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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

UCO/Drop-in Center

Closed the month of July

Urban Community Outreach (Drop-In Center) will be closed the month of July. DIC will reopen & provide hot meals in August. Thank you for all the support! Interested in volunteering opportunites?  Click here to sign up! 

Women’s Book Group

Tuesday, July 9, 6:00 PM, Off-site

The Women's Book Group meets monthly offsite in a member's home. Participants are adult women who read a chapter or two of a book each month and meet to discuss spiritual issues in a small group environment. Members commit to regular attendance in an effort to foster a sense of community and comfort in sharing experiences. Read More

Sacred Practices

Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 PM, Sacred Space

Sacred Practices, founded by Dr. Bob Kalayjian, is a time for seekers to gather and share spiritual practices, including mindfulness, contemplative prayer, Taizé, yoga, chi gong, Reiki, chant, ecstatic dance, poetry, etc.  

PRISM an LGBTQ+ Small Group

Friday, July 12, 7:00 PM, Koinonia Room

Prism is a small group for LGBTQ+ members and LGBTQ+ friends; it's designed as a social group where you can get to know one another better through fellowship, games, service opportunities, and educational offerings. Read More

Social Justice Book Club

Saturday, July 13, 7:00 PM, Zoom

The Social Justice Book club meets monthly on 2nd Saturdays from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. The group gathers by Zoom, includes church and community members, and is facilitated by Stephanie Fisher and Harold Sutherland. If you’re interested, please join the conversation on Saturday, July 13 at 7 PM via Zoom. All are welcome; contact Kirsten Pickus for Zoom info.

Adult Education

Sunday, July 14, 8:45 AM, Pownall Room & Zoom

Adult Education takes place Sundays at 8:45 AM in-person & via Zoom.  

Sunday Service

Sunday, July 14, 10:00 AM, Sanctuary

Join us for worship in-person in our historic Sanctuary or online. Worships are livestreamed on our YouTube channel - click here to view our Thursday worship livestream! Our Sanctuary is ADA accessible and listening devices are available. FCCLB is a liberal, Open & Affirming and unabashedly progressive church in the United Church of Christ denomination. Parking is available in the Civic Center parking structure on Broadway Ave & Third Street; we validate parking on Sunday morning.   

Adult Education

Sunday, July 21, 8:45 AM, Pownall Room & Zoom

Adult Education takes place Sundays at 8:45 AM in-person & via Zoom.

Sunday Service

Sunday, July 21, 10:00 AM, Sanctuary

Join us for worship in-person in our historic Sanctuary or online. Worships are livestreamed on our YouTube channel - click here to view our Thursday worship livestream! Our Sanctuary is ADA accessible and listening devices are available. FCCLB is a liberal, Open & Affirming and unabashedly progressive church in the United Church of Christ denomination. Parking is available in the Civic Center parking structure on Broadway Ave & Third Street; we validate parking on Sunday morning. 

Women’s Group

Sunday, July 21, 11:30 AM, Pownall Room

The Women’s Group gathers once a month in-person on 3rd Sundays, to share life’s challenges and joys and deepen connections among members. Contact Kirsten Pickus or Miriam Seneviratne for the Zoom information.

Historic Church Tour

Sunday, July 28, 11:30 AM, Koinonia Room

Join us on our Historic Church Tour, led by our Historian, Bob Kalayjian, on Sunday, July 28 at 11:30 AM in the Koinonia Room!

BOCA: Hollywood Bowl Trip – Pink Martini ft. China Forbes

Saturday, August 24, 8:00 PM, Hollywood Bowl

The Board of Cultural Arts is excited for the second FCCLB outing to the Hollywood Bowl this summer! We are gathering to see the genre-blending orchestra, Pink Martini, on Saturday, August 24 at 8 p.m. Each ticket includes a roundtrip bus fare departing from Lakewood Center Mall. Read More

Andrew Blanch: Spanish Romance ft. Maria Eugenia Nieva

Saturday, September 14, 7:00 PM, Sanctuary

Praised as a “rockstar of nylon-acoustic music” (On Sounds), “the real deal” (Classics Today), “dazzling” (ArtsHub) and “brilliant” (Limelight Magazine), Andrew Blanch is regarded as one of Australia’s leading musicians. He is a prizewinner in more than ten international guitar competitions, a finalist for Performance of the Year at the 2022 Australian Art Music Awards, Read More

Explore our Church

Our Location

First Congregational Church of Long Beach

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

Directions and parking

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

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