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.

Join us for Easter!  Two different service times AND we serve breakfast between – please join us!

Dayton, Pennsylvania, Rural Valley, Yatesboro, Numine, Church, Easter Service, Sunrise, New

Our current sermon series:

Journey, Travel, Mission, Christ, Dayton, Church of God, Pennsylvania, Sermon, Welcome, Series, Next Step

Where is your journey leading you?  Come and discover what it means to be on the journey that Christ has called us to.


I’m New


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.


Egg My Yard, Dayton, Pennsylvania, Rural Valley, Yatesboro, Numine, Smicksburg, Elderton, Fundraiser, Easter, Candy, Eggs

Egg My Yard

Check out this unique fundraiser!  Place your order for eggs to be scattered in your yard, a neighbor’s yard or the yard of a Friend or Family Member (Note: Address must be within West Shamokin School District).

Volunteers from the church will deliver candy filled Easter Eggs, along with a small handout on the front door letting them know who they’ve been Egged By. All yards we be “egged” after dark on March 31, 2018.

Profits go toward local community events such as Outdoor Movie Nights, Light Up Night, and more!

Orders Must Be Received by March 24, 2018.  Click here for an order form!

Dayton, Pennsylvania, Rural Valley, Numine, Yatesboro, Egg Hunt, Easter, Candy, Craft, Games

Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Kids of all ages welcome!  Besides an egg hunt, we have crafts, games, and an interactive story time.  We will also serve lunch.

Please contact the church to let us know how many kids you are bringing and what ages they are.

March 24th from 11-1

Hope to see you there!

Dayton, Pennsylvania, Rural Valley, Event, Car Show, Car Cruise, June

2nd Annual Car Cruise

Save the Date – June 16th!

Check back soon for more information.

Sermons & More

Seeking and Going (3/11)

When you responded to the call of God to come to Jesus and to receive the gift offered you in what He accomplished on the cross, at that point you were commissioned to be His witness in this world as part of His Church, to bring about change, to build community through the application of the one anothers of God’s Word and to reach out to your neighbor!

Oh but Pastor I couldn’t possibly do that. I don’t have the knowledge…

Grave Clothes

Jesus called Lazarus from the tomb, Lazarus answered that call…Jesus called him who was dead in the flesh out of his tomb; He calls the world dead in their sin to new life in Him! Jesus opened the way for us to be raised. “I will deliver this people from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Where, O death, are your plagues? Where, O grave, is your destruction?” Hosea 13:14

Core Values

Coming Soon

Find & Contact


1059 State Route 839
Dayton,PA 16222

   Service Time

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