For two thousand years Jesus’ parables have inspired, challenged, and baffled Christians and non-Christians alike. The Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, the Least of These – we’ve heard them all a thousand times. How would Jesus’ first followers have heard these parables though? How might we hear them anew after all this time? What do these ancient stories have to say about climate crisis, covid-19, and conflict in the Middle East? Continue reading Parables of a Palestinian Rabbi
Rainbow ReConnection is a youth outreach event First Church is sponsoring in collaboration with The Center Long Beach. With Long Beach Pride unable to be held in person this year due to the pandemic, First Church and The Center Long Beach are excited to bring youth PRIDE to us! It will be held at the 3rd and Chestnut parking lot and in the church courtyard. Continue reading Rainbow Reconnection – Volunteers & Donations Needed!
Join us every Sunday at 10 a.m. for our livestreamed church service. Click here to go to our YouTube channel.
Hosted by the Diaconate and officiated live by Rev. Emanuel on Zoom, this service continues our custom of offering Communion all Sundays of the month. The first Sunday of the month will continue to include the Service of Holy Communion within the 10 a.m. hour. Continue reading Service of Communion and Prayer