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

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Welcome to First Church!

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, December 6, 10 a.m.

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

Church Council Meeting Tuesday, December 1, 7 pm

CSULB Winter Festival Concert and Sparkling Reception Sunday, December 6, 4 pm. Our tickets are sold out! But CSULB still has tickets to the performances only: call 562-985-7000.

Anti-Gun Violence March and Vigil Friday, December 11. Meet at the church at 4 pm to march to the courthouse.

Christmas Dinner Saturday, December 12. Hors d'oeuvres at 5:30, dinner at 6.

Congregational Business Meeting
Sunday, December 13, after the service

Blue Christmas
Wednesday, December 16, 7 pm

Christmas Cantata during the Service "Six European Carols," by Stan DeWitt Sunday, December 20

True Brass Choir Holiday Gala Concert Sunday, December 20, 7 pm

Christmas Eve Services
6 pm Service with Children's Pageant
9:30 pm Organ Prelude
10 pm Candlelight Service


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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