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October 10, 2022

Christian Science Churches of Southern California


Based on the teachings of Christ Jesus & the power of the Christ to inspire and heal.

A spiritual approach to mental health

A 5-part podcast series

A Spiritual Approach to Mental Health

With ongoing concerns about mental health, people in all walks of life are looking for solutions. Sentinel Watch is sharing with you a 5-part podcast series that tackles some of the toughest challenges many people are facing today. See links to the first two podcasts below, and watch for more..

What the podcast series offers:

  • Healing stories on topics like depression, self-harm, suicide, and more.
  • Contributions from people of all ages that show God has answers to all types of mental health issues.
  • Conversational dialogue that makes this series appealing to even those who may not be fully interested in religion or spirituality.
  • Hope for those struggling with mental health, and for friends, family members, and others who want to find ways to support those who are struggling.

We’d love to have you share this series with anyone in your community who might benefit. This series is produced by the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, and their goal is for it to cross denominational lines and help anyone who listens. They would love to hear from you with your insights and feedback. There is a survey on every podcast page with a few short questions. 

Podcast #1 - How can I think about . . . depression?

- with Patricia Brugioni, Arnold Kalala

Depression doesn't have to be chronic to feel overwhelming. But as our guests' stories show, there is also a way out of those dark feelings, no matter how overwhelming they seem. Join us to hear why hope and healing are possible.

Listen to Podcast #1
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Podcast #2 - How can I think about . . . self-harm?

- with Jil Jertz, Bobby Lewis

It's one of those topics that's difficult to talk about. But our guests today are so convinced that healing of the impulse to self-harm is possible, that they were willing to share their own heartfelt stories. Listen in.

Listen to Podcast #2
Sentinel Watch Archive

If the current podcast is not posted by CSPS Internet Radio on Monday morning, go to Sentinel Watch Archive.


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Ideas that ripple out to transform a community

October 8 - 14

- with Myriam Betouche

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Science & Health

Exploring Mary Baker Eddy's

Revisions of Science and Health

October was the month when the first edition of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy rolled off the presses in 1875. In honor of that event, the Longyear Museum looks at the revisions Mrs. Eddy made over the years to her most important work. You can also pay a virtual visit to the skylight room in Lynn, Massachusetts, where she completed her manuscript and corrected the printer’s galley sheets. 

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Visit the skylight room
Fall events

Check out our one-stop "Events" page on for local and online events and podcasts!

You will find inspiring events and online audio and video programs from the Christian Science Monitor, the Mary Baker Eddy Library, and The Mother Church (The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA).

Upcoming talks on healing

San Marino, CA - In-person Lecture - FINDING JOY, HEALTH, HOPE FOR ALL - November 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM - Steven Salt, Speaker

Laguna Beach, CA - In-person Lecture - BE SET FREE November 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM - Nicole Virgil, Speaker

Palm Desert, CA - In-person - Lecture GIVING FREELY OF OURSELVES AND WHAT WE ALL GAIN - November 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM - Melanie Wahlberg, Speaker

Brentwood-West LA - In-person & Livestream Lecture - LEARN TO PRAY AND HEAL (A SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE) November 14, 2022 at 6:30 PM - Nate Frederick, Speaker

Laguna Niguel, CA - In-person Lecture - HUMILITY THAT “OVERCOMES THE WORLD” November 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM - Mark McCurties, Speaker

Murrieta, CA - In-person Lecture - MAKING MEANINGFUL CHANGE: HOW GOD'S LOVE CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND THE WORLD - November 19, 2022 at 1:00 PM - Mark McCurties, Speaker

Pasadena-Altadena, CA - In-person & Livestream Lecture - MOVING PAST FEAR - TO HEALING - November 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM - Lisa Troseth, Speaker

More talks

Special events

Newport Beach, CA - The vital role of testimonies in the Christian Science Church - October 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM - Interactive workshop by Joan Bernard Bradley, Ed.D.

View a recap of all events you will find throughout our website, including SoCal talks, special events, church services, youth activities, regional committee meetings, care facility events and more! 

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Church Services

Church service

Our SoCal chuches offer services in-person, online and via phone. Check with individual churches for details. 

If you are new to Christian Science, you will find our church services a quiet atmosphere for healing prayer and spiritual growth.

Find a Church

There are church services online or via phone on Sundays and Wednesdays. 


Enjoy inspiring ideas from this week's Bible Lesson

Herein is love  Prayer That Heals


October 10 - 16

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. I John 4:10

"Wisdom and Love may require many sacrifices of self to save us from sin."

Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures 23:1-2

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each week by phone 24/7.

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Lesson at Sunday service

This Bible Lesson will be the focus of Sunday church services at all Christian Science churches this Sunday.

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Weekly Bible Lens

Find out more about this Bible Lesson in the "Bible Lens" section of this week's issue of the Christian Science Sentinel at any Christian Science Reading Room or go to JSH Online if you subscribe to the periodicals online.

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Inspiration via phone

Listen 24/7 to the Bible Lesson, audio podcasts, and the Daily Lift by phone. 

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Press 1 - Weekly Bible Lesson

Press 2 - El Heraldo (weekly in Spanish)

Press 3 - Sentinel Watch (weekly testimonials)

Press 4 - Daily Lift (weekdays)

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