Downey church has new name

DOWNEY - The Downey Church for Spiritual Living at 10000 Paramount Blvd. will officially adopt its new name on Sept. 27, the 38th anniversary of its incorporation in 1971.Formerly known as the Downey Church for Spiritual Enrichment, the church is a member of United Centers for Spiritual Living, an international organization based in Golden, Colo. Over the past six years, all member churches have gradually adopted the "for Spiritual Living" designation. The congregation has been a presence in Downey since the 1950's, incorporating for the second time in 1971. Like most new churches, they met in rented space for several years before buying the building on Paramount Boulevard, north of Florence Avenue, in 1982. Rev. George Hines, senior minister, will conduct regular church services at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 27. His topic will be "Aloha - in the Presence." Current and returning congregants and visitors are encouraged to wear Hawaiian garb to the service. Lunch will be served in the patio after the service. A fundraiser concert of love songs featuring singers Dennis Bryan and Joanne Lapointe will begin at 1 p.m. A donation of $10 is suggested for the performance. Visitors are welcome to all the events. For more information or to RSVP, call Yvonne at (562) 926-2445.

********** Published: September 11, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 21