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California Heights United Methodist Church is a congregation that seeks to love others as Christ has loved us—with acts of service and compassion and arms wide open in welcome, invitation, and acceptance.  As United Methodists we believe in what would be considered, "traditional Christian" theology although we are free to think differently than the larger United Methodist Church on most areas of belief without judgement or reprisal.   The primary beliefs of United Methodists include:

  • The Trinity of God the Father/Creator, Christ the Son/Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit/Sustainer as one being.
  • Jesus Christ is both fully Human and fully Divine.
  • Salvation is found through Jesus Christ and the grace he freely offers us.
  • The Holy Spirit dwells in all who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord.
  • The Church continues the work of God in the world as it serves others, offers salvation, and promotes justice for all persons. 

Ways to Get Involved

Looking for ways to get involved with the church?  There are a number of ways you can help in serving the church and the community.  Contact the church for more information.

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Church Staff

Pastor Douglas Dickson

Pastor Doug Dickson at California Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach
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Kathy McCandless

Kathy McCandless - office manager at California Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach

Office Manager

office@calheightsumc.org

562.595.1996

April Behrendt

children's center, bixby knolls, long beach, daycare, preschool

Children's Center Director

calheightsumcc@gmail.com

Find out about the Children's Center

Gretchen Hardinson

Board of Trustees Chair at California Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach

Board of Trustees Chair

Ford Monell

Ford Monell, Church Council Chair at California Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach

Church Council Chair

Ron Koelling

Ron Koelling finance committee chair at California Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach

Finance Committee Chair 

Mercy Herstad

staff parish relations chair at California Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach

Staff Parish Relations Chair

Dr. Anna DeMichele

Dr. Anna DeMichele - Director of Music at California Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach

Director of Music

James Petri

James Petri - Organist at California Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach

Organist

Sarah Cox

Sarah Cox Youth Coordinator at California Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach

Youth Coordinator

Edward Vargas

Edward Vargas - custodian at California Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach

Custodian

Peggy McWilliams

Peggy McWilliams - custodian at California Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach

Custodian