Sesquicentennial Celebration And Homecoming October 5th

DAYTON, September 24, 2014 - On Sunday, October 5th, the First United Methodist Church of Dayton will celebrate their Sesquicentennial (1864-2014) with a special service and music. The community is invited to attend, along with past pastors and members to share in the church’s 150-year history. Following the service there will be an old-fashion picnic on the grounds with gospel music and other entertainment. There will also be a dedication of a Sesquicentennial marker commemorating the event and the history of the church will be shared.

Dayton First United Methodist Church has been continually active through a number of ministries in the community such as the Boy Scout program, United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men, United Methodist Youth Fellowship, along with Sunday school and Sunday worship services which include special musical presentations using the hand bells and organ along with seasonal programs by the children of the church. FUMC also hosts an annual teacher’s luncheon and fellowship, sponsor the Kairos prison ministry, Vacation Bible School for area children, the Society of St. Stephen clothing ministry, a Church Food Pantry for the needy, Friends In Deed ministry serving underprivileged school children. FUMC also participates in Lakeview Church Camp, U.M. Army and Big House Ministries annually.

History and traditions are honored and cherished in the First United Methodist Church Dayton. Today with the challenge to be God’s people in the secular world ever before the church, membership is more than 500. With God’s grace and guidance, the church looks forward to its next 150 years serving the community.


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