What are Fellowship Groups?

Fellowship Groups are student home groups that meet on Wednesday nights for 6th-12th graders. These homes are not divided by grade. There will be a mix of 6th-8th grade in middle school homes and a mix of 9th-12th grade in high school homes. In these groups, students will share a meal, study God’s Word, and fellowship with one another. In previous years, fellowship groups have been only for high school students. However, this year these homes will be for both middle and high school students. 

When do Fellowship Groups meet? 

 Groups will meet from 6:00 PM—7:30 PM on Wednesday nights with the exception of the first Wednesday night of the month. On the first Wednesday night of the month, we have Illuminate which is a combined middle school and high school worship experience at Dawson. If you miss a week, it’s no big deal. Come the next week!

Who will lead Fellowship Groups?

Our high school fellowship groups will be taught and led by our student leadership team alongside our adult volunteers. Our middle school fellowship groups will be taught by adult volunteers.

Where will Fellowship Groups happen? 

Each fellowship group will meet in a different church family’s home. Students will be able to choose which home they will attend based on location. Here are the different homes and the areas in which they are located:

Middle School:  

Cartee (Homewood) 
Holbert (Vestavia) 
Osborne (Vestavia) 

High School:

Daniel (Homewood)
Kaiser (Vestavia) 
Dorrill (Hoover/Spain Park) 
Doss (Vestavia) 

How will social distancing guidelines be followed? 

We’re following the Alabama health order and Dawson’s overall direction, so we ask that students keep their mask on unless they are eating and remain six feet apart. Once you’re in your social-distanced spot and no one is moving around, you can leave your mask on or remove it. That’s a choice that you and your parents will make together, so have a conversation with them about your plans. 

What is the Wednesday Night Schedule for the Spring?

March 3: 6:00-7:30 Illuminate in the Chapel
March 10: 6:00-7:30 Fellowship Groups
March 17: 6:00-7:30 Fellowship Groups
March 24: No Fellowship Groups for Spring Break 
March 31: No Fellowship Groups for Holy Week
April 7: 6:00-7:30 Illuminate in the Chapel
April 14: 6:00-7:30 Fellowship Groups 
April 21: 6:00-7:30 Fellowship Groups 
April 28: 6:00-7:30 Fellowship Groups
May 5: Illuminate in the Chapel

For questions or for more information, please contact Karmin Lytle at klytle@dawsonchurch.org.