DOWNEY - Downey's newest church, Desert Reign Assembly of God, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend with a host of free events.Festivities begin tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. with tours of the new building. Mayor Mario Guerra will lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon, and a battle of the bands concert gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Free food and entertainment will be available throughout the day, including custom cars and motorcycles and demonstrations from the Downey police and fire departments. On Sunday, a free continental breakfast will be available at 9 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10. There will be a special dedication service at 2:30 p.m. "We are absolutely ecstatic to be in our new home, and we would love for our Downey neighbors to come celebrate with us," said Pastor Don Metcalf. The Desert Reign congregation has been without a regular home since selling their Cerritos church in 2003 and purchasing the former Stats property at 11610 Lakewood Blvd. For more information, call (562) 861-6011 or visit www.desertreign.org.
********** Published: June 5, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 7