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 2022 are:

From left to right:

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

Group leader is Jim Nofsinger


2021 DMA Fellowship Meetings:

January 14th – Dr. Steven Stefancic, the Mercer County Health Officer, will answer questions on Covid-19 and the Coronavirus Vaccines.  Please submit your questions to the church office, Shelia Dunavant or to Jim Nofsinger.

February 11th – Cancelled

March 11th – Nick & April Cunningham will share about their ministry with Heaven Sent Ministries and the upcoming Mercer County Hunger Challenge.

April 8th – Amanda Cash of the American Red Cross Blood Services will present a program on “Smoke Alarm Initiative, Volunteering for the Red Cross, and Blood Drive Collections.”

May 13th – The Mercer Christian Academy Middle School & Senior High Choir, directed by Mrs. Alandra Blume Hinkle will present a concert of sacred music.

June 10th – Connie Cochran, Director of Business Development at the Behavioral Health Pavilion of the Virginias will present the program, “Depression: An overview of symptoms, normal age related changes, and treatment considerations”.

July 8th – 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.

August 12th – Richard and Suzanna Hanham will present “Serving our Savior in South Asia” highlighting their mission ministry in Bangladesh.

September 9th – Lisa Belcher, the Operation Christmas Child SE WV Area Coordinator, will present “Shoebox Season: All Hands on Deck.”

October 14th – Crystal and Amber Koppler will share about their 2,200 mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.

November 11th – TBD

December 9th – Annual Christmas Dinner.  This dinner will replace our December meeting at 10:30 a.m.


2021 DMA Fellowship Outings:

July 16th

At the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre, we will see “Oh, Happy Day,” an original gospel revue.  We will give thanks and praise to the Lord for our planet, country, freedom, family, friends and neighbors!  Accompanied by live musicians, this heavenly productions will have you on the edge of your pew singing.  We are happy.  We are blessed.  We are thankful.  “Oh, Happy Day!”  Cost for transportation, meal and show is $50 per person.  Make reservations with Jim Nofsinger by July 8th to reserve your place.  The bus will leave from church at 5:15 p.m.

September 11th

We will experience “Anno Domini” at NarroWay Productions, the premier Christian theater of the South, located outside of Charlotte, NC.  Take in a delicious dinner and a hearty serving of Southern hospitality as every audience is greeted and served by the NarroWay cast.  “Anno Domini” is the story of Stephen and the Apostles where cowards become champions and the faith that revolutionized a world is born!  Cost is $46 per person for transportation, meal and show.  See Jim Nofsinger by August 8th to reserve your place.  The bus will leave from church at 8:00 a.m.


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