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October 30, 2023

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

This week's Sentinel Watch podcast 

Healing, even in

the middle of war

October 30 to November 5

with Makengo Ma Pululu

Can we really see resolution and healing in times of war and conflict? This week’s guest, Makengo Ma Pululu from the Democratic Republic of Congo, shares how Christian Science has helped him during struggles of disease, conflict, and war. His prayers have also brought healing and practical resolutions to those around him.

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Sentinel Watch


Call 1-323-805-8700, Press 3

To listen to other podcasts, go to SENTINEL WATCH ARCHIVE. Listen to one free podcast per month on JSH-Online or subscribe to access all content.

Prayers for our world


How I’m praying about the Israel-Hamas war . . .

The Christian Science Sentinel asked for submissions related to the Israel-Hamas war and received an outpouring. Here are a few submissions that represent the generous and sincere prayer going on among those who study and appreciate the teachings of Christian Science. More will be featured in the coming weeks. 


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).

Altadena, CA - In-person Lecture - BREAKING NEWS: FREEDOM IS OURS NOW - November 12, 2023 at 2:30 PM - Patricia Woodard, Speaker

Irvine-Laguna Hills, CA - In-person - Lecture SPIRITUAL DISCOVERY IN A TIME OF UPHEAVAL - November 16, 2023 at 7:00 PM - Tom McElroy, Speaker

Oceanside, CA - In-person Lecture - Moving past fear - to healing

November 18, 2023 at 10:00 AM - Lisa Troseth, Speaker

Laguna Beach, CA - In-person Lecture GIVING FREELY OF OURSELVES AND WHAT WE ALL GAIN - November 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM - Melanie Wahlberg, Speaker

Palm Desert, CA - In-person Lecture - WHY EVERYONE IS NEEDED - November 19, 2023 at 2:00 PM - James Shepherd, Speaker

More talks

Special events

Thanksgiving Day - November 23, 2023 - A national holiday on the fourth Thursday in November. Join in a special Thanksgiving service held in Christian Science Churches in the US.

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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

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  • Our SoCal churches offer services in person, online and via phone on Sundays and Wednesdays. Check with individual churches for times of services.

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

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Enjoy inspiring ideas from this week's Bible Lesson


October 29 to November 5

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: Genesis 1:26

"When man is spoken of as made in God’s image, it is not sinful and sickly mortal man who is referred to, but the ideal man, reflecting God’s likeness." Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

And God said, let us make man  Prayer That Heals

You're invited to come and listen to the lesson at church on Sunday or by phone 24/7, or read or purchase the lesson in a number of formats at a Christian Science Reading Room.


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Press 3 - Sentinel Watch

Press 4 - Daily Lift

Lesson at Sunday service

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

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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