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October 9, 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 

Prayer: What's it all about? (Part two)

October 9 to 15

Guest: Deborah Packer

When Christian Science practitioner Deb Packer last joined us on Sentinel Watch, she shared several remarkable healings that made listeners wonder, “How does she pray?” That’s why we invited Deb back for a part two in our prayer series. We wanted to see what light her practice of Christian Science could shed on the topic of healing prayer.

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New online exhibit

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Celebrating 100 years

of Christian Scientists in military chaplaincy

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Mary Baker Eddy Library’s first online exhibit! It gathers together unique archival documents, photographs, and objects. Visit the Library website to see how each one helps demonstrate the impact that Christian Science military chaplains have made in serving the United States armed forces and their church.

View online exhibit

To learn more about Christian Scientists in military chaplaincy, check out additional resources.


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 - In-person Lecture - HOW SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION BRINGS HEALING - October 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM - Alexandre Fischer, Speaker

Palos Verde-Hermosa Beach. CA - In-person Lecture - MEANINGFUL CHANGE FOR OURSELVES AND THE WORLD - October 15, 2023 at 2:00 PM - Mark McCurties, Speaker

Los Angeles, CA (Brentwood) - In-person Lecture - BE SET FREE - October 19, 2023 at 7:30 PM - Nicole Virgil, Speaker

Escondido, CA - In-person Lecture - NEVER TOO LATE TO EXPERIENCE FREEDOM - October 22, 2023 at 2:00 PM - Patricia Woodard, 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

  • 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

Doctrine of Atonement

October 9 to 15


The subject of this week's Bible Lesson is Doctrine of Atonement. Find resources to read the entire lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly, the way you choose. Bible Study.


For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; Romans 1:16


"Atonement is the exemplification of man’s unity with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life, and Love." Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 18:1–3

For I am not ashamed


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