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May 1, 2023

Christian Science Churches of Southern California

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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 grief and

forgiving the unforgivable

May 1 - 7

- with Karen Neff

Karen Neff talks with host David Brown about how she and her husband relied on what they'd learned from Jesus and Christian Science after their daughter was killed by a drunk driver. They discovered that it really is possible to forgive the unforgivable.

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Sentinel Watch


Call 1-323-805-8700, Press 3

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

Sentinel Watch Archive

NEW video on healing

Giving freely talk


20-minute talk by Melanie Wahlberg

When we feel overwhelmed by life’s problems, we may want to try to get more from the world. But when we do the opposite – give more of ourselves or focus on the God-given qualities we already have, we find that we end up not lacking anything. Really, we gain the unexpected good of joy, health, and strength that move our lives and the world forward. 

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National Day of Prayer

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The first Thursday in May is officially proclaimed a National Day of Prayer and is celebrated by Americans of many faiths. It is a special day in the lives of many people, and gives us another occasion to embrace an all-loving and forgiving God. 

Join in praying for each other, our nation, and the world.

What is the key to effective healing prayer?

Prayer for world peace


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

Los Angeles, CA (Westwood) - In-person Lecture - GIVING FREELY OF OURSELVES AND WHAT WE ALL GAIN - May 7, 2023 at 1:30 PM - Melanie Wahlberg, Speaker

Murrieta, CA - In-person Lecture - HOW SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION BRINGS HEALING - May 13, 2023 at 1:00 PM - Alexandre Fischer, Speaker

More talks

Special events

Embraced & Empowered Prison & Reentry Ministries Conference - In person & via Zoom - May 19 - 20,2023 PDT

Annual Meeting of The Mother Church - June 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM PDT

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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

  • 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


May 1-7, 2023

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

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, Genesis 2:7

In Genesis, first the true method of creation is set forth and then the false.

(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 568:9–11 In)

And God said, let us make man Prayer That Heals


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Listen to the Bible Lesson and audio podcasts each week by phone 24/7.

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Press 1 - Bible Lesson

Press 2 - El Heraldo

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.

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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