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March 29, 2015   Vol. 18, No. 13
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Worship Preview

8:25 a.m. Worship

The Worship Leadership Team leads the congregation in worship through music. Dr. Fenton continues the sermon series CONNECT with a message entitled "Connect Through The Cross" from Luke 23:32-43 and Acts 2:22-24.


9:40 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship

As we begin Holy Week, the Sanctuary Choir & Orchestra open Palm Sunday worship with The Lord Is My Light. And as we come to the Table of Grace, we’ll offer gratitude with The Welcome Table. Dr. Fenton continues the sermon series CONNECT with a message entitled "Connect Through The Cross" from Luke 23:32-43 and Acts 2:22-24.



Journey Worship

11:00 a.m., The Loft

That You May Believe

The Gospel of John is one of the most engaging books in the Bible. It is often described as being simple yet profound. As we study the life and teachings of Jesus, our desire is to be deepened in our faith, obedience, and commitment to Him in a life-changing way. As John the author states, "These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."  John 20:31


Ben Stephenson continues the sermon series That You May Believe with a message entitled "Caught In Their Own Trap" from John 8:2-11.




Together in Worship
March Bible Memory Verse

...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23



Sunday, March 29, 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
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

Three out of four people in the United States and Canada do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, the North American Mission Board seeks to support Southern Baptist missions projects to reach those who do not know Jesus. One hundred percent of our contributions will go to supporting missionaries, training new missionaries, and providing them with benefits like healthcare. Please join us in spreading the Gospel by giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering!


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

Dawson Shuttle Team Provides Needed Ministry

Every Sunday morning a dedicated group of shuttle bus drivers from Dawson makes a route to several retirement communities throughout Birmingham to pick up senior citizens for Bible study and worship. The drivers are careful and considerate to help each passenger get on and off the buses safely and arrive at the appropriate destination in a timely manner. In addition to the retirement communities, the shuttles also provide transportation for our adults with special needs. We thank and appreciate the work of our Shuttle Ministry Team.  Additional drivers are needed and welcomed. If you are interested in driving for Dawson’s Shuttle Ministry, please contact Lee Dorrill at or Bob Hatfield at


Contact: Bob Hatfield at 871-7324 or

Together in Mission & Ministry
Join Collide’s Friends & Family Choir For "Go Love Tell" Kickoff

The Collide Choirs invite their friends and families to join them in a multi-generational choir that will sing on April 19 at the Go Love Tell Kickoff at Homewood Park. If you would like to sing in the choir, please come to rehearsal in the Choir Room on Wednesday, April 8 and Wednesday, April 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. At rehearsal, you will receive your simple music and a practice CD. We hope you will join us for this unique musical opportunity to blend voices of children and adults in unity as we offer praise to God.


Contact: Contact: Kimberly Jones at 871-7324 or

Follow Dawson For Information On "Go Love Tell"

See how the Dawson Family of Faith is sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ around the world through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Connect with Dawson, as well as our new missions initiative, Go Love Tell by following these social media accounts:








Contact: Stephanie Clanton at 871-7324 or

Together in Bible Study
Bonhoeffer Bible Study

Tuesdays, April 7-May 5, 6:00 p.m., 255 North

In this five-session Bible study, best-selling author Eric Metaxas explores the major themes of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s writings and how he not only helped transform an entire faith community in Germany during World War II, but also how his beliefs continue to impact the Christian faith of people throughout the world today. Topics include: What is the Church?, Living In Christian Community, and Religionless Christianity. This class is led by Shannon Lindsay on Tuesday nights in Room 255 North. A workbook ($8) is available for purchase at the first session. All are welcome and invited to attend.


Contact: Shannon Lindsay at 871-7324 or

Together in Ministries
Dawsonaires To Sing At Beeson Chapel Service

The Dawsonaires have been blessed with an opportunity to sing for the weekly Chapel service for the Beeson Divinity School on Tuesday, March 31 in Hodges Chapel at 11:00 a.m.  The Choir will sing two anthems and will help to lead the congregational singing.  The theme for the service is “Amazing Grace.”  The preacher will be Dr. Patricia Outlaw from the Divinity school faculty. The public is invited to attend.


Contact: Bob Hatfield at 871-7324 or

From The Table To The Cross

Thursday, April 26:30 p.m., Sanctuary

On Thursday evening, we will trace Jesus’ path from the Lord’s Supper Table to the Cross of Calvary. Through Scripture, powerful visuals, and inspiring music, this intimate service is created to connect with all ages and stages of faith. Please invite a friend or co-worker to join you for this engaging time of worship.


Contact: John Woods at 871-7324 or

Way Of The Cross Procession

Good Friday, April 3, 2:00 p.m., Homewood Park

The churches of Homewood will gather together for the annual Good Friday procession, "The Way of the Cross," commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus. The procession begins at Homewood Park, and stops at area churches where Scripture is read and the cross is passed to the next bearer. To participate, please meet at the amphitheater at Homewood Park by 2:00 p.m. or join the procession anywhere along the way. The procession ends at Edgewood Presbyterian Church. Shuttle service is available back to Homewood Park.


Contact: Bill Johnston at 871-324 or

Easter Sunday Traffic Flow

On Easter Sunday, April 5, Highland/Manhattan (the street that runs between the Sanctuary and the North Building) will be used for one-way traffic only. Traffic will flow from west to east (Evergreen to Dale Avenue) to ease congestion and ensure the safety of larger crowds.


Contact: Rowan Smith at 871-7324 or

Good Neighbor Parking

Below are some ways in which you can help us be "good neighbors" at Dawson and to the surrounding community. Please see the map in the printed version of the Together for specific "no parking" zones.

  • Please park in our convenient Parking Building. We are fortunate to have easily accessible parking.
  • Please do not park in the adjacent Trinity Parking Lot.
  • Reserve marked handicapped parking spaces for only those who have a handicap parking permit.
  • Avoid parking along curbs that are painted yellow or have "no parking" signs and in alleys.
  • Please avoid parking on unpaved areas belonging to neighbors, the city, or the church.
  • Please leave ample clearance on both sides of all driveways in order that our neighbors may attend their churches.

Thank you for being a good neighbor in our community.



Mark Your Calendar For KidLife Week!

Monday-Friday, June 1-5, 9:00 a.m.-Noon

"Celebrate! All Jesus, All the Time" is the theme for KidLife 2015. KidLife Week is an exciting week of fun and learning. Children participate in Bible stories, crafts, recreation, snacks, praise times, and worship rallies. Children, 4-years-old (by September 1, 2015) through grade 5 (completed), are invited to attend. Invite your friends now! Many volunteers are needed to help with KidLife. Please contact Brooke Gibson (Preschool) or Danielle Bell (Children) to find out how you can get involved with KidLife Week. Online registration will be coming soon!


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

9th Annual Dawson Golf Scramble

Saturday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.-Noon, Robert Trent Jones Trail

Attention Golfers! Get your 4-person team together and come join us at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley on April 18 as we "tee-off" for this annual tradition. The driving range will open at 7:00 a.m., and the Scramble will begin at 8:00 a.m. There will be an excellent lunch provided by Oxmoor Valley with an awards ceremony to follow. Everyone will be eligible for some awesome prizes. Registration is $100 per player, and forms are available in the FRC. This year’s proceeds will go to benefit Restoration Academy. The deadline to sign up is April 3. For more information, please contact Justin Palmore at


Contact: Justin Palmore at 879-1758 or

"Living The 2nd Half" Conference

Tuesday, April 14, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall

This program addresses very important issues for those age 55 and older. Some of the questions that will be discussed include: What are the legal issues and paper work that I should take care of now? Have recommendations changed recently? If I need "help" what is available for me? How can I avoid scams, identity theft, and other security and safety issues? (Did you know "2nd Halfers" are targeted?) Senior communities, transportation, home health, downsizing, the list goes on and on. Our guest speakers include:

  • Lynn Campisi, Elder Law Attorney
  • Lynn Shobe, Special Agent with the State Bureau of Investigations
  • Shawn Barnes, Certified Senior Advisor with CarePatrol

This conference is free, but reservations are required. Please call the Church Office at 871-7324 to make your reservation.


Contact: Debbie Moss 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 2015/Spring 2016 scholarships from the Dawson Educational Scholarship Fund are due by April 1, 2015. 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 you may also contact Rowan Smith at for more information.


Contact: Rowan Smith at 871-7324 or

Recognition For Our 2015 Seniors

Sunday, May 17, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall

On Sunday, May 17, Dawson will be honoring our 2015 high school seniors with a breakfast at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall and a special recognition in the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Parents, siblings, and seniors are all invited to attend this breakfast, but reservations are needed. Please make reservations by Sunday, April 19, by contacting Lorin Santo at 871-7324 or Thank you in advance for your help in making this a very special day for your senior.


Contact: Lorin Santo at 871-7324 or

"My Aching Feet" Seminar

Thursday, April 16, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

At some point, we all experience foot pain, but sometimes foot pain can be more serious and can affect your daily routine. From bunions to hammer toes to flat feet, come and learn the causes and treatment options available for you. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Harrison Dye from Birmingham Podiatry. Lunch will be provided for those who make reservations no later than April 15. You are invited to bring your aching feet to this very informative program.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

Few Seats Remain For Canadian Rockies Trip

The response has been great for the Dawson trip led by Doug and Sandra Arendall to the Canadian Rockies during the week of October 6-15. Only a few seats remain. Brochures and applications for the trip may be picked up at the North Building Receptionist’s Desk. Applications and deposits are due to the Church Office by April 5. Please contact Bob Hatfield at or Doug or Sandra Arendall at for more information.


Contact: Bob Hatfield at 871-7324 or

2015 Summer Camp Dates

Registration is now open for Dawson’s Summer Recreation Camps. These camps are for children in grades 1-5 completed. Please visit to register today.


Basketball Camp: May 26-29

After KidLife Camp: June 1-5

Day Camp I: June 8-12

BIG Art Camp I: June 15-18

Day Camp II: June 22-26

BIG Art Camp II: July 6-9

Day Camp III: July 13-17


Contact: Liz Cuenin at 879-1758 or

Fenton's Friday Five

Read "Fenton's Friday Five" for observations and insights about being faithful at



Together in Prayer
In Love And Sympathy


Joann Denman in the death of her sister.


Ketrenia and David Hooks, Rebecca and Tyler Berch, and Amber and Russell Hooks in the death of Ketrenia’s father and Rebecca and Russell’s grandfather.


Cynthia and Jerry Jones in the death of Cynthia’s mother.


Becky and Roger Lander in the death of Roger’s mother and Jessi Lander and Tiffany Lander in the death of their grandmother.


Susan and Joe Shepherd in the death of Joe’s father and Jennifer Shepherd and Caroline Stephens in the death of their grandfather.





Katie and Drew Cochran on the birth of their daughter, Margaret Reeves Cochran, on March 23, 2015.


Leah and David Knight on the birth of their son, Henry Hardin Knight, on March 23, 2015.



Welcome To Dawson


Benjamin E. Mahaffey

Patrick & Lauren McDavid

Dan & Mandy Biles

Jacob Biles

J.D. Biles



Together This Week
Dawson Calendar
Sunday, March 29
  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. Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West
Monday, March 30
  7:00 a.m. Men's Bible Study/Social Hall
Tuesday, March 31
  6:00 p.m. Young Single Women's Small Group/3rd FL West Cafe
Wednesday, April 1

No Meal

  6:15 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal/Choir Room
  6:15 p.m. Orchestra Rehearsal/Sanctuary
Thursday, April 2
  6:30 p.m.  Holy Week Communion Service/Sanctuary
Friday, April 3
   2:00 p.m. "Way of the Cross" Processional
   7:00 p.m. Hispanic Good Friday Service/Chapel

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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