First Church of Christ, Scientist

Sharing Christian Science in Laguna Beach, CA

. . . if you plant in the field of the Spirit, from the Spirit you will gather the harvest of eternal life.

Galatians 6:8 2nd if

You're invited!

Sunday worship services

10:00 AMIn-person & call-in

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

1-716-293-9742, then 1-319-527-3043 when prompted

(no access code is required).

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

Wednesday testimony meetings

7:30 PM - In-person & call-in

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

1-716-293-9742, then 1-319-527-3043 when prompted 

(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


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 in keeping with the earliest Christian gatherings where love and healing were at the heart of worship. 

Child care is available for infants and children too young for Sunday School.



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, after the meeting.

Meet our Readers and Pastor 

JD Douglas
First Reader
Lona Ingwerson, CS
Second Reader


The "Pastor"



A unique feature of Christian Science church services is that we don’t have personal preachers.  On Sundays, two lay readers, elected by church members, conduct services by reading passages from the Bible and related passages from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.  These two books are the ordained Pastor of our denomination. Learn more.


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 accompanying passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.  These form the basis of our Sunday church services. 

The Bible Lesson is published in the Christian Science Quarterly, which is available in various formats and languages to suit your study preferences.


Directions to church

Ample parking is available on church property.