Fellowship & Mission Groups
Social Justice Ministry
Downey’s Social Justice Ministry works to promote justice for all disadvantaged people through education and service. We strive to engage the congregation in efforts to improve equality for people of any race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, religion, national origin, immigration status, gender identity and expression, or physical ability. We partner with other churches and local groups to provide opportunities for learning and direct action.
Creation Care Ministry
The Creation Care Ministry believes God intends humans to act as primary caretakers of this world. As stewards, we know we are but one part of God’s interconnected tapestry of Creation. The purpose of this ministry focus is to inform our congregation on environmental issues and suggest actions that will benefit both nature and humanity.
Youth Group (6th-12th graders) meets on the second Sunday of the month, after worship from 11:30am-1:30pm (lunch included). We go on adventures, mission trips, service outings - namely, creating safe space for youth to explore christian spirituality and fellowship.
Our Pickleball League observes a winter season, from November through March. We look forward to returning in November 2023!!
Neighborhood players gather each Thursday evening from 7pm to 9:30pm, with two courts - one in Century Hall and one in the church basement. It's a good time. Come and check it out!!
This group seeks to build a community of listening and hold deep conversations about the nature of God and life. Pub Theology meets every other Tuesday night, 7:00pm, at Scarlett Lane Brewery.
Downey Co-Op Preschool & Kindergarten
Downey Cooperative Preschool has a simple and happy philosophy — children, parents, and teachers go to school together. Our cooperative preschool is a parent-run, non-profit organization. We offer families an affordable program and the opportunity to work alongside other parents on creative and challenging projects.
Worship & Wonder
Worship & Wonder is a children's curriculum that uses Bible stories for interactive storytelling. With wooden figurines and felt mats and and specially crafted settings - the Bible stories come to life in ways that children can connect with. Worship and Wonder is available to all kids and happens during the sermon portion of Worship.
Sojourners is a Scripture-based class which meets in the Disciples Room for discussion using the Upper Room devotional "Disciplines 2023" .
Seekers focuses on various works of societal commentary and asks how God is working in those civic circumstances. Meets in the Chalice Room.
Downey Music Ministry
The Music Ministry supports Downey's mission by providing relevant vocal/instrumental music for services and special events. We support the mission by providing music not just for worship, but also for the Performing Arts Ministry, supporting fundraisers with entertainment, and performing throughout the community. For information on how you can join in, click the 'more info' button below.
Performing Arts Ministry
Downey Avenue Performing Arts Ministry's (P.A.M.) pursues a mission to inspire and educate by bringing Quality Theater with a Conscience to Downey and the community. Formed in 2016 from a member’s generous donation, P.A.M. brings together diverse talent to express relevant messages through a variety of art forms.
ICAN Food Pantry @Downey
ICAN Food Pantry has served Irvington since the 1980s and reaches more than 140 families each month. It is open every Thursday 1-3p.m. for neighbors in the 46219 area and works in collaboration with ICAN (Irvington Community Advocacy Network), formed by Irvington Area Ministers. ICAN’s mission is to aid neighbors in need with financial assistance, food, and clothing.
Financial Donations help us purchase food at deeply discounted rates. Thank you for your support.