Worship Calendar

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a partial list of places to worship in Laguna Beach. If you would like to list yours, e-mail coastlinepilot@latimes.com. Include the name of the place of worship, the address, phone number, service times, and worship leader.

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER

30804 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 499-0770

http://www.chabadoflaguna.com

Services are at 6:15 a.m. Monday through Friday, at 6 p.m. Fridays, and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. There is also Jewish Mysticism at 9:45 a.m. before the service. Services are open to the entire community. Torah Tots Preschool is available Monday through Friday. Chabad Hebrew School meets from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoons.

Rabbi Eli Goorevitch

Chanukah celebrations:

7 p.m. Thursday: "Lighten Up!" A night of comedy starring Patrick Hanifin, direct from the Improv and Comedy Store in Hollywood. Also a Menorah Kindling ceremony, latka bar, desserts and wine. Cost is $25 per person, $40 per couple. Call Chabad to RSVP or go online to http://www.chabadoflaguna.com.

2 p.m. Dec. 5: Chanukah bash and lighting of the Surfboard Menorah at Main Beach in Laguna Beach, with live music and dancing, variety show with juggling, magic and balloon art, crafts, face painting, cookie decorating, and latkes. Admission is free.

FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST

635 High Drive

(949) 494-3040

clerk@lagunabeachcs.com

Service times are at 10 a.m. Sunday. There are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday testimonials. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday. Child care is provided for all services.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM

284 Forest Ave.

(949) 494-4503

Open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Monday through Saturday.

HARE KRISHNA CULTURAL CENTER

285 Legion St.

(949) 494-7029

Public service is at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tukaram Garvey, director

KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

20912 Castle Rock Road

(949) 494-5815

Sunday service, 1 p.m.

LAGUNA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

415 Forest Ave.

(949) 494-7555

http://www.lagunapreschurch.org

Sunday services at 8:30 and 10 a.m. in the restored sanctuary. Childcare at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m.

Pastor's Bible studies are at 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays in Hills Hall and 7 a.m. Wednesdays in the Youth Center.

Jerry Tankersley, Steven Sweet, Kathy Sizer, the Rev. Jim McCluskey, ministers.

NEIGHBORHOOD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

340 St. Ann's Drive

(949) 494-8061

A sanctuary for individual and communal spiritual growth, guided by the teachings of Jesus, with openness to all spiritual paths and all people who seek to know God, in the hope of transforming themselves and the world. Adult and children's service is at 10 a.m. Coffee and refreshments served afterward.

The Rev. Brian J. ("BJ") Beu, minister.

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA

990 Temple Terrace Drive

(949) 494-9701

Service times are 8 a.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 7:30, 9, and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (in Spanish) and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Confessions are from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Rev. Eamon O'Gorman.

ST. FRANCIS BY-THE-SEA

430 Park Ave.

(949) 497-4678

Services are at 9 a.m. Sunday

Archbishop Simon Talarczyk

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

685 Park Ave.

(949) 494-6095

Services are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for teens.

Bishop Christopher Wilson.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP

429 Cypress Drive

(949) 497-4568

Services are 10:30 a.m. Sunday. A children's religious education program is provided. Coffee and conversation follow services.

The Rev. Kent Doss.

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

21632 Wesley Drive

(949) 499-3088

Sunday service at 10 a.m. Child care and elementary Sunday school available.

The youth group gathers from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays with snack supper, fun and fellowship.

Pastors Doug and Cindy Williams.

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