DMA Fellowship

Meets the 2nd Thursday of the Month
Room #140 at 10:30 AM

DMA Fellowship is a senior adult ministry for those 55 years of age and older.

The initials, “DMA” stand for “Don’t Mention Age.” This group was organized in 1987 for the purpose of spiritual fellowship, friendship and outreach for the Lord. To join the DMA Fellowship an individual or spouse must be 55 years of age or older and attend at least one monthly luncheon or activity. Honorary membership is considered by recommendation of the officers for those not quite 55. All members are encouraged to purchase and wear the official DMA Fellowship name tag to all meetings and activities.

Officers of DMA Fellowship are elected each October, to serve a one year term. Officers must be members of Johnston Chapel Baptist Church. Serving until October 2022 are:

Ruby Christian – Secretary, Shelia Dunavant – Treasurer, Blaine Dunavant – President, Bob Worrell – Vice President.

Group leader is Pastor Jim Nofsinger

2022 DMA Fellowship Meetings:

January 13th – Carl Hurley, a nationally-recognized Kentucky comedian and lecturer will present – by way of DVD – “Sunny Side Up.”

February 10th – Captains Dennis & June Smith of the Princeton, WV Salvation Army will present a program on “The History and Ministry of the Salvation Army.”

March 11th – Tim & Michele Swingle will share about their calling and ministry with Heaven Sent Ministries.

April 14th – Gene Buckner, President of the Mercer County Commission, will present our program.

May 12th – The Mercer Christian Academy Middle School & Senior High Choir, directed by Ms. Alandra Blume, will present a concert of sacred music.

June 19th – Heather Day Gilbert, a Grace Award winner and best-selling author, will present our program. She writes novels that capture life in all its messy, bittersweet, hope-filled glory. Born and raised in the West Virginia mountains, generational storytelling runs in her blood.

July 14th – Todd Carr, an independent insurance agent, will present the program titled “Battling the Aging Brain.”

August 11th – Annual picnic at the church pavilion at 6:00 p.m. A program of music will be brought by the Halls Ridge Boys. In the event of bad weather, our meeting will take place in Room #140.

September 8th – Barbara Wood will present a program on the Daughters of the American Revolution, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting history preservation, education, patriotism and honor the patriots of the Revolutionary War.

October 13th – Constance Sanders, a Patient Educator with Princeton Community Hospital, will present a program on Diabetes.

November 10th – Eric & Kristanna Richardson, missionaries sent from Johnston Chapel to France with Fellowship International Mission, will present our program.

December 8th – Annual Christmas Dinner. This dinner will replace our December monthly lunchon at 10:30 a.m.

2022 DMA Fellowship Outings:

March 18th

We will enjoy and experience Johnny Cash Now, Gray Sartin’s tribute, at the Bluefield Historic Granada Theater. This program will honor the memory of Johnny Cash with songs form the three phases of his career. Cost is $25 per person and is due with Jim Nofsinger by Sunday, March 6, to reserve your place. Please make checks payable tot he church. The church bus will leave the church at 4:30 p.m., stopping for dinner (not included) before the show at 7:00 p.m.

April 8th

We will travel north to the beautiful campus of Appalachian Bible College in Bradley, West Virginia, for their annual Spring Music Festival. This free event will feature music performed by the College’s English handbell choir, Chorale, and string orchestra, as well as other vocal ensembles. Cost for transportation is $3 per person. See Jim Nofsinger to reserve your place. The church bus will depart from church at 4:00 p.m., stopping for dinner at Tamarack (not included) before the musical at 7:00 p.m.

July 8th

At the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre, we will see “The Sound of Music,” the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision. Cost for transportation, meal and show is $60 per person. Please make your reservation with Jim Nofsinger by June 1st to reserve your place. The bus will leave from church at 11:00 a.m.

August 20th

We will experience “Jesus The Teacher” at NarroWay Productions, the premier Christian theater of the South, located outside of Charlotte, NC. Jesus was born, crucified and raised to life. But tucked between those history-changing events is the life-changing message of Jesus. Sit in the crowd as Jesus tells the world’s most famous stories and see them come to life. Watch with excitement as Jesus multiplies a little boy’s lunch. Then GET READY FOR THE MIRACLE OF a delicious fried fish dinner with fresh baked loaves – all served to your seat as part of this fun show. Cost is $47 per person for transportation, meal and show. See Jim Nofsinger by July 14th to reserve your place. The bus will leave from church at 7:45 a.m.

October 17th-20th

“David” Pennsylvania Dutch and Hershey, PA, is a 4-day tour that will highlight some of the best shows in the heart of Amish Country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Tour highlights will include:

For a tour flyer with additional details and cost, contact Jim Nofsinger. A $150 deposit per person will reserve your place. Final payment is due by August 31, 2022.

For additional information regarding DMA Fellowship, please contact the church office at (304) 425-6315 or Jim Nofsinger.