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March 26, 2017   Vol. 20, No. 13
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Sunday Worship - Sanctuary

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


Today, Michael Kelley, Director of Discipleship for LifeWay Christian Resources, continues the sermon series UNDERSTUDY: The Part You Thought You’d Never Play with a message entitled “No Neutral Response” from John 18:28-38.



Journey Worship

11:00 a.m., The Loft (Arendall Building)


Tim Simpson continues the sermon series No Less Than Christ: A Study In The Book Of Colossians with a message entitled “A Worthy Life” from Colossians 1:9-14.



Together in Worship
March Bible Memory Verse

One of those days Jesus went to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. Luke 6:12 



Sunday, March 26

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


Life Groups

    8:25 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.



Dawson Pastor Search
Pastor Search Prayer Request

Matthew 18:19-20 “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst.”


Pray for powerful unity and oneness of spirit within the Pastor Search Team.



Together in Giving & Serving
SERVE The Ladies Of The Seasons Ministry

Saturday, April 22, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Please join us for our first SERVE Day for the women in our Seasons Ministry. On that day, volunteers will be paired with a widow in the Birmingham area, visit them, and perform a pre-determined service at their home. This is a wonderful opportunity for families, students, and/ or Life Groups to serve together. Services available will range from yard work to minor house repairs to car maintenance and financial/ legal advice.


If you would like to learn more about this event or would be willing to volunteer, please contact Kristen Torres at 871-7324 or If you are a widow or you know of a widow that would like to request a service, please pick up a registration card at the Church Office and return it by April 3 or complete the registration online at


Contact: Kristen Torres at 871-7324 or

Join The Sanctuary Choir For Palm Sunday

Now is the time to join the Sanctuary Choir for our new project From the Heart: Songs & Stories of Prayer. On Palm Sunday, April 9, all three morning worship services will feature the Sanctuary Choir, the Dawson Orchestra, and the Early Worship Band as we come together to hear prayer stories from Dawson members and songs that inspire us to go deeper in our prayer life.


Rehearsals for this special project are Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Choir Room on the 3rd floor of the North Building. If you’ve never sung in the choir at Dawson, this is a great time to see how you like it. There are no auditions, and childcare is available.


Contact: Vicky Dennis at 871-7324 or

Together in Mission & Ministry
Why Should You Become A Trained Volunteer?

This year’s Alabama Baptist State Disaster Relief Training will take place at the new Disaster Relief Center at 118 Jesse Samuel Hunt Blvd. in Prattville. As in previous years, food distribution procedures, chainsaw operation, clean up and recovery, and chaplaincy classes will be offered at this year’s event on April 6-8.


Trained volunteers make a commitment to be a part of a larger and very effective ministry team. In the aftermath of disasters, it is not uncommon for the public to be kept out of an area, while Disaster Relief volunteers with proper credentials are allowed in to help. Disaster Relief volunteers receive safety training to help avoid becoming victims themselves. These volunteers are trained to work as part of a team and to get the most work done while still doing ministry.


Please pray about how to best serve, then participate in training so that you can be a part of the wonderful ministry of Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief. For more information about this event, please call the Baptist State Convention at (334) 613-2356.


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

Pray For Mission Teams

Dominican Republic: From March 25 to March 30, a team of Dawson student volunteers, led by Abbie Johnson, will work with Mission Emanuel. Students will work on local venues that may include two schools, a medical center, a physical therapy clinic, and a dental office.


Maine: From March 29 to April 1 a team will work with multiple churches in Maine. They will train church leaders on curriculum in order to equip them to conduct a successful VBS. Training will include worship, Bible stories, crafts, and recreation.


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

Together in Bible Study
New Bible Study On Heaven Begins April 4

Tuesdays beginning April 4, 6:00 p.m., 255 North

We all have questions about Heaven. What is Heaven really going to be like? What will we do? Will Heaven get boring after a while? This challenging 7-week study by Randy Alcorn, author of the book Heaven, is based on biblical truths and will encourage you to move beyond preconceived notions about the afterlife and strive for Heaven while you’re living on earth. Led by Shannon Lindsay, books are $7 each and can be purchased at the first class.


Contact: Shannon Lindsay at 871-7324 or

Together in Ministries
Golf Tournament To Benefit Kids Connection

Saturday, April 8, 8:00 a.m., Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

The Recreation Ministry invites you to play in our 11th Annual Golf Scramble at the prestigious Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Oxmoor Valley Ridge Course. The event includes competing in a four-man scramble, lunch, a speaker, door prizes, and a unique time of fellowship with others. It is open to all ages and skill levels.


The cost is $100 per individual and $400 per team. Proceeds will benefit Dawson’s Kids Connection. To register or learn about valuable sponsorship opportunities, please visit or contact Jacob Pierce at


Contact: Jacob Pierce at 879-1758 or

Vine Family Worship - Grandparent Edition

Sunday, April 9, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Save the date for our special Vine Family Worship - Grandparent Edition, Sunday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We invite parents and grandparents with kindergartners - 5th graders to come to this special interactive worship time where we will experience The Lord’s Prayer in creative, hands-on ways. We will have a fellowship meal afterward. The cost is $3 per person, maximum $10 per family.


Contact: Danielle Bell at 871-7324 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. According to the guidelines of the Fund, it is primarily designed to give assistance to needy and deserving young people to enable them to obtain undergraduate and/or theological educational opportunities that would otherwise not be possible.


Applications for Fall 2017/Spring 2018 scholarships from the Dawson Educational Scholarship Fund are due by April 1, 2017. Applications are available in the Church Office or can be emailed to you. Please contact the Church Office at 871-7324 to receive an application or Rowan Smith at for more information.


Contact: Rowan Smith at 871-7324 or

Safety And Social Media For Concerned Parents

Wednesday, April 5, 6:00 p.m., 303 West

Did you know that the average teen spends nine hours each day using media, and that tweens (those between the ages of eight and twelve) spend six hours a day? Have you ever wondered exactly what they are doing and what they are seeing when they are online? Many parents want to help their families manage the multiple media options that are available. Unfortunately, parents do not always know the best ways to provide structure and protection for young minds.


On Wednesday, April 5, Jeff Richardson, Instructional Technology Specialist for the Hoover City Schools, will present some very practical tools and strategies to equip parents for this difficult challenge. If you have young children or teens, don’t miss this important program. Please contact Debbie Moss at with questions or for more information.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

Prayer Guides Available For Easter Preparation

Scripture is full of examples and lessons about prayer, and it is our hope that you would accept the invitation to engage in continued purposeful, intentional prayer in your own life. Six-week Prayer Guides are available at the North Building Welcome Desk and the Arendall Welcome Center, as well as the Sanctuary on Sundays. Each prayer guide contains a Scripture passage and prayers for the week to help prepare you for the Easter season. At the end of each prayer time, you are invited to listen for God’s prompting personally and corporately. Please use these guides as a resource for you and your family as you continue to “pray without ceasing.”


Contact: Kristen Torres at 871-7324 or

Secret Church Simulcast

Friday, April 21, 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

On Friday night, April 21, please join us as we meet in homes across Birmingham for this year’s Secret Church simulcast. Secret Church is an intense time of Bible study where groups gather locally and globally to study God’s Word. It is a version of “house church” and in many places around the world, “church” meets in a home, an apartment, and sometimes even in secret. Dawson has purchased this year’s simulcast, “Scripture and Authority in an Age of Skepticism.”


We are inviting people to host small groups and watch the simulcast from their homes. Your small group can be people from your Life Group, neighbors, friends, and even co-workers. Multiple homes are needed and study guides will be provided for each host home. David Platt founded Secret Church and currently conducts it through Radical Ministries.


To find out more about Secret Church, please visit


Contact: Brad Gowing at 871-7324 or

Register Now For 2017 Summer Camps

Registration is now open for our summer recreation camps. These camps are for children in grades 1-5 completed. Please visit for more information and to register.


Basketball Camp: May 30-June 2

Day Camp 1: June 12-16

Big Art Camp 1: June 19-22

Day Camp 2: June 26-30

Big Art Camp 2: July 10-13

Ballet Camp (K-Grade 2): July 31- August 4


Contact: Kathleen Camp at 879-1758 or at

DSM Beach Breakaway At BigStuf

This summer, Middle School and High School students will be headed to Panama City Beach for Breakaway. It will be a week of incredible worship, small groups, time with friends, and fun on the beach. You don’t want to miss this awesome opportunity! High School Breakaway is July 9-13 and Middle School Breakaway is July 13-17. The cost is $325 and there are limited spots remaining! To sign up or for more information, please visit


Contact: Alison Matthews at 871-7324 or

Together in Prayer
Family Dedication


Mae Olivia Brooks, daughter of Anna and Ryan Brooks, will participate with her family in dedication this Sunday during the 8:25 a.m. worship service. Mae was born on December 10, 2016. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hunter of Acworth, GA, Mr. and Mrs. Judson Brooks of Dothan, and Mr. Danny Whiddon of Dothan. Her great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Brooks of Hartford, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore of Winfield, Mrs. Emily Hunter of Columbia, and Mrs. Bobbie Whiddon of Taylor.


Ann Elizabeth Hamilton, daughter of Courtney and Michael Hamilton, will participate with her family in dedication this Sunday during the 9:40 a.m. worship service. Annie was born on November 25, 2016. She has one brother, Tripp. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brewster of Trussville, Mr. and Mrs. David Bowers of Springville and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hamilton of Trinity. Her great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bailey of Springville.


Andrew Grady Linn IV, son of Tiffany and Andrew Linn, will participate with his family in dedication this Sunday during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Grady was born on May 11, 2016. His grandparents are Ms. Martha Carol Wheat and the late Mr. Thomas Wheat of Chatom and Mr. and Mrs. Drew Linn of Tuscaloosa.



In Love And Sympathy


Family and friends of Margie Tomlinson.



In Loving Memory


Margie Tomlinson ~ March 15, 2017



Welcome To Dawson


Miguel Alvarado

Kevin and Nicole Pugh



Together This Week
Dawson Calendar
Sunday, March 26
  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

11:00 a.m.

Journey Worship/The Loft - Arendall

  5:00 p.m.

Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West

Monday, March 27
  7:00 a.m.

Men’s Bible Study/Social Hall

Wednesday, March 29

No Fellowship Lunch/Supper


No Evening Activities





Sermon Audio

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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