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Together at Dawson
September 15, 2019   Vol. 22, No. 37
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Sunday Worship - Sanctuary

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

Today, Dr. David Eldridge begins the new sermon series Galatians with a message entitled No Other Gospel from Galatians 1:1-12. 



Together in Worship
Sunday, September 15

Worship Services

 8:25 a.m., 9:40 a.m., & 11:00 a.m. - Sanctuary

11:00 a.m. - Hispanic Service, Chapel


Life Groups

 8:25 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.



September Memory Verse

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Ephesians 4:15-16



Together in Giving & Serving
Dawson Welcomes New Minister To Students

Over the last year, we have prayerfully searched for our next Minister to Students, and we are excited to introduce you to Chris White. Chris, along with his wife Kayla, their 2-year-old son Grayson, and another baby on the way, are coming to us from Madison, Mississippi, where Chris served as the Student Minister at Highland Colony Baptist Church. Originally from Lufkin, Texas, Chris is coming to us with both experience with student ministry and with great theological depth.


Chris has served previously at FBC Cleveland, MS, and with Franklin Heights Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, VA. Chris holds a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is pursuing a PhD in Expository Preaching from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Chris can be reached at and is excited to meet Dawson’s students and families. We are grateful to have Chris, Kayla, and Grayson join our Family of Faith, so please help us welcome them to Dawson!


Contact: Brad Gowing at 871-7324 or

Executive Pastor Search Process

The Personnel Team has begun the search process for a new Executive Pastor and requests your prayers for God’s direction in filling this important role in our church. The Executive Pastor is primarily responsible for the oversight of the Ministerial Staff and the ministries/programs of the church in consultation with the Senior Pastor and lay leadership. Please contact Jan Kennamer Hart at or 871-7324 if you would like to submit a name for consideration.


Contact: Jan Kennamer Hart at 871-7324 or

Together in Missions & Ministry
Dawson Responds To Humanitarian Needs In New Mexico

This summer, a call for humanitarian assistance along the southern border of our country went out to Southern Baptist congregations. Dawson’s response was to seek a local church partner along the border that we could encourage and strengthen by providing both volunteers and financial support. Several months ago, the small city of Deming, New Mexico, located approximately 20 miles from the border, was notified that within a matter of days, newly-arrived immigrants legally seeking asylum would arrive in their city. Upon arrival, the immigrants would have been vetted for security and be in compliance with all U.S. immigration requirements. The impact on the city’s government, local charities, and churches was tremendous.


Deming, the poorest city in the poorest county of New Mexico, was understandably overwhelmed. Once the immigrants were released in Deming, the federal government’s responsibility for them ended. People (mostly women and children) who had legally followed the U.S. immigration process, were dropped off each day into McDonald’s parking lots. At that point they were on their own to connect with their U.S. sponsors spread out across the country. These people spoke very little English and had no U.S. currency, no place to sleep, and no food to eat.


City officials and non-profits quickly renovated a National Guard armory as a replacement for local parking lot drop-off locations. This center now serves as the official drop-off location in Deming and provides assistance with communication, food, and shelter when people arrive. All three resources distributed are donated by individuals, non-profits, and churches. The average stay in the center is two or three days while people make connections with their sponsors. Approximately 150 new immigrants continue to arrive in Deming every day. During the summer months of 2019, more than 10,000 people arrived in Deming—a city with a normal population of 16,000. Immigrants, no matter where they are coming from, have two things in common. First, they are vulnerable to abuse and neglect because of their unfamiliarity with their new surroundings. Second, their understanding of God is likely to grow out of their encounters with His people.


In an effort to assist in Deming, Dawson has partnered with Pastor Mason Davis and Bethel Baptist Church to provide funds for food. This small church is located a few blocks from the armory and is doing what they can to provide volunteers and food at the center. If you would like to know more about this partnership and how you can help, please contact Ben Hale at


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

Together in Ministries
Join Us For Discover Dawson

Sunday, September 15, 9:40 a.m., Social Hall

All visitors and new members are invited to Discover Dawson on Sunday, September 15. Discover Dawson is an informal group session that allows you to become better acquainted with Dawson’s vision, ministries, and mission opportunities. Reservations are not required but are helpful in planning. Please contact Liz Cuenin at or Brad Gowing at for more information or to make a reservation.


Contact: Brad Gowing at 871-7324 or

Round Table Book Review

Monday, September 16, 9:30 a.m., Social Hall

Please join us on Monday, September 16 for a time of refreshments and fellowship beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Social Hall. Rogers Redding will be reviewing The Language of God by Francis Collins.


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

Worship With Sandra McCracken

Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 p.m., Chapel

AuUXANO (Dawson’s new weeknight worship service for young adults and college students) has partnered together with Samford University’s Center for Worship and the Arts to bring Sandra McCracken to Birmingham. Sandra will lead worship for this new service on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel and we would like to invite our whole church family to join us! Sandra McCracken’s prolific contributions as a singer-songwriter, modern-day hymn writer, and record producer have brought grace and clarity to her soulful, folk-gospel sound. Whether in a theater or in a chapel setting, she is a dynamic performer who captivates audiences while inviting them to sing along.


Contact: Blake Jenkins at 871-7324 or

Dawson Basketball: Winter Leagues

Playing basketball in the Dawson Winter Basketball League is not only a great social experience for the entire family, but it also fits easily into your family’s busy schedule. There are no travel teams, just a one-hour practice and a one-hour game each week. Registration for Dawson’s Winter Basketball Leagues (boys & girls, grades K5-12th grade) begins September 16 and wraps up October 21. The actual season begins December 2 and runs through February 13. Please save these dates if you would like to register, as they tend to fill up quickly. Register at For questions or more information, please contact Kasey Hagen at


Contact: Kasey Hagen at 871-7324 or

Christmas Premier & Social

Sunday, September  22, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Candlelight season is quickly approaching! If you would like to sing or play for Candlelight 2019, then come join with the Sanctuary Choir & Orchestra for the premier of this year’s music. Lunch is served immediately following morning worship services in the Fellowship Hall, and then we will share this year’s theme, general flow of the service, and take our first look at exciting fresh and familiar songs. If you would like to play with the orchestra, please contact Dan Mullis, and if you would like to sing with the choir, please contact John Woods.


Contact: John Woods at 871-7324 or

Preschool Family Night: Creation Celebration

Sunday, September 22, 5:00 p.m., First Floor Arendall/East

Preschoolers and their families will celebrate God’s amazing creation by experiencing interactive learning stations for each day of creation and then visiting a petting zoo and inflatables. Please invite your friends and plan to attend this free event. No reservations needed.


Contact: Brooke Gibson at 871-7324 or

Handmade For Him: Hand Lettering

Tuesday, September 24, 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., Social Hall

Join us as Alison Matthews, Dawson Student Ministry Assistant, shares her faith story and teaches us hand lettering skills. Women of all ages are welcome, and this is a great opportunity to invite your neighbors, friends, and co-workers! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Cost is $20 per person, per session. Childcare is available. Please visit for more information and to register.


Contact: Kristen Torres at 871-7324 or

Together in Prayer
Family Dedication


Lily Price Evans, daughter of Ben and Emily Evans, will participate with her family in dedication this Sunday during the 9:40 a.m. worship service. Lily was born on April 1, 2019. She has one brother, Barrett. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Price of Montgomery and Mrs. Cindy Evans Wood of Hiawassee, GA, and the late Mr. Roger Evans. Her great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gene Davison of Montgomery and Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Garrison of Sweetwater, TN.


Bailey Alexis Grier, daughter of Chase and Katy Grier, will participate with her family in dedication this Sunday during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Bailey was born on June 22, 2019. She has one sister, Rylie. Her grandparents are Rev. and Mrs. Grady Corder of Loris, SC and Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Stone of Johnsonville, SC. Her great-grandparents are Mr. Grady Corder of Charleston, SC, Mrs. Rosemary Gabriele of Loris, SC, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Marsh of Ridgecrest, CA.



In Love And Sympathy


Family and friends of Doris Hitt Blake.


Anne and Bob Boston in the death of Anne’s brother.


Mary Lynn Williams in the death of her father and Mary Katherine and Andrew Bartlett in the death of Mary Katherine’s grandfather.



In Loving Memory


Doris Hitt Blake ~ August 30, 2019





Allison and Matt Parker on the birth of their son, Davis Wilson Parker, on September 7, 2019.





The flowers in the Vestibule this morning are in honor of the marriage ceremony of Darby Martin and Toler Presley on September 14, 2019.



Welcome To Dawson


Houston and Lauren Bendall      




Together This Week
Dawson Calendar
Sunday, September 15
  8:25 a.m.


  8:25 a.m. Sunday Morning Life Groups

  9:40 a.m.


  9:40 a.m.

Sunday Morning Life Groups

  9:40 a.m.

I'm A Christian Now Class/223 East

  9:40 a.m.

Discover Dawson/Social Hall
11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Hispanic Congregation Worship/Chapel

  5:00 p.m.

Apologetics Bible Study/Fellowship Hall

  5:00 p.m.

Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West

  5:00 p.m.

Dawson Ringers/351 North

  5:00 p.m.

Chapel Choir/Choir Room

  5:00 p.m.

Middle School Choir/354 North

  6:00 p.m.

DSM Bible Study/The Loft
Monday, September 16
  7:00 a.m.

Men's Bible Study/Social Hall

  9:30 a.m.

Round Table Book Review/Social Hall

  6:30 p.m.

Stephen Ministry/254 North

Tuesday, September 17

  7:00 a.m.

Go Love Tell Prayer Meeting/Social Hall

  6:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North

  6:00 p.m.

TIPS Class/257 North

  6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery/The Loft - 3rd FL Arendall

  7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, September 18

   9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North
 10:00 a.m. Strength & Balance Class/100 West
 11:00 a.m. RENEW/Social Hall
 12:00 p.m. Fellowship Lunch/Fellowship Hall

Fellowship Supper/Fellowship Hall

Veggie Plate, Cornbread, Slaw, & Dessert;

OR Soup, Salad, Potato Bar

Kids Meal: Chicken Bites

  6:00 p.m. Preschool Music & Missions/Arendall
  6:00 p.m. Collide/Arendall
  6:00 p.m. DSM - High School Fellowship Groups/In Homes
  DSM - Middle School/The Loft
  6:00 p.m. RENEW/Social Hall
  6:00 p.m. Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North

  6:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir/Choir Room

  6:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Orchestra/Sanctuary

  6:00 p.m.

Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East

  6:30 p.m.

Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West

Thursday, September 19

  9:00 a.m.

ESL Classes/2nd FL North

 10:00 a.m.

Dawsonaires/Choir Room



Dawson Worship Services On TV

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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