Church marking 160 years

DOWNEY – Downey United Methodist Church will celebrate 160 years of continuous Christian service to the Downey community with a series of community events in September. “DUMC was around when Abraham Lincoln was president and when the USA was embroiled in a horrific Civil War,” the church said in a news release. “They were around when women fought for and won the right to vote. DUMC was around when man first walked on the moon. The church has been a spiritual home for members of the Downey community through many changes.”

On Friday, Sept. 5, the church will host a mixer in its Fellowship Hall from 7-10 p.m. There will be food, music, games, historical displays, and more.

Then on Sunday, Sept. 7, there will be a special worship service at 10 a.m. followed immediately by a “Frontier Fiesta” featuring games, kids activities, food, prizes, music, and more.

“This will be a grand celebration of our rich past and our hopeful future,” the church said. “Everything is free and all are welcome.”

For more information, call the church office at (562) 861-9777 or go to



Published: Aug. 7, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 17