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DAYS Long Beach Holiday Gift Drive

First Church has a long tradition of supporting the Holiday Gift Drive (a.k.a. Gifts to the Manger) program sponsored by DAYS Long Beach. We have always appreciated the opportunity to show our care and love to our dear neighbors. And, as you might imagine, 2020 is a year in which we need to show up in a big way for the children, youth, and families struggling to make ends meet in the neighborhoods around our church. Continue reading DAYS Long Beach Holiday Gift Drive

Christmas Faire

It’s the season to be merry and bright! You’re invited to drive your four-wheel sleigh packed with your family of two-legged reindeer to the Chestnut parking lot on the afternoon of Saturday, December 12, for the First Church Christmas Faire!

Santa and the Board of Parish Life, along with other church groups, will be spreading Christmas cheer from 2 to 4 PM.  This will be a merry, socially distanced, drive-through event with goodies for kids from 1 to 92, including stockings for kids and teenagers and a bag of holiday treats for each family—including a CD with a surprise holiday song! We will also be collecting socks and canned and dry goods for the UCO Drop-In Center, so please bring your donations.

Registration is not necessary for this event—so come have a holly jolly good time at the First Church Christmas Faire!