First Church of Christ, Scientist

Sharing Christian Science in Laguna Beach, CA

Weekly meetings, lectures and special events

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

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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

"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

November 2020
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"Sticking with God when life is really bleak"

With DeWitt John Makengo

February 26 to March 3

This week’s guest, DeWitt John Makengo, was a freshman in college in a country not his own right after he’d lost 90% of his hearing. And that was just one of several difficult challenges he faced. DeWitt shares with host Jenny Sawyer how sticking with God and learning more about Him can bring us out of—and heal—even the most serious challenges.


Selected videos and podcasts from The Christian Science Monitor


"Introducing The Christian Science Monitor"

A short video hosted by Editor, Mark Sappenfield



The Monitor's Daily Podcast

Monday through Friday at 6 pm ET (3 pm PT)

The editors of The Christian Science Monitor take you beyond the headlines with the ideas driving progress in this 15-minute news briefing. For more information on the Daily or The Christian Science Monitor, visit Send your comments, suggestions or thoughts to




"Climate change is driving a global youth revolution"

December, 2023

The Climate Generation looks like Atlas Sarrafoğlu, a boyish 16-year-old with a shy smile, Nike high tops, and a cardboard sign of accusation: “Your mistakes, our future.” He has it resting next to him by a park bench in Istanbul along the banks of the Bosporus, where growing up he played soccer and listened to rap music. 



"Finding resilience in Ukraine"

March 23, 2022

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

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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"

May, 2021

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.


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