Upward 2018-2019

Registration is underway for Upward Basketball & Cheerleading.

Evaluations/Orientations will be held: 

Thursday, November 1st, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 3rd, 9:00 am – Noon

There are PLENTY of opportunities to serve in this ministry - coaches, assistant coaches, oversee practice night, concessions, security, half-time devotions, help with evaluations, etc. Ask the Lord to show you where you should serve in this ministry.

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

It’s time to pack your shoebox! Shoeboxes and brochures with directions and gift suggestions are available in the church foyers. Boxes will be collected until Sunday, November 18th.

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 (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, toboggan, gloves, 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. 18. 

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

Financial Peace University

Sunday Evenings at 6 PM

Financial Peace University is a proven program that will show you how to master budgeting, save for emergencies, pay off debt, plan and invest for the future, and live and give like no one else.  

Fall Festival - Wednesday October 31, 5:30 PM

Join us for an outdoor celebration of food, fun and fellowship as we celebrate fall! We’ll have 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.

  • 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

        I want to thank each and every one of you for making the 130th Homecoming Celebration a day to remember. The committees that worked together; the former staff members that shared; our musical guests; the former members who came back to worship with us; as well as all the volunteers who served in special ways; you all demonstrated the love and unity that should always be found among the members of the Body of Christ! Thank you again!  

         For the last month on Wednesday evenings, we have been studying a video series called “Undivided: Your Church and Racial Reconciliation”. For those of you who have not been with us, this study has been informative, thought provoking, and challenging, as we have looked at how to better respond to our world that is so divided over ethnicity and culture. I hope and pray that First Baptist Church will reflect the gospel community that is described in God’s Word (Revelation 7:9-10). Our unity across ethnic barriers testifies to a broken world that Jesus is real and His love can save – if we are undivided. Always remember - how we respond to one another has a tremendous impact on the gospel message we proclaim – the power to draw or repulse people.               We are also continuing our discipleship study of “Financial Peace University” on Sunday evenings. I urge you not to miss a single session of this potentially life changing material. We all need to know what the Scriptures reveal about how to handle the resources God has so graciously given to us and to teach this to our children and our children’s children.


    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 Choirs


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


6:00 p.m. ~ Prayer Meeting

6:15 p.m. ~ Children AWANA

6:30 p.m. ~ Discipleship Classes

6:15 p.m. ~ Youth: POWERHOUSE

6:45 p.m. ~ Adult Choir Practice