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May 1, 2016   Vol. 19, No. 18
Total Prayers Registered 1
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Worship Preview

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 new sermon series The First Thing On Your To-Do List with a message entitled “Knowing With Whom You Are Interacting” from Matthew 6:9-15.

 

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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 “Universal Coverage” from Psalm 19.

 

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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

 

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Sunday, May 1, 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
Nominate Now!

The Nominating Team is distributing information to Dawson members requesting input as they begin the process of nominating Deacons, Church Officers, and Standing Team Members for 2017. Names of people to be considered for these positions should be submitted to the Church Office by Sunday, May 8. You may submit names by emailing your nominations to nominate@dawsonchurch.org or visiting the church’s website. You may also complete your forms by hand and either return them to the Church Office or drop them in the offering plate during one of the Sunday morning worship services. Forms are available at the Church Office or you can use the Communication Form in the pew rack. You need to clearly mark the card “Deacon Suggestion” and include your name on the card. To nominate online...

  1. Go to www.dawsonchurch.org/nominate.
  2. Click the link “Nominate Now” and read the description.
  3. Click the link “2017 Leadership Positions” to bring up the online form.
  4. In the form, type the names you wish to suggest for the various positions (you do not have to submit names for all positions).
  5. When finished, click “send,” and your suggestions will be emailed to the Church Office.
Contact: Jack Fiscus at 871-7324 or jfiscus@dawsonchurch.org
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Adult Special Ed Class Needs Sunday Morning Help

The Adult Special Ed Sunday Morning Bible Study class needs men and women volunteers who can commit to teaching this inspirational group one Sunday a month. Love them and be loved like never before! For more information, please contact Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or dmoss@dawsonchurch.org.

 

Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or dmoss@dawsonchurch.org
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Serve With Us As Parking Lot Greeters

A friendly greeting, helping someone find a parking spot, and directing them to their requested destinations goes a long way toward welcoming people, especially guests, the moment they arrive on Dawson’s campus. You serve just one Sunday a month which allows you to worship and attend Bible Study the other Sundays. Please pray about volunteering with the Parking Lot Greeter Ministry.

 

Contact: Brad Gowing at 871-7324 or bgowing@dawsonchurch.org
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Together in Mission & Ministry
Missions Leader Wanda Lee To Speak At Dawson

Thursday, May 5, 6:00 p.m., Social Hall

Wanda Lee, Executive Director of National WMU, will give an update on missions and missions education in the US and globally. Mrs. Lee has served as Executive Director since 2000 and recently announced her retirement. She is the only person in the history of WMU who also served as National President. Additionally, she and her husband served as IMB missionaries from 1979-1981. A sought-after speaker, Wanda travels extensively to encourage and challenge Christians to greater missions involvement. A complimentary boxed dinner will be served and can be reserved by emailing Anita Wilson at avwilson1986@gmail.com. (Reservations are appreciated but not required.) Anyone with interest in missions in the US and around the world is invited to attend.

 

Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or bhale@dawsonchurch.org
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Family Mission Opportunity This Saturday

Saturday, May 7, 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Coy, Alabama

Volunteers are needed to help in Coy, Alabama, with clothing ministry, food service, art projects, teaching, and field day activities. This is a great opportunity for families to serve together. (It is recommended that children volunteers be 3rd graders or older.) Please contact David or Denise Bivin at dbivin@charter.net for more information.

 

Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or bhale@dawsonchurch.org
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Together in Bible Study
Men’s Bible Study Lunch

Thursday, May 19, 11:45 a.m., Social Hall

The Men’s Bible Study Lunch, led by Dr. Fenton, takes place at Dawson once a month. Please join us in the Social Hall on the third Thursday of the month and invite your friends and co-workers. Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to noon, and the program starts at 12:05 p.m. Lunch is $6. Reservations are not required but are helpful. To make a reservation, please email Tommy Lunceford at tlunceford@dawsonchurch.org.

 

Contact: Tommy Lunceford at 879-1758 or tlunceford@dawsonchurch.org
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Together in Ministries
KidLife Week Registration And Training Is 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. Online registration begins today, May 1 at dawsonchurch.org/kidlife.

 

It takes hundreds of volunteers to share God’s Word and love with the over 1,000 children who attend Dawson KidLife Week. Additional volunteers are still needed for nursery, preschool, and children’s classes. Training for all KidLife volunteers is Sunday, May 1, at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please contact Brooke Gibson or Danielle Bell for more information or to volunteer.

 

Contact: Brooke Gibson at 871-7324 or bgibson@dawsonchurch.org or Danielle Bell at 871-7324 or dbell@dawsonchurch.org
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For Visitors And New Members Today

Sunday, May 1, 9:40 a.m., Fellowship Hall

All visitors and new church members are invited to Discover Dawson today, Sunday, May 1. Discover Dawson is an informal group session that allows you to become better acquainted with Dawson’s Vision, ministries, and other endeavors. Reservations are not required but are helpful in planning. Please contact Margaret Bowens at mbowens@dawsonchurch.org or Brad Gowing at bgowing@dawsonchurch.org.

 

Contact: Brad Gowing at 871-7324 or bgowing@dawsonchurch.org
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Preschool Spring Music & Missions Program

Wednesday, May 4, 6:00 p.m., Chapel

Please join us on Wednesday, May 4, at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel as preschoolers share Bible verses and songs they have learned during Music & Missions this spring. This semester, preschoolers are learning about how to be like Jesus. You’ll be inspired as you worship and listen to songs that encourage us to live, love, and act like Jesus.

 

Contact: Brooke Gibson at 871-7324 or bgibson@dawsonchurch.org or Kimberly Jones at 871-7324 or kjones@dawsonchurch.org
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Dawsonaires Minister At The Lovelady Center

The Dawsonaires will conclude their ministry concerts for this year with a presentation at The Lovelady Center on Thursday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. In addition to leading the residents in a time of praise and worship, the choir will also present household and personal hygiene items they have collected for the residents. Please pray for the Dawsonaires as they minister in this special way.

 

Contact: Bob Hatfield at 871-7324 or bhatfield@dawsonchurch.org
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Spring Ballet Recital

Saturday, May 7,10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

You are invited to attend the Dawson Ballet Spring Recital on Saturday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Girls ages 3 and up will worship through dance as they present “Treasure Seekers.” Registration for new students for the fall semester of Dawson Ballet will open at the recital.

 

Contact: Hillary Gamble at 871-7324 or hgamble@dawsonchurch.org
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LifeSouth Blood Drive

Sunday, May 15, 7:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall

Did you know that you could save up to three lives by donating blood? This blood drive is brought to you by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers. A photo ID is required.

 

Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or dmoss@dawsonchurch.org
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Round Table Book Review

Monday, May 16, 9:30 a.m., 100 West

Come for refreshments and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. on May 16 in Room 100 West. This month Tom Cleveland will be reviewing Sticky Church by Larry Osborne. Please contact Mickey Martin at 871-2658 for more information.

 

Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or bhale@dawsonchurch.org
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Pre-order “A Night Of Worship: Gospel Trinity” CD

On April 10, the combined choirs and musicians of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church and the Dawson Family of Faith blessed those in attendance at the Lyric Theatre with an incredible night of praising God through music. You can pre-order a CD ($15) of this incredible evening at dawsonchurch.org/lyric. Order forms are also available at the front desk and Music & Worship Office. The deadline for pre-ordering is May 15.

 

Contact: Vicky Dennis at 871-7324 or vdennis@dawsonchurch.org
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Lost And Found - Bibles

Have you lost your Bible? We have a supply of adult and children’s Bibles that have found their way to our Church Office. If you or a family member are missing your Bible, please check the supply of Bibles that are displayed in the North Building Gathering Room next to the Chapel. The Bibles will be available from May 1 through May 15. Unretrieved Bibles will be donated to missions or Kids Connection.

 

Contact: Alice Harris at 871-7324 or aharris@dawsonchurch.org
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Together in Prayer
Go Love Tell - Prayer Need

Please pray for the Kigoma Baptist Medical Center in Tanzania that provides health care for a community of more than 250,000 people.

 

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Family Dedication

 

William Jackson Schmaeling, son of Katie and Tom Schmaeling, will participate with his family in dedication this Sunday during the 9:40 a.m. worship service. Jack was born on August 31, 2015. He has one brother, Luke. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Malone of Tuscaloosa, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pippin of Montgomery, and the late Mr. Dan Schmaeling. His great-grandparents are Mrs. Florene Wooldridge of Tuscaloosa and Mr. Billy Malone of Tuscaloosa.

 

Grant William Bergquist, son of Megan and Eric Bergquist, will participate with his family in dedication this Sunday during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Grant was born on November 19, 2015. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Bergquist of Vestavia, Dr. and Mrs. John Sullivan of Louisville, KY and Mr. Christopher Fitzpatrick of Lexington, KY. His great-grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. William Cowley of Vestavia, Mrs. Carolyn Bergquist of Valdosta, GA, Mrs. Jane Sarles of Lexington, KY and Mrs. Joan Powell of Johnson City, NY.

 

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In Love And Sympathy

 

Family and friends of Barbara Johnson.

 

Marilyn and Jerre Johnson and family in the death of Marilyn’s mother.

 

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In Loving Memory

 

Barbara Johnson ~ April 16, 2016

 

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Welcome To Dawson

 

Carrie Beth Champion

Cayden Champion

David & Maegan Dockery

Haley Hulsey

Leonard & Remonia Kuria

Livi Cate Osborne

Tom & Katie Schmaeling

          (Luke, Jack)

Frank & Mary Skinner

Trace & Allison Traywick

Scott & Karon Von Cannon

 

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Together This Week
Dawson Calendar
Sunday, May 1
  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
  9:40 a.m.

Discover Dawson/Fellowship Hall

11:00 a.m.

Worship/Sanctuary

11:00 a.m. Hispanic Congregation Worship/Chapel
11:00 a.m. Journey Worship/The Loft
12:00 p.m.

First Aid Certification/254 North

  4:00 p.m.

KidLife Training/Chapel

  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, May 2
  7:00 a.m.

Men’s Bible Study/Social Hall

  6:30 p.m.

StephenMinistry/254North

Tuesday, May 3
  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/256 North

  6:30 p.m. ESL/Social Hall
Wednesday, May 4
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

Hamburgers, French Fries, Salad, 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 Program/Arendall

  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

  6:15 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, May 5
  9:00 a.m.

ESL/2nd FL North

10:00 a.m.

Dawsonaires Concert/The Lovelady Center

  6:00 p.m.

WMU Guest - Wanda Lee/Social Hall

Saturday, May 7
10:30 a.m.

Ballet Recital/Sanctuary

 

 

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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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