Downey UMC Accepts the Challenge to Provide a Ton of Food (literally) to the Hungry in Our Community
Last year, DUMC accepted the challenge to provide a ton of beans and rice to the local food bank to support needy families in the Downey community. We did not collect a ton of food. We collected two tons of food. This year, DUMC has again accepted the challenge to collect a ton of food for the food bank. In addition to the beans and rice that we collect and bag after worship, we also collect canned foods on special Sundays. You are welcome to bring your canned food into the church and put it in out food box.
Jesus said, "I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink...As much as you have done it to the least of these my brothers and sisters, you have done it to me."
Give so that others may live!
Classes Meet on Mondays
Ages 5-8 - meet from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m.
Ages 9-15 meet from 6:00 to 6:40 p.m.
Children (ages 5-15) are invited to come and learn how to defend themselves in real life situations involving stranger abduction and bully intimidation. This program focuses on safety awareness, self-defense and discipline, nor aggressiveness. Registration fee for all students is $5.00. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before class begins to register. Classes are taught by Kristen Radcliffe (Sensei Chrissy).
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Every Night of the Week
Alcoholics Anonymous is a nationally recognized program for people struggling with alcohol addiction. The program is based on mutual support and accountability with others who struggle. At DUMC, we have AA meetings every night of the week. Contact the church office at (562) 861-9777 for details.
At DUMC, we are about feeding those who hunger, whether they hunger for faith or fellowship or food. One of the ways that we show God's love to our community is by feeding the hungry. Our "Feed the People" ministry is dedicated to feeding the hungry in our community. We regularly collect food to donate to a local food bank. We prepare emergency food stuffs that members of our congregation take with them and give to people that are in need. We also host an annual Thanksgiving meal where all are welcome to come and dine. Service begins at home, in our community, but it does not stop there. DUMC is also involved in supporting mission work abroad. We also regularly support UMCOR (The United Methodist Committee on Relief), which provides disaster relief around the world.