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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

Sacred Practices

Wednesday, February 28, 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.  Everyone is welcome and no prior experience is required.  The next gathering on Wednesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. in Sacred Space will feature guided meditation and Reiki sharing led by Tina Datsko (plus tea and treats). Read More

Parents’ Night Out

Friday, March 1, 6:00 PM, Patterson Hall

All school-age children (and younger) are invited to join us anytime between 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Please RSVP to Tracy Halter-Balin.

PRISM an LGBTQ+ Small Group

Friday, March 1, 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

Adult Education

Sunday, March 3, 8:45 AM, Pownall Room

Adult Education takes place Sundays at 8:45 AM in-person & via Zoom. This Lenten season reading will be taken from the UCC 2024 Lent Devotional booklet Bend. Read More

Sunday Service

Sunday, March 3, 10:00 AM, Sanctuary

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

Social Justice Book Club

Saturday, March 9, 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, March 9 at 7 PM. All are welcome; contact Kirsten Pickus for Zoom info.

Women’s Group *for this meeting only*

Sunday, March 17, 12:00 PM, 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 more information.  

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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