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Parables of a Palestinian Rabbi

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 – Volunteers & Donations Needed!

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!