DUMC did a fantastic job of pouring out your love for needy children during our June collection for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Now is the time to continue this mission project with the September collection.


September 13 - 27 will be the next collection. The following items for 2 -14 year old children are needed:



Now is a good time to find school supplies on sale to stretch your dollars.  Items may be put in the cart in the church lobby September 13 - 27.


If you wish to donate towards the shipping costs, the cost is $9 per box.


Mark your calendar to join in the set up for the packing party on Friday, November 13, 9am to noon. 

The packing party will be Saturday, November 14, from 9am until all the boxes are full.

Please join us in this mission project.

Underwear                    Crew socks

Pencils and pens          Erasers

School scissors             Small solar calculators

24 count crayons          Pencil pouches

Spiral notebooks          Colored pencil sets

Marker sets                   Toothbrushes for 2 - 6 year olds

Global Freedom Summit

Join us on Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary for a global gathering to combat human trafficking.  The Global Freedom Summit is an amazing hour of inspirational speakers that will equip you to make a difference to end slavery where you are.  Thousands around the world will be joining with us as we publicly declare that slavery in any form is evil and must end.  Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world, profiting an estimated $150 billion a year.  We have the opportunity to actually make a difference in the fight for justice.  Would you be willing to give an hour of your time to learn more and be equipped to help give a voice to the voiceless?  Join us!  Become a modern day abolitionist.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Pastor Eric at eric.schneider@daytonumc.org or on his cellphone at 765-430-0072.  


On Saturday, October 31 from 1:00-3:00, we will be having our annual Trunk-Or-Treat outreach.  There will be candy, hayrides, inflatables, and more!  The purpose of Trunk-Or-Treat is twofold. First, it is an alternative to traditional Halloween.  The world celebrates Halloween as evil, dark, and scary.  We want to offer an event that is positive, loving, and full of the light of Jesus.  Because of this, we ask that those who participate, please not have anything that is evil or scary. (This means no witches, skeletons, demons, etc.  Satan gets enough promotion in our culture.  Let's make our church different.  Let us give glory to God, not to Satan.)   Second, this is an outreach to our community.  We are giving the area a safe place for them to bring their kids and have a good time.  While they are with us, let us show them the love of Jesus.

In order for Trunk-Or-Treat to be a success, we need lots of people to host a trunk.  This involves getting to church absolutely no later than 12:30 on October 31 and decorating your trunk or back hatch.  We will then need to bring candy to give away.  It is hard to know how many kids to anticipate.  There are many factors.  The last time that Trunk-Or-Treat was on Halloween, we had close to 1,000 kids.  Of course, weather is a factor as well as COVID.  (If there is wet weather, we have a backup plan inside the church.).  So, we are not sure how many will be there, but we ask you to try to have enough candy for a crowd.  If you can't host a trunk, we need help with setup, clean up, and game supervision.  You can sign-up to host a trunk or serve in the lobby in October.  If you have questions, feel free to contact Pastor Eric at eric.schneider@daytonumc.org or call his cell at 765-430-0072.  Thanks.


AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Dayton UM Church every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to our church. The following link will take you directly to DUMC's page at smile.amazon.com



AmazonSmile customers can now support Dayton United Methodist Church Inc in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device

  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'

  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

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