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May 22, 2016   Vol. 19, No. 21
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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 sermon series The First Thing On Your To-Do List with a message entitled “Praying For The Hard Stuff” from Matthew 6:9-15.



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 new sermon series Summer In The Psalms with a message entitled “Finding Forgiveness” from Psalm 32.



Together in Worship
May Bible Memory Verse

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6



Sunday, May 22, 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 Process Update

As empowered by the Church Bylaws, the Nominating Team will recommend seven individuals to serve on the Senior Pastor Search Team and present this list of the seven individuals to the Deacons for approval. On June 13, the Deacons will meet to approve the Nominating Team’s proposed Search Team list.


Subject to approval by the Deacons, a Special Called Business Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel for final approval by the church family of the Search Team selections. Once the Search Team has been approved at the Special Business Meeting, the Senior Pastor Search process will begin.


During this time, Jack Fiscus will be working and communicating alongside Dawson’s Church Coordination Team, Deacon Officers and fellow staff members to provide a spiritually healthy and effective transition. Watch for details in the Together and at 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

Help Kids Connection Continue Serving Children

Did you know that Kids Connection has distributed more than 100,000 items in the four years it has been open? Parents and caregivers visit the ministry and shop for more than 270 children each month. Whether you prefer to work with shopping families, encouraging and praying with parents, or preparing inventory behind the scenes, there is a place for you to help at Kids Connection. Volunteering is easy, and you will be blessed no matter how much time you can give.


Kids Connection welcomes donations of gently-used children’s clothing, books, and toys on Mondays, Wednesdays, and second Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the shop, and on Wednesday evenings in Dawson’s North Parking Lot.


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

Together in Mission & Ministry
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 will be Submerged – Finding Truth Below The Surface. Students will discover a God who sees and knows their potential, their sins, and need for a Savior. All classes are done 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. To volunteer, please contact Wendy Adams at


Contact: Bayron Mosquera at 871-7324 or

Together in Bible Study
TABLE Ends Successful First Year

Many thanks to all the hostesses and participants of WOVEN’s inaugural year of TABLE! Last summer, 135 women gathered to discover what it looks like to gather regularly “around the table.” Since September, over 200 women have gathered monthly throughout the Birmingham community to share a meal and intentional fellowship. God has used these gatherings and we can’t wait to see how He continues to work through this ministry. If you are interested in learning more about how you can be part of TABLE, please contact Kristen Torres at 871-7324 or


Contact: Kristen Torres at 871-7324 or

Together in Ministries
Register For KidLife Week Today

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. You can register at It takes hundreds of volunteers to share God’s Word with the over 1,000 children who attend Dawson KidLife Week. Additional volunteers are still needed for nursery, preschool, and children’s classes. Please contact Brooke Gibson or Danielle Bell for more information or to volunteer for KidLife Week.


Contact: Brooke Gibson at 871-7324 or or Danielle Bell at 871-7324 or

Congratulations To Our High School Graduates

Julia Bradley, Sophie Brint, Lillie Ann Dawson, Rachel Donaldson, Haylee Dorrill, Tori Fiscus, Breeanna Fout, Kendall Fowler, Jacob Freeman, Mason Gaines, Hannah George, Samantha Glaze, Maddie Henkey, William Judy, Frances Abbott Knox, Ashley Krantz-Self, Nolen Langford, Nathan Lewis, Jacob Russell Lister, Melissa McGowan, Caroline Ousley, Haley Pendley, Lian Remley, Elizabeth Riley, Allison Rohdy, Will Simpson, Addison Stewart, Anna Kirsten Todd, Stephen Todd, and Dawson Wade



Sign Up Today For BIG Art Camp!

All kids in grades 1-5 completed are welcome to participate in our BIG Art Camps this summer. All skill levels are welcome! These half-day camps are led by Jimmy McGowan and are full of fun and creative art projects. Week 1 is June 13-16 and Week 2 is June 27-30. Register online at


Contact: Liz Cuenin at 879-1758 or

Growing Healthy With Herbs

Thursday, May 26, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Social Hall

Join Master Herbalist, Darryl Patton, as he discusses which herbs work best for medicinal purposes and for savory dishes, as well as how to best grow certain herbs at home for added convenience. The deadline for lunch reservations is Wednesday, May 25. Please contact Debbie Moss at to make your reservation.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

Are You Safe & Secure?

Sunday, June 12, 12:30 p.m., Social Hall

In today’s world, you must increase your awareness of potential dangers around you and your loved ones. Doug Wilson will discuss practical ways for you to boost your safety and security at home, work, school, and on digital media. The deadline for lunch reservations is June 10 and must be made in advance. Please contact Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or for reservations or for more information.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

Skin Cancer Screening

Wednesday, June 15, 3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Social Hall

Dr. Julie Harper and the staff of Dermatology and Skin Care Center will be providing a skin cancer screening. Take advantage of this free opportunity! Reservations are required and space is limited. Please contact Debbie Moss at to determine available time slots and to make your reservation.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

The Fenton Five


Observations And Insights On Being Faithful


5. Millennials now out number Baby Boomers. Big deal? or Big Deal! I chose the exclamation mark option. This interesting, numerical fact is influencing our country now and will influence it even more in the days to come.


4. Anxiety is the breeding ground for greed (see Matthew 6:24-25). If you are insecure, you will try to create or buy your own future.


3. To be content means not to be anxious in your present circumstance, but it also means not to be a prisoner of your present circumstance. Remember, Paul did not say, “I learned how to be complacent in all things.”


2. I used to ask, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Now, rather than trying to figure out the answer to this question, I ask myself another: “Why didn’t I do more to help those good people who had bad things happen to them?”


1. Prayer for the day: “Lord, help me reverse the mental aging process by leading me to ask more questions and to give less advice.”


To read more of The Fenton Five, please visit You are also invited to follow on Twitter @GaryFenton07.



Together in Prayer
Go Love Tell - Prayer Need

Pray for the teachers, staff, and leadership at Washington School as they work hard to provide education for more than 650 children in Titusville.



In Love And Sympathy


Mary Michael and B.T. Kelley, Thomas Kelley, and Mallory and Joshua Carson in the death of Benjamin Micah Kelley, son of Mary Michael and B. T., brother of Thomas, and nephew of Mallory.


Betty Stonecypher, Shari and Carl Schaefer, Kim and Trey Schaefer, Christopher Schaefer, and Lacey and Ben Hutto in the death of Betty’s husband, Shari’s stepfather, and Trey, Christopher, and Lacey’s grandfather, Robert E. “Stoney” Stonecypher.


Donald Rickard and Jodie and Garry Rickard in the death of Donald and Garry’s mother, Anita Rickard.


Carol and Butch Cauthen in the death of Carol’s mother, LaVerne Cook Robertson.


Marty and Gary Underwood in the death of Gary’s brother.



In Loving Memory


Laverne Cook Robertson ~ May 9, 2016


Robert E. “Stoney” Stonecypher ~ May 9, 2016


Benjamin Micah Kelley ~ May 10, 2016


Anita Rickard ~ May 11, 2016





Doris Chen and Jack Hsiao on the birth of their daughter, Lucy Sue Hsiao, on May 10, 2016.



Welcome To Dawson


Riley Mason

Shirley J. Wilson





The beautiful flowers in the Vestibule today are given in honor of the wedding of Sara Catherine Bryan and Robert Colville on May 21, 2016.



Together This Week
Dawson Calendar
Sunday, May 22
  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.

Chapel Choir/Choir Room

  5:00 p.m.

Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West

Monday, May 23
  7:00 a.m.

Men’s Bible Study/Social Hall

Tuesday, May 24
  7:00 a.m. Go Love Tell Prayer Meeting/Social Hall
10:00 a.m. Unforgettable Singers/Choir Room
  6:30 p.m. ESL/Social Hall
Wednesday, May 25
10:00 a.m.

Strength and Balance Class/100 West

11:00 a.m.

K.E.Y. Bible Study/Social Hall

12:00 p.m.

Fellowship Lunch/Fellowship Hall

  4:45 p.m.

Fellowship Supper/Fellowship Hall

Chef’s Surprise, Salad, Bread, Dessert

  6:00 p.m.

Moms in Prayer/Cafe West

  6:00 p.m.

Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West

  6:15 p.m.

K.E.Y. Bible Study/Social Hall

  6:15 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal/Choir Room

  6:15 p.m.

Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East

Thursday, May 26
11:30 a.m.

Healthy Herbs Seminar/Social Hall




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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