Here is a list of events over the coming six months in our local community concerning Christian Science, apart from our regular Sunday services, Wednesday meetings, and Reading Room hours. For recurring events, only the next event is listed, along with a brief statement about the frequency of occurrence.
July 11. 11:00 Bbible Lesson Discussion Group
This group meets on the second Saturday of each month at 11 a.m., spending an hour exchanging insights about the current weekly Bible Lesson. The meeting is normally held in our Reading Room at 610 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. However, because the reading room is currently closed in accordance with the Governor's executive order, the group is meeting only by telephone call-in, 818-858-1060, conference ID 60091011#. For further detail about calling in, including telephone numbers in other areas, see our Teleconference Page.
This is a recurring event: 2nd Saturday
July 12. 2:00 Zoom internet talk by Lona Ingwerson *
Title of the talk: What's poetry got to do with it?
The speaker: Lona Ingwerson, C.S.
Where: Zoom — on the internet
When: Sunday, July 12, 2020, 2 p.m. P.D.T.
Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Sceintist, Laguna Beach, CA
How to join the meeting:
A) On computer, tablet, or smartphone, click this link: https://zoom.us/j/95896628742 (no password needed)
B) On telephone, call 1-669-900-6833 (San Jose, CA), and
enter Meeting ID 958 9662 8742#
Further info: 949 494.3040, or the church web site lagunabeachcs.com
Click here to download a flier (including more telephone numbers).
July 14. 12:00 Streaming podcast at the Reading Room in La Cañada Flintridge
All are welcome at the weekly streaming podcast each Tuesday at 12 noon in the Christian Science Reading Room in La Cañada Flintridge, 600 Foothill Blvd. The program varies from week to week, and is typically an interview or a podcast on a current topic of interest, such as those from The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, or from The Christian Science Monitor. Please feel free to bring your lunch.
PLEASE NOTE: This regular streaming event is temporarily suspended while our reading room is closed.
This is a recurring event: Every Tuesday
July 25. 11:00 Book Reading Group
This group is reading the works of Mary Baker Eddy in the order they were written. The group meets regularly on the fourth Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. The meeting is normally held in our Reading Room at 610 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. However, because the reading room is currently closed in accordance with the Governor's executive order, the group is meeting only by telephone call-in, 818-858-1060, conference ID 60091011#. For further detail about calling in, including telephone numbers in other areas, see our Teleconference Page.
This is a recurring event: 4th Saturday
Freedom from Contagion: a collection of articles
In one of its responses to the global pandemic, the Christian Science Publishing Society has gathered together a new collection of five articles with clear, practical, powerful messages of healing and comfort. The collection is called Free from Contagion. You can find it on christianscience.com, in the section “Praying in response to the coronavirus, where you can download a printable version, or purchase a paper version
Financial help for church members
If you are a member of a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, or of The Mother Church, and if your income has been interrupted due to recent events, financial assistance may be available to you from The Principle Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. Likewise, if you are seeking a way to help others who are facing an unexpected financial challenge, The Principle Foundation provides an avenue for giving. The Principle Foundation’s mission is to promote inspired benevolence in accordance with the teachings of Christian Science. To apply for a grant or to contribute, go online to PrincipleFoundation.org.
Daily Monday through Friday: Your Daily Lift on christianscience.com
A daily audio series called Your Daily Lift can be found on the web site christianscience.com. It runs Monday through Friday every week, and consists of short two-minute inspirational messages. You can listen to it or register for free to have it emailed to you each day. You can find it at christianscience.com by clicking on Church, then Lectures, then Daily Lift. You can also listen to it by calling 617-450-3430.
On-line Wednesday testimony meeting from Boston
Join the on-line congregation of The Mother Church live each Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Pacific Time for hymns and readings specially complied for the day, plus testimonies submitted by listeners. A replay of the meeting will be available any time between 1 p.m. Wednesday and 12 noon Thursday (Pacific Times). To learn how to access this meeting by computer or telephone, and how to submit testimonies for the on-line meeting, please see the Wednesday Online Testimony Meeting Broadcast web page.
Weekly: Christian Science Sentinel Radio Edition
This weekly radio program is broadcast around the world, and also released monthly on CD. It features insightful interviews and inspiring discussions on how God's laws apply to current events and individual challenges. See the Sentinel Radio Edition web page for details. In our area, listen on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on KVTA 1520 AM (Ventura). Also, multiple radio stations around the country broadcast their programs live over the internet. Here is a small selection at various times that are easy to access:
|Time on Sunday||Locality||Station||Web address|
|7:30 a.m. P.S.T.||Sacramento||KSTE||www.kste.com|
|7:30 a.m. P.S.T.||Vancouver, BC||CISL||www.cisl650.com|
|8:00 a.m. P.S.T.||Bakersfield||KERN||www.kernradio.com|
|9:00 a.m. P.S.T.||Ventura||KVTA||www.kvta.com|
Bible Lesson and Sentinel Program, listen 24 hours on telephone 323 805-8700
The Christian Science Churches and Reading Rooms in Southern California host a 24-hour Bible Lesson and Sentinel Program telephone line (323 805 8700) offering an introduction to the weekly Lesson, and the ability to select each of the individual sections in the Lesson. There are also programs from the Christian Science Sentinel. Press 1 for the weekly Bible Lesson, 2 for El Heraldo (weekly in Spanish), 3 for Sentinel Watch (weekly), 4 for Daily Lift (weekdays).
Wednesday noon testimony meeting at 13th Church, Los Angeles
You and your friends are invited to a weekly Wednesday 12 noon testimony meeting at 13th Church Los Angeles Christian Science Reading Room, 4747 Hollywood Blvd. Bring your lunch, participate and leave refreshed.
Does your schedule sometimes keep you from attending a Sunday morning service? The members of 36th Church, Los Angeles (Studio City), warmly invite you to their Sunday evening service, the only such service in the L.A. area, which begins at 7:30 p.m. The church is at 4032 Whitsell Avenue, one block north of Ventura Blvd. Also, 4th Church, Long Beach, invites you to their Regular Sunday 5 p.m. Service. Their church is at 3629 Atlantic Avenue.
Spanish Sunday services, monthly at 3rd Church, Los Angeles (Downtown), and Second Church, Whittier
The Third Church of Christ, Scientist (Los Angeles) Spanish service is held on the first Sunday of every month at 1 p.m. The address is 730 South Hope Street, in Downtown Los Angeles, one-half block from the 7th Street Metro station. Tel. 213-622-3639.
The Second Church of Christ, Scientist (Whittier) Spanish service is held on the third Sunday of every month at 1 p.m. The address is 8705 Catalina Ave. (at Catalina & Whittier Blvd.)
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Spanish-English at 3rd Church, L.A. (Downtown)
For those who would like to share Christian Science with Spanish-speaking friends or acquaintances, Third Church in Downtown Los Angeles holds a bilingual Spanish-English testimony meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this meeting.