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, September 21, 10 a.m.

The Rev. Bear Ride preaching





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

Informal Forum on Astronaut Sally Ride - Sunday, September 21. With her sister, the Rev. Bear Ride

Organ Recital - Sunday, September 28, 1:30 pm. Dr. Dennis Siebenaler, CSU Fullerton. No charge, free will offering.

All Church Camp at Pilgrim Pines - October 17-19. More info here.

Historic Preservation Workshop - October 24-26. More info here.


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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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