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August 21, 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 

Girl praying

Praying about child trafficking

August 21 to 27

- with Madelon Maupin

This episode deals with sensitive subject matter and may be especially challenging to some listeners. Sex trafficking may not directly affect your life. But maybe your life can affect the lives of those who are trapped in something so ugly. How? Find out from this week’s guest, Madelon Maupin, as she shares some ideas with host Tony Lobl.

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Sentinel Watch


Call 1-323-805-8700, Press 3

Help and healing in emergency situations

How others are praying

Here are some wonderful examples of needs being met.

Hands raised together

From ashes of fire, Maui’s ‘ohana’ spirit rises

The deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century has shocked the island of Maui. The road to recovery may be long, but grief has also brought generosity.

From The Christian.Science Monitor

"The storm may roar without me"

Listen to selections, featuring inspired performances of hymns from both the 1932 and the 2017 Hymnals, including Hymn 148, "In Heavenly Love Abiding" which includes the line "The storm may roar without me."

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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

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

  • 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

Christ Jesus

August 21 to 27


Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. I John 4:15


"We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God’s image and likeness." Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Whosoever shall confess that Jesus  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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