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October 17, 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 continues

Social media

How can I think about

. . . social media?

October 17 - 23

- with Mandy-kay Pecheck,

Will Adler, Amy Richmond

Social media: Seems like you either love it or you hate it. Or is there a middle ground, and if so, how can you find it? This roundtable discussion explores an approach that can help you appreciate what social media has to offer while also protecting your mental health.

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Previous mental health podcasts

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. We’d love to have you share this series with anyone in your community who might benefit.

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

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

- with Jil Jertz, Bobby Lewis

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


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Biblical solutions to climate change - really?

October 15 - 21

- with Madelon Maupin

Sentinel Watch

An invitation from the Christian Science Committee on Institutional Work in California

Watch "The Julian Alco Story," a documentary about one of the most dynamic reformers in government. He single-handedly changed the prison system in the United States and in many parts of the world. He was a dedicated Christian Scientist living his life to help mankind. He established much of the Christian Science institutional committee work we know today.

To view the documentary, go to, the website of the Christian Science Committee on Institutional Work in California. The fill was produced by the Effulgence Foundation, and new content was added in May.

Watch Online

Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m. PDT

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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 - Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM - Steven Salt, Speaker

Laguna Beach, CA - In-person Lecture - BE SET FREE - Sunday, 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 - Sunday, 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) - Monday, November 14, 2022 at 6:30 PM - Nate Frederick, Speaker

Laguna Niguel, CA - In-person Lecture - HUMILITY THAT “OVERCOMES THE WORLD” - Thursday, 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 - Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 1:00 PM - Mark McCurties, Speaker

Pasadena-Altadena, CA - In-person & Livestream Lecture - MOVING PAST FEAR - TO HEALING - Sunday, 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 - Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM - Interactive workshop by Joan Bernard Bradley, Ed.D.

Christian Science Committee on Institutional Work in California - Documentary - The Julian Alco Story - Sunday, October 23 at 4 PM - Online

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! 

All events

Church Services

Church services

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

Seek those things  Prayer That Heals


October 17 - 23

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth. Col. 3:1

"Like our Master, we must depart from material sense into the spiritual sense of being." Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, 41:6.

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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 3 - Sentinel Watch (weekly testimonials)

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