Welcome to the online home for Neighborhood Congregational Church Laguna Beach

No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!

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Hello virtual world!

We're checking in with big hugs and prayers for you and yours! We continue to meet every Sunday morning at 10AM in the sanctuary, for inspiring music, deep connection, and a hope-filled message. You and yours are invited! This site continues to be under construction, as we work behind the scenes on the next iteration of our spiritual community. We are also pleased to offer the celebration LIVE on YouTube. Stay tuned for exciting updates! In the meantime, here's our Spring 2023 schedule through June:


Sunday Gatherings

Date: Every Sunday morning
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: NCC Sanctuary

Join us for an uplifting Sunday morning gathering filled with inspiring music, heart-filled connection, and uplifting messages. You and yours are invited to gather with us! We are also pleased to offer the celebration LIVE on YouTube (link).

NCC celebrates Juneteenth Jubilee - June 19th - 24th

All tickets are available at Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center :: Event.attendstar.com
This event is brought to you in partnership with the Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center

Monday, June 19

Juneteenth Jubilee at the Cultural Arts Center
1:00 PM: Screening of "Ted Hawkins: Amazing Grace" (film about the resilience of the human spirit embodied by the late musician Ted Hawkins), followed by a talk with the film's director Janice Engel and his manager, Nancy Meyer.
2:30 PM: Stirring presentation by Los Angeles poet, storyteller, and author Dorothy Randall Gray.
3:30 PM: Concert by renowned Chicago Blues musician and social activist Brother Yusef.
Admission: $15 for youth 21 and under, $25 general, $50 VIP seating and refreshments.

Wednesday, June 21

Free Screening at the Cultural Arts Center
7:00 PM: Free screening of "Summer of Soul," the joyous, inspiring documentary about a 1969 Harlem music festival that featured a superlative lineup of Black musicians. Admission is free, donations welcome.

Saturday, June 24

Neighborhood Congregational Church
5:30 PM: Tibetan meal prepared by Nawang Jungtuktsang of Cafe Zambala in Emeryville, Calif., and Tenpa Dorjee of Tibet Handicrafts in Laguna Beach.
6:00 PM: Soul-stirring concert by the four powerful female voices of Los Angeles Black group VISION.
Tickets to the dinner and performance are $35 per person.

All tickets for the Juneteenth Jubilee events are available at Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center :: Event.attendstar.com.

Art Exhibition at Neighborhood Congregational Church

Dates: June 18-30 (weekdays)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Neighborhood Congregational Church

The church will display artworks by two notable Black artists.

Allyson Allen: Allyson uses traditional materials to create unique, dimensional textile art, quilts, dolls, and handmade books. Her work often references social issues, Black history, and African folklore. Many of her quilts are created specifically for storytelling presentations. Her works were displayed last year at the church and the Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center after being ejected from the Wells Fargo Bank building in downtown Laguna for generating discomfort among bank patrons.

Eugene Warren: Los Angeles artist Eugene Warren's oversize sculpture series titled "A Guide for African Americans: How to Survive a Police Stop" is designed to save lives. It includes step-by-step procedural instructions for drivers of color, especially young men, encouraging conversational exchange. His artistic and practical goal is to reduce shootings that arise out of police officers' fear. Part of the exhibition is a memorial of 50 Black and brown people killed during police encounters. Allen's and Warren's art will be on display at the church weekdays June 18–30 from 11 am to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Monday Night Meditation

First Mondays of every month, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, in the NCC sanctuary
Led by certified mindfulness meditation teacher and psychologist, Michele McCormick, Ph.D., these 90-minute gatherings are open to all and include guidance on meditation and compassion practice for both experienced and beginning meditators. There will be extended insight in a variety of meditation practice, including sitting and walking meditation. These Dharma talks will include lots of time for Q & A.
Dress: In layers, bring socks, cushions if you have one (non-plastic), water bottles.
Please bring a donation of $20 (or what you can afford) to support Neighborhood Congregational Church providing this session.


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You can join our weekly service on YouTube  every Sunday 10:00 AM (PST)


Neighborhood Congregational Church

340 St. Ann's Drive

Laguna Beach, CA. 92651


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