A Liberal Church, Welcoming of All, Passionately Committed to Social Justice

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Welcome to First Church!

Our motto says it all: "A Liberal Church, Welcoming of All, Passionately Committed to Social Justice."

We're a diverse group of seekers who have covenanted to support and care for each other as we each discover how God's spirit of love is present and working in each of us.

We meet together each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. to celebrate, sing, learn and listen. Join us!


Sunday Celebration of God's Love
Sunday, August 28, 10 a.m.

The Rev. Katy Hyman and the Rev. Elena Larssen preaching





First Congregational Church
241 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
Fax: 562-436-3018
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Preservation Project

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Follow the progress of preserving our historic building at the blog 3rd & Cedar, and click here to go to our online donation page and support the project.


Upcoming Events

Commemoration of 9/11
Sunday, September 11, 10 am

Homecoming Concert
Saturday, September 17, 7 pm
This free event features the Angelica Strings quartet playing Baroque favorites. Reception at 7 pm with beverages and desserts, followed by the concert at 8 pm.

Homecoming Sunday
September 18

Celebrating Our History with Temple Israel
Sunday, September 25, 4 pm

Coming this fall! Titanic
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Our Partners in Ministry

Pilgrim Pines Camp

Pilgrim Pines 1-2-3 Challenge

Urban Community Outreach: Drop-In-Center for the Homeless

Downtown Associated Youth Services (DAYS): Summer Day Camp

St. Luke's Episcopal Church


Ruth Warkentin

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Click here to learn more about the Beyond Fossil
Fuels Fund

 Declaration of Peace

Click here to learn more about how the UCC is involved in Global Ministry