We welcome you to all of our church services
First Church of Christ, Scientist
635 High Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Sunday Morning Worship
It's a time for reflection, renewal and healing. If you're attending for the first time you will recognize familiar elements - hymns, prayer, readings from the Bible, a warm sense of fellowship.
A unique feature is that we don’t have personal preachers or pastors conducting the services. Our Pastor is the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the textbook of Christian Science. On Sundays, two lay readers conduct services that are based on weekly Bible Lessons that are studied by Christian Scientists around the world. The lessons address topics such as God, Christ Jesus, Man and Love.
There is a simplicity to the services that is very much in keeping with the earliest Christian gatherings where love and healing were at the heart of worship. See the tenets of Christian Science.
You may call in to listen to the Sunday service. Dial 515-739-1032. When prompted, enter the access code: 947426#.
Sunday School & Child Care
Classes for teens and young children are held at the same time as our worship services. Child care is available for little ones too young for Sunday School.
Wednesday Testimony Meetings - 7:30 p.m.
On Wednesday evenings we gather for an informal mid-week meeting with inspiring readings and hymns. A portion of the meeting is always set aside for people to give thanks for blessings and healing experiences that have resulted from prayer and their study of Christian Science. Bring the whole family. Child care is available for younger children.
To listen to the readings and testimonies by phone, dial 515-739-1032. When prompted, enter the access code: 947426#. Citations and the full text from the readings are posted on our website each week.
Meet our Pastor
Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, introduced a revolutionary form of Christian worship over a hundred years ago. She abandoned personal preaching and ordained the Bible and her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, as pastor of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston and each of its branch churches around the world.
We love knowing that our “pastor” is available 24/7, and we turn to our pastor as we study a Bible Lesson each week that consists of references from the Bible and Science and Health. See articles related to this week's Bible Lesson.
Studying the weekly Bible Lesson
You will find our weekly Bible Lesson marked for study and reflection at our Reading Room or you may purchase the published Lesson in a number of formats to fit your needs. You may also subscribe online.
- Citation Edition - Contains the Bible Lesson citations (page and line references) to help you study from the books.
- Full Text Edition - Contains the entire text of Bible and Science and Health references.
- Audio Editions - The CD Edition and iPod/MP3 Edition are a convenient way to listen to the Lesson on the go.
- e Bible Lesson - Audio, in-context, and PDF formats are available for use on your smartphone, tablet, eReader, or computer
- my Bible Lesson - Designed for young people and youthful thinkers. Includes study tools.
- Spanish Edition - Includes the full text of the Lesson in Spanish.
Directions to church
Ample parking is available on church property.
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