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

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Welcome to First Congregational Church!

Advent Calendar

Sunday, November 30: Advent of Hope
10 am Observance of World AIDS Day

Sunday, December 7: Advent of Peace
Communion at the 10 am service, followed by First Church Café and board meetings
Winter Festival Concert and Sparkling Reception, starting at 4 pm. Tickets: $50.

Click here for our full calendar of events
for Advent and Christmas.

All are welcome at our Sunday services at 10 a.m.


Sunday Celebration of God's Love
Sunday, November 30, 10 a.m.

The First Sunday of Advent
The Rev. Elena Larssen preaching





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

Photo-a-Day Advent Calendar
Observe the season of Advent with shared photos. More info here.

Photo-a-Day Advent

CSULB Winter Festival Concerts - Saturday, December 6 at 4 and 8 pm; Sunday December 7 at 4 pm
More information and tickets here or call the box office at 562-985-7000.

Christmas Eve Services - Wednesday, December 24
6 pm - with children's pageant
9:30 pm - organ recital
10 pm - candlelight service


Pastoral Notice: Follow the progress of John Forrest Douglas' recovery on his blog.

Pastoral Notice: A Joy for Our Congregation


Peace Poles

On May 11, 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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 Declaration of Peace

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