Welcome

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: 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:

 

church, body of christ, holy spirit, pentecost, jesus, bride of christ, empower, be the church

Join us as we discover what it truly means to be the Church.

I’m New

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.

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.

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

Love 6-16

In order to turn our communities upside down we have to take our next step and be obedient to the Truth; the Spirit inspired Word of God, which will turn our idea of Church upside down. I cannot say this enough: The Church is to be a place of love and forgiveness! For anyone who comes through our doors and for anyone we should come in contact with. Think of what happened to the communities that the first Church visited, when they preached and practiced God’s love they turned the world on its head.

The Person, Presence, and Power of the Holy Spirit 6-9

Any congregation, any church, that tries to function apart from the Spirit is powerless, a Zombie-a dead body-that looks alive but is dead on the inside. All it cares about is itself and all of its efforts are for itself. It does not produce at all but only takes. Every fundraiser is for themselves: a new roof, refrigerator, or just to keep the lights on. If all it is concerned with is within, then how is it fulfilling its purpose to be salt and light to those around it? It isn’t! It is dead, a drag on the community and on God’s true church.

Our Purpose 6-2

The Church is to be equipping one another for works of service both in and out of the church building. That first church in Acts was learning together as the Church, they were devoted to each other, had meals together in one another’s homes, as Acts 2:46 tells us, and they prayed together… (they were equipped). God did not design His church to be a country club, or some kind of charitable organization that meets weekly, He put us together to learn and grow and teach and pray together so that we would be equipped to spread the Gospel!

Events

Movie in the Park

DUMBO!

Join us on September 7th at 8pm for a showing of 2019’s Dumbo at the Shannock Valley Community Park.  Lawn games and concessions begin one hour before the show.  Bring a chair or blanket for seating.  Concessions are only $1 and include popcorn, drinks, candy, and glow sticks!

Church Picnic

All are welcome to join us at the church picnic August 31.  It will be at Dan & Patti Hill’s home.  More details coming soon.

Mandatory Reporter Training

Join us for a FREE Mandatory Reporter Training that meets state requirements.  It will be held from 9-11 here at the church on October 5th.  ALL are welcome, you don’t have to attend our church or any church to come.  If you need this training, you are welcome to attend.  Registration link coming soon.

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