Programs

Dawson Young Professionals

DYP meets on Sunday mornings at 9:40 a.m. in Room 303 West which is on the 3rd floor of the West Building. This group is ages 22-35 single or married.Read More

Strength and Balance Exercise Class for Seniors

You are invited to an "easy" exercise class in a comfortable group setting. The goal of the class is to participate in exercises that will help improve strength, flexibility, and balance.…Read More

Homebound Ministry

Minister to those who can no longer attend services at the church. A member of the ministry team visits in the home once a month and carries literature from the church. At Christmas each…Read More

Valet Parking

Senior Adult valet parking is offered each Sunday morning. This service is available from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The valet parking station is under the crosswalk behind the Sanctuary building.…Read More

Caregiver's Support Group

You are invited to participate in this group of caregivers whose goal is to offer support and encouragement to one another and to ease the strain and reduce the challenges of caregiving. The group…Read More

Vaccines

Each October, Dawson will host Vaccine Clinics for both Influenza and Pneumonia vaccines. Check the webpage for times and dates.Read More

5 Steps to Protect Your Health

1. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. 2. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you …Read More

Dawson Music Ministry Brochure

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Strings of Praise, violin students of Layla Humphries, perform Don Besig and Nancy Price's "My Song of Praise."

Strings of Praise, violin students of Layla Humphries, perform Don Besig and Nancy Price's "My Song of Praise."Read More

dma introduces our Music League

The Music League provides students the opportunity to improve their musicianship by joining with other students weekly to study and explore music. Students benefit by developing their musical…Read More

Day School Registration School Year 2014-2015

If you have any questions regarding the registration process please call the Day School office at 871-8771 or email kdaniel@dawsonchurch.org. Contact Kathy Daniel. Registration Fees …Read More

DMA Christmas Group

Students of DMA shared Christmas music with five different retirement and nursing homes in our community during December 2012. Here is a short soundclip of a group class with violin students of…Read More

Piano Duets

Students of Laura Hughes performed piano duets in a November 2012 recital, Dinner and Duets. Two Guitars, Traditional Russian Melody performed by Blakely Ellison and Laura Hughes.Read More

Heart Attack Warning Signs

Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, but most of them start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening: Chest discomfort - Most…Read More

2014-15 REGISTRATION OPEN

Registration is open year round for private lessons, group classes, and chamber groups. Stay tuned for more information coming very soon about our new weekly group classes. Come be part of…Read More

Strings of Praise Ensemble

Strings of Praise Ensemble, advanced violin students of Layla Humphries, perform Monti's "Csardas."Read More

Strings of Praise Ensemble

Strings of Praise Ensemble, advanced violin students of Layla Humphries, perform Monti's "Csardas."Read More

Re Think: Youth Training

The author of our fall Sunday School curriculum, XP3, spoke to our student ministry leaders about how to lead our students through this resource. You can review the notes from this session by…Read More

Encounter After School Program

Encounter is Dawson's after school program for Homewood Middle School students. Encounter starts at 3:00 p.m. every school day and ends at 6:00 p.m. The program is held in the Family Recreation…Read More

Welcome To Journey!

Please watch our pre-service countdown video.Read More

Mrs. Laura Hughes' Piano Instructor

One of Mrs. Laura Hughes' piano students performs a Mier arrangement of "We Three Kings" at a recent DMA Christmas party.Read More

Mrs. Molly Sutton's Piano Student

One of Mrs. Molly Sutton's piano students shares a Faber arrangement of "Jingle Bells."Read More

Angel Torres, DMA Percussion Instructor

Angel Torres, DMA percussion instructor, shares an awesome arrangement of the Drummer Boy (El Tamborilero), arr. Torres, at one of our DMA Christmas recitals.Read More

Mrs. Tracy Hanrahan's Voice Student

"Away in a Manger," arr. Wright, by one of Mrs. Tracy Hanrahan's voice students at one of our DMA Christmas recitals.Read More

Christmas Recital, Strings of Praise

Strings of Praise play Anderson's "Sleigh Ride."Read More

A McMichael arrangement of "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly" with Strings of Praise.

A McMichael arrangement of "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly" with Strings of Praise.Read More

Strings of Praise share "Pat-a-Pan" at a recent Christmas recital.

Strings of Praise share "Pat-a-Pan" at a recent Christmas recital.Read More

collide is coming

collide will meet wednesday nights 5:45p.m. - 7:15p.m. in the family recreation center beginning fall 2014 collide is dawson's interactive mid-week experience for 1st-5th graders that…Read More

"Seasons of Grace" Cookbook

Seasons of Grace, Dawson’s newest cookbook, would make a great holiday gift for any friend, family member, or hostess. If you know someone who loves to cook and entertain, be sure to share…Read More

Monthly Prayer Calendar

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December 2014 Menus

December 3 - Pancakes, bacon, hash browns, egg casserole & fruit OR Soup/Salad/Potato Bar. Kid's meal: corn dogs December 10 - Chili, baked potato, grilled cheese, salad &…Read More

Music Camp 2015: June 22-26

DMA Summer Music Camp 2015 will be the week of June 22-26. If your child attended DMA Summer Music camp last year, you know first-hand the enjoyment children experience when they have the…Read More

CentriKid Camp

CentriKid Camp for 3rd-5th graders July 27-31, 2015 Timber Creek Camp- Mississippi $75 non-refundable deposit due no later than February 8, 2015. Your 3rd-5th grader won't want to…Read More

Equipping Opportunities

Poverty Ministry Training In order to prepare our congregation for increased ministry efforts in Birmingham we will have three equipping seminars to help us understand those we are trying to…Read More

Rearview: Joy To The Highest Heaven

The children and students of Dawson presented Joy of the Highest Heaven on Sunday, December 14. Collide Choirs (Grades 1-5), Middle School Choir (Grades 6-8), and Chapel Choir (Grades 9-12) sang a…Read More

Rearview: DMA at Chick-fil-a and Hart & Soul

Dawson Music Academy filled Chick-fil-a Hoover Commons with Christmas tunes throughout the month of Decemember. Both instructors and students helped to spread holiday cheer during the lunch and…Read More

Rearview: Dawson Orchestra Resumes

The Dawson Orchestra resumed rehearsals on Wednesday, September 3. Since resuming, the Orchestra has led the congregation in Worship with arrangements of Crown Him With Many Crowns and All Hail The…Read More

Rearview: Chapel Choir and Chapel Ensemble lead in Worship

On Sunday, October 12, the Chapel Choir and the Sanctuary Choir came together to offer the new favorite For The Glory Of Your Name. The Chapel Ensemble led in worship with Blessed Redeemer for both…Read More

Rearview: 1st-3rd Grade Collide Choirs lead in Worship

The 1st-3rd Grade Collide Choirs led in worship on Sunday, October 5. The choirs joined together in sounds of praise with Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet and Living in the Light. Collide is…Read More

Rearview: 4th & 5th Grade Collide Choir leads in Worship

The 4th & 5th Grade Collide Choir led in worship on Sunday, October 26. Led by director Brent Coleman and accompanist Kevin Johnson, the choir offered the Choral Call to Worship, Praise the…Read More

Rearview: Dawsonaires and Middle School Choir join to lead in Worship

On Sunday, October 19, the Dawsonaires and Middle School Choir came together to offer the Choral Prayer, Psalm 19, during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. The Middle School Choir led the Choral Call…Read More

Sign Up For DNOW 2015

Disciple Now weekend is every year over Martin Luther King Holiday. Whereas some retreat weekends are ore about getting away and hanging out (which is NOT a bad thing), DNOW weekend puts a high…Read More

January 2015 Menus

January 7 - Taco Salad OR Soup/Salad/Potato Bar. Kid's Sacks: Crispitos January 14 - Southwestern Soup, Grilled Cheese, Tossed Salad OR Soup/Salad/Potato Bar. Kid's Sacks: Grilled…Read More

DAWSON MARRIAGE CONFERENCE

DAWSON MARRIAGE CONFERENCE JANUARY 9-10, 2015 JANUARY 9-10 Dawson Family of Faith will be hosting the Let's Get Real Marriage Conference with Dale & Jena…Read More

Rearview: Preschool Music & Missions Presents Fall Program

Even the youngest among us have a special gift to offer to God! On Wednesday, November 19, the children of Dawson's Preschool Music & Missions presented their Fall Program entitled Our…Read More

Rearview: Community Thanksgiving Service

The Homewood Community Thanksgiving Service was held on Sunday, November 23 at Trinity United Methodist Church. As a part of the service, Trinity United Methodist's adult choir and Dawson's…Read More

Rearview: Alabama Singing Women Lead in Worship

On Sunday, November 9, the Alabama Singing Women joined the Dawson Family of Faith to lead in worship. The Alabama Singing Women is a state Baptist women's choir, composed of ladies from across…Read More

Rearview: Chapel Ensemble Leads in Worship

Dawson's Chapel Ensemble led in worship on Sunday, November 23. The ensemble offered songs of reflection as the congregation participated together in communion. The Chapel Ensemble consists of…Read More

DMA introduces its First Annual Christmas Camp:

Date: Monday, December 22 Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade Cost: $25 for Half-Day (8:30-12:00) $50 for Full-Day* (8:30-4:00) *Lunch provided by Chick-fil-A Christmas Camp…Read More

High School Tweet

The Tweet is a half-page information sheet that students receive each Sunday morning. It includes leaders & church contact information, a devotional, event dates, and service opportunities. …Read More

Middle School Leadership Manual

The Dawson Memorial Baptist Middle School Ministry is an exciting and dynamic ministry that is all about equipping students to live out God's purpose for their lives, as defined by Paul in…Read More

About Elevate

At the beginning of March 2012, the students of Dawson's High School Ministry voted to name their Wednesday night worship service, ELEVATE. You will see this logo around in all different…Read More

Women's Bible Studies - Fall 2014

Discipleshipis a priority at Dawson. Women’s Bible studies provide the spiritual foundation for equipping women to know the Word of God, to be in a right relation- ship with Him through Jesus…Read More

MarriageTeam Training

Become A Certified Christian Marriage Coach! Dawson is partnering with MarriageTeam to sponsor a two-weekend training in February. Dates and Place: February 6-8 and 14-15, 2015 (for a…Read More

Kids Connection Video

What is Kids Connection, what do we do and how can you help? Please watch this short video for more information.Read More

Hearts & Hands Brochure

To learn more about the Hearts & Hands Ministry please download our brochure.Read More

Access The Dawson Library Online

The Dawson Library website is for your convenience to browse the catalog, renew your books, reserve items, view your account and check-out history, and even create watch lists. Take advantage…Read More

December Recipe - Almost Sinful Maple-Raisin Bread Pudding

INGREDIENTS 2 cups (2 1/2 ounces) whole wheat French bread, crusts removed, cut in 1/2 inch cubes 1 cup fat-free milk 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 large…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, September 26, 2014 5. Greed is both the desire for more and being satisfied with what you have without gratitude. 4. Listening is the…Read More

Rearview: Chapel Choir Mystery Road Trip

On Sunday, September 21, the students of Chapel Choir participated in their annual Mystery Road Trip. This year, the students held a rehearsal at Birmingham's Daniel Cason Ministries, then…Read More

IPod Ministry

A new and unique opportunity will begin within the Health and Wellness Ministry starting January 2015. Music has the ability to affect us in special ways. The reaction of individuals with memory…Read More

Rearview: Dawsonaires Minister to Grant Street Baptist Church

The Dawsonaires, Dawson's Senior Adult Choir, shared their ministry with Grant Street Baptist Church in Bessemer on Thursday, November 20. The choir shared a meal with those in attendance,…Read More

Fall Unit 5: God's Son Jesus is Born

"God loved us and sent His Son." 1 John 4:10 Advent season is an exciting time as we celebrate God’s greatest gift, His Son, Jesus! Our preschoolers will be learning the…Read More

Rearview: Christmas in September

On Saturday, September 6, the music of Christmas filled Dawson's Fellowship Hall as the Sanctuary Choir held its Christmas in September breakfast and bonus rehearsal. Choir members enjoyed a…Read More

High School Girls' Ministry

Our High School girls meet each Wednesday night from 5:00-6:00 pm. for a time of invigorating time of fellowship, prayer, and ministry. These girls are led by women who mentor them in developing…Read More

Calendar of Upcoming Events

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Kids Connection Donation Information

What can be donated? Kids Connection needs gently used items for children from birth through age 16, such as: Clothes, coats, shoes, socks, hats and gloves School uniforms …Read More

TOGETHER FOR LIFE Register Now for the Spring 2015 Course

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE SPRING 2015 COURSE! Sundays, January 25 - May 3, 2015 @ 9:40 a.m. TOGETHER FOR LIFE is a 15-week traditional Christian marriage course that teaches…Read More

Intake Form

All children who are a part of the Hearts & Hands Ministry must have an intake form on file. If you would like your child to participate in this ministry please fill out the downloadable form…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, December 12, 2014 As Christians, every dimension of our lives is to be experienced through the filter, or governance, of the Lordship of…Read More

Rearview: Chapel Choir leads in Worship

After welcoming many upcoming Freshmen, the students of Dawson's Chapel Choir led in Worship on Sunday, September 14. The Chapel Choir combined with the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra to…Read More

Brad Gowing To Become Discipleship Pastor

We are excited to announce the formation of a new staff position at Dawson - Discipleship Pastor. This position will combine the more traditional responsibilities of a Minister of Education with…Read More

Christmas Family Faith Talk WEEK 1: Love & Pray Like Mary & Joseph

WEEK 1: November 30 - December 6 Tell the Bible Story: This month we will be reading the story of Jesus’ birth in the Bible. This is also the story of Christmas, because Christmas…Read More

December Recipe - Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili Verde

INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 small onion 1 cup chopped cubanelle pepper 3 medium tomatillos, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin 2 (15.5 ounce) cans…Read More

Ballet

Dawson Ballet "Let them praise his name with dancing" Psalm 149:3 All classes are taught in the ballet studio of the Family Recreation Center at Dawson Family of Faith under the…Read More

Blood Drive

The Health and Wellness Ministry sponsors two Blood Drives on campus each year. Also, a voluntary donor registry has been developed. The registry is helpful when there is a need for a specific…Read More

Worship Leader Fellowship

The Worship Leader Fellowship is an opportunity for students in the 9th-12th grade to learn about worship leadership. This is done through leading for their peers on Wednesday nights under the…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, August 15, 2014 5. The most dangerous blog post of the week was written by Ann Coulter who accused the missionary physician who…Read More

Recommended Reading List

Teach: The Ordinary Person’s Guide to Teaching Students the Bible by Allen Jackson Hurt by Chap Clark How People Change by Timothy S. Lane and Paul D. Tripp Tally…Read More

DSM Medical Release Form

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dawson kids release form

because we strive to provide the safest enviornment for children to be confient in Christ, we need a release form on file for each child. this form is good for the 2013 year and is required for a…Read More

Moms & More

Moms & More is a Bible study for mothers of young children, birth through kindergarten, that meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September though April. Alta Faye Fenton leads both the…Read More

JESUS WELLS IN AKOT, SOUTH SUDAN

Jesus Wells in Sudan Living Water Community Transformation (Dawson's Ministry Partner) is known as Akot Christian Ministries in South Sudan. This official NGO was formed for the purpose of…Read More

November Recipe - Sunday Night Roast Beef And Gravy

INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 pounds beef eye of round roast or top round roast, all fat trimmed off Cooking spray or oil mister 3 garlic cloves, sliced into very thin slivers 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt,…Read More

Rearview: Dawsonaires Minister to Brother Bryan Mission

The Dawsonaires, Dawson's Senior Adult Choir, ministered to those at Brother Bryan Mission on Thursday, October 9. The choir served and shared a meal with those in attendance, presented…Read More

Christmas Family Faith Talk WEEK 2: Obey & Celebrate Like Mary & Joseph

WEEK 2: December 7 - 13 Tell the Bible Story: One day Joseph had to take a trip to the city of Bethlehem. So Mary went with him. The city of Bethlehem was crowded. Many people had come…Read More

Blood Pressure Checkpoint

You may get your blood pressure checked in the church foyer each Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., and during the weekdays in the Health and Wellness office located…Read More

Personal Training

Do you need a Personal Trainer? The Family Recreation Center offers personal trainers at an additional cost. Call Nancey Legg, Fitness Director, at 205.879.1758 or email…Read More

Sign Up For Dawson's Text Messaging Service

Want to receive Dawson text messages, weather alerts, and announcements via your mobile device? Please click here to sign up. PLEASE NOTE: To receive text messages from Dawson you must be…Read More

"WOMEN OF HOPE"

Akot, South Sudan Women’s Ministry The Women’s Ministry of Akot Christian Ministries (Dawson's Ministry Partner), lead by indigenous Director Rose Paul, continues to flourish.…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, August 29, 2014 5. Spiritual cynicism is distrusting anything you cannot fully understand. 4. “Six days you shall labor”…Read More

Rearview: Dawsonaires Resumes

On Thursday, September 4, the Dawsonaires resumed their weekly rehearsals. After a great rehearsal of both new pieces and old favorites, the choir celebrated with a luncheon. The Dawsonaires will…Read More

November Recipe - Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

INGREDIENTS 40 ounces peeled and seeded butternut squash, cut into 1 1/2-cubes, from 1 whole 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 6 tablespoons sweetened coconut flakes…Read More

Christmas Family Faith Talk WEEK 3: Praise & Tell Like the Shepherds

WEEK 3: December 14-20 Tell the Bible Story: It was still night. Outside the town of Bethlehem, some sheep were sleeping. Shepherds were watching them. Suddenly an angel came to the…Read More

Gymnastics

Dawson Gymnastics The Recreation Ministry of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church has partnered with Christian Gymnastics and Cheerleading Academy to offer gymnastics classes for children ages two…Read More

Alabama Interfaith Coalition on Aging (AICA)

AICA is a voluntary organization dedicated to creating linkages between health, community and service providers and the religious community concerning issues facing older adults. The…Read More

Dawsonaires Enrollment Form

Do you love to sing and meet new people? If so, Dawsonaires is the group for you. This senior adult choir sings at various venues, including a wide-range of retirement centers. They also take a…Read More

Unhitching from the Crazy Train

Finding Rest In A World You Can't Control You had a picture in your mind of how your life would look by now. You've spent years working toward it only to realize that you've…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, August 8, 2014 5. Insecurity in our relationship with God leads to instability in our walk with God. 4. Authentic community is not…Read More

October Recipe - Pumpkin Ravioli

INGREDIENTS 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 24 wonton wrappers 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 1/2…Read More

Christmas Family Faith Talk WEEK 4: Worship & Share Like the Wisemen

WEEK 4: December 14-24 Tell the Bible Story: God put a special star in the sky when Jesus was born. Some wise men who lived in the east saw this star. They knew it was a sign. It meant…Read More

Adult Special Education Ministry

Dawson has a ministry for Special Education Adults that includes a Bible Study, Worship time, and a Choir. Social events are scheduled for them throughout the year. Limited transportation is…Read More

KNOWBEDO Brochure

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Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, July 18, 2014 5. Instead of asking God to bless your plans, ask God (and trust Him) to build your plans. 4. Engaged listening is more…Read More

October Recipe - Pecan Topped Pumpkin Bread

INGREDIENTS 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (about 15 ounces) 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2…Read More

Christmas Family Faith Talk DECEMBER 25: Thank God & Follow Jesus

DECEMBER 25: CHRISTMAS DAY Review the Bible Story: Read a Christmas Book or retell the story of Jesus’ birth. Talk about the Bible Story: The birth of Baby Jesus was just…Read More

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal Notes

Read the latest Sanctuary Choir news.Read More

September Recipe - Grillled Sweet Potatoes With Cilantro-Lime Dressing

INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons lime juice 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced 2 tablespoons minced shallot 1/4 teaspoon ground black…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, June 13, 2014 Below are five questions that can help both your character and your soul: 5. Generally, do I emotionally react or…Read More

Fall Unit 4: God Loves and Blesses His People

"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His love endures forever." Psalm 118:1 During the last two weeks of November, Dawson preschoolers will focus on the many good and perfect…Read More

August Recipe - Grilled Steak with Thai Summer Salad

INGREDIENTS1/3 cup lime juice 3 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 4 teaspoons sugar 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 Thai chiles, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped …Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, May 30, 2014 This week's Fenton's Friday Five is directed to parents of children by guest blogger, Danielle Bell. Danielle is not…Read More

Thanksgiving Family Faith Talk

A thankful heart is a happy heart! November is a great time to thank God for His many blessings. Please use the Thanksgiving Family Faith Talk (download Thanksgiving Devotional below) and candy…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, May 16, 2014 5. Best quote of the week: “People respond more to vision than need.” 4. If you have no unfulfilled dreams…Read More

Chapel Choir (Grades 9-12)

Rehearsals: Sundays at 5:00 p.m. in the Choir Room The Chapel Choir is one of Dawson’s greatest treasures. Literally thousands of high school students have participated in the…Read More

Yellow Dot Program

The “Yellow Dot” program is a cooperative effort between local police officers, sheriff’s deputies, state troopers, emergency medical services, local fire departments, and senior…Read More

July Recipe - Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas and Basil

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for oiling the grill 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and quartered 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and quartered 1 small red…Read More

Fall Unit 3: God's People Make Good Choices

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." Mark 12:30 Over the next five weeks, our Dawson preschoolers…Read More

Akot, South Sudan Report 2014

Missions Spotlight: Akot Eighteen months ago Dawson entered into a partnership with Living Water Community Transformation (LWCT) to support ongoing ministry efforts in the small, rural village of…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, April 4, 2014 5. Best book I read this week: Divorce Remarriage by Rubel Shelley. This book provides some great biblical insights into…Read More

June Recipe - Grilled Chicken with Cucumber-Melon Salsa

INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup (1/2-inch) cubed honeydew melon 2/3 cup (1/2-inch) cubed cantaloupe 1/3 cup diced peeled English cucumber 1/3 cup diced red onion 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint …Read More

Preschool Fall Family Bucket List

This Fall we encourage you to seize every opportunity to be intentional about family time and God sightings! To help you in this process, we have created a “Preschool Family Fall Bucket…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, March 14, 2014 5. Recovery from bad habits, addictions, and sinful behavior always involves relationships. 4. Just because you are…Read More

May Recipe - Spring Peas and Shrimp Stir-Fry with Ginger-Soy Glaze

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 5 tablespoons vegetable broth 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger 1 pound extra-large shrimp,…Read More

Fall Unit 2 Overview: Noah Builds an Ark

"We are God's masterpiece. He created us to do good things." Ephesians 2:10 Over the next four weeks, our Dawson preschoolers will be learning the story of Noah (Genesis 6-8) in…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, February 7, 2014 5. Legalism is a dangerous drug for the soul. It provides you with a destructive self-righteous high which makes you…Read More

April Recipe - Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Parsley

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pound asparagus, ends trimmed 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste …Read More

Preschool Play Days & Family Times

Dawson Preschool Ministry's Play Days and Family Times are designed to encourage and equip families of Dawson and our community to spend quality time playing and learning Bible truths with…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, January 17, 2014 5. Intelligence and spiritual insight do not decrease the need for prayer; they increase it. 4. Best read of the…Read More

April Cooking Class - Crock Pot Barbecue

INGREDIENTS 1 3-5 lb pork shoulder or butt ½ cup brown sugar 2 tbs garlic powder 2 tbs onions powder 2 tbs mustard powder 2 tbs chili powder 2 tbs cumin 2 tbs paprika 2 bay…Read More

WiFi Access at Dawson

Dawson has a new WiFi system which will improve coverage over the entire campus and should be easier to access. For information on how to connect your wireless device, go by the Marketplace in the…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, December 13, 2013 5. If you do not know where you are going, driving faster will not get you there. 4. “People who have…Read More

April Cooking Class Recipe - Braised Corned Beef Brisket (Oven-Made)

INGREDIENTS 1 3-4 lb brisket 2 Bay leaves 2 tbs coriander 2 tbs celery seed 5 cloves crushed garlic 3 sprigs fresh rosemary 2 large onions cut into quarters 6 red potatoes halved …Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, November 29, 2013 5. Is it possible that the enthusiasm for shopping on Black Friday is not rooted in materialism but boredom? Waiting in…Read More

April Cooking Class Recipe - Rice Pilaf With Fresh Vegetables (Stove Top)

INGREDIENTS 1 cup basmati rice 1 large onion diced 3 cups chicken stock 1 bay leaf ¼ cup fresh English peas ¼ cup diced carrot ¼ cup asparagus, chopped ½…Read More

Summer Fun - Great Ideas for Family Activities

Hello Friends! Psalm 118:24 says, “This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!” It is my prayer that your family will enjoy quality time as you experience…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, November 18, 2013 5. It is becoming quite fashionable in the Christian suburbs to bemoan the number of young people in the inner cities…Read More

I Can Pray to God

Our Great Big God is so good to us! He loves us and cares about every small detail of our lives. He wants us to talk to Him through prayer. Prayer is one of the most important spiritual disciplines…Read More

April Recipe - Spinach and Strawberry Salad

INGREDIENTS 1/2 shallot, finely chopped 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 pound baby spinach 1 cup strawberries, thinly sliced 1/3 cup sliced…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, November 1, 2013 5. Several years ago two counselors wrote a Christian market best seller, Happiness Is a Choice. Just listening to the…Read More

March Recipe - Almond and Lemon Crusted Fish With Spinach

INGREDIENTS Zest and juice of 1 lemon, divided 1/2 cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin…Read More

Easter Family Faith Talks for Preschool Families

Preschool Parents & Caregivers: When it comes to spiritual training, God desires for parents to be their children’s first and best teachers (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). In an effort to help…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, October 18, 2013 5. Character is more related to wisdom than to knowledge. 4. Greedy living is the opposite of graceful living, and…Read More

Student Specialty Groups

Chapel Ensemble: Auditioned group for students in grades 10-12. Chapel ensemble rehearses Sundays at 4:00 p.m. …Read More

March Cooking Class Recipe - Tuna Salad

INGREDIENTS 2 cans chunk light tuna in olive oil (drained) 2 tablespoons capers 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon…Read More

Is the Easter Story Appropriate for Preschoolers?

Easter is the most important holiday for Christians because it is a celebration of God’s mighty plan to save us from our sins through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. Yet, how much of the…Read More

Middle School Choir (Grades 6-8)

Rehearsals: Sundays at 5:00 p.m. in Room 354 North The Dawson Middle School Choir is an integral part of the student music ministry. Characterized by energy and enthusiasm the choir provides…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, October 4, 2013 5. Purpose precedes healthy passion, excellence, and meaning. 4. The most interesting book I reread this week: Made…Read More

March Cooking Class Recipe - Cucumber, Tomato, Red Onion and Mint Salsa or Salad

INGREDIENTS 1 red onion, diced 4 larget cucumbers, peeled, sliced 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tbs lemon juice 2 tbs sugar 2 tsp salt pinch of pepper …Read More

Easter Family Faith Talk #1: Jesus is God's Son

"Jesus went about doing good." Acts 10:38 EASTER COUNTDOWN CRAFT: Open the craft kit and look at all pieces. Use the enclosed instructions to attach the Holy Week Cross to the…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, September 13, 2013 5. God’s call to holy living is not a burden that God puts on our shoulders but an invitation to receive and…Read More

March Cooking Class Recipe - Sicilian Raisin-Olive Salsa

INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup dark raisins 2/3 cup chopped celery 1/3 cup chopped red onion 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pitted kalamata olives 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives …Read More

Easter Family Faith Talk #2: Jesus Rides into Jerusalem

"God loved us and sent His Son." 1 John 4:10 EASTER COUNTDOWN CRAFT: Peel and stick the Palm Sunday foam piece to the purple paper strip, under the Holy Week Cross. BIBLE…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, August 23, 2013 5. Boredom is at epidemic proportions. This week, three teenagers killed a young man in Oklahoma because they were bored…Read More

February Cooking Class Recipe - Cream of Broccoli Soup

INGREDIENTS 6 tablespoons butter 2/3 cup flour 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup chopped onion 4 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite sized pieces (fresh or frozen) 6 cups chicken broth (or…Read More

Easter Family Faith Talk #3: Jesus Spent Time with Friends

"Love one another as I have loved you." John 13:34 EASTER COUNTDOWN CRAFT: Peel and stick the Maundy Thursday foam piece to the purple paper strip, under the Palm Sunday palm…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, September 6, 2013 5. Last month’s most unusual “did you hear about the” story occurred in Toledo, Ohio, on August 29.…Read More

February Cooking Class Recipe - Minestrone Soup

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1/3 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into…Read More

Easter Family Faith Talk #4: Jesus Died on a Cross

"Thank you God, for Jesus." Luke 2:38 EASTER COUNTDOWN CRAFT: Peel and stick the Good Friday foam piece to the purple paper strip, under the Cup and Bread. BIBLE STORY: …Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, August 2, 2013 5. Character flaws are the result of character choices not the Creator's design. 4. Building on our strengths does…Read More

February Cooking Class Recipe - Turkey and White Bean Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 medium onions, chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey 1/4 cup chili powder 2 bay…Read More

Easter Family Faith Talk #5: Jesus is Alive!

"Jesus is alive." Luke 24:6 EASTER COUNTDOWN CRAFT: Peel and stick the Holy Saturday foam piece to the purple paper strip, under the brown cross. BIBLE STORY: (Taken from…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, July 26, 2013 5. People do not make permanent behavior changes until they experience a belief change. 4. You have heard “no…Read More

February Recipe - Caramelized Root Vegetables

INGREDIENTS 3 cups parsnips, sliced on the bias in 1/2-inch-thick pieces 3 cups carrots, sliced on the bias in 1/2-inch-thick pieces 3 cups rutabaga, cut into wedges 1 teaspoon chopped…Read More

Easter Family Faith Talk #6: Jesus Went Back to Heaven

"Jesus said 'I love you.'" John 15:9 EASTER COUNTDOWN CRAFT: Use a marker or pen to write your family name and the year on the red heart-shaped foam piece. Peel and stick…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, June 7, 2013 5. Christians in confrontation should seek redemption rather than trying to force a solution. 4. Recognizing and…Read More

January Recipe - Chunky 2-Bean and Beef Chili

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided cooking spray 1 1/2 pounds of beef stew meat 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups chopped onions 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 tablespoon…Read More

More Family Fun Ways to Experience & Share God's Love at Easter

RESURRECTION EGGS: Use a copy of Dawson Preschool Ministry's Resurrection Egg Family Devotion Booklet to create your own simple set of resurrection eggs. Children can open one egg at each…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, May 31, 2013 5. Indecision is often the result of a lazy will. 4. All authentic leadership begins with recruiting volunteers. Even if…Read More

December Recipe - Ginger Spice Sugar Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 2 cups flour, plus more for rolling out cookies 1…Read More

November Recipe - Gluten-Free Bread Stuffing

INGREDIENTS 6 cups gluten-free bread cubes or 1 package Gluten Free Bakehouse stuffing cubes, already toasted 2 shallots, minced 2 onion, diced 2 celery ribs, diced 2 carrots, diced 6…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, May 24, 2013 5. Best way to celebrate Memorial Day: Thank God for the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to secure and protect…Read More

Jelly Bean Prayer

JELLY BEAN PRAYER RED is for the blood He gave. GREEN is for the grass He made. YELLOW is for the sun so bright. ORANGE is for the edge of night. BLACK is for the sins we made. WHITE…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, May 10, 2013 5. While it is wrong to embrace change for the sake of change, it is also wrong to resist change for the sake of stability.…Read More

October Recipe - Classic Butternut Squash Soup

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 carrot, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 1 onion, diced 4 cups cubed butternut squash, fresh or frozen …Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights On Being Faithful Friday, May 3, 2013 5. While it is true that confession is good for the soul, confession is not what makes us whole. The death and resurrection…Read More

September Recipe - Southwestern Baked Tilapia

INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 4 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets 2…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations And Insights About Being Faithful April 26, 2013 5. Insight from the National Football League’s draft: A draft analyst commented that usually a professional football…Read More

December Recipe - Ginger Spiced Sugar Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 2 cups flour, plus more for rolling out cookies 1…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations and Insights About Being Faithful April 19, 2013 5. Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to take a stand against change than it is to take steps toward progress? 4.…Read More

August Recipe - Frozen Chocolate-Covered Banana Pops

INGREDIENTS 8 popsicle sticks 4 bananas peeled and halved crosswise 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon sugar 1 ( 12 ounce) bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped …Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

Observations and Insights About Being Faithful April 5, 2013 5. The reality of the resurrection should not only change how you face death but also how you engage the ordinary events of…Read More

July Recipe - Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad

INGREDIENTS 4 ears grilled corn on the cob 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five

March 29, 2013 5. Redemption always requires a sacrifice. Just as the death of Jesus on the cross was necessary to redeem humanity, we must, through Jesus, put to death our pride and arrogance…Read More

June Recipe - Chicken Breasts with Grilled Pineapple and Tomatillo Salsa

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola oil, plus more for oiling the grill 1/2 large sweet white onion (Vidalia) cut into thick rings 6 pineapple spears salt and pepper to taste 1 1/2 cup…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five - March 22, 2013 5. Prayer is conformation, transformation and rebellion. When we pray we are: conforming to God’s desire to be in relationship with Him …Read More

May Recipe - Grilled Goat Cheese, Asparagus, and Prosciutto Sandwiches

INGREDIENTS 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and halved crosswise 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly gound black pepper 1/4 cup basil pesto 16…Read More

Fenton's Friday Five - March 15, 2013 5. People who appear to be inconsistent in the way they live often are consistently true to their value system. Their value system is doing whatever…Read More

April Recipe - Roasted Tomato Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds large tomatoes, such as beefsteak, cut in half crosswise 1 medium sweet onion, such as Vidalia, peeled and cut in half crosswise 3 large cloves garlic, unpeeled 1…Read More

March Recipe - Blueberry Coffee Cake

INGREDIENTS Nonstick cooking spray 2 tablespoons plus 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, divided 1/4 cup light brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces 1/2 teaspoon ground…Read More

February Recipe - Low Fat Chicken Marsala

INGREDIENTS 3 Tbsp whole-wheat flour 3 Tbsp white flour 1/4 tsp white pepper 1 - 1 1/2 lb chicken cutlets 3 c sliced mushrooms 2 Tbsp thinly sliced shallots 1/2 c Marsala wine 1/2 c…Read More

January 2013 Recipe - Roasted Red Pepper and Cannellini Bean Dip

This Mediterranean-inspired appetizer offers a little extra protein, heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, and fiber. Serve with cut-up vegetables or toasted pita wedges. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup…Read More

December Recipe - Raw Apple Crisp

INGREDIENTS 4 Honeycrisp apples, cored and chopped 1/4 cup orange juice 3/4 cup pecan halves 3/4 cup hazelnuts 3/4 cup raisins 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon …Read More

November Recipe - Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding

INGREDIENTS Natural cooking spray 5 eggs 2 cups (1-percent) milk 1/2 cup brown sugar or honey 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup mixed dried fruit, such…Read More

October Recipe - Spinach and Arugula Stuffed Mushrooms

INGREDIENTS 10 ounces spinach 5 ounces arugula 1 1/2 pound extra large mushrooms 1/2 cup minced onions 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 cup dry curd cottage…Read More

September Recipe - Black Bean Dip with Corn and Basil

INGREDIENTS 1 cup frozen corn kernels 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cup cooked black beans, drained 2 tablespoons salsa 2 tablespoons water or enough for blending 1 tablespoon…Read More

August Recipe - Cajun Tilapia with Broccoli and Brown Rice

INGREDIENTS 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth, divided 1 small onion, chopped 1 small red bell pepper, chopped 1½ teaspoons salt-free Cajun seasoning, divided 1 cup uncooked brown…Read More

August Recipe - Roasted Fish and Veggies

INGREDIENTS 2 carrots, cut into 2-inch sticks 1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into strips 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped …Read More

July Recipe - Pineapple-Chicken Kabobs with Quinoa

INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup quinoa 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 2…Read More

June Recipe - Summer Squash Stir-Fry

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 to 3 crushed garlic cloves 4 to 5 medium sized zucchini or other assorted summer squashes 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock 1/2…Read More

May Recipe - Mother's Day Fruit Tartlets

INGREDIENTS 6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into small cubes, plus more for the muffin tin 1 1/4 cups 100% whole wheat pastry flour, plus more for rolling dough 1/3 cup plus 2…Read More

April Recipe - Grilled Chicken and Lemon Salad

INGREDIENTS Chicken: 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon salt 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Cooking spray …Read More

March Recipe - Spicy Chicken Quesadillas

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions (about 2) 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeño peppers 1 cup chopped cooked chicken (about 8 ounces),…Read More

February Recipe - Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding

INGREDIENTS Natural cooking spray 5 eggs 2 cups (1-percent) milk 1/2 cup brown sugar or honey 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup mixed dried fruit,…Read More

Apple Dumplings

INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup light stick margarine 1/2 cup warm water (plus more if needed) Flour…Read More

Hot and Sour Soup

INGREDIENTS 2 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth 2 cups fat-free, no-salt-added beef broth 4 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, all visible fat removed, thinly sliced 1 cup…Read More

Cradle Care

The Cradle Care Team is a group of Dawson moms committed to serving and praying for the expectant families in our church and community. A caregiver is assigned to pray for and communicate with each…Read More

Family Dedications

As parents, we want the very best for our children. The most important thing in your child’s life is his or her relationship with Jesus Christ. The Dawson Family of Faith invites parents to…Read More

Play Days & Family Times

Dawson Preschool Ministry's Play Days and Family Times are designed to encourage and equip families of Dawson to spend quality time playing and learning Bible truths with their preschoolers…Read More

Preschool Worship

Come worship with Mrs. Amanda each Sunday in the Preschool Worship Room!Read More