Sunday Worship - Sanctuary
8:25 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Today we welcome Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, Founder of Love & Respect Ministries, as we begin our new sermon series, Family Matters. Dr. Eggerichs’ message is entitled “Two Key Ingredients To A Successful Relationship” from Ephesians 5:33.
11:00 a.m., The Loft (Arendall Building)
Jacob Pierce continues the sermon series Ignite with a message entitled “Shipwrecked” from Acts 27:1-44.
This, then, is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:9-10)
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.
2 Timothy 4:2: Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
Please pray that the Holy Spirit would increase our next pastor’s passion for preaching the Word of God.
If you have not turned in your Abundance Commitment Card for your giving to God in 2017, it’s not too late. Please prayerfully consider making a commitment based on faith and ask God for direction about what He wants you to do for Him. We are called to be good stewards of all that God has generously given us. Part of good stewardship is giving of our finances to the church. The 2017 Abundance Commitment Cards are available at the Church Office or can be submitted online at dawsonchurch.org/giving, then click on the 2017 Giving Commitment link.
The Dawson Foundation (the “Foundation”) completed a very successful year for 2016. Through generous contributions by church members and a positive year of investment earnings, the Foundation assets realized growth of over $218,000. Because of this positive growth, the Foundation Board of Directors was able to approve grants and awards from the Foundation assets in 2016 that were used to assist many different individuals and ministries. A recap of the grants from the Foundation during 2016 includes educational scholarship awards to undergraduate and seminary students and Dawson classroom wall mounted televisions to be used by teachers and leaders.
The Foundation was also able to assist the Dawson Television Ministry with Closed Captioning costs, a replacement computer for the television control system, assistance with live streaming, and improvements to the TV recording studio. The Foundation also awarded travel scholarships to two students who will travel abroad, doing missions work in two different parts of the world.
The purpose of the Dawson Foundation is to provide resources for a wide range of ministries that reach people with God’s love and salvation. The Foundation also helps members of the Dawson Family of Faith be good stewards of their estates and other long-term assets. The Foundation is directed by a Board of Directors that is elected by the church. For more information on how to include the Dawson Foundation in your long-term giving plans, please contact Rowan Smith at 871-7324 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you handy around the house? Do you have a “green thumb” in the garden? Do you understand the latest technology or can you perform basic car maintenance? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions and you are willing to get involved in our Seasons Ministry for Widows, we would love to hear from you. To learn more, please contact Kristen Torres at email@example.com.
Sunday, January 22, 5:00 p.m. 256 North
Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 p.m., 256 North
On Sunday, January 22, at 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 25, at 5:30 p.m., you can learn how you or your Life Group can participate in one of Dawson’s international projects. These meetings will take place in Room 256 North. Details about dates, costs, and travel will be provided. Project locations will include Nicaragua, Ecuador, Southeast Asia, Northeast Africa, Tanzania, Haiti, Ukraine, and others.
Sunday, January 29, 6:00 p.m., 257 North
Make plans to attend this information meeting and learn how you can serve in one of Dawson’s nine mission projects in Maine during 2017. Details about dates, costs, and travel will be provided at this meeting in addition to an exciting update about our Go Love Tell work in Maine.
Now is the time to make plans to participate in a 2017 international or local mission project. Projects are listed on the church website at dawsonchurch.org/missions. We believe that in 2017 we may have the largest number of mission volunteers going out from our congregation. If you have interest or questions about a specific project, please contact Ben Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org or Randy Poe at email@example.com.
Sundays, Beginning January 22, 8:25 a.m., 268 Arendall
This hands-on, five-week class is designed for kids in grades 1-5 who have made their professions of faith. (We recommend your child complete this class before baptism.) During this class, we will experience life-changing truths and learn how they apply to our daily lives. Each student also will be given a workbook to be completed at home. Parents are asked to attend the first class with their child. Classes begin on Sunday, January 22 and conclude on February 19. Please register at dawsonchurch.org/kids.
Sunday, January 29, 9:40 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Together For Life is a 13-week traditional Christian marriage course that teaches engaged and newly-married couples valuable truths and skills that will make their marriages last a lifetime. This course is offered on Sunday mornings at 9:40 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall and begins next Sunday, January 29.
Sunday, January 22, 6:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Please join us tonight, January 22, at 6:00 p.m. for the continuation of the Love & Respect Marriage Conference with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. This incredible evening will be a sound investment of your time which will strengthen and bring practical and biblical wisdom to your marriage. This conference is for all ages, so whether you have been married for one or sixty years, this will be a worthwhile time for you and your spouse. It’s not too late to register ($10 per person) at dawsonconference.com. Please contact Andy Cartee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Today we’re excited to welcome Dawson Music Academy Instructor Johnetta Horton participating in worship. Our Academy offers lessons in harp, percussion, voice, piano, guitar, strings, woodwinds, and brass instruments. To join us for lessons for Spring Semester, please register online at dawsonmusicacademy.org. Use promo code “MEMBER” during the month of January to receive $10 off the registration fee.
Sunday, January 29, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall
All visitors and new church members are invited to Discover Dawson on Sunday, January 29. 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. Please contact Liz Cuenin at email@example.com or Brad Gowing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 sign up or learn more.
Tuesday, July 25 - Saturday, July 29
Kids who have completed 3rd-5th grade head to Timber Creeks for CentriKid camp this July 25-29. Parents, you must secure your child’s spot with a deposit by February 1. (Spots are limited.) You can learn more at dawsonkids.org. CentriKid is a high energy, intentional, gospel-centered overnight camp that helps kids learn more about the message of Jesus Christ through track times, recreation, worship, Bible study, church group time, and a variety of other fun events.
Thursday, February 9, 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m., Social Hall
Have you ever wondered what is now considered high or low blood pressure or what symptoms suggest your blood pressure is too high or low? Dr. Jeffrey Glaze of Nephrology Associates will address all these questions and more at this informative lunch and learn program. Reservations for lunch are required by February 8. Please contact Debbie Moss at email@example.com for reservations or more information.
Sunday, February 12, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Senior Adult Parking
Lot Did you know that just one donation can save up to 3 lives? Visit the LifeSouth Bloodmobile on Sunday, February 12 and show some real heart this Valentine’s season by giving blood. A photo ID is required. Walk-ins are welcome or you sign up online at dawsonchurch.org/blooddrive.
Sunday, January 22, 4:00 p.m., 254 North
Join your fellow Dawson travelers August 29-September 5, for an exciting eight-day tour of some of America’s most scenic country, including Jackson Hole, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Mt. Rushmore. Along the way, experience Snake River rafting, watch Old Faithful erupt, enjoy a chuck wagon dinner, and learn about Black Hills gold. Plan to attend the presentation meeting on Sunday, January 22, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 254 North, pick up a brochure at the Church Office, or contact Doug and Sandra Arendall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonathan Austin Isbell, son of Callie and Jonathan Isbell, will participate with his family in dedication this Sunday during the 8:25 a.m. worship service. Jon Austin was born on April 10, 2016. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. David Wiginton of Hamilton and Dr. and Mrs. Blake Isbell of Fort Payne. His great-grandparents are Mrs. Corinne Jones of Hamilton, Mrs. Alapha Wiginton of Hamilton, and Dr. and Mrs. John Isbell of Fort Payne.
John Collins Cease, son of Allison and Alan Cease, will participate with his family in dedication this Sunday during the 9:40 a.m. worship service. John Collins was born on July 17, 2016. He has one sister, Caroline. His grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Randy Stewart of Birmingham and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cease of Birmingham. His great-grandparents are Mrs. Clyda Latham of Arab, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stewart of Cottontown, TN, and Mrs. Beverly Crawford of Birmingham. His great-great grandmother is Mrs. Alada Clark of Arab.
Audrey Leigh Temples, daughter of Taryn and Matthew Temples, will participate with her family in dedication this Sunday during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Audrey was born on August 4, 2016. She has one brother, Trevor. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Rick Wilson of Grayson, GA and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Temples of Cumming, GA.
Ernestine Little ~ January 14, 2017
Family and friends of Ernestine Little.
Sunday Morning Life Groups
“I’m A Christian Now Class”/268 Arendall
Hispanic Congregation Worship/Chapel
Journey Worship/The Loft - Arendall
2017 International Missions Meeting/256 North
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
Love & Respect Marriage Conference/Sanctuary
Men’s Bible Study/Social Hall
Tuesday, January 24
Women’s Bible Studies/2nd FL North
Strength and Balance Class/100 West
RENEW Bible Study/Social Hall
Fellowship Lunch/Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Supper/Fellowship Hall
Creole, White Rice, Steamed Broccoli,
Salad, Bread, Dessert, or Soup, Salad,
Potato Bar; Kid’s Meal: Chicken Bites
International Missions Meeting/256 North
Preschool Music & Missions/Arendall
DSM - Dye Groups
Adult Bible Studies Preview/Arendall Atrium
Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West
Sanctuary Choir/Choir Room
Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East
Thursday, January 26
ESL/2nd FL North
Dawsonaires Rehearsal/Choir Room
Dawson’s 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service is broadcast (one week delayed) on WIAT 42, Sundays at 10:00 a.m.