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WHERE TO WORSHIP


  • EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a partial list of places to worship in Laguna Beach. If you would like to list your church, temple or synagogue, send us your listing via fax to 494-8979 or e-mail to coastlinepilot@latimes.com. Please include the name of the place of worship, the address, phone number, service times and pastor or rabbi.
  • CALVARY CHAPEL SEASIDE

    Sunday Worship, 10 a.m.; Friday Night Worship Service, 7 p.m. at Lang Park Multipurpose Room, Wesley Drive. Child care and Children’s Ministry available. For more information, call (949) 200-7388 or www.calvaryseaside.org.

    CALVARY EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

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    468 Legion Street

    (949) 494-6191

    Sunday Services held at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

    Sunday School for infants through junior high

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    Junior High & High School Youth Group meets Tuesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

    CALVARY LAGUNA

    6:30 a.m. Saturday, Laguna Main Beach

    Men’s Prayer 6:30 a.m. Saturdays at Laguna Main Beach

    The Edge, Bible Study for all ages, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Coffee Pub, 384 Forest, Lumberyard Mall. Information: (949) 679-1000 or www.CalvaryLaguna.com.

    CHABAD JEWISH CENTER

    30804 S. Coast Highway

    Laguna Beach

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    499-0770

    Service times: Monday through Friday, 6:15 a.m.; Friday evening, 6 p.m.; Saturday morning, 10:30 a.m. (Jewish Mysticism at 9:45 a.m. before Services)

    Rabbi: Eli Goorevitch

    CHRIST CHAPEL OF LAGUNA

    286 St. Ann’s Dr.

    (949) 376-2099

    Sunday services at 10 a.m.

    FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST

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    635 High Drive

    494-3040

    Service times: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, testimonials.

    Sunday school: 10 a.m. Sunday

    Child care provided for all services.

    CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM

    284 Forest Ave.

    494-4503

    Open daily except Sunday and major holidays.

    HARE KRISHNA CULTURAL CENTER

    285 Legion St.

    494-7029

    Public Service 5 p.m. Sunday

    Tukaram Garvey, Director

    LAGUNA BEACH NEW THOUGHT SPIRITUAL CENTER

    Center for Prosperous Living

    204 Santa Rosa Court

    (949) 715-0294 or www.lagunabeach-cpl.org

    Sunday, noon, Sacred Sunday Gathering and potluck at the center office.

    Rev. Diane Wolcott Watson, Founding Minister and Spiritual Director

    Offering accredited practical spirituality classes; mediation, peacemaking and nonviolence trainings; Science of Mind and metaphysical workshops and movies.

    LAGUNA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

    415 Forest Ave.

    (949) 494-7555; www.lagunapreschurch.org

    Sunday service 9 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary service with Praise Band); nursery, toddler care and Sunday school.

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

  • Pastor’s Bible studies at 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and 7 a.m. Wednesdays.
  • NEIGHBORHOOD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

    340 St. Ann’s Drive

    Laguna Beach

    494-8061

    An “Open and Affirming” Congregation of the United Church of Christ.

    Service times: 10 a.m. Sunday, adult and children’s service; coffee hour follows.

    Interim Pastor: Rev. Dr. Bill Peterson

  • Healing prayer service offered first Sunday of each month at 11:30 a.m.
  • Labyrinth — Walking meditation on the third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA

    990 Temple Terrace Drive

    Laguna Beach

    494-9701

    Service times: 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday; 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon; A Spanish mass is celebrated at 1:15 p.m. Sunday. Confessions, 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday

    Pastor: The Rev. Eamon O’Gorman

    ST. FRANCIS BY-THE-SEA

    430 Park Ave.

    Laguna Beach

    497-4678

    Service times: 9 a.m. Sunday

    Pastor: Archbishop Simon Talarczyk

    ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL

    428 Park Ave.

    Laguna Beach

    494-3542

    Service times: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday, with child care available at 10a.m.

    Healing service 10 a.m. Tuesdays

    The parish office is open 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Fridays; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays

    Rector: The Rev. Elizabeth Rechter

    ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN

    1190 Morningside Drive

    Laguna Beach

    494-7998; St_PaulsLutheran Church@msn.com

    Service times: 10 a.m. Sunday; Sunday School and adult Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m.

    Vicar Douglas D. Francik, Pastor.

    THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

    685 Park Ave. at Manzanita (across from the high school)

    Laguna Beach

    494-6095

    Service times: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, teens

    Bishop Christopher Wilson

    UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP

    429 Cypress Drive

    Laguna Beach

    497-4568

    Service times: 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Children’s religious education program provided. Coffee and conversation follow services.

    Co-ministers: The Rev. Sarah Moldenhauer-Salazar and Rev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale.

  • March 25: “The Way Forward,” Helen Kelley, former President of Immaculate Heart College.
  • The Immaculate Hearts nuns ran schools in the Los Angeles area in addition to the college. They took Vatican II seriously enough that they began to engage in social activism during the 1960s. When then-Cardinal McIntyre ordered them to stop, they dissolved their canonical ties with the Vatican and reconstituted as a community, still Catholic but no longer nuns. Kelley will talk about the spiritual journey that then ensued.

    UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    21632 Wesley Drive

    Laguna Beach

    499-3088

    Sunday services: 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. (During 8:30 a.m. service, child care and elementary Sunday School provided. During 10 a.m. service, child care and elementary through high school Sunday School provided.)

    Youth Group, Sundays, 5-7:30 p.m., snack supper, fun and fellowship.

    Pastor: The Rev. Ginny Wheeler


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