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Convention Outings to Look Forward To

The Southern California Swedenborgian Churches
Welcome You to Long Beach!

Saturday, June 25th – Wednesday, June 29th 2022

This summer’s 198th annual convention will convene in Southern California at California State University, Long Beach. This annual convention is co-hosted by Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, The Garden Church in San Pedro, and Agapao Church in Santa Ana, California. Southern California is known for its sunny weather, beaches, and magnificent coastline. Long Beach is known as a waterfront playground full of activities—the Aquarium of the Pacific, whale watching on the water, shopping, tours of coastal breweries, and excellent restaurants. This year, we have two outings planned for those who join us.

Wayfarers Chapel, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Monday Evening Outing
We will tour the grounds of Wayfarers Chapel, enjoy dinner, and the ordination service. Some attractions are:
-The Tree Chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr. surrounded by a grove of Redwood trees
-Beautiful landscape and gardens on 3.5 acres of land with stunning coastal views
-The Visitors Center & Gift Shop
-Walk of Honor—a brick walkway in the rose garden with names and dates of weddings, memorials, and other events
-Wayfarers Chapel is the National Memorial to Emanuel Swedenborg

The Garden Church, San Pedro, California

Tuesday Afternoon Outing
A visit to The Garden Church and Feed and Be Fed’s Farm location.
Come, see, and engage in useful service.
-At The Garden Church, we’ll tour the space and pack up meal replacement bags for the food insecure in the community
-At the Feed and Be Fed Farm, we’ll tour the space, have opportunities to get our hands in the dirt, and connect with the Lord’s creation
-Each site will have options for people of all ages and abilities—all are welcome!

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