First Church of Christ, Scientist

Sharing Christian Science in Laguna Beach, CA

We thank Thee and we bless Thee, O Father of us all.

John Randall Dunn

You're invited

Sunday church services

10:00 AMIn-person service

For those who can't be with us in person, you can listen by calling

1-319-527-3043  (no access code is required).

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(To hear a replay of the Sunday service from The Mother Church click here)

Wednesday testimony meetings

7:30 PM - In-person meeting

For those who can't be with us in person, you can listen by calling

1-319-527-3043  (no access code is required). 

If you'd like to submit a written testimony to be read at the meeting, please submit it anytime to


What to expect at our services

Sunday morning worship services

It's a time for reflection, spiritual regeneration 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. 

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. 

Sunday School classes, for students up to the age of 20, are held upstairs at the same time as the church service. Child care is available for infants and children too young for Sunday School.

Wednesday testimony meetings

On Wednesday evenings we gather for an informal mid-week meeting with hymns and inspiring readings from our Pastor

A portion of the meeting is always set aside for people to give thanks for blessings and healing experiences that have resulted from their prayer and study of Christian Science.

​The readings are posted on our website each week.

Meet our Readers  

JD Douglas
First Reader

Lona Ingwerson, CS
Second Reader



A unique feature of Christian Science church services is that we don’t have personal preachers.

Our Pastor is the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science. 

On Sundays, two lay readers, elected by church members to serve a three-year term, conduct services that are based on that week's Bible Lesson, described below.

Weekly Bible Lessons - At the heart of Christian Science practice

Students of Christian Science read and study a weekly Bible Lesson that is available for study or purchase at our Reading Room. You may also  subscribe to it online

The lessons consist of passages taken from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and they form the basis of our Sunday church services. 

The lessons come in various formats and languages to suit your study preferences.

Directions to church

Ample parking is available on church property.