Sunday Worship - Sanctuary
8:25 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Dawson’s Journey Pastor continues the new sermon series Abundance: Blessed To Be A Blessing with a message entitled “Sacrificial Life” from Mark 12:41-44.
11:00 a.m., The Loft (Arendall Building)
Bill Johnston continues the sermon series Ignite with a message entitled “Welcome And Unwelcome Home” from Acts 21:27-22:29.
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:13)
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
8:25 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.
Each week, Dawson’s Pastor Search Team will ask our church family for a specific prayer request regarding the search process. Please continue to fervently pray for the Dawson Family of Faith, the Pastor Search Team, Dawson’s staff, and for our next pastor. These prayer requests will also be located on Dawson’s social media platforms. Please feel free to share.
2 Samuel 22:33-34, 37 “God is my strong fortress; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me on my high places.”
“Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, and my feet have not slipped.”
We pray that our future pastor will know that he is strong in the Lord, and that God will keep his feet from slipping.
The word “abundance” means a large quantity or amount of something. God has given us an abundance—a large quantity of grace, of love, of goodness. He has also uniquely given our church a large quantity of financial resources, talents, education, power, position, and voice. However, it is possible to have a large quantity of these things in our life without experiencing a life that is truly abundant.
John 10:10 says, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” When we put our trust in anything before we trust God, it steals from the fullness of life. God has gifted us in many ways, but when we use those gifts solely to please ourselves, we miss out on the abundant life God intends for us to have.
During this stewardship emphasis, please take time to consider what God has given you in abundance. Trust that God truly desires for you to have a full and abundant life. Then ask Him to show you ways to be a good steward of all He has entrusted to you.
Dear God, give us faith to trust in your goodness. May we not turn the blessings you’ve given us into gods that we put before you. Please show us how we can use these earthly blessings to impact eternity.
Stewardship is the management of all that God has generously given us. We must decide if we will be good stewards or not. For many years each fall, Dawson has asked every member to consider their giving and make a commitment for what they will give the next year.
Instead of asking you to turn in your commitments on one specific Sunday, you are encouraged to make your commitment any time before November 20. You can make your commitment online at dawsonchurch.org/commitment or you can turn in your commitment card during the offering in any worship service. This year our children are learning about stewardship by raising money for books for the Booker T. Washington School Library in Titusville, one of our Go Love Tell projects.
On November 6, we will give a special Abundance offering and ask every Dawson member to give over and above their normal tithes and offerings as a sacrificial act of worship to God. Please pray about what you will give to God through Dawson on November 6 and for 2017 and remember to make your commitment before November 20.
Saturday, November 5, 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Coy, Alabama
Volunteers are needed to help in Coy, Alabama, with our clothing ministry, food service, art projects, teaching, and field day activities. This is a great opportunity for families to serve together. For more information, please contact David or Denise Bivin at email@example.com.
If you would like to participate in any future Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief project, a training event has be set at Valleydale Baptist Church (2324 Valleydale Road) on November 3, at 6:00 p.m. Two tracks will be offered— one for new volunteers without certification and another for current volunteers who need to renew their certification badges. For more information on how you can register for this training, please go to SBDR.org or contact the Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief office at 1-800-264-1225.
Be a part of reaching 100 million children with the good news of Jesus Christ! Thanks to the power of a simple shoebox gift, millions of children have experienced the love of God and have heard the Gospel. You can be a part of reaching this goal by packing shoeboxes with your family, church, and community. If you are a member of Dawson you will receive a brochure in the mail explaining how you can pack a shoebox. You can also pick them up at the Church Office. Shoeboxes will be gathered in our worship services on November 13. Samaritan’s Purse is not using Dawson as a community collection center this year so shoeboxes must be brought to Dawson on or before November 13.
Is your Life Group or Bible study group looking for a way to bless others during the holidays? Keeping the toy tables filled at Kids Connection is a great way to help local families. If your group would like to donate toys, please bring them to Kids Connection no later than Monday, November 14. Stuffed animals, sports balls, and toys for older children are especially needed. Donations are accepted from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and second Saturdays.
Thursday, November 17, 11:45 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Please join us for the November Men’s Bible Study Lunch. This fall will feature local businessmen who will share some biblical principles on “Becoming More Effective Christian Leaders.” Our guest speaker for this month is Rogers Redding who is not only a successful businessman, but continues to set an example of how to be a Christian at home and in the workplace. Lunch ($6) begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please invite your friends! Reservations are requested but not required. Please send your RSVP to Tommy Lunceford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 3, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Social Hall
Do you want a stress-free, meaningful holiday season this year? We’ve got it all wrapped up for you in this “Prepare Your Heart and Home for the Holiday Season” event. Attendees will be treated with recipes and samples of tasty foods. We’ll demonstrate great decorating ideas for your dinner table, your Christmas tree, and other key focal points both inside and outside your home. Discover fun holiday activities that your family will enjoy, both at home and around the city. Best of all, learn 10 tips to prepare your heart for the holidays. Come alone or make it a family affair! Please make your reservation today by calling Debbie Moss in the Church Office at 871-7324.
Disciple Now weekend is January 13-15. Whereas some retreat weekends are more about getting away and hanging out, Dawson’s DNOW weekend puts a high premium on discipleship. There will be large group sessions where a speaker will move the weekend’s theme along from a big-picture perspective, and also intentional small group times where students go deeper with their individual small group leaders. It’s a focused time of spiritual growth and application.
“Host Homes” are needed and are an important feature of DNOW weekends. A Host Home family is a family within the church who agrees to host a small group for the weekend. We are also in need of snacks and soda donations for these homes that host our students, as well as adult volunteers for other portions of the weekend. Donations of soft drinks, cookies, chips, etc. can be dropped off at the Student Office or the Church Office.
We are proud to announce our speaker, worship band, and emcee for this year: Garrett Grubbs, The Multis Project and Shane and Shane, and Larry Davis! Early-bird registration is $65 from October 5 until November 1. Regular price registration is $75 beginning November 2 through November 30. Late registration is December 1 to January 9 and is $90. Please fill out a new Medical Release form for this year and register online at dsm.churchcenteronline.com/registrations.
Sunday, November 13, 9:40 a.m., Fellowship Hall
All visitors and new church members are invited to Discover Dawson on Sunday, November 13. 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 Margaret Bowens at email@example.com.
Dawson’s annual Veterans Day luncheon this year will feature patriotic music, a military color guard, and guest author/speaker Dr. Lyle Dorsett of Beeson Divinity School. Dr. Dorsett will share stories from his book, Serving God and Country: U. S. Military Chaplains in World War II. Music for the luncheon this year will feature soloist Melody Taylor of the Dawson Music and Worship staff. The luncheon will be held in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $6 per ticket. Veterans will eat free but will need to pick up a ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the North Building Reception Desk beginning Sunday, October 23. The deadline for getting tickets is Sunday, November 6.
Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 p.m., Church Foyer
Would you like to learn how to administer CPR to infants and children in emergency situations? This one hour class is great training for parents, grandparents, babysitters, and anyone working with infants and children. Please contact Debbie Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Charlotte Nell Dansby, the daughter of Jenny and Elliott Dansby, will participate with her family in dedication this Sunday during the 8:25 a.m. worship service. Lottie was born on April 7, 2016. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bill Davell of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Mr. and Mrs. Neal Dansby of Andalusia. Her great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leon Dansby of Ozark and Mrs. June Smith of Andalusia.
Cynthia and Jim Bartlett in the death of Cynthia’s father and Andrew Bartlett, Kenton Bartlett, and Harrison Bartlett in the death of their grandfather.
Laura and Adam Casey on the birth of their daughter, Frances Reddin Casey, on October 20, 2016.
Hispanic Congregation Worship/Chapel
Bible Drill & Bible Buddies/240 West & 267 Arendall
Middle School Choir/354 North
Chapel Choir/Choir Room
Arabic Congregation Worship/100 West
Men’s Bible Study/Social Hall
Go Love Tell Prayer Meeting/Social Hall
Women’s Bible Studies/2nd FL North
Wednesday, November 2
Strength and Balance Class/100 West
RENEW Bible Study/Social Hall
Fellowship Lunch/Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Supper/Fellowship Hall
Taco Salad, Dessert, or Soup, Salad,
Potato Bar; Kid’s Meal: Crispitos
Preschool Music & Missions/Arendall
DSM - Dye Groups
Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North & 3rd FL West
Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West
Sanctuary Choir/Choir Room
Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East
ESL/2nd FL North
Dawsonaires Rehearsal/Choir Room
“Prepare For The Holidays” Seminar/Social Hall
Dawson’s 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service is broadcast (one week delayed) on WIAT 42, Sundays at 10:00 a.m.