Churches celebrate Pentecost

DOWNEY - Four Downey churches will parade at Furman Park on June 12 for a combined worship service marking the Pentecost, the Christian celebration of the birth of the Church nearly 2,000 years ago.Participating churches include St. Mark's Episcopal, Christ Lutheran, First Presbyterian and Moravian Church of Downey. Residents interested in joining the parade should meet at any of those churches at 9:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear red, the color of Pentocost. Worship will begin at Furman Park at 10:30 a.m. Residents who cannot walk to the church can drive to the park. Chairs will be provided, but participants are invited to bring their own lawn chairs or blanket. An offering will be collected during worship, to benefit Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall.

********** Published: June 2, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 7