DMA Fellowship

dma400X100Meets the 2nd Thursday of the Month

Room # 140 at 10:30 AM

Please bring a covered dish to share.


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 2018 are:

From left to right:

Shelia Dunavant- Treasurer, Baynard Clemson – Vice President, Louise Haldren – Secretary, Harold Haldren – President, 

Group leader is Pastor Jim Nofsinger



January 11th – Regina McCoy will present the program, “The Evolution of My Quilt Life.”

February 7th – Ben Faulkner will present a program on Gideons International, an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to sharing God’s Word.

March 8th – Rick Cutlip of Kelly Green Lawn Service will do a question & answer time on landscaping and yard care.

April 12th – Al Lowe, a retired FBI agent, will present “Fingerprints of God’s Love.”

May 10th – The Mercer Christian Academy Middle School & Senior High Choir, directed by Alandra Blume Hinkle will present a concert of sacred music.

June 14thth – Melissa Powell and Delta Farley of Hospice Compassus will present “Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care.”

July 12th – Covered dish picnic at the church pavilion at 6:00 p.m.  Please note that this meeting will replace our regular morning meeting at 10:30 a.m.  A program of Christian music will be presented by Jerry Hawks.

August 9th – Debbie Pritchett of New York Life Insurance Company will present a program of financial issues for seniors titled, “Are You Buttoned Up?”

September 13th – Susan Belcher of Glenwood Park Retirement Village will present our program.

October 11th – Lisa Belcher, the SE WV Area Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child will present a report and challenge about Operation Christmas Child.

November 8th – TBD

December 13th – Annual Christmas Dinner at Coal Country Kandies & Café at 6:30 p.m.  This dinner will replace our December monthly luncheon.


D.M.A. Fellowship sponsors a number of trips and activities through the year.

April 7th

We will travel north to the beautiful campus of Appalachian Bible College in Bradley, West Virginia for their annual Spring Music Festival.  Dinner and shopping will take place at Tamarack which features West Virginia-made products, hand-made crafts, arts and cuisine.  The bus will depart from church at 4:00 p.m.  Cost is $2 per person.  See Pastor Jim Nofsinger to reserve your place on the bus.

May 11th

“My Fair Lady,” will be presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre on Friday, May 11th.  This award-winning story of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady is widely considered one of the greatest musicals of all times.  Cost is $32 for travel and admission ticket.  The church bus will leave at 3:00 p.m.  Dinner will be at your choice at the Charleston Town Center Mall.  See Pastor Jim Nofsinger to reserve your place.

July 27th

“One Nation Under God,” a celebration of God and Country, will be seen at the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre, a state-of-the-art German-themed dinner theatre nestled in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia.  This program is to thank and pay tribute to our fellow American men and women serving, protecting, and defending the USA here and around the world!  It features America’s gospel favorites and hymns that we grew up singing!  Cost for transportation, meal and show is $46 per person. Make reservations with Pastor Jim Nofsinger to reserve your place.  The bus will leave from church at 5:15 p.m.

August 23rd – 25th

Nashville & the Grand Ole Opry is a 3-day tour that will feature:

For a tour brochure with additional details and cost, contact Pastor Jim Nofsinger. A $75 deposit per person will reserve your place.  Final payment is due by July 18th.

November 10th

“Singin’ in the Rain,” one of the most celebrated and beloved musical films ever made will be onstage at the Gilliam Stage at Barter Theater, Abingdon, Virginia on Saturday, November 10th.  Cost for travel, tour and admission is $50 per person.  Lunch is not included but we will stop at a local restaurant in Abingdon following the behind the scenes tour.  See Pastor Jim Nofsinger to reserve your place.  The church bus will depart at 9:15 a.m.

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