Here is a list of events over the coming six months in our local community concerning Christian Science, apart from our regular Sunday services, Wednesday meetings, and Reading Room hours. For recurring events, only the next event is listed, along with a brief statement about the frequency of occurrence. (For a wider list of events throughout Southern California, click here to see Prayer That Heals.)
February 11. 11:00 Bible Lesson Discussion Group
The group meets on the second Saturday of each month, spending an hour exchanging insights about the current weekly Bible Lesson. The lesson subject to be discussed in February is Soul. This meeting is in our Reading Room at 827 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. You can attend in person, or by telephone. Anyone interested is welcome.
This is a recurring event: 2nd Saturday
February 25. 11:00 Book Reading Group
The group is currently reading the works of Mary Baker Eddy other than Science and Health. The group meets regularly on the fourth Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. The meeting is held in our Reading Room at 827 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. This month the group is reading The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany by Mary Baker Eddy, pages 65 to 100. Anyone interested is welcome to attend the meeting in person, or by telephone.
This is a recurring event: 4th Saturday
March 18. 3:00-3:00 In Lancaster: Why everyone is needed
The event: A public lecture about Christian Science
The title: Why everyone is needed
The speaker: James Shepherd, CS
When: Saturday, March 18th, 2023, 3 p.m.
Where: First Church of Christ, Scientist, 44802 Fern Ave., Lancaster, CA
Further info: 661 942.9926 or www.ChristianScienceAV.org
Freedom from Contagion: a collection of articles
In one of its responses to the global pandemic, the Christian Science Publishing Society has gathered together a new collection of five articles with clear, practical, powerful messages of healing and comfort. The collection is called Free from Contagion. You can find it on christianscience.com, in the section “Praying in response to the coronavirus, where you can download a printable version, or purchase a paper version
Financial help for church members
If you are a member of a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, or of The Mother Church, and if your income has been interrupted due to recent events, financial assistance may be available to you from The Principle Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. Likewise, if you are seeking a way to help others who are facing an unexpected financial challenge, The Principle Foundation provides an avenue for giving. The Principle Foundation’s mission is to promote inspired benevolence in accordance with the teachings of Christian Science. To apply for a grant or to contribute, go online to PrincipleFoundation.org.
Daily Monday through Friday: Your Daily Lift on christianscience.com
A daily audio series called Your Daily Lift can be found on the web site christianscience.com. It runs Monday through Friday every week, and consists of short two-minute inspirational messages. You can listen to it or register for free to have it emailed to you each day. You can find it at christianscience.com by clicking on Church, then Lectures, then Daily Lift. You can also listen to it by calling 617-450-3430.
On-line Wednesday testimony meeting from Boston
Join the on-line congregation of The Mother Church live each Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Pacific Time for hymns and readings specially complied for the day, plus testimonies submitted by listeners. A replay of the meeting will be available any time between 1 p.m. Wednesday and 12 noon Thursday (Pacific Times). To learn how to access this meeting by computer or telephone, and how to submit testimonies for the on-line meeting, please see the Wednesday Online Testimony Meeting Broadcast web page.
Weekly: Christian Science Sentinel Radio Edition
This weekly radio program is broadcast around the world, and also released monthly on CD. It features insightful interviews and inspiring discussions on how God's laws apply to current events and individual challenges. See the Sentinel Radio Edition web page for details. In our area, listen on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on KVTA 1520 AM (Ventura). Also, multiple radio stations around the country broadcast their programs live over the internet. Here is a small selection at various times that are easy to access:
|Time on Sunday||Locality||Station||Web address|
|7:30 a.m. P.S.T.||Sacramento||KSTE||www.kste.com|
|7:30 a.m. P.S.T.||Vancouver, BC||CISL||www.cisl650.com|
|8:00 a.m. P.S.T.||Bakersfield||KERN||www.kernradio.com|
|9:00 a.m. P.S.T.||Ventura||KVTA||www.kvta.com|
Bible Lesson and Sentinel Program, listen 24 hours on telephone 323 805-8700
The Christian Science Churches and Reading Rooms in Southern California host a 24-hour Bible Lesson and Sentinel Program telephone line (323 805 8700) offering an introduction to the weekly Lesson, and the ability to select each of the individual sections in the Lesson. There are also programs from the Christian Science Sentinel. Press 1 for the weekly Bible Lesson, 2 for El Heraldo (weekly in Spanish), 3 for Sentinel Watch (weekly), 4 for Daily Lift (weekdays).
Wednesday noon testimony meeting at 13th Church, Los Angeles
You and your friends are invited to a weekly Wednesday 12 noon testimony meeting at 13th Church Los Angeles Christian Science Reading Room, 4747 Hollywood Blvd. Bring your lunch, participate and leave refreshed.
Does your schedule sometimes keep you from attending a Sunday morning service? The members of 36th Church, Los Angeles (Studio City), warmly invite you to their Sunday evening service, the only such service in the L.A. area, which begins at 7:30 p.m. The church is at 4032 Whitsell Avenue, one block north of Ventura Blvd. Also, 4th Church, Long Beach, invites you to their Regular Sunday 5 p.m. Service. Their church is at 3629 Atlantic Avenue.
Spanish Sunday services, monthly at 3rd Church, Los Angeles (Downtown), and Second Church, Whittier
The Third Church of Christ, Scientist (Los Angeles) Spanish service is held on the first Sunday of every month at 1 p.m. The address is 730 South Hope Street, in Downtown Los Angeles, one-half block from the 7th Street Metro station. Tel. 213-622-3639.
The Second Church of Christ, Scientist (Whittier) Spanish service is held on the third Sunday of every month at 1 p.m. The address is 8705 Catalina Ave. (at Catalina & Whittier Blvd.)
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Spanish-English at 3rd Church, L.A. (Downtown)
For those who would like to share Christian Science with Spanish-speaking friends or acquaintances, Third Church in Downtown Los Angeles holds a bilingual Spanish-English testimony meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this meeting.