Reaching out with the love of Christ

The church is committed to serving God best by serving others first.  Jesus loved people and his priority was to be their friend.  This is our desire- to be the hands and feet of Christ.  Questions about Harvey can be directed to Emergency Management 936-334-3219. 

First Baptist Church of Liberty, Texas has Recovery teams. For information regarding Recovery teams, call the Recovery Center at 936-256-3415.
If you would like to offer help to the Hull-Daisetta School District- call Teresa Camp at 936-346-2777.

Children affected by the storm go to:

Need FEMA help? Go to
If you would like to donate funds here are some possibilities:

Make check out to First United Methodist Church of Dayton, and indicate Harvey Relief on memo line.

Church mailing address: P.O.Box 505, Dayton, Tx 77535

If you want to donate to Harvey Relief through the Texas Annual Conference, go to

If you want to donate directly to the United Methodist Committee on Relief, go to UMCOR.ORG

If you want to donate to the Liberty County, go to

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  • Society of St. Stephens

    Society of St. Stephens – open every Thursday from 8:00 am until 12 noon.  Volunteers gather to collect and sell gently used articles of clothing and housewares that are sold at discounted rates. All goods and proceeds are donated to areas of persons in need.  This ministry has been in operation for approximately 40 years.  This resale shop is unique because it is open only one day a week and most items sell for only one dollar.  Each Thursday from 8 am until noon our shop thrives from sales to our local community.  Our shop is located at 404 East Houston.   We have gently used clothing for men, women and children.  We also have an abundance of household items.  We appreciate the donations so graciously given by our community.  In return we are happy to assist anyone in need of our merchandise.  We are truly a blessed outreach.

  • First united Methodist church Food Pantry

    Open the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month from 9:00 am until 10:30 am.  One bag of groceries is given to a needy household that resides in the city of Dayton.

  • Friends in Deed

    This is a community outreach program that assists impoverished school children in the Dayton  area with basic needs.  4 distribution days per year are designated to give these children school supplies, seasonal shoes, clothing, coats, blankets and basic hygiene needs.  

    August Distribution: School Supplies

    Late Sep./Early Oct. Distribution: Cool weather clothing and hygiene items - 2 pants, 2 shirts, bag of underwear, socks, shoes (voucher for shoes and volunteers meet them at Wal-Mart to fit and pay for shoes).   Hygiene kits include toothbrush, paste, deodorant, shampoo, bar soap, washcloth, comb and brush, etc.

    December/Christmas Distribution: Winter jacket, blanket, pillow and case.   We also give them a Bible and a box of Christmas treats - cookies, cakes, candy, etc.

    March Distribution: Spring lighter weight clothing and hygiene items - same number of pants, shirts, undies and shoes, etc.


    Our program needs about $500 per child per school year to fund.  Our congregation is generous.  We ask and they gift.  We have not had to raise funds for this program.  Presently we have 15 children we are helping.  

  • Kairos Prison ministry

    Twice yearly, the FUMC opens their doors to assist this ministry with a place to prepare food and worship for prisoners at the Hightower Correctional Unit.

  • Al Anon

    Strength and hope offered for friends and families of those who have problems with alcohol abuse.  Meets Wednesdays from 12 to 1 at FUMC Dayton.  For information call Brenda at 936-258-8021.