Beginning in January, the Lunch and Learn program will meet on the second Sunday of each month. The vision for the Lunch and Learn program is to explore ways in which people of faith can address current social issues of our time. The program features quest speakers following the 11:00AM service (12:15 – 1:45PM) in the Ministry Center


The schedule is as follows:


February 11 | Presentation on Human Trafficking

Susan Patterson, Southern California leader in the fight against human trafficking and author of the book: “How You Can Fight Human Trafficking, Over 100 Ways to Make a Difference”

Human Trafficking is predicted to surpass drugs in size in a few short years. It is the 2nd largest and fastest growing illegal enterprise in Long Beach with our children being the main target for sex trafficking.  Traffickers are everywhere teens hang out. Given how clever these predators are at tricking kids, it is important that every parent hear this message. As a faith community we need to take action against this great evil. The presentation is for adults and teens 15 and older.


Susan Patterson is a Southern California leader in the fight against human trafficking. Her book “How You Can Fight Human Trafficking, Over 100 Ways to Make a Difference” has been acclaimed by anti-Human Trafficking advocates nationwide as one of the best, practical resources available on the topic.

Her main focus is working with faith communities to facilitate action in God’s people. She speaks to thousands every year about the dynamics behind Human Trafficking, and her message has inspired many to use their gifts and talents to join the fight against trafficking.





March 11 | Presentation on Ethics

M. Joy Hayes (Jonas’ sister), Senior Manager, Ethics at Science Applications International Corporation


April 15 | Presentation on Environmental Architecture

Robert Terrell, Architect (Church Member)


May | Mother’s Day | No Lunch and Learn


June 10 | Rabbi Catherine Mummart, P’nai ‘Or


July 8| Brian Addison, OC Weekly


August 12 | Presentation on Stress Management

Ed Phillip (Church Member)


September | Teams and Tacos – No Lunch and Learn


October | Dr. Maruisz Wirga, Memorial Hospital, LB


November | To be determined


December | Advent & Christmas Programs | No Lunch and Learn