Special chefs from Open Gate (culinary training & mentoring program), as well as Chris Joiner, worked hard to prepare a Christmas meal for over 100 people. We switched up the tables to eat family style, and the NE staff served each person. Our LB community members were represented from Flossie Lewis Recovery, Daisy House, Lydia House, LA Teen Challenge, and more! We played our favorite crowd mixer, Human Bingo (for the first time in Long Beach!), held a raffle, and enjoyed worship & the Word. The kids had a celebration themed HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS. MERRY CHRISTMAS - WE LOVE YOU LONG BEACH!

Scott and Andrew, we are so happy for you both! What a special night it was.
Bethany and Dave lead the most beautiful and intimate worship before we began the baptisms.
Andrew - being made new! We are so thankful to Ben (from our Newport Gathering) who was thrilled to Baptize Scott and Andrew alongside Pastor Laura.