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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

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

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    CALVARY LAGUNA

    There is a 6:30 a.m. service Saturday at Main Beach.

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

    The Edge, a Bible Study for all ages, meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Coffee Pub, 384 Forest Ave. For information, call (949) 679-1000 or go to www.CalvaryLaguna.com.

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    CHABAD JEWISH CENTER

    30804 S. Coast Highway

    Laguna Beach

    (949) 499-0770

    Services are Monday through Friday at 6:15 a.m., Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. There is also Jewish Mysticism at 9:45 a.m. before services.

    Rabbi: Eli Goorevitch

    CHRIST CHAPEL OF LAGUNA

    286 St. Ann’s Drive

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    (949) 376-2099

    Sunday services are at 10 a.m.

    CHURCH BY THE SEA

    An Evangelical Free Church

    (Formerly Calvary Evangelical Free Church)

    468 Legion Street

    (949) 494-6191

    www.LagunaChurchByTheSea.org

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

    There is Sunday School for infants through junior high.

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

    FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST

    635 High Drive

    (949) 494-3040

    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 daily except Sundays and major holidays.

    HARE KRISHNA

    CULTURAL CENTER

    285 Legion St.

    (949) 494-7029

    Public Service is at 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

    A traditional Sunday service is at 9 a.m. and a contemporary service is at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. There is a 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

    (949) 494-8061

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

    Services are at 10 a.m. Sunday for adult and children’s service. A 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

    (949) 494-9701

    Service times are 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon Sunday. 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

    (949) 497-4678

    Services are at 9 a.m. Sunday

    Pastor: Archbishop Simon Talarczyk

    ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL

    428 Park Ave.

    Laguna Beach

    (949) 494-3542

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

    A healing service is 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

    (949) 494-7998; St_PaulsLutheran Church@msn.com

    Services are 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 Laguna Beach High School.

    Laguna Beach

    (949) 494-6095

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

    Bishop Christopher Wilson

    UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP

    429 Cypress Drive

    Laguna Beach

    (949) 497-4568

    Service times are at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. A children’s religious education program is provided. Coffee and conversation follow services.

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

  • May 6th: “Questions Anyone?”: Some UU ministers hold a “questions” service yearly in which the minister tries to answer the congregation’s questions — whatever they may be. Reverend Sarah will take on this challenge and tries to answer as many big and small questions as she can.
  • UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    21632 Wesley Drive

    Laguna Beach

    (949) 499-3088

    Sunday services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. During the 8:30 a.m. service, child care and elementary Sunday School is provided. During the 10 a.m. service, child care and elementary through high school Sunday School is provided.

    The Youth Group meets Sundays from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. There’s snack supper, fun and fellowship.

    Pastor: The Rev. Ginny Wheeler


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