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In the City

At FOL, we often say that we are "In the City, For the City." God has called us to love and serve our West Long Beach neighbors in practical ways. We offer tutoring for K-12 students, ESL classes for adults, and Life Groups (including a Spanish-language Bible Study). We also have a weekly food pantry and other ministries.

Family Center

The FOL Family Center embodies our motto, “In the City, For the City.” FOL’s first outreach in West Long Beach, the tutoring program, began with one student and now provides tutoring for grades K-12. During the school year, tutoring takes place Mondays - Thursdays. The Family Center also serves as the hub of several of our community programs, including Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, youth group activities, science camp, and Kidz Camp (our Vacation Bible School.) To become a tutor, please contact us at info@folcov.org.

English as a Second Language

We offer free English classes, especially for the community of West Long Beach, but all are welcome. We have classes for beginning and intermediate students. Email Caroline Sato or call 562-999-6252. On Fridays, Caroline also leads a Spanish-language Bible study at the Family Center.

Clases de inglés gratis, organizadas especialmente para la comunidad de West Long Beach, pero todo el mundo bienvenido.  Ponerse en contacto con Caroline a 562-999-6252.

West Long Beach Advocacy Group

The West Long Beach Advocacy Group, which serves as a group of community leaders focused on bringing essential resources and services to West Long Beach to improve and enhance the residents' quality of life. please contact Connie Loggins.

Food Pantry

West Long Beach has been severely impacted by job losses and food insecurity. In response, our congregation has partnered with the Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion, Food Forward, and Food Finders to provide food boxes, fresh produce, and pantry staples to community members. If you would like to serve in this ministry, if your family needs food, or if you would like to donate food or other items, please contact Tim Sato at tim@folcov.org.

Current needs: hygiene kits (including toothbrushes), diapers, foods with pop tops or easy to open containers, reusable bags.

Life Groups

In Acts 2: 42-47, the fellowship of believers devoted themselves to the Word, prayer, fellowship, meals, and outreach. We live out these values every week through Life Groups. We enjoy a meal (or snacks and dessert), study the Bible, pray together, and grow deeper in community. Everyone is welcome to join a group. Life Groups meet on weeknights. If you're interested in joining one, please contact Roy Culver. Caroline Sato leads a Spanish-language Life Group on Friday mornings.

Prayer Ministry

Led by Sarah Groot and Nayelli Casarrubias, the Prayer Team provides weekly prayer times for individuals after the service on Sunday and prayer times by appointment. We believe that the Holy Spirit can bring freedom and healing through prayer.  E-mail prayer@folcov.org to learn more.

Senior Outreach

We recently launched a ministry to provide spiritual, emotional, light chore support for senior/elderly individuals. Please contact Connie Loggins to get involved.

Springdale Outreach

The Springdale West Apartments are home to wonderful families and lots of kids and youth. Samantha Carroll and Jason Kang lead clubs for boys and girls.

5000 Pies

FOL members launched a social enterprise called 5000 Pies. Its mission was to transform the lives of young adults in West Long Beach through culinary employment and training, mentorship, and life skills coaching. In 2020, 5000 Pies  provided food boxes for families in need and served Long Beach seniors through the Great Plates program.  In 2021, 5000 Pies won a contract with the City of Long Beach to provide weekly meals for seniors and those suffering from COVID-19 and chronic illnesses. Although we continue to support 5000 Pies, FOL transferred ownership of the restaurant to Holy Faith Fellowship in April 2022.