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July 5, 2015   Vol. 18, No. 27
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Worship Preview

8:25 a.m. Worship

The Worship Leadership Team leads the congregation in worship through music. Rev. Brad Gowing, Dawson’s Discipleship Pastor, will preach a message entitled, “Spiritually Blind” from Mark 10:46-52. 


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

We celebrate and ask God to bless our nation with the anthem America the Beautiful, and continue to worship through the song The Majesty and Glory of Your Name. Rev. Brad Gowing, Dawson’s Discipleship Pastor, will preach a message entitled, “Spiritually Blind” from Mark 10:46-52.



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


Tim Simpson continues the sermon series That You May Believe with a message entitled “Connected” from John 15:1-17.



Together in Worship
July Bible Memory Verse

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29



Sunday, July 5, 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
Dawson Welcomes Randy Poe To Ministry Staff

Randy is Dawson’s new Go Love Tell Missions Associate.  His initial ministry assignment will be to direct the Birmingham, Maine, and South East Asia Go Love Tell projects.  Randy is not new to Dawson.  Since 2005, Randy has served as a volunteer in the Dawson Hispanic Congregation as the Student Minister for Middle School, High School, and College ministries.  He actively serves as the High School Sunday School teacher, Youth Bible Study leader, and College/Young Adult Bible Study leader.


Randy’s background gives him a unique perspective on Dawson’s Go Love Tell emphasis. He came to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in 1981 while his family was attending language school in Costa Rica, having recently been appointed as missionaries to Chile by the International Mission Board.  He was baptized on May 31, 1981, at the Primera Iglesia Bautista (First Baptist Church) – Guadalupe in San Jose, Costa Rica.  Randy grew up on the mission field.  After graduating from high school in Santiago, Chile, Randy returned to the United States to attend Samford University, graduating in 1994 with a degree in Business Administration and Political Science. While at Samford, Randy met his wife Mónica. They now have three children: Jordan, Jessie, and Zander. Randy speaks Spanish fluently and relates to other cultures naturally.


In addition to growing up internationally, Randy has traveled extensively throughout Central and South America.  He has traveled to Indonesia and has been on mission trips to Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Nepal. Randy also serves as a member of the Dawson Missions Committee and the Go Love Tell Steering Committee. 


Randy was licensed to the Gospel Ministry at Dawson in January of 2011 and ordained at Dawson in January of 2015.  Please make sure to pray for Randy and his family as he begins this new endeavor.


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

Go Love Tell - Birmingham: Back To School Project

The Dawson Family of Faith has an exciting opportunity for you to serve in the Titusville community by participating in our first Go Love Tell - Birmingham project for back to school. Volunteers are needed to help distribute backpacks and school supplies to the children of Washington School during their week of registration July 20-24 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. We will need several volunteers each day to help with this project. Volunteers will meet each morning at Dawson (7:30 a.m.) in the North Parking lot and ride together to Washington School. You may sign up for one day or for the entire week. This is a wonderful way to connect with the students, parents, faculty, and staff at Washington School and to help make a difference for the next generation in the Titusville community. Please contact Randy Poe to sign-up for this special event.


Contact: Contact: Randy Poe at 871-7324 or

Have You Volunteered For Our Hispanic VBS?

Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 9:00 a.m.-Noon

We’re getting ready to “Journey Off The Map” and need leaders to join us as we venture into uncharted territory during this year’s VBS! During Hispanic VBS week, over 100 kids from all around Birmingham will come through our doors at Dawson to discover Jesus as their “Ultimate Guide.” It takes over 50 volunteers for this ministry effort.  Classes are led in English, so you do not need to know Spanish to help. Children of volunteers (nursery through grade 10) may register to participate for the week. To volunteer, please contact Wendy Adams at (731) 225-8295 or


Contact: Bayron Mosquera at 871-7324 or

Together in Mission & Ministry
Missions Spotlight: Haiti

The Joy House is a mission effort in Haiti that was started by Joe & Norma Patterson, a husband & wife team from a Baptist church in Arkansas. Dawson’s involvement with the Joy House began by sending a medical team to the Joy House after the 2005 earthquake and has been sending a team every year since.  For several years Dawson was the only team that provided medical care at the Joy House, and many patients would say that this was their only time to see a health care provider.  During our yearly medical mission trips our team continued to see that many of the patients had very high blood pressures and some of the patients had even experienced strokes.  


In March of 2013, several of the team members started discussing a possible way for the patients with high blood pressure to receive treatment on a more frequent basis.  A plan to go to Haiti every quarter for a short four-day trip just for the purpose of treating hypertension patients was presented to Ben Hale, Dawson’s Evangelism & Missions Pastor, and was subsequently approved.  


The Dawson blood pressure team is currently made up of a physician, a nurse, and a non-medical person. Before we go to Haiti, Haitian members of the team at the Joy House contact all of the scheduled patients who have phones to remind them of their appointment.  When the patients come to the Joy House Church, where the clinic is held, they have their blood pressure taken and receive medications to last them another 3 months.  They are then rescheduled for another visit and given a reminder card with a date and time they are to come again.  Currently there over 600 patients enrolled in the high blood pressure clinic.  Not everyone comes to every clinic, but there are quite a few that come every time.  Often there are people who come to the clinic that have never been before.  These new patients are evaluated and if medication is needed, they are set up with a prescription sufficient to last until the team’s next visit.  


From the time this ministry was started, we have seen significant advances in controlling high blood pressure among our very grateful patients.  The best part of each trip is that we are able to share the love of Jesus with believers and non-believers alike.  On behalf of the team members who go each quarter, thank you for supporting this important and life-changing ministry.  


Donna Adkisson and Dudley Hindman
(Team Members)


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

School Supplies For Needy Children

Beginning on Sunday, June 28, we will be collecting back-to-school supplies for students in Coy, Alabama, Dawson’s adopted community in the Black Belt region of South Alabama. Your donations of paper, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and any other new school supplies are greatly needed and appreciated. Collection tubs will be located at the Church Office in the North Building and at the Welcome Desk in the Arendall Building. Please bring all donations by Sunday, July 19. If you have any questions or if you and your family would like to participate in the mission trip on July 25 to deliver the school supplies, please contact David or Denise Bivin at


Contact: David and Denise Bivin at

Together in Ministries
Chapel Choir Mission Tour In Full Swing

As you read this, 114 Chapel Choir students and sponsors are sharing the love of Christ through song in Europe. Invited to be the feature choir at the International Baptist Convention, students on Chapel Choir Mission Tour are sharing the gospel through music at outdoor concerts, cathedrals, and gatherings of ministers from around Europe. This year’s theme is “Creation Sings” and is inspired by the beauty of creation as noted by the prophet Isaiah: “...the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands” (Isaiah 55:12).  Please be in prayer for the students and sponsors of Dawson’s Chapel Choir.


Contact: John Woods at 871-7324 or

Dawsonaires Provide Hymnals For Swiss Congregation

The Dawsonaires have partnered with the Chapel Choir to provide hymnals for a Baptist congregation in Switzerland. The Chapel Choir will present a concert for the small congregation and will donate hymnals to be used after the choir’s departure. The Dawsonaires provided the funds for these hymnals. It is wonderful to see this cross-generational and trans-Atlantic mission project to the glory of God.


Contact: Bob Hatfield at 871-7324 or

Blessed To Invest

At the Last Supper, having washed his disciples feet, Jesus says to them, “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them” (John 13:17). Jesus demonstrates for his disciples that serving is at the heart of following him. Jesus’ life is marked by serving others, and as followers of Christ we are called to serve as well. As dawson kids looks ahead to the new school year, please consider serving as a dawson kids Investor. Where will you be a blessing? To volunteer or to learn more about becoming a dawson kids Investor, please contact Danielle Bell at 871-7324 or


Contact: Danielle Bell at 871-7324 or

Register Today For Dawson’s Ballet Camp

All 4K-2nd grade girls are welcome to sign-up for our Summer Ballet Camp on August 3-7 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We will have a fun-packed week complete with ballet instruction, games, snacks, and crafts! On Friday, family and friends are welcome to attend a special ballet performance. Registration is $85 per camper, and forms are available in the Family Recreation Center.


Contact: Liz Cuenin at 879-1758 or

Second Halfers To Enjoy Relaxing And Inspirational One-Day Excursion

Thursday, July 9, 8:30 a.m., Hanceville, Alabama

On Thursday, July 9, join your Second Half Ministries friends for a one-day excursion to visit the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. The exquisitely beautiful main church will encourage us to contemplate and appreciate the transcendent beauty and holiness of God. The life-size nativity scene will remind us of God’s greatest gift, His son, Jesus. The 14 Stations of the Cross will help us give thanks for the great sacrifice of Jesus on our behalf. The morning will give us an opportunity to step aside from our rush and hurry.

Following our morning time at the Monastery, we will travel to Stone Bridge Farms in Cullman for a wonderful Southern dining experience. We will enjoy a bountiful buffet of home-style cooking in a delightful setting. The cost of the day excursion is $35 per person including charter coach transportation, entrance to the Shrine, and cost of the meal. We will depart at 8:30 a.m. and return around 2:30 p.m. Please sign up and pay your $35 at the North Building Reception Desk. Space is limited to 50 people, so sign up is required by Sunday, July 5.


Contact: Bob Hatfield at 871-7324 or

Skin Conditions Seminar – Acne, Rosacea, And Eczema/Psoriasis

Thursday, July 16, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Are you a teenager suffering from acne and want to feel more confident when you are at school and with your friends? When you look in the mirror, does your face always appear to look red? Have you noticed if you have dry, itchy, or scaly patches on your skin? Skin problems can occur at any point in our lives, and it can often leave us feeling self-conscious. Regardless of our age, we all want to feel confident in our own skin. You are invited to attend our program on Skin Conditions – Acne, Rosacea, and Eczema/Psoriasis where you will learn what causes these very common skin problems and the various treatment options that are available for you. Please call the Church Office at 871-7324 to make your reservation.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

Visit Our Health & Wellness Media Library

Did you know that Dawson’s Health and Wellness Ministry has an online media library where you can access all of our health programs that we have hosted at Dawson? We have a wide range of topics for you to watch and/or listen to at your convenience. Topics include Alzheimer’s Disease, Sleeping Disorders, the latest in ADD/ADHD, Female Health Issues, and so much more! More videos will continue to be added so we encourage you to keep checking back. Just click on the red button that says, "Health & Wellness Media Library" to access all of our content.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

Dawson Is On Pinterest!

The Dawson Family of Faith is on Pinterest! Follow us for healthy recipes, sermon series podcasts, Bible verse pintables, sermon quotes, and much more! Pinterest is a great way for Dawson to connect with church members, as well as the lost and un-churched, and share what's happening on our campus. To follow Dawson on Pinterest, go to


Contact: Abby Colella at

Register Today For BIG Art Camp

All kids in grades 1-5 completed are welcome to participate in our BIG Art Camps this summer. All skill levels are welcome! These half-day camps are led by Jimmy McGowan and are full of fun and creative art projects. Week 1 begins this week which is June 15-18 and Week 2 is July 6-9. Register online at or in the FRC.


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


Edith Bass and Mildred Heath in the death of their sister, Louise Willis.


Mary Lou Weaver and her family in the death of her husband.



Together This Week
Dawson Calendar
Sunday, July 5
  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, July 6
  9:00 a.m. BIG Art Camp 2/FRC
Tuesday, July 7
  9:00 a.m. BIG Art Camp 2/FRC
  9:30 a.m. Women's Summer Bible Study/254 North
Wednesday, July 8
  9:00 a.m. BIG Art Camp 2/FRC
10:00 a.m. Strength and Balance Class /100 Class
11:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study/Social Hall
12:00 p.m. Fellowship Lunch/Fellowship Hall/Fish Fry
  4:30 p.m. Fellowship Supper/Fellowship Hall
  Fish Fry, Chips, Slaw, Ice Cream, and Fresh Melons
  6:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal/Choir Room
  6:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Social Hall
  6:00 p.m. Middle School Summer Nights
  6:00 p.m. Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West
  6:15 p.m. Men's Bible Study/303 West
  6:15 p.m. Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East
Thursday, July 9
  9:00 a.m. BIG Art Camp 2/FRC

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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