First Church of Christ, Scientist

Sharing Christian Science in Laguna Beach, CA


We welcome you to all of our church services


Join us  for our Sunday service at 10 a.m. and Wednesday testimony meeting at 7:30 p.m.

For the duration of the California "Stay-at-home" order, we will be conducting our services online and by phone.

NEW Access Information for audio Church Services online and via phone

Sunday Church Services - 10:00 a.m. PST - audio via Zoom, phone, and recording

Wednesday Evening Testimony Meetings - 7:30 p.m. PST - audio via Zoom & phone only, no recording

Audio Recording - A recording of the Sunday service will be available on this web page anytime on Sundays.

Click here anytime on Sunday
to listen to the recording.


Sunday service hymns & more

Wednesday hymns & more

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Zoom link for Sunday and Wednesday: 

Or open Zoom and enter:
Zoom Meeting ID: 975 4114 7650
Passcode: 786800 

Join via phone on Sunday and Wednesday:
Call 1-669-900-6833, and
when prompted, enter 97541147650#

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JD Douglas
First Reader


Lona Ingwerson, CS
Second Reader


Sunday services include a prelude and three hymns performed by talented musicians. A Scriptural Selection is followed by silent prayer, the Lord’s Prayer, and an inspiring solo. The Bible-Lesson is read by JD Douglas and Lona Ingwerson. The service concludes with the Scientific Statement of Being and correlative Scripture, together with a benediction and musical postlude.


Selections from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures are followed by the Lord’s Prayer. Listeners have an opportunity to give gratitude for blessings and share testimonies of healing. Three hymns are read without musical accompaniment during our call-in testimony meetings.





Sunday Morning Worship
10:00 a.m. Online or by Phone & recorded

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.


Sunday School 

Sunday School is currently holding virtual classes for teens and young children either by call-in or online. 


Wednesday Testimony Meetings
7:30 p.m. Online or by Phone, not recorded

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.

​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.