A Liberal Church, Welcoming of All, Passionately Committed to Social Justice

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Welcome to our website!

Our motto says it all: "A Liberal Church, Welcoming of All, Passionately Committed to Social Justice."

We're a diverse group of seekers who have covenanted to support and care for each other as we each discover how God's spirit of love is present and working in each of us.

We meet together each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. to celebrate, sing, learn and listen. Join us!


Sunday Celebration of God's Love
Sunday, March 29, 10 a.m.

The Rev. Bear Ride, guest preacher





First Congregational Church
241 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
Fax: 562-436-3018
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Upcoming Events

Decorating for Palm Sunday - This Saturday, March 28, 11 am

True Brass Choir Concert - West Side Story - This Sunday, March 29, 7 p.m. See the website for more info and tickets.

Maundy Thursday Service - April 2, 7 pm

Easter - Sunday, April 5. Light breakfast at 9 am, children's Easter egg hunt at 9:30, celebration at 10 am, reception with nibbles at 11:15.

New Member Orientation - Sunday, April 12, 11:30 am. All interested in learning more about church membership are invited.

Spiritual Practices Sampler - A 7-week series of classes on a variety of spiritual exercises, resuming Wednesday, April 15 at 7 pm and Sunday, April 19 at 8:30 am. Led by the Rev. John Forrest Douglas.

Organ and Brass Concert - Sunday, April 19, 7 pm. Featuring our organist, Dr. Marc Dickey, and the CSU Fullerton Brass Ensemble. No charge; free-will offering.

Seaside Escape: A Fundraiser for Urban Community Outreach - Saturday, April 25, 6 pm. Click here for more info.


Peace Poles

On May 11, 2014, we dedicated two Peace Poles. See the dedication ceremony here.

Our Partners in Ministry

Pilgrim Pines Camp

Urban Community Outreach: Drop-In-Center for the Homeless

Downtown Associated Youth Services (DAYS): Summer Day Camp

St. Luke's Episcopal Church


Ruth Warkentin

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Click here to learn more about how the UCC is involved in Global Ministry