesus.


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

Nominate Now

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 2020. Names of people to be considered for these positions should be submitted to the Church Office by May 5. You may submit names by emailing your nominations to or by 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 alternatively, you can use the Communication Form in the pew rack. You need to clearly mark the card “Nomination Suggestion” and include your name, the name of the person being nominated, and the position for which you are nominating them on the card. To nominate online:


To nominate online:

1. Go to

2. Click the link “Nominate Now,” and read the description.

3. Click the link “2020 Leadership Positions” to bring up the online form.

4. In the form, type the names you wish to suggest for the various positions (you do not have to submit names for all positions).

5. When finished, click “send,” and your suggestions will be emailed to the Church Office.


Contact: Jack Fiscus at 871-7324 or

Together in Missions & Ministry
14,000+ Cookies, Prayer Needed For Prison Ministry Weekend

Dawson will be participating in an upcoming prison ministry event at Donaldson Correctional Facility on April 25-28. Our team needs your help as they prepare for the weekend. First, we need 1,200 dozen cookies to share with the inmates during the weekend. As you make the cookies, pray for the residents who will receive them and for God to use the cookies as a source of His love. Place the cookies by dozens in clear zip-lock bags and bring them to the Church Office desk prior to Thursday, April 25. The second request is for prayer. There is a vigil designed to cover the whole weekend in prayer. To sign up for the web-based prayer vigil, go to to sign up for a 30-minute slot. For more information about the event, contact Ben Hale at


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

Grab Your Gear And Volunteer

Monday–Friday, June 3–7, 9:00 a.m.–Noon

We are still in need of many KidLife volunteers for KidLife Campout. KidLife is Dawson’s largest church-wide outreach, so we need adults from all areas of the church to help kids camp out on the promises of God. So whether you have never served before or have served in the past, please consider joining us the week of June 3-7. Volunteer today at


Contact: Danielle Bell at 871-7324 or

Mission 205

Wednesday, May 29–Saturday, June 1, Downtown Birmingham

Mission 205 is a new mission project for middle school students. Students have the opportunity to serve the city of Birmingham May 29 - June 1. Each day will consist of mission projects, worship, and dinner including a fun activity. Register online at


Contact: Abbie Johnson at 871-7324 or

Together in Bible Study
Sign Up For Secret Church

Friday, April 26, 6:00 p.m. – Midnight, 254 North

Secret Church ( is a unique event where believers around the world gather together for a concentrated time of Bible study and prayer for the persecuted church. This year’s topic is “Prayer, Fasting, and the Pursuit of God.” Please email Liz Cuenin at if you are interested in attending the simulcast.


Contact: Liz Cuenin at 871-7324 or

Together in Ministries
Make Plans For A Great Summer At Dawson

Does Springtime have you thinking of the warmer fun-filled days of summer?  We are thinking of them, too, and finalizing details for 2019 Dawson Summer Camps. Learn more and register at


Basketball Camp 1: May 28-31

Adventure Camp 1: June 10-14

Big Art Camp 1: June 17-20

Adventure Camp 2: June 24-28

Basketball Camp 2: July 8-11

Big Art Camp 2: July 8-11

Dawson Music Academy Camp: July 15-19

Ballet Camp: July 29-August 2


Contact: Kathleen Camp at 879-1758 or

Join Us For Discover Dawson

Sunday, May 5, 9:40 a.m., Fellowship Hall

Discover Dawson is an informal group session that allows you to become better acquainted with Dawson’s vision, ministries, and mission opportunities. Reservations are not required but are helpful in planning.  Find out more at


Contact: Brad Gowing at 871-7324 or

Spring Ballet Recital

Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

You are invited to attend the Dawson Ballet School’s Spring Recital this  Saturday, April 27. Girls ages 3 and up will worship through dance. New students can register for the fall semester at


Contact: Susie Long at 879-1758 or

Infant And Child CPR Training

Wednesday, April 24 6:00 p.m., Foyer

This training is an ideal class for all parents, grandparents, babysitters, or anyone who works with infants and children. No reservations needed. Materials provided.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

First Aid Certification Course

Sunday, May 5, Noon–4:00 p.m., Social Hall

This American Heart Association course will certify you in First Aid, including CPR and the use of an AED. The course is free; however, the cost for a certification card, which is valid for two years, is $20 for adults and $6 for students. Registration is required.  The deadline to register is May 1. To register, please contact Debbie Moss.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

13th Annual Golf Scramble

Friday, May 17, 1:00 p.m., Robert Trent Jones, Oxmoor Valley

Men, women, and youth of ALL skill levels are invited to participate in a unique time of fellowship and fun you won’t want to miss! The 13th Annual Golf Scramble will be held Friday, May 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the prestigious Robert Trent Jones Oxmoor Valley 18-hole Executive Course. Participants will compete in a four-man scramble. Cost is $50 per participant or $200 per team. The tournament begins with a shotgun start. We will send players off in a golf cart with a boxed lunch, snacks, and beverages and wrap up the day with some great door prizes. To register, please visit


Contact: Tommy Lunceford at 879-1758 or

Dawson Student Ministry Breakaway

July 10–Sunday, July 14, Ocoee, Tennessee

Breakaway 2019 is July 10-14. Middle School and High School students will be headed to Ocoee Ridge Camp in Ocoee, Tennessee, for a week of studying God’s Word, small groups, worship, and recreation. There will also be a time for fun free-time activities, including white water rafting for high schoolers. The theme for Breakaway this year is Perception. Students will learn what it looks like to shift their perspective in order to view the world through the lens of Scripture as ultimate authority. Register online today at


Contact: Alison Matthews at 871-7324 or

Together in Prayer
In Love And Sympathy


Glenda and Jerry Eskew in the death of Jerry’s brother.


Family and friends of Frances Ferguson.


Family and friends of John Golightly.


Bari and Bob Montgomery in the death of Bob’s brother.


Mary Ann and John Crenshaw in the death of Mary Ann’s mother.



In Loving Memory


Frances Ferguson ~ April 10, 2019


John Golightly ~ April 13, 2019





Rachel and Matt York in the birth of their son, Andrew Ingram (Gram) York, on April 10, 2019.



Welcome To Dawson


Reed Brown

Jacqueline Bye

Kimberly Corona

Joselyn Corona

Amanda Curvin

Betty Margaret Grier

Ellee Jones

Anna McLendon

Noah Oswald

Lydia Smith

Vivian Smith



Together This Week
Dawson Calendar
Sunday, April 21
  8:25 a.m.


  8:25 a.m. Sunday Morning Life Groups

  9:40 a.m.


  9:40 a.m.

Sunday Morning Life Groups
11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Hispanic Congregation Worship/Chapel

  5:00 p.m.

Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West
Monday, April 22

  7:00 a.m.

Men's Bible Study/Social Hall

Tuesday, April 23

  7:00 a.m.

Go Love Tell Prayer Meeting/Social Hall

  6:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North

  6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery/The Loft - 3rd FL Arendall

  6:00 p.m.

ESL/Social Hall

Wednesday, April 24

  9:30 a.m.

Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North

10:00 a.m.

Strength & Balance Class/100 West

11:00 a.m.

RENEW Bible Study/Social Hall

12:00 p.m.

Fellowship Lunch/Fellowship Hall

  4:45 p.m.

Fellowship Supper/Fellowship Hall

Baked Ziti, Salad, Bread, Dessert,

OR Soup, Salad, Potato Bar;
Kids Meals: Corndogs

  6:00 p.m.

Preschool Music & Missions/Arendall

  6:00 p.m.


  6:00 p.m.

DSM High School Fellowship Groups/In Homes

DSM Middle School/The Loft

  6:00 p.m.

RENEW Bible Study/Social Hall

  6:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North

  6:00 p.m.

Men's Small Groups/259 North

  6:00 p.m.

Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East

  6:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir/Choir Room

  6:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Orchestra/Sanctuary

  6:00 p.m.

Infant & Child CPR Training/Foyer

  6:30 p.m.

Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West

Thursday, April 25

  9:00 a.m.

ESL/2nd FL North

10:00 a.m.

Dawsonaires/Choir Room

Friday, April 26

  6:00 p.m.

Secret Church/Social Hall

Saturday, April 27

10:00 a.m.

Ballet Recital/Sanctuary



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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