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:

Holy Spirit, Dayton, Pennsylvania, Helper, John, Church, Sermon, Rural Valley

What did Jesus mean when He said He would give us a Helper? What does the Holy Spirit mean for us today?

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.


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

Fall Fest

Join us on October 7th at 11:30 for food, fun, a pumpkin carving contest and more!  We plan on some good-hearted fall fun.  Stay tuned for more info.

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Movie, Outdoor, Rural Valley, Dayton, Park, Shannock

Movie Night in the Park

We will be hosting a Movie Night in the Park on a Saturday evening in September at the Shannock Valley Community Park.  The specific date and movie are to-be-determined but we are looking at some popular new family-friendly movies.  Stay tuned for more information!

Photo by Jeremy Yap on Unsplash

Sermons & More

The Helper: Faith and The World (7/30)

We as Believers, followers of Christ, are empowered/helped by the Spirit to overcome the world and, as His, the world has no claim on us until we forsake the way the truth and the life given us in Jesus.

The world tells us ‘You are it,’ you are all on your own, it is all about you. and the moment we believe all of that we start to charge through life independent of others, 10 ft tall and bullet proof, we have all the answers and we think we have no need of help!

At one time we all were of the world, dead in our sin; we lived it, walked it, and were involved in spreading it’s message. Live and let live, it’s all about me, if it feels good do it.

The Helper (7/24)

The Holy Spirit doesn’t need to help you in what you’re not going to do, so if you’re in rebellion against Jesus and refusing His right to be Lord, not walking in obedience; unwilling to take the Next Step, He doesn’t need to send the Holy Spirit to equip you for service. And, in your rebellion, you miss out on the joy that He brings, on the blessings that He desires for you. 

The Holy Spirit not only teaches be but also empowers me to live the life of Christ now, enabling me to take the Next Step of obedience! 

Loving Jesus (7/16)

The Lord does not give me rules, but He makes His standard very clear. If my relationship to Him is that of love, I will do what He says . . . If I hesitate, it is because I love someone or something more than Him; I have placed something or someone in competition with Him,  and sadly it is usually myself.

When we are obedient, we show God that we love Him and have more faith in Him than we do in ourselves.

Core Values

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Find & Contact


1059 State Route 839
Dayton,PA 16222

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Closed Monday
Tue – Fri 8am – 4pm