First Church of Christ, Scientist

Sharing Christian Science in Laguna Beach, CA

Clergymen, occupying the watchtowers of the world, should uplift the standard of Truth. They should so raise their hearers spiritually, that their listeners will love to grapple with a new, right idea and broaden their concepts.

Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

What is a Christian Science lecture?

Public talks by members of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship explore questions, such as "How does prayer heal?" and "Why does spiritual healing matter in today's high-tech world?, and they explain Christian Science, to all kinds of audiences. Everyone is welcome. 

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Watch a Christian Science lecture


"Be set free!"

Speaker, Nicole Virgil, C.S.

November 13, 2022


"Christian Science - A clearer view of you"

Speaker, Lyle Young

November 2021
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"A new view of God and its effect on well-being"

Speaker, Phillip Hockley

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Special events


Annual Meeting of The Mother Church


Monday, June 5, 2023

10:00 AM to Noon Pacific Time (1 PM to 3 PM EDT)

Watch together remotely

Branch church friends and others in our Christian Science community are invited to our Reading Room in Laguna Beach to view the online live stream of Annual Meeting to enjoy fellowship and thoughtful discussions.  

Sentinel Watch podcasts



"When the giving is the getting"

With Tony Lobl

June 5 - 11

Being a giving person can be very satisfying. But is it what we get from others in return for our giving that is rewarding, or is giving a reward in itself? This week’s guest shares how we reap the spiritual reward of being a cheerful giver.

Past podcasts

Edición Radial


Current and archived programs from the radio edition of The Herald of Christian Science (El Heraldo).  In Spanish

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Daily Lift podcast

Podcasts and multimedia events from The Christian Science Monitor 


The Christian Science Monitor Daily Podcast

The editors of The Christian Science Monitor take you beyond the headlines with the ideas driving progress in this 15-minute news briefing. The Monitor Daily Podcast is available each Monday through Friday at 6 pm ET. For more information on the Daily or The Christian Science Monitor, visit Send your comments, suggestions or thoughts to

Other podcasts from the Christian Science Monitor


Video stories from the Christian Science Monitor

Monitor Breakfast with Taiwanese Representative to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (5/30/2023)

Taiwan's representative to the U.S. speaks about the island's security and relations with China during a press conference hosted by the Monitor.



Finding resilience in Ukraine (March 23, 2022)

Monitor editors and correspondents share what they've learned from their news coverage in Russia and Ukraine.  See also:

Ways you can help in Ukraine  

See the Monitor's full coverage of Ukraine

Access articles from the Monitor's Christian Science Perspective column that speak directly to questions and concerns raised by the conflict in Ukraine.

"A master class in building respect across deep divides."

Two Monitor correspondents share what they've learned from people around the world who are doing the hard work of challenging the narrative of polarization (May, 2021)





From The Mary Baker Eddy Library



"Reissuing a masterwork—a new edition of Robert Peel’s Mary Baker Eddy biography"

In this episode, recorded in front of a live audience, our panel of guests dives into the impact of Robert Peel's biographies of Mary Baker Eddy, and celebrating an all-new edition of The Years of Discovery. The Mary Baker Eddy Library played an instrumental role in that effort, corroborating the book’s rich footnotes and providing supplemental images and tools for research.

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