January Focus

You can actually read through the entire Bible in 2021 by simply setting aside a few minutes every day. There are many FREE plans available to help you accomplish this. You can find some great plans in the following apps: “YouVersion” Bible and the “Bible In One Year.” Wouldn’t it be great for all of us to read through the Bible together this year? 

January 6-20

We’re setting aside 14 days for prayer and fasting, January 6 – 20. This is an opportunity to replace our normal mealtimes with a focus on God, prayer, Bible reading, and worship. We’re encouraging everyone to look at their schedules and decide what days you can fast during that stretch of time. 

Wednesday Nights in January | 6:30 pm | Auditorium

We are setting aside Wednesday Nights in the month of January for Pursuit Nights. We’ll be gathering together in the auditorium for concentrated times of worship, prayer, and hearing from God. There’s something powerful about joining together as believers to seek after God!

Global Impact Missions Week Sign-Ups

Sunday, January 17 | DSM First Gym

We are partnering with Meals from the Heartland on Sunday, January 17th to pack 40,000 meals in a single day!! These meals will be sent to those around the world that are in need of food.

There are 4 different time slots to choose from:

  1. 8:15-9am
  2. 9:30-10:15am
  3. 11-11:45am
  4. 12:30-1:15pm

Time slots are approximately 45min in length or until 10,000 meals have been packed. We encourage you to serve during a service and attend a service.

Due to CDC & Meals from the Heartland guidelines, masks & gloves will be worn, temperatures checked and social distancing will be used. Space is limited and registration is required. We will not be able to take anyone that hasn’t pre-registered.

Register by January 16.

*Meals from the Heartland will only allow children ages 8+ to volunteer.

Thursday, January 21 | 6:30 pm | DSM First

Meals with Missionaries is a great opportunity to sit down in a smaller setting, share a meal, and get to know one of our amazing missionaries.  They will be sharing more about their lives, their ministry, and what God is doing.  

Meals will be prepackaged and COVID-friendly with seating in a socially distant environment. All meals will take place at DSM First on Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 pm. Space is limited, so please reserve your free ticket with the missionary of your choice.  

  • Mary Mahon, missionary to Costa Rica
  • Tim & Kelly Pollick, missionary to Indonesia
  • Dareth Ly, missionary to Cambodia
  • Dylan McKneely, church planter in Huntington, WV
  • Jeremy & Christa Songer, church planter in Chattanooga, TN

Register by January 17.

Friday, January 22 | 6:30 pm | Zoom

Zoom with Missionaries is an opportunity to meet and talk with a missionary on a video call from the comfort of your own home. They will be sharing more about their lives, their ministry, and what God is doing.  

All calls will take place on Friday, January 22nd at 6:30 pm. Space is limited, so please reserve your free ticket with the missionary of your choice.

  • Mary Mahon, missionary to Costa Rica
  • Tim & Kelly Pollick, missionary to Indonesia
  • Dareth Ly, missionary to Cambodia
  • Dylan McKneely, church planter in Huntington, WV
  • Jeremy & Christa Songer, church planter in Chattanooga, TN

Register by January 21.

Saturday, January 23 | 10 am| DSM First Auditorium

Join us for DSM First Ladies Tea on Saturday, January 23rd at 10 am with special guests Mary Mahon (missionary to Costa Rica), Kelly Pollick (missionary to Indonesia), and Christa Songer (church planter in Chattanooga, TN). They will be sharing some amazing stories with us.

Reserve your ticket now before space fills up! Tickets are $5 per person and registration closes on January 17th. Includes a COVID-friendly box lunch, tea and coffee in the auditorium at DSM First.

Childcare is available for children ages 6 months – 5th grade. Pre-registration is required for childcare.

Register by January 17.

Saturday, January 23 | 10 am| DSM First Connection Cafe

Come hear the story of how Dareth Ly miraculously survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia and is now doing ministry in the place where he was once tortured. Your heart will be stirred and your faith will be challenged. Packaged snacks and bottled water will also be served. 

Reserve your ticket now before space fills up.  

Register by January 22.