Where the Welcome is Wide
The First Presbyterian Church at Dayton is an open and affirming church,
embracing diversity in our congregation and community,
and affirming the dignity and worth
of every person created in the image of God.
We continue to honor the principle
that discrimination is incompatible with Christ's Gospel
of unconditional love.
We welcome into full membership and participation in the Body of Christ
persons of every race, language, age, gender, sexual orientation,
physical or mental ability, economic or marital status, and faith background.
We affirm and celebrate all loving and committed relationships.
We acknowledge the history of the institutional church in condemning and excluding people based on their identity, and in condoning such discrimination in silence. We commit ourselves to work diligently to end such oppression and discrimination.
Following the example of Jesus Christ, we hereby declare ourselves to be an open and affirming church.
statement approved by Session 2013
The Open Kitchen
Our Kitchen Will Next Be Open
Saturday, January 25th
Click on the image above
to read about the Open Kitchen project
Interested in Volunteering?
Able to Contribute Food?
Come & Worship!
Sunday, January 26th - 10:00am
Scriptural Focus: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
2020 is a presidential election year, fueling anxiety in a time already defined by division. We all stand to be pulled into the vortex of strong emotion that center us in feelings and away from facts. But - Scripture offers hope. Guideposts that offer direction in the midst of complex issues, loud voices, and thinly veiled agendas. As you consider which direction to turn in, think first about the ground on which you stand.
Our sermon series seeks to walk through 1 Corinthians, as a way to gain strength for the journey during an election year.