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, June 5, 10 a.m.

The Rev. Elena Larssen, preaching





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

Board of Supervisors Candidates Forum
Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 pm
A candidates’ forum for the open Fourth District County Supervisor’s seat. Organized by the Greater Long Beach Interfaith Community Organization and other local organizations will host. Moderated by the Rev. Elena Larssen, our Senior Minister.

Memorial Service for Maycie Herrington.
Wednesday, June 1, 11 a.m.

Young People’s Concert
Sunday, June 5, 1:30 pm Performances by all of the youth music groups of the church and solo performances by many of our talented youth. Followed by an Ice Cream Social in the Koinonia Room.

Congregational Meeting
Sunday, June 12, after the service
A Congregational Meeting will be held to gain congregational approval of the preservation plan and Capital Campaign strategy for repairs and preservation.

All Church Family Picnic
Sunday, July 31, El Dorado Park

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 how the UCC is involved in Global Ministry