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September 25, 2016   Vol. 19, No. 39
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Sunday Worship - Sanctuary

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


Our guest today is Dr. Chuck Kelley, President of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.



Journey Worship

11:00 a.m., The Loft (Arendall Building)


Tim Simpson continues the sermon series Ignite with a message entitled “Taking A Cue From The Context” from Acts 17:16-34.



Together in Worship
September Bible Memory Verse

And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God. (Colossians 1:10)



Sunday, September 25, 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


Life Groups

    8:25 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.



Dawson Pastor Search
People Are Asking...

What will happen to our staff?

Each staff member is in the position they hold because God has led them here. As we begin to navigate these waters, please know that our staff has the full confidence of the Personnel Team. The Personnel Team values our staff’s dedication to doing God’s work among us, especially during this time of transition. The Personnel Team is aware that staff members perhaps may be concerned about potential changes in staffing or in personnel during this time. However, they want to assure all of us that the process of transitioning to a new senior pastor will have no negative impact on any staff member’s position or status.


Please continue to pray for Dawson’s staff throughout this new season of change. You will find a staff listing at And visit for more information or to subscribe to the blog for regular updates.


Contact: Jack Fiscus at 871-7324 or

Together in Giving & Serving
Debbie Moss Celebrates 15 Years Of Service

This month Debbie Moss celebrates her fifteenth anniversary as Dawson’s Minister of Health & Wellness. Debbie graduated from the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing at Samford University in 1976 and joined Dawson’s staff in 2001. Her nursing experience in the areas of critical care, cardiology, and preventive healthcare opened new ministry opportunities for Dawson through a variety of venues. She speaks extensively to professional, civic, and church groups about physical, emotional, and spiritual health. In addition to her professional experience, her experience on the mission field has enabled Dawson to expand our medical mission outreach around the world. To date, Debbie has traveled to over 35 countries.


We are fortunate to have Debbie as a part of the Dawson team. We look forward to serving alongside her for many years to come. Congratulations, Debbie, and thank you for all that you do!



Annual Business Meeting

Sunday, October 2, 6:00 p.m., Chapel

Dawson’s Annual Business Meeting will take place Sunday, October 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel. We will discuss several key items of business, including the 2017 Church Budget, the 2017 Nominating Team Report, the introduction of newly nominated deacons, and much more. Please join us for this important meeting as a member of Dawson.


Contact: Rowan Smith at 871-7324 or

Together in Mission & Ministry
Make Christmas Merry At Kids Connection!

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. Thank you for helping us bless local families! Donations are accepted from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and second Saturdays.


Contact: Ben Hale at 871-7324 or

Serve At Dawson’s Family Fall Festival

Are you looking for a fun way to serve the church body and the community this fall? Come join us for this year’s Family Fall Festival! This family-fun night is on Friday, October 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and we need volunteers of all ages. If you are interested in serving in this annual community event, please email your name and contact information to Liz Cuenin at


Contact: Liz Cuenin at 879-1758 or

Together in Bible Study
dawson kids Gospel Class

Sundays, October 16 and October 23, 8:25 a.m., 268 Arendall

A two-week Gospel class will be offered for kids in grades 1-5 who have not yet made a decision for Christ but are asking questions and seeking understanding. The class will meet on Sunday, October 16 and Sunday, October 23. A parent is asked to attend both classes with their child. Please register your child at


Contact: Danielle Bell at 871-7324 or

Together in Ministries
Sign Up For Winter Basketball

The winter basketball season is just around the corner. All students in grades K5 through High School are welcome to join a Dawson Basketball team this winter. K5-1st grade students will participate in Upward Basketball, 2nd-5th grade students will play in our newly formed Grade School Basketball League, and our Middle and High School students will continue to play in our multi-church Middle and High School Leagues. Registration for all leagues is now open online at


Contact: Tommy Lunceford at 871-7324 or

Homebound Ministry Needs Volunteers

Dawson’s Homebound Ministry provides a vital ministry to people who, because of physical limitations, cannot attend Sunday morning Life Groups and worship services. Volunteers personally visit individuals once a month for conversation, to provide inspirational reading material, and to pray with them. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Daisy Perrigin at 967-4422 or Bill Johnston at


Contact: Bill Johnston at 871-7324 or

Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines

October 2, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

October 5, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Foyer

Take advantage of this convenient opportunity to get your flu and pneumonia vaccines for the upcoming winter months. Please be sure to bring your Medicare or other insurance card.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

Caregivers: Tips For Managing Difficult Behaviors

Thursday, October 13, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., NB Conference Room

Join Home Instead Senior Care Specialist Jay Jones for an informative talk about common behavioral challenges faced when taking care of elderly loved ones. Learn the tips you need to help navigate difficulties with more grace and peace.


Contact: Debbie Moss at 871-7324 or

Dawson Music Academy Blog

The Dawson Music Academy’s three big commitments are having dedicated instructors, meaningful communication, and accessible resources. Visit our blog at for valuable information and resources or to register for lessons.


Contact: Kimberly Jones at 871-7324 or

Samford Hymn Sing - “Singing In Heaven”

Samford’s 13th annual Hymn Sing on Sunday, October 2, will feature music around the theme of “Singing in Heaven.” Participants in the congregation will be able to select their favorite hymns to be sung. There will also be special music by the Samford University Chorale, the Dawsonaires, and more. The Hymn Sing, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Reid Chapel at 2:00 p.m.


Contact: Bob Hatfield at 871-7324 or

A Music City Christmas For Adults 55+

The deadline of Sunday, October 2, is fast approaching for registration and deposit ($150) for this exciting time of fellowship in Nashville, November 28-30. The total cost for the trip including charter transportation, two nights lodging, three meals, and tickets to two shows and the Country Music Hall of Fame is $550. Please sign up today at the Church Office.


Contact: Bob Hatfield at 871-7324 or

Get Your Copy Today!

A Night of Worship at the Lyric CDs are here. You can pick up your order or purchase them at the receptionist desk in the North Building. You can also purchase them online at The CDs are $15 and the companion book is $5.


Contact: Vicky Dennis at 871-7324 or

Together in Prayer
Prayers for Mission Teams

Haiti: From October 8 to October 11 a team of volunteers led by Donna Adkisson will conduct hypertension clinic. They will serve at The Joy House that was started by Dawson following the earthquake in Haiti.


Please continue to pray for the volunteers as they go on mission, as well as the people they come in contact with while they share God’s love.



In Love And Sympathy


Janice Ivemeyer and family in the death of her husband, Allan Ivemeyer.


Betsy and Jeff Lowery and Randy Lowery in the death of Jeff and Randy’s mother, Miriam Lowery; and Dawn Lowery and Andrea Lowery in the death of their grandmother.



In Loving Memory


Allan Ivemeyer ~ September 16, 2016


Miriam Lowery ~ September 18, 2016



Welcome To Dawson


Brian Jowers

Linda Needham



Together This Week
Dawson Calendar
Sunday, September 25
  8:25 a.m. Worship/Sanctuary
  8:25 a.m. Sunday Morning Life Groups
  9:40 a.m. Worship/Sanctuary
  9:40 a.m. Sunday Morning Life Groups
11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Hispanic Congregation Worship/Chapel

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

Bible Drill/240 West

  5:00 p.m.

Handbells Rehearsal/Sanctuary

  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, September 26
  7:00 a.m.

Men’s Bible Study/Social Hall

Tuesday, September 27
  7:00 a.m.

Go Love Tell Prayer Meeting/Social Hall

  6:00 p.m.

Women’s Bible Studies/2nd FL North

  6:30 p.m.

ESL/Social Hall

Wednesday, September 28

  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.

RENEW Bible Study/Social Hall

12:00 p.m.

Fellowship Lunch/Fellowship Hall

  4:45 p.m.

Fellowship Supper/Fellowship Hall


Biscuits & Gravy, Bacon or Sausage,


Cheese Grits, Egg Casserole, Salad, Bread,


Dessert, or Soup, Salad, Potato Bar;


Kid’s Meal: Pancakes

  6:00 p.m.

Preschool Music & Missions/Arendall

  6:00 p.m.


  6:00 p.m.

DSM - Dye Groups

  6:00 p.m.

RENEW Bible Study/Social Hall

  6:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Studies/2nd FL North & 3rd FL West

  6:00 p.m.

Arabic Congregation Bible Study/100 West

  6:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir/Choir Room

  6:00 p.m.

Orchestra Rehearsal/Sanctuary

  6:00 p.m.

Hispanic Bible Studies/3rd FL East

Thursday, September 29
  9:30 a.m.

ESL/2nd FL North

10:00 a.m.

Dawsonaires Rehearsal/Choir Room




Sermon Audio

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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