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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

Paddlers Group

Saturday, August 20, 9 AM

The Paddlers Group will meet again to explore Alamitos Bay. Contact Tracy Halter-Balin for details.

See “The Princess Bride” at the Beach!

Wednesday, August 16

We will have a group going to Granada Beach to watch The Princess Bride on the beach on Wednesday, August 16, part of Long Beach's Moonlight Movies on the Beach series. You are invited to contact Tracy Halter-Balin for details and more information. We love having fun together!

“Trying to Be Normal Is Driving Me Crazy”

Saturday, August 20, 4 PM

The Board of Cultural Arts presents a hilarious and harrowing one-man show, a celebration of survival against impossible odds, set to music. In lieu of paid admission, we will take a free-will collection so that no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Parking is available one block south of the church in the civic center parking garage, 332 W. Broadway. TRIGGER WARNING: Content includes discussions of traumatic experiences and mental health symptoms related to PTSD. This show's content is inappropriate for anyone under 17.

A Special Concert: French Flute Soloist Jean Ferrandis and Marc Dickey

Sunday, September 11, 7 PM

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Jean Ferrandis is a world-renowned French flute soloist.  After hearing Mr. Ferrandis perform the Adagio from Mozart’s D major concerto Leonard Bernstein exclaimed, “It is Pan himself!” and subsequently composed a cadenza for him. Read More

Women’s Retreat

September 16-18 - Sign Up by September 1!

Spend time in the great outdoors, connect with others more deeply, explore new spiritual practices, and of course have lots of fun along the way. There will also be opportunities for yoga, meditation, walking the labyrinth, and arts and crafts. You can sign up for the whole weekend (Friday-Sunday) or for Saturday only. This year’s theme, Her-story, will examine our own personal stories – where we’ve come from and how it’s shaped us into who we are today. As we grapple with this moment in history, as women living in response to the devastating Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, there will also be opportunities to engage in collective action. The retreat will be led by the Rev. Wally Hoeger. You’ll need to be fully vaccinated and get a test the Wednesday prior to the weekend, with a negative test result back by Friday. You can get a free test through the Long Beach Health Department. We will also be testing you on arrival to be safe. We encourage you to get a booster vaccine shot as well if you are qualified. The full weekend fee is $160, and for Saturday only the fee is $80. To register please email office@firstchurchlb.org. The registration deadline is Thursday, September 1. We will send the itinerary and packing list the week prior to the retreat. For more information email Ruth Keller at ruthaakeller@gmail.com.

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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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