8:25 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship
There are different ways to approach life. Some approaches include going with the flow, minimizing pain/maximizing pleasure, or managing by objective. However, in this sermon series, we will be looking at the right approach which is to engage every day and every person for the glory of God. We do not create meaning for our own lives. God gives us meaning. By engaging people and circumstances in the name of Jesus and for His glory, we experience the true meaning of life.
Dr. Fenton continues the sermon series Engage with a message entitled “Work Is A Godly Four Letter Word” from Colossians 3:22-25.
11:00 a.m., The Loft (Arendall Building)
Finding Our Identity And Purpose
The book of Ephesians is incredibly relevant for us today. We live in a time where boundaries are challenged and values are negotiable. Often, we struggle to understand who we are and what we should be doing on a daily basis. Through this study, we will have help in finding our identity and purpose as we take an in-depth look at the book of Ephesians.
Tim Simpson concludes the sermon series Finding Our Identity And Purpose with a message entitled “Being Fearless” from Ephesians 6:18-24.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. Colossians 3:23
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.
Mark your calendars now for KidLife 2016, June 6-10 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. This year’s theme is God’s Game Plan. Please help us spread the word about our KidLife dates by sharing our posts on social media and with your friends. It takes hundreds of volunteers to make our church’s largest outreach a success. What if every Dawson member was a part of KidLife in some way? Please begin praying now and asking God where He wants you to serve for KidLife 2016.
Dawson’s new Marketplace officially opens today, February 7, in the Arendall Welcome Center. Visit the Marketplace on Sunday mornings from 9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. to purchase books, study materials, and gifts that will help you and others grow in your Christian life.
Tuesday, February 16, 10:00 a.m., 100 West
Please join us as we welcome Raymond Lyrene as our guest speaker this month. He will speak on the Living Water project in Akot, South Sudan. The mission action for February is the Daniel Cason Bread of Life Food Pantry. Items needed are large-sized canned fruits and vegetables, spaghetti noodles, rice, and large boxes of cereal.
Join the women of Dawson as we take a 40-day journey through Scripture and what it means to “live a life altar’d” - dead to the flesh and alive in the Spirit. We’ll explore Jennifer Kennedy Dean’s book, Altar’d, in our personal quiet times and in community on Wednesdays from February 10-March 23. For more information, please visit the Dawson Woven Facebook page or contact Kristen Torres.
Thursday, February 18, 11:45 a.m., Social Hall
The Men’s Bible Study Lunch, led by Dr. Fenton, takes place once a month. The theme is entitled “The Leader’s Heart” which comes from the book of Philippians and is geared toward Christian men in the workplace. Please join us in the Social Hall and invite your friends and co-workers. Lunch ($6) is served from 11:45 a.m. to noon, and the program starts at 12:05 p.m. Reservations are not required but are helpful. To make a reservation, please email Liz Cuenin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, February 19, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Bring the whole family to the Fellowship Hall for a chicken finger dinner, popcorn, and a puppet show by the Dawson Student Puppet Team! Please make reservations and pay for dinner ($4/adult, $2/ child, age two and under are free) in the Church Office no later than Sunday, February 14.
dawson kids will be having its fourth annual “24 Hours 4 Him” event for grades 1-5 on March 18-19. (6:00 p.m. on Friday night to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night.) We are super excited to announce that worship will be led by Yancy on Friday and Saturday nights. 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 dawsonkids.org for more information.
Dawson’s annual Perseverance 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run is coming! This year’s race is on Saturday, March 12. Be sure to mark your calendars for this great community-wide event that’s fun for your entire family. A portion of each registration fee will be given to Kids Connection. Register online at dawsonchurch.org/recreation.
If you have children in grades 1-5, you can plan ahead for the summer by making note of our Day Camp dates. Registration opens online March 14 at dawsonchurch.org/camps.
Basketball Camp: May 31-June 3
BIG Art Camp I: June 13-16
Day Camp I: June 20-24
BIG Art Camp II: June 27-30
Day Camp II: July 11-15
Day Camp III: July 18-22
Monday, February 15, 9:30 a.m., 100 West
Come for refreshments and fellowship beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. on February 15 in Room 100 West, near the Social Hall. Jo Morris will be reviewing The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Please contact Mickey Martin at 871-2658 for more information.
Thursday, February 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Who is at risk of Carotid Artery Disease? What are the symptoms? What will happen if untreated? Attend this informative program and learn how to be more proactive with your health. This is a monthly “Lunch and Learn” sponsored by the Health and Wellness Ministry. The deadline to register for lunch is Wednesday, February 17.
Thursday, February 25, 11:30 a.m., Social Hall
Are there any risks of having an irregular heartbeat? Is there anything my doctor can do? Attend this informative program and learn how you can be more proactive with your health. This is a monthly “Lunch and Learn’ sponsored by the Health and Wellness Ministry. The deadline for a lunch reservation is Wednesday, February 24.
Join your fellow Dawson travelers September 26-October 3, 2016 on an 8-day adventure from Seattle to San Francisco. Brochures with itinerary and pricing information are available at the Church Office. You are also invited to learn more details and register for the trip at the presentation meeting on Sunday, February 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 254 North. Please contact Doug and Sandra Arendall at email@example.com for more information.
Observations And Insights On Being Faithful
5. Best quote I read this week: “We honor and celebrate our complexity and our simplicity by continually doing five things. We tell stories. We act out rituals. We create beauty. We work in communities. We think out beliefs.” (from Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, by N.T. Wright)
4. In the last few years, I have read too little fiction, but I am intentionally attempting to read more now. I recently read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner.
3. When in search of a Savior, don’t think you are going to find one in your spouse.
2. Don’t waste this lengthy election season by only listening to what the candidates, their “spin” teams, and your over-opinionated and under-informed friends say. I encourage you to invest time in two actions that could influence your opinion, your vote, and more importantly, your attitude: 1) read the Constitution, and 2) study what the New Testament teaches about the role of government.
1. Super Bowl Prediction: As much as we complain about the commercials, I predict we will watch them. It is socially acceptable to admit that you watch the commercials in the Super Bowl, but the truth is most people watch commercials regularly.
To read more of The Fenton Five, please visit www.characterpath.com. You are also invited to follow on Twitter @GaryFenton07.
Pray for God to provide the volunteers needed for the mission trip to Southeast Asia in April and for the opening of the ESL Cultural Exchange Center, funded by Go Love Tell.
Scarlett Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Christa and Scott Smith, will participate with her family in dedication this Sunday during the 9:40 a.m. worship service. Scarlett was born on September 27, 2015. She has one brother, Christian, and one sister, Scotlyn. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Chris Venus of Remlap, Mrs. Jean Hadley of Fultondale and the late Mr. Gary Smith. Her great-grandmother is Mrs. Shirley Davis of Trussville.
Tiffany and Sean Pierce, Jack Pierce, and Will Pierce in the death of Tiffany's grandfather and Jack and Will's great-grandfather.
I’m A Christian Now Class/268 Arendall
Bible Buddies & Bible Drill/Arendall
Middle School Choir/354 North
Chapel Choir/Choir Room
Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West
Men’s Bible Study/Social Hall
Women’s Bible Studies/2nd FL North
Fellowship Lunch/Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Supper/Fellowship Hall
Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Salad, Bread, Dessert or Soup, Salad, Potato Bar
Kid’s Meal: Corn Dogs
Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North
Men’s Bible Studies/3rd FL West
Moms in Prayer/Cafe West
Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West
DivorceCare Group/FRC 10
DSM - High School/Dye Groups
ESL/2nd FL North
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.