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

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Welcome to First Congregational Church!

Advent and Christmas Calendar

December 21: Advent of Love
10 am Centennial Christmas Cantata:
God Within and Among Us
The Rev. Elena Larssen preaching

11:30 am Wassail Reception
12:30 am At the Drop-In Center: Memorial Service for the homeless community; Christmas Caroling

December 24: Christmas Eve Services
6 pm: Christmas Pageant
9:30 pm: Organ Recital: Music of the Season
Dr. Marc Dickey, Organist
10 pm: Candlelight Service

December 28: Christmastide Lessons and Carols
A service of readings and song, with the Rev. John Forrest Douglas preaching

Child care is provided at all church services.

Click here for our full calendar of events
for Advent and Christmas.

All are welcome at our Sunday services at 10 a.m.


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

Photo-a-Day Advent Calendar
Observe the season of Advent with shared photos. More info here.

Photo-a-Day Advent

Wednesday, December 17
Pageant Rehearsal, 5:30 pm
Soup Supper for All, 6:15 pm
Christmas Blues Service, 7 pm


Peace Poles

On May 11, we dedicated two Peace Poles. See the dedication ceremony here.

Our Partners in Ministry

Pilgrim Pines Camp

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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 Declaration of Peace

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