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I. Sunday Services at FBCD

About our sermons: 

  • We have two Sunday Morning Worship Service 8:30 am (Traditional) and 11:00 am (Contemporary) in the Worship Center.
    • Servicio de Adoración en español en la Capilla Domingo a las 11:00 am. (Worship Service in Spanish in the Chapel Sunday at 11:00 am.)
  • The months with 5 Sundays have:
    • Traditional Worship Service at 8:30 am
    • 9:45 am – FAMILY BRUNCH (no Sunday school)
    • 11:00 am – Contemporary Worship
  • See more details below under Notices WITH dates.*


  • For more sermon information go to the search box on Facebook and enter “First Baptist Church of Downey.
  • Also, Follow us on Twitter.com/fbcd.

Sermon series (Dec. 2018) – “Humbug to Hallelujah!”

  • December 16 – Writing a Good End
  • December 23 – Christmas Transformations
  • December 30 – Keeping Christmas*

“We sincerely hope you will join a Life Group! These groups meet throughout the week in homes and are generally limited to 8 – 12 individuals. Call the church office, (562) 923-1261, to find one which meets at a time which works best for you.”

II. Notices WITH Dates

(Exceptions:  Look for future cancellations, closures and irregular dates below.)

Church Office Closed Dates in 2018 (remaining)

  •  Monday, Dec. 24 – Tuesday, Jan. 1

Downey Public Schools Calendar

Evening Service 

  • Sundays • 5:30 – 6:30 pm. in the Chapel (Exception: Cancelled Sunday, December 9 due to Jazz 4 Jesus Concert)

*Family Worship Sunday

  • 5th Sundays of the month:
    • 8:30 am – Traditional Worship
    • 9:00 am – 10:45 am: Chow and Chat* [Family Brunch – (no Sunday school)].
      • Those who attend the 11 am service should come @ 9 am.
      • Those in the 8:30 am service would come after the service ends.
    • 11:00 am – Contemporary Worship
  • The remaining date for 2018 is: Dec. 30.

Wednesday Evening Programs

Dec. 26, 2018 – No dinner, Awana, Youth, Adult Classes

Jan. 2, 2019 – No dinner, Awana, Youth, Adult Classes

NOTE: Intercessory Prayer from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Chapel continues through the Holidays. 

III. Notices WITHOUT dates, Alphabetical

Automated Giving is available.

  • Automatic deductions can be taken from your savings or checking account on the 1st and/or 15th of each month.
  • If you are interested in automatic giving, please fill out the which is also available in the Worship Center lobby Information Desk & drop it in the offering bag or returns it to the church office.
  • Questions, call the church office tel. 562.923.1261.

Car Donations are requested.

  • A few families in our midst are in desperate need of a decent vehicle. Whether the vehicle is running or not, please call Ron Kellogg, 562.452-9654; he will come by to see if it is fixable.

Electronic Giving!

  • We are really excited about the easiest way to give using Pushpay for your tithes, offerings, and special gifts.
  • There are three new ways to give so choose the method with which you are most comfortable:

1. Text “fbcdowney” to “77977” and you will receive a link to give.*

2. Download the Apple or Google app.  Or,

3. Go to fbcdowney.org and click the big red “GIVE” button.

  • Our Pushpay account accepts debit cards as well as eCheck (bank account) as giving methods.
  • If you have any questions please contact the church office 9562) 923-1261. Or for more info, check out the Pushpay website at www.echurchgiving.com.

*When you text “fbcdowney” to 77977 you will receive a one-time reply containing a link to give to FBCDowney (1 msg/request). Please be aware that Msg & Data rates may apply. For full Terms & Conditions please visit   https://pushpay.com/terms. For the Privacy Policy please visit  https://pushpay.com/privacy.

Giving Options:

  • Did you know that many people set up giving as part of their Bill Pay through their banks?  The checks are cut by the bank and sent directly to the church. Check it out at your bank’s homepage.

Shop Online- FBCD receives donations!

  • AmazonSmiles– .5% of eligible purchases will be donated.
  • GoodSearch– Stores will donate a % of the sale which varies by vendor.

[Last updated 12-11-2018.]