Our Vision: To see communities turned upside down through the next step of obedience.

We are so glad you stopped by!  In today’s world “church” is many things.  Our aim is to be the Church as Christ intended.  We want to welcome those who enter our doors, for the first time or for the 100th time, to feel accepted and loved.  We want to reach out and make a difference in our community.  We want to do life together as a family – working through difficulties that may arise together.  And we want you to be a part of that!

Take some time to look around.  Please make sure to contact us for any questions – we will be happy to answer.

Our current sermon series:

Love, Dayton First Church of God, Dayton, PA, Rural Valley, Numine, Yatesboro, Jesus, One Another, JohnSome of the very last words of Christ before the crucifixion were “Love one another.”  He did not, and does not, take this command lightly.  Come and hear just exactly what this means for us today.


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We are so glad you decided to find out more about Dayton First Church of God.  We hope you will take the time to look around.  Be sure to contact us if you have any questions.

What to Expect

At Dayton First Church of God, we have a “Come as You Are” attitude.  No expectations and no requirements for stepping through the front door.  Each weeks we have greeters at both entrances.  If you have any questions or need any help, let them know and they will be happy to assist you.  Find out more about what we believe here.

Common Questions

  What should I wear?  Whatever you are comfortable in.  Casual or dressy – there is usually a mix!

  What will the music be like?  This is also usually a mix.  We favor contemporary music but also throw in traditional hymns to celebrate our history and where we came from.

  Is there anything for my kids? Yes!  We start our worship service with everyone together so that kids can learn and grow as we worship together.  After singing, prayer, and our offering time, the pastor will read a Bible story to the kids.  Then they are dismissed for class time during the message.

  How long is the service? Our  service lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Pumpkin, Fall, Fall Fest, Autumn, October, Rural Valley, Dayton

Fall Fest

October 7th from 11am-3pm

Join us for free food, games, a pumpkin carving contest and a bouncy house! Should be a great time to hang out and enjoy the fresh fall air.  See you there!

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Sermons & More

This Day (10-15)

Perseverance in the face of trials and tribulations of life, death, sickness, and hurts is difficult.  Our first instinct is fight or flee rather than persevere. We can either flee, get angry, fight, and never grow up or become Christ like OR we can embrace the trail, the tribulation, the hurt, and turn to God in love. Then, by His grace through our obedience, our perseverance becomes what God intends us to be. No sane person enjoys the pain and anguish that comes in this life. But God uses all things for the good of those that love Him…

Responding to God’s Call (10-8)

We must endure – like Abraham, we cannot stop until we have reached the land he has promised.  For us, that is eternity.  Until we reach eternity, one way or another, He will never stop calling us deeper. Not when we’re 40, not even when we’re 75 or older!  On this side of eternity, we have never arrived.  When it comes to building the Kingdom, there is no such thing as a legal working age or retirement.  We are all called to something!

Core Values

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Find & Contact


1059 State Route 839
Dayton,PA 16222

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Tue – Fri 8am – 4pm