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, April 20, 10 a.m.

Easter Day
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

Easter Day!
9 am: Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt
10 am: Service of Celebration

Encounter in the Desert: A Migrant Journey - Sundays through April 20, 9 am-12:30 pm. Art installation in Booth Chapel. Found objects from the desert along the US-Mexico border.

Upcoming Board of Cultural Arts Events: Rhapsody in Blue, Sunday, April 27, 7 pm; October Mourning, Saturday, May 3, 8 pm and Sunday, May 4, 7 pm. Click here for the October Mourning flyer. Click here for the upcoming events flyer.


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 visit the United Church of Christ (our denomination) website

 Declaration of Peace

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