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September 4, 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 

Home is where the heart is - and so much more

September 4 to 10

Guest: Mark Sappenfield

Everyone loves the feeling of being in a safe, loving home, but what if you’re struggling to find yours? Today’s guest, Mark Sappenfield, shares some things he’s learned from Christian Science about how to approach finding a new home or dealing with the loss of one.

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Healings that brought the

Farlow family to Christian Science

This short video from the Longyear Museum traces the journey of the Farlows, a musical family from Nebraska, into Christian Science. After the healings of two of the Farlow brothers of a tobacco addiction and a life-threatening disease, the whole family - father, mother, and eight children - took up the study together. Eventually, Alfred and Will traveled to the Massachusetts Metaphysical College, founded by Mary Baker Eddy, to take her primary class in 1887. Two years later, four Farlows - Alfred, Sarah, Will, and Emma - were members of Mrs. Eddy’s last primary class at the College. It changed the course of their lives.

The Longyear Museum is located in Chestnut Hill, MA, It is an independent historical museum dedicated to advancing the understanding of the life and work of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.

Longyear Museum entrance
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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).

San Diego, CA (Pacific Beach) - In-person Lecture - GIVING FREELY OF OURSELVES AND WHAT WE ALL GAIN - September 24, 2023 at 12:00 PM - Melanie Wahlberg, Speaker

Los Angeles, CA (Mid-Wilshire) - In-person Lecture - HOW SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION BRINGS HEALING - October 6, 2023 at 7:00 PM - Alexandre Fischer, Speaker

More talks

Special events

Boston, MA - Watch a replay of the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church - and other inspiring Annual Meeting weekend events.

San Diego, CA (Pacific Beach) - Open House & Lecture - September 24, 2023 at 11:00 AM Open House, 12:00 Noon Lecture - Melanie Wahlberg, Speaker

Master calendar

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

Congregation singing at church service
  • 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


September 4 to 10

This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson topic is “Substance.” These are citations chosen from this Bible study which provides continued inspiration! 

...we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. II Corinthians 4:18

"God’s thoughts are perfect and eternal, are substance and Life." 

Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Look not at the things  -  Prayer That Heals


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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.

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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