Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Ages 5 years through 6th Grade

$60 per child

Registration is underway for basketball and cheerleading. 

  In preparing for another great year of Upward, we are looking for volunteers who would like to help organize and/or oversee the different areas of Upward – coaches, assistant coaches, oversee practice night, concessions, security, half-time devotions, help with evaluations, etc. Begin now to ask God how He would have you help in this ministry to children and families. 

Evaluations: Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30 -7:30 pm Saturday, Nov. 9, 9:00 am - Noon

Who's Your One?

Imagine if every believer could answer that question with the name of a person who is far from God – a person for whom they’re praying and with whom they are seeking to share the gospel. We believe God’s people don’t merely need another method for evangelism – what they need is a white-hot passion to see people who are far from God experience the new life He offers through Jesus Christ. Over the coming days, our church will prioritize personal ownership of the Great Commission as we each intentionally pursue one person with the hope of the gospel.

Adult Discipleship

Beginning Sunday Evening, September 1st at 5:00, we will be offering a 12-session course on Church History using a 30-minute video followed by discussion and question and answer time. The participant’s book is well written, simplified and beautifully illustrated with charts and pictures. The study is focused on the great men and women of our Christian heritage. This study will be a fun time as well as educational and encouraging. If you did not sign up, please come anyways! The class meets in C-9.

Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 30 - 5:30 pm

Join us for an outdoor celebration of food, fun and fellowship! We’ll have games and music, hot dogs, fixin’s and desserts. At the end of the evening, we will distribute candy to the children. 

In case of rain, we’ll meet in the gym.

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

It’s time to pack your shoebox!

Shoeboxes and brochures with instructions and gift suggestions are available in the church foyers. Boxes will be collected until Sunday, November 24 at First Baptist.

Again, this year the Shepherds for Christ Sunday School class will sponsor Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child and First Baptist will be a collection site. We have had great response to this in the past and we want to encourage everyone to get involved this year. It’s easy to pack a shoebox full of small gifts that a child will enjoy. (Brochures are available in the foyers.) If you have questions, please see Bennie Aikman, Tom Hudlow or any member of the Shepherds for Christ class.

How to pack your shoebox…

1. Shoebox: Use an empty cardboard or plastic box (average size). You can wrap the box and lid separately but wrapping is not required.

2. Boy or Girl: Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the age category: 2-4; 5-9; or 10-14.

3. Fill with Gifts: Fill the box with a variety of quality gifts that will bring delight to a child. Suggestions: doll, stuffed animal, cars, musical instruments, puzzles, jump ropes, pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, coloring books, toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloths, combs, socks, hats, t-shirts, flip-flops, hair bands, sunglasses, etc.

4. Include $9 and a Shipping label: A donation of $9 per box is critical to transport your gift and deliver it into the hands of a child in need.

5. Pray: Ask God to use your gifts to show His love to the child who will receive your shoebox.

6. Drop off: Place a rubber band around each shoebox and bring it to the Welcome Center foyer before Nov. 24, 2019.

“Every shoebox offers an opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.” 

Our church packing party will be Wednesday, November 20, 6:15 pm.


It hurts to lose someone.  

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. 

Join us for GriefShare!

We meet Thursdays for 13 weeks,

Time: 10 AM - Noon

Room: 224

Cost: $20

Location: First Baptist Church, 231 Third Ave. Dayton, TN 37321

Contact Adele Larkins at (423) 413-2067 or the church office at (423) 775-0255 for more information.

  • Church Motto

    First......that all may know Jesus.

    This is the motto of First Baptist Dayton, TN

    taken from 1 Timothy 2:3-5.

     "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,"

  • From the Pastor

    Who’s Your One?  

    I want to encourage you to keep praying for your ONE (that person or persons the Lord placed on your heart and mind to pray for them and seek opportunities to share the Good News about Jesus Christ with them). I also want to thank those of you who are continually pursing your one and to let you know that I am praying for you and them. Call me if I can help you in any way and remember our Lord is with us as we follow His commands.


     For the next month or so we will be considering what the Bible teaches concerning worship. There is nothing higher on God’s agenda for Himself and for His people than true worship. From God’s perspective worship is so vital that to fail to experience genuine worship is fatal. Yet the Scriptures reveal that it is possible to go through life thinking we have worshiped without ever having done so. Pray for our church that we will corporately come to unity of heart and life in our understanding and our experience of God’s requirements and standards for worship. 

    Strategic Planning Committee  

     In the annual business meeting the church voted to conduct strategic planning along with the review of our Constitution and Bylaws. This group of dedicated members of FBC Dayton needs your prayers and cooperation as we seek to lead our congregation through this process. A careful study of the Word of God concerning our mission and how we carry it out is crucial to our future. May God bless and direct every step.


    Bro. Milton



9:00 a.m. ~ Sunday School for All Ages

10:15 a.m. ~ Worship Service

6:00 p.m. ~ Worship Service

6:00 p.m. ~ Children's Choir


6:30 p.m. ~ G.R.O.W. Outreach


6:15 p.m. ~ Prayer Meeting

6:15 p.m. ~ Children AWANA

6:30 p.m. ~ Discipleship Classes

6:15 p.m. ~ Youth: POWERHOUSE

6:30 p.m. ~ Adult Choir Practice