Church Wide Thanksgiving Meal : Sunday, November 18

Following the Morning Service. Make plans to join us for our annual church Thanksgiving Meal. The church will provide turkey, dressing, rolls and drinks. Please bring at least two side items: veggies, casseroles, salads, and desserts.

Monday, November 19: at 5:00 pm we will assist the Youth in delivering Thanksgiving Boxes of food to those in need. 

Community Thanksgiving Service Tuesday, November 20 at 7 pm – (place to be determined) Sponsored by the Dayton Ministerial Association.

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

             Last month I preached an unusual message dealing with the problems of pornography and the devastating effects it is having on our society. Individuals, our homes, and our churches are being affected by this most dangerous problem. The damage pornography is causing to the brain of those who view it and how it disrupts the normal development of the mind, especially in young people is shocking. The Scripture has always warned that sexual immorality is a sin against one’s own body. That is better understood when you realize how addictive pornography is to those who view it. Unlike drugs which usually requires more of the substance to get the same effect, pornography addicts need different types of stimulation to achieve the same affects. Not just more sexual images but different - different partners; different sexual acts; taboo and perverse things eventually. People commonly think they can stop it whenever they decide, but not when they are hooked and don’t even realize it! Simply saying to an addict, “You need to love Jesus more,” will not change the way they have been conditioned to think by the continual use of porn.  

        Brothers and sisters, we need one another more than we realize. To combat this dreadful problem, we must help one another, hold each other accountable, and quit destroying one another when a brother or sister is fallen into the trap. It is time to provide the recovery process which we surely need to overcome this sin. The renewing of the mind is absolutely necessary for that to occur (Romans 12:2). Can we count on you?


    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