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September 18, 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 

What I've learned about parenting from God

September 18 to 24

- with Eric Bashor

Is parenting the hardest job you’ll ever love? Not when you turn to some really effective parenting guidebooks: the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures—and God, of course. Listen in as Eric Bashor shares what he’s been learning about parenting.

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Praying for our world and ourselves

You are irreplaceable

From the Christian Science Sentinel

A beautiful single flower

Most people have at one time or another grappled with the fear of being replaced. We hear, for instance, of factory workers who fret about being replaced by robots, mature employees who worry about being pushed out of their jobs by someone younger, those in relationships who are anxious about being dropped for someone more attractive or successful, and others who believe their homeland is being overtaken by immigrants.

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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 - In-person Lecture - HOW SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION BRINGS HEALING - October 6, 2023 at 7:00 PM - Alexandre Fischer, Speaker

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

Palos Verdes Estates. 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

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

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


September 18 to 24

The Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson this week is “Reality.” The lesson contains citations from the Bible and corresponding citations from the Christian Science textbook.

Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. John 13:31

"There is but one way to heaven, harmony, and Christ in divine Science shows us this way." Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 242:9

Now is the son of man glorified  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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