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Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here

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Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here

A LIBERAL, PROGRESSIVE CHURCH, WELCOMING OF ALL, PASSIONATELY COMMITTED TO SOCIAL JUSTICE.

Upcoming Events

“The Sound of Elena”: Farewell Concert for the Rev. Elena Larssen

Saturday, April 10, 6 PM

Join us on our YouTube channel! Sponsored by the Board of Cultural Arts, this farewell tribute will  feature the Sanctuary Quartet and Choir, the children's choir, a new poem by our Poet-in-Residence Tina Datsko de Sánchez, and other surprise guests. The emcee for the evening will be Doug Emslie, and it will feature (no surprise here) a lot of musical theater numbers!

Farewell Service

Sunday, April 11, 10 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for Rev. Larssen’s last service at First Church. Tina Datsko de Sánchez, our Poet-in-Residence, will read her new poem, “Meeting on the Road.” Lisa Bode Heard will sing “I'll Be Seeing You,” accompanied by Curtis Heard, and the Sanctuary Choir will sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone/Climb Every Mountain.” Preaching live from the sanctuary, Rev. Larssen will deliver her final sermon as our Senior Minister, “Journeys of Faith,” and we will recognize the conclusion of her ministry at First Church in a liturgy of farewell and present her with gifts from the congregation.

Farewell Drive-by Celebration for Rev. Larssen

Sunday, April 11, 2 PM

The Board of Parish Life is throwing Rev. Larssen a going away drive-by celebration after her final sermon on the afternoon of this Sunday, April 11. Come wish her well at El Dorado Park West, Picnic Site B (see map), from 2 to 3:30 PM. This will be a socially distanced, Covid-safe event, where Rev. Larssen will greet those driving by from a safe distance. This is a perfect opportunity to give her any gifts or cards. A sweet treat will be provided. There is no RSVP needed for this event. Read More

Livestreaming Church Services

Sundays, 10 AM

Join us every Sunday at 10 a.m. for our livestreamed church service. Click here to go to our YouTube channel.

Service of Communion and Prayer

Sundays, 11:15 AM

Hosted by the Diaconate and officiated live by Rev. Larssen or Rev. Emanuel on Zoom, this service continues our custom of offering Communion all Sundays of the month.  The first Sunday of the month will continue to include the Service of Holy Communion within the 10 a.m. hour. Read More

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Our Location

First Congregational Church of Long Beach

  • 241 Cedar Avenue
  • Long Beach, CA 90802
  • PH: 562-436-2256
  • Fx: 562-436-3018
  • Office@FirstChurchLB.org

Directions and parking

Free Sunday parking available in Civic Center garage on Broadway at Cedar

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