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Together at Dawson
March 7, 2021   Vol. 24, No. 10
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Sunday Worship Online - 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. at


Dr. David Eldridge continues the sermon series EXODUS with a message entitled Who's In Charge? from Exodus 7–10.



Together in Worship
Sunday, March 7


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

11:00 a.m. - Preschool, College

*Registration required for Preschool and Kids. (Register here.)


Some adult Life Groups may be meeting in person. Please check with your Life Group Leaders to find out more.



March Memory Verse

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 1 Peter 3:8



View Dawson's 2020 Impact Report Online At

Together in Giving & Serving
Meals For The Learning Center

Providing lunches for students at The Learning Center is a quick and easy way to support the GED students as they study and to help them stay focused in their classes. You can schedule meals by contacting Amy Turnbow at, have meals catered by a restauarant, or provide your own individually prepared meals. 


If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Anita Crisler at for more details, or click here to sign up directly!


Contact: Ryann Mitchell at 205-983-7320 or

Together in Missions & Ministry
Summer Mission Opportunities

Summit Community Church

Vacation Bible School

Gorham, Maine

Jim Gifford, Team Leader

June 14–18, 2021



Dawson has supported Pastor Travis Bush and Summit Community Church in many ways, helping them to reach people in their community and by planting new churches. In 2021, Summit is planning to conduct a community VBS in two different locations in Gorham. In addition to regular VBS activities there will be a sports component including basketball, soccer, and baseball. We will send a team of about 12 people to come alongside of and provide support to Summit’s volunteers with all aspects of the VBS.   


Dawson volunteers will travel to Portland Maine on June 12, worship at Summit Church on June 13, help with final preparations that afternoon, and provide support to their VBS leadership Monday through Friday, returning home on June 19. We hope to provide housing at a local college. The estimated cost is $800 per person. For more information or to join the team, contact Jim Gifford at or (205) 871-7324.




Camp 207

Fayette, Maine

Team Leader: Ben Hale

August 15–20, 2021


Camp 207 is a weeklong Christian camp conducted by Summit Community Church, working with three other churches. About 200 middle and high school students attend. They come from 35 different churches, plus many students come who do not attend church at all. About 10 Dawson volunteers will serve alongside about 40 members of Summit Church and members of other churches in Maine. Dawson volunteers could serve as counselors, lead small groups, lead activities, teach elective classes, and serve in other ways. The camp is at Camp Vega in Fayette, Maine, west of Augusta. Camp Vega is a girls summer camp location, and the churches rent it for one week for the Christian Camp. This is an excellent opportunity to make an impact on the lives of students, which in turn helps reach their families and their peers with the gospel. You will also build relationships with many members of Summit Church.


Dawson volunteers will fly into Portland on August 14, worship at Summit Church in Gorham on August 15, and travel to the camp Sunday afternoon. When the camp ends on August 20, you will travel back to Portland and fly out of Portland on August 21. The estimated cost is $600 to $800 per person.


Contact: Ben Hale at 205-871-7324 or

Women On Mission

Tuesday, March 9, 10:00 a.m., 255 North or Online

Join us as Louise Barbour leads us in a mission study/Week of Prayer for North American Missions. We will collect items for Brother Bryan Mission’s food pantry, such as canned goods, pasta (any kind), and staples (flour, sugar, rice, etc.). Any size product is acceptable. Make sure the items are not out-of-date.


Don’t forget your mask! If you plan to participate online, you will need to download Zoom in advance on your phone, computer, or tablet. Please contact Rachael Daughtry at to receive the meeting password.


Meeting ID: 712 203 1795


Contact: Ben Hale at 205-871-7324 or

Together in Bible Study
Bible Study: Hoping For Something Better

Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m., Online

Anna Kittinger and Candice Parker will lead this 10-week study, online, via Zoom, using Nancy Guthrie’s book, Hoping for Something Better. Hoping for Something Better is an in-depth, understandable, and practical Bible study of the book of Hebrews for the modern heart and mind. In the end, readers will more fully grasp the person of Jesus Christ, what he has done for us, and why we should invest our lives in drawing near to him. This study goes through May 12 and will meet virtually on Wednesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Please register here or contact Kristen Torres for more information.


Contact: Kristen Torres at 205-871-7324 or

Together in Ministries
DSM Fellowship Groups

DSM Spring Fellowship Groups kick off on Wednesday, March 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in homes across Birmingham. In Fellowship Groups, students in grades 6–12 share a meal, study God's word, and fellowship together. For more information or to find out how to connect to a Fellowship Group, please contact Karmin Lytle at


Contact: Karmin Lytle at 205-871-7324 or

Register Now For 2021 Summer Camps

Get ready for an Epic Dawson Summer with our 2021 summer camps! Registration is now open. Please visit for more information and to register.


KidLife: June 7–11 (Registration opens May 1.)

Ballet Camp: June 14–18

Basketball Camp: June 14–17 & July 12–15

Day Camp: June 21–25

BIG Art Camp: July 6–9

Music Camp: July 19–22


Contact: Kasey Hagen at 205-879-1758 or

Educational Scholarship Applications

The Dawson Educational Scholarship Fund was established by Dawson and is supported by voluntary gifts from members and friends. It is not a church budget item but is independent of the church’s regular finances. The fund is primarily designed to give assistance to deserving young people to enable them to obtain funding for undergraduate studies and/or to pursue theological educational opportunities that would otherwise not be possible.


Applications for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 scholarships from the Dawson Educational Scholarship Fund must be received in the Church Office on or before April 1, 2021. Applications by mail must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2021 to be considered. Applications are available in the Church Office or can be emailed to you. Please contact the Church Office at 205-871-7324 to receive an application or email Caroline Gwaltney at for more information.


Contact: Caroline Gwaltney at 205-871-7324 or

Dawson Recreation Ministry Summer Camps

Dawson Recreation is excited for Summer 2021, and we have a full summer of camps planned. Options include Basketball Camp, Ballet Camp, BIG Art Camp, and Day Camp at Camp Dawson (hosted by CentriKid). We are so excited for all that is planned! We hope you make plans to join us for a full summer of fun!


Basketball Camp: June 14–17 & June 12–15

Ballet Camp: June 14–18

Big Art Camp: July 6–9

CentriKid Day Camp: June 21–25


For more information and registration, please visit 


Contact: Kasey Hagen at 205-871-7324 or

Online Zoom Class: "Stretching"

Thursday, March 11, 12:00 p.m., Online

Would you like to be more flexible, improve your balance, prevent injury and decrease pain? Mark your calendar for this zoom class where we can follow along with the stretching instructions and ask questions at the end of the class.


Speaker:  Dr. Leah Wilson, PT, DPT

               Princeton Baptist Medical Center 


When:     March 11, 2021

Time:      12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

              Zoom Meeting ID: 811 3934 9668


For the meeting password, please contact Haley Edwards at 205-871-7324 or


Contact: Debbie Moss at 205-871-7324 or

Recipe: Roasted Fennel and Root Vegetable

Roasted Fennel and Root Vegetables

Makes 12 servings*



1 large sweet potato, unpeeled**

1 fennel bulb

3 large carrots unpeeled

1 parsnip

8 ounces turnip root or Brussels sprouts

1 large or 3 small beets unpeeled

1 medium to large red onion

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil and extra for the pan

2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar (optional)

4 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Garnish with chopped fennel frons, fresh thyme, rosemary, or parsley as desired.  



1. Preheat an oven to 400°F or 375° for convection.  

2. Drizzle 2 half sheet pans with extra virgin olive oil.

3. Wash all of the vegetables and scrub with a brush if you are not going to peel. Peel if desired.  

4. Cut vegetables into large bite-sized pieces, making them as much of a uniform size as possible to roast evenly.  

5. Place all the vegetables into a large bowl.

6. Mix together the 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, pepper and vinegar if desired. Pour over the vegetable and stir until all are coated.  

7. Spoon out onto the oiled pans and make sure the vegetables are in a single layer.  

8. Roast on the center rack of the oven for 40 to 45 minutes, turning halfway through.

9. Vegetables will be golden brown and tender when done.  

10. Garnish if desired.  



*If you want, you can cut the recipe in half or use leftovers in many other recipes.

**Peeling will reduce the dietary fiber content and nutritional value somewhat.


Adapted from


Contact: Debbie Moss at 205-871-7324 or

Together in Prayer
In Love And Sympathy


Anita and Jerry O’Neal in the death of Anita’s brother, Charles Maloy Love; Ann Montgomery in the death of her brother.


Gail and Andrew Smith in the death of Andrew’s father; Genie Smith, Angela Smith, and Allison and Marshall Shields in the death of Genie, Angela, and Allison’s grandfather; Henley and Marshall Shields in the death of their great-grandfather.



In Loving Memory


Charles Maloy Love ~ March 1, 2021



Welcome To Dawson


Robyn and Kate Herring (Abby)

Bragg and Micah Knott (Mack and Parker) 

Colin Stewart

Connor and Mary Grace Whatley



Together This Week
Dawson Calendar

Sunday, March 7

   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

   9:45 a.m.

Together for Lifie/Fellowship Hall

  11:00 a.m.

Worship in the Sanctuary & Online

  11:00 a.m.

Life Groups

  11:00 a.m.

Hispanic Congregation Worship/Chapel & Online

    4:45 p.m.

Dawson Ringers/Choir Room

    5:00 p.m.

Chapel Choir/4th Level Parking Building

    5:00 p.m.

Middle School Choir/Chapel
Monday, March 8

    7:00 a.m.

Men's Morning Bible Study

  10:00 a.m.

Strength & Balance Exercise Class/Social Hall

Tuesday, March 9
   7:00 a.m. 

Go Love Tell Prayer Meeting/Online

  10:00 a.m.

Women On Mission/255 North & Online

   7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, March 10

  11:00 a.m.

Psalms Mid-Week Bible Study/Online

    6:00 p.m.

Psalms Mid-Week Bible Study/Online

    6:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir/Sanctuary & Online

    6:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Orchestra/Fellowship Hall

    6:00 p.m.

DSM Fellowship Groups/In Homes

Thursday, March 11

  10:00 a.m.


  12:00 p.m.

Zoom Class: Stretching/Online

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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