Hi, there!  If you've been wondering what life is like at DFC, or have been thinking of visiting one of our campuses, we're so glad you're here!  Life at DFC is real simple, because we have one focus -  Jesus. 

 
Our mission is just as simple.  At DFC we love God, love His people, and magnify Jesus.  Our whole existence is wrapped around the prayer and desire to see people find their way to God, and know Him better. 
 
DFC is not just a church; it is a fellowship of believers coming together to celebrate Jesus as King.  We study the Word, practice what we learn, and in the process grow together.  
 
We'd love to have you come be a part of the journey! 
 
 
 
F A Q
 
What are your service times?
 
Damascus Campus   8:15 AM  //   9:30 AM  //  11:00 AM //  Directions
 
Malvern Campus  9:30 AM  //  11:00 PM  //  Directions
 
Salem Campus  10:00 AM  //  Directions
 
 
 
Do you offer Sunday School?
 
Yes. For a complete list of Sunday Morning Life Studies visit our Adult Ministry page. 
 
 

What should I expect in the Sunday morning services?

The Sunday services have elements of prayer, contemporary music, and practical messages from the Bible.

We do not pass an offering plate. Instead, we have offering boxes located just inside the entrances in the sanctuary. As a visitor, please do not feel obligated to participate in the offering, as it is intended for our regular attendees and members.

 

What should I wear?

T-shirts or ties are welcome! Casual clothes are the norm at DFC. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in for the season of the year.

 

What do you offer for my children?

Our children's ministry provides an excellent experience for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and grade schoolers through fifth grade.  Currently, all children are registered thru our check-point system before the service begins and have a great time in a safe and friendly class.  All children are shown God's love and learn a Bible lesson.  Visit the  Children's Ministry page.
 
 

Will I be singled out as a visitor?

DFC has multiple first time visitors every Sunday because we are excited about inviting new people to our church.  Our visitors are never put on the spot or singled out during the service.  We would like to know you were here though!  Be sure to visit StartingPoint, and tell us! 
 
 
StartingPoint runs immediately following each Sunday morning experience.  There you'll find some of our team members who are ready to answer any questions you have about the church, and how to get involved.  Stop by and get to know us better, and receive a welcome gift as well! 
 
 
 
 
B E L I E F S
 
 
OUR PURPOSE
 
1. We believe in a personal relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ, as a foundation for living.  //  1 John 5:1
 
2. We emphasize putting beliefs in action, and demonstrating loving concern for others. This is our example today in a society steeped in hate, revenge, and violence.  //  Matthew 5:44
 
3. We offer a rich fellowship for you and your family, including many ministries for fruitful Christian obedience. 
 

OUR BELIEFS

The Evangelical Friends Church does not advance new teachings or doctrines. Instead, we seek to rediscover New Testament teachings and apply these age-old truths to our lives. As Friends we believe:

    • God is our Father.
    • Jesus Christ is "the Word made flesh" for us.
    • The Holy Spirit is our Comforter, Strengthener, and Guide.
    • The Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by Him.
    • A person receives forgiveness through repentance for sins and belief in Jesus Christ as Savior.
    • The mission of the Church is to communicate the Good News of Salvation to people everywhere

OUR HERITAGE

The Friends Church began more than three hundred years ago in England under the leadership of George Fox, a man who experienced a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and spent his life sharing this experience with others. Those early Friends made great contributions to the spiritual and social needs of their country, taking the lead in securing prison reforms, religious liberty, Christian education, and care for the suffering.

Before long the Friends (also called Quakers) began coming to the New World among many other colonists, and soon there were thousands of Friends in America. In 1681 the colony of Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, a prominent English Quaker, as a refuge from persecution for fellow Quakers.

As other Americans moved west, so did the Friends, taking their faith with them. Among the first priorities for these pioneers was the establishment of a group for worship and a meeting house in which to conduct such worship. By 1812 Friends in Ohio had united to form Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends. They held their annual meetings in the Mt. Pleasant Yearly Meeting House for many years. Later Damascus became the headquarters and place of meeting. Since 1965 the church has held its annual session in Canton.

In 1971 the name, Ohio Yearly Meeting, was changed. Now known as the Evangelical Friends Church - Eastern Region (EFC-ER), it participates actively in a larger group of Friends worldwide.