EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a partial list of places to worship in Laguna Beach. If you would like to list yours, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name of the place of worship, the address, phone number, service times, and worship leader.
CHABAD JEWISH CENTER
30804 S. Coast Hwy.
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
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
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.
Open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Monday through Saturday.
HARE KRISHNA CULTURAL CENTER
285 Legion St.
Public service is at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tukaram Garvey, director
KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
20912 Castle Rock Road
Sunday service, 1 p.m.
LAGUNA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
415 Forest Ave.
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
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
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.
Services are at 9 a.m. Sunday
Archbishop Simon Talarczyk
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
685 Park Ave.
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
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
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.