Welcome

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

Service is at 10:30 every Sunday – we would love for you to join us!

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: imperfect people loving imperfect people.  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 any difficulties that may arise, being an example of what love really is.  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.

Want to know how we are actively turning our community upside down?  Check out our outreach page for more information.

Our current sermon series:

Corinthians, Concerning, Sex, Porn, Pornography, Paul, Marriage, Single, Relationships, Sexuality

Paul wrote to the Corinthian church “concerning” many things, as some translations read.  Those topics still apply to us today.  Join us as we dive deeper into “taboo” subjects such as sex, marriage, pornography, and more.

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Welcome

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 week 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.  And get to know our staff and Elders a little bit better 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 short Bible story just for the kids.  They are then dismissed for class (3 years old – 5th grade) for the remainder of service.  More about those classes can be found here.  If you have a child under the age of 3, we LOVE for them to be in service.  We understand that infants and young toddlers will make noise, cry, move around, and more and that’s okay!  We don’t mind at all.  Jesus said to let the little children come and we wholeheartedly embrace that.

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

Church, Building, Welcome, Dayton, Rural Valley, Pennsylvania, PA, NuMine
Our Building, right along 839 between White Oak Golf Course and the Fair Grounds.

Staff & Elders

Pastor Kenny & Mindy Seidler

Pastor Kenny is the lead pastor.  Mindy leads worship.  They both volunteer at R&P Coffee Co.

Kenny:   Facebook

Mindy:   Facebook

Pastor Luke & Laisa Seidler

Pastor Luke serves as youth pastor for the community youth group.  Laisa runs the children’s programs.  They are a team in everything they do.

Luke:   Facebook

Laisa:   Facebook   Instagram

Jim Zimmerman

Jim serves as the chair of the Board of Elders.  With a background in police work, Jim keeps an extra close eye on the security measures here at the church building and does various other odd jobs as needed.

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Jean Christoff

Jean and her husband Mitch have been long-time attendees of the Church of God.  She leads the women’s group, Servant Heart Ministry.  They provide donations of pillows, care baskets, and more for local nursing homes, dialysis centers, schools, and beyond.

Josh Gandolfi

Josh serves on the Board of Elders.  Him and his wife Sara also serve on the R&P Coffee Co. board.  With all of that and two young boys, Jordan and Noah, they definitely keep busy!

Josh: Facebook

Sara: Facebook      Instagram

Tammy Hancock

Tammy serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Elders.  She is a saint for her dedication and hard work for many years.  Previously, Tammy and her husband Ken poured lots of love and service into the children’s ministry.

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Dan Hill

Dan serves on the Board of Elders as Financial Secretary.  He has previously served as board chair and regularly volunteers at R&P Coffee Co. as he enjoys the new season of retirement.

Justin & Bri Sherman

Justin serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Elders and the executive board for R&P Coffee Co.  Bri leads many of our outreach efforts and is also the president of the R&P Coffee Co. board.

Justin:  Facebook   Instagram

Bri:  Facebook   Instagram

Marlene Shotts

Marlene serves on the Board of Elders and also takes lead on the Funeral Bag ministry – we provide bags of paper supplies to the local funeral homes to distribute to families in need during their time of grief.

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Charlie Smith

Charlie serves on our Board of Elders and also serves behind the scenes during service – running the worship slides, sound, and video.

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Giving

We believe in cheerful giving (2 Cor. 9:7).  How is God calling you to generosity?

By giving to this church you are helping to make a difference in the local community.  Not only are you helping to keep the lights on here, but you are also empowering individuals to “go and make disciples,” caring for the “least of these,” and turning our community upside down!

Thank you for joining us in spreading the Gospel.  We are eternally grateful.

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Sermons & More

Concerning Marriage & Divorce (Part 2) 8-9

The most common reasons given for divorce today, outside the church, are lack of compatibility, money issues, lack of intimacy, adultery, physical appearance, addictions, getting married at an early age, or married for the wrong reasons… Always in the top five for reasons for divorce, both inside and outside the Church, is the lack of intimacy and, yes, that is part of the “Do Not Deprive” in verse 5 that we talked about a couple of weeks ago. But there is more to intimacy than that, though that is a good part of it.

Concerning Marriage & Divorce 8-2

However, in our culture today many see divorce as a positive solution to a troubled marriage. Harvard sociologist Armand Nicholi III concluded, “Divorce is not a solution, but an exchange of problems.” It is the exchange of one set of problems for another.

Concerning: Marriage & Singleness 7-26

What is being asked here is: should Christians have sex? Which I will answer now, Yes! But, let me qualify that, within the covenant of marriage! With all of what Paul could have wrote in the first letter (5:9) about sexual immorality I am sure there were those thought that sex was a necessary evil intended for procreation. But sex is to be enjoyed in the context of the husband/wife relationship. There, specifically, it is a gift from God.

Events

Find & Contact

   Phone
814-257-8380

   Address
1059 State Route 839
Dayton,PA 16222

   Service Time
10:30am

   Office Hours
Closed Monday
Tue – Fri 8am – 4pm

   Email
dfcog@windstream.net

   Facebook
@daytonfirstchurchofgod