DMA Fellowship

dma400X100Meets the 2nd Thursday of the Month

Auditorium 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 2020 are:

From left to right:

Shelia Dunavant- Treasurer, Harold Haldren – President, Louise Haldren – Secretary, Bob Worrell – Vice President.

Group leader is Pastor Jim Nofsinger


2020 DMA Fellowship Meetings:

January 9th – Mr. Matthew Schaetzle, the new director of the Abel Pregnancy Resource Center, will present our program.

February 13th – Connie Cochran, Director of Business Development at the Behavioral Health Pavilion of the Virginias, will present the program, “Aging and Depression: Recognizing Signs, Overcoming Stigma, and Seeking Treatment.” Please bring soup, salad, sandwiches & sweets for lunch to share with one another.

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

April 9th – This meeting was cancelled.

May 14th – This meeting was cancelled.

June 11th – Today’s meeting will be in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no luncheon, and please wear a face covering in order to observe the WV Strong guidelines for social distancing. Liz McKinney-Brooks of Community Connections will bring our program on “Substance Abuse and Safe Medication Disposal.”

July 9th – Today’s meeting will be in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no luncheon, and please wear a face covering in order to observe the WV Strong guidelines for social distancing. Lisa Dicker, Director of Community Relations at the Havens at Princeton, will present the program, “The Importance of Staying Hydrated.”

August 13th – Covered dish picnic at the church pavilion at 6:00 p.m. A program of special music will be provided by 34Adonai, also known as the Garrett Sisters – Ireland, Arielle, & Amelia. Please note that this meeting will replace our regular morning meeting at 10:30 a.m.

September 10th – This meeting was cancelled.

October 8th – Mr. Bruce Barilla will present the program, “Trusting God Through Suffering.”

November 12th – TBA

December 10th – Annual Christmas Dinner, more info TBA. This dinner will replace our December monthly luncheon.


2020 DMA Fellowship Outings:


September 11th 

At the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre, we will see How Sweet the Sound, as we celebrate our gift of life through music and song! We will give thanks and praise to the Lord through inspirational hymns, soul-lifting spirituals and toe-tapping gospel selections. “O come let us sing unto the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.” (Psalm 95:1) Cost for transportation, matinee meal and show is $47 per person.  Make reservations with Pastor Jim Nofsinger by August 13th to reserve your place. The bus will leave from church at 11:15 a.m.


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