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November 20, 2023

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Join us Thanksgiving Day

November 23, 2023

As a community, we gather to show appreciation for the love, grace, and goodness of God. You and your loved ones are warmly invited to rejoice with us at a Church Near Me for a special Thanksgiving Day service.

Each service has an uplifting Thanksgiving Bible lesson sermon with inspiring messages and reflection on blessings we have received. It’s a great time to connect with your local community and offer praises to God. 

Contact your local Christian Science church for information on their in-person or virtual service. All are welcome! Bring your family and friends.

Visit Happy Thanksgiving 2023 for uplift and inspiration.

This week's Sentinel Watch podcast 

We are grateful

We're grateful for YOU!

November 20 - 26

with Carlos A. Machado, Amy Richmond, and Julia Schuck

In this week’s episode, a few of our colleagues on the Sentinel Watch team share how they’re uniquely grateful for this podcast and its listeners, and how it’s brought inspiration and spiritual healing to their lives.

Sentinel Watch


Call 1-323-805-8700, Press 3

To listen to other podcasts, go to SENTINEL WATCH ARCHIVE. Listen to one free podcast per month on JSH-Online or subscribe to access all content.

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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).

Studio City, CA - In-person Lecture - NEVER ALONE: HOW SPIRITUAL IDEAS WORK IN US - December 9, 2023 at 2:00 PM - Melanie Wahlberg, Speaker

Goleta-Solvang, CA - In-Person lecture - EXPERIENCING HEAVEN NOW - December 10, 2023 at 2:00 PM - Mary Bothwell, Speaker

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico - Conferencia en persona - NUNCA ESTAMOS SOLOS: CÓMO TRABAJAN EN NOSOTROS LAS IDEAS ESPIRITUALES - December 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM - Melanie Wahlberg, Conferencista

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.

Thousand Oaks, CA - Christmas Open House at Reading Room - December 3, 2023 at 11:30 AM - to 3:30 p.m.

Laguna Niguel, CA - Christmas Eve Celebration - December 24, 2023 at 7:00 PM - Singing Christmas hymns and carols alternating with readings. Concludes with singing Silent Night by candle light.

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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

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

Unto the upright there ariseth light


November 20 to 26

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: Psalms 112:4

"Truth destroys falsity and error, for light and darkness cannot dwell together. Light extinguishes the darkness, and the Scripture declares that there is “no night there.” Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

You're invited to come and listen to the lesson at church on Sunday or by phone 24/7, or read or purchase the lesson in a number of formats at a Christian Science Reading Room.


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Listen to the Bible Lesson and audio podcasts each week by phone 24/7.

Call 323-805-8700

Press 1 - Bible Lesson

Press 2 - El Heraldo

Press 3 - Sentinel Watch

Press 4 - Daily Lift

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This Bible Lesson will be the focus of Sunday church services at all Christian Science churches this Sunday. Church near me

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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