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February 7, 2016   Vol. 19, No. 6
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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.

 

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Journey Worship

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.

 

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Together in Worship
February Bible Memory Verse

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. Colossians 3:23

 

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Sunday, February 7, 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. 

  

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Together in Giving & Serving
KidLife 2016

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.

 

Contact: Brooke Gibson at 871-7324 or bgibson@dawsonchurch.org or Danielle Bell at 871-7324 or dbell@dawsonchurch.org
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Together in Mission & Ministry
Dawson’s New Marketplace Opens Today

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.

 

Contact: Kristen Torres at 205-871-7324 or ktorres@dawsonchurch.org
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WMU Tuesday Day Meeting

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.

 

Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or bhale@dawsonchurch.org
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Together in Bible Study
Take The Altar’d Challenge

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.

 

Contact: Kristen Torres at 871-7324 or ktorres@dawsonchurch.org
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Men’s Bible Study Lunch

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 lcuenin@dawsonchurch.org.

 

Contact: Tommy Lunceford at 879-1758 or tlunceford@dawsonchurch.org
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Together in Ministries
Preschool Family Night: Puppets & Popcorn

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.

 

Contact: Brooke Gibson at 871-7324 or bgibson@dawsonchurch.org
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24 Hours 4 Him

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.

 

Contact: Danielle Bell at 871-7324 or dbell@dawsonchurch.org
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26th Annual Perseverance 5K

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.

 

Contact: Liz Cuenin at 879-1758 or lcuenin@dawsonchurch.org
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2016 Summer Camp Dates

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

 

Contact: Liz Cuenin at 879-1758 or lcuenin@dawsonchurch.org
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Round Table Book Review

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.

 

Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or bhale@dawsonchurch.org
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Carotid Artery Disease - What Should I Know?

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.

 

Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or dmoss@dawsonchurch.org
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My Heart Beats Irregularly - Should I Be Concerned?

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.

 

Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or dmoss@dawsonchurch.org
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Travel To The Pacific Northwest And California

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 dsarendall@bellsouth.net for more information.

 

Contact: Bob Hatfield at 871-7324 or bhatfield@dawsonchurch.org
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The Fenton Five

 

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.

 

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Together in Prayer
Go Love Tell - Prayer Need

 

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.

 

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Family Dedication

 

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.

 

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In Love And Sympathy

 

Tiffany and Sean Pierce, Jack Pierce, and Will Pierce in the death of Tiffany's grandfather and Jack and Will's great-grandfather.

 

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Welcome To Dawson

 

Ben Hutto

Tucker Meek

 

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Together This Week
Dawson Calendar
Sunday, February 7
 8:25 a.m. Worship/Sanctuary
 8:25 a.m. Sunday Morning Bible Study
 8:25 a.m.

I’m A Christian Now Class/268 Arendall

 9:40 a.m. Worship/Sanctuary
 9:40 a.m. Sunday Morning Bible Study
11:00 a.m.

Worship/Sanctuary

11:00 a.m. Hispanic Congregation Worship/Chapel
11:00 a.m. Journey Worship/The Loft - Arendall
 5:00 p.m.

Bible Buddies & Bible Drill/Arendall

 5:00 p.m.

Middle School Choir/354 North

 5:00 p.m.

Chapel Choir/Choir Room

 5:00 p.m.

Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West

Monday, February 8
 7:00 a.m.

Men’s Bible Study/Social Hall

Tuesday, February 9
 7:00 a.m. Go Love Tell Prayer Meeting/Social Hall
10:00 a.m. Unforgettable Singers/Choir Room
 6:00 p.m.

Women’s Bible Studies/2nd FL North

 6:30 p.m. ESL/Social Hall
Wednesday, February 10

 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Bible Studies/2nd FL North

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

Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Salad, Bread, Dessert or Soup, Salad, Potato Bar

Kid’s Meal: Corn Dogs

 5:30 p.m.

Handbells Rehearsal/351 North

 5:45 p.m.

Collide/Chapel

 6:00 p.m.

Preschool Music & Missions/Arendall

 6:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North

 6:00 p.m.

Men’s Bible Studies/3rd FL West

 6:00 p.m.

Moms in Prayer/Cafe West

 6:00 p.m.

Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West

 6:00 p.m.

DivorceCare Group/FRC 10

 6:15 p.m. K.E.Y. Bible Study/Social Hall
 6:15 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal/Choir Room
 6:15 p.m. Orchestra Rehearsal/Sanctuary
 6:15 p.m. Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East
 6:30 p.m. DSM - Middle School/The Loft

 6:30 p.m.

DSM - High School/Dye Groups

Thursday, February 11
 9:00 a.m.

ESL/2nd FL North

10:00 a.m.

Dawsonaires/Choir Room

 

 

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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.

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Dawson Worship Services on TV
Sundays, 10:00 a.m., WIAT 42
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