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

    CALVARY LAGUNA

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

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    Men’s Prayer 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 www.CalvaryLaguna.com.

    CHABAD JEWISH CENTER

    30804 S. Coast Highway

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    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

    CHURCH BY THE SEA

    An Evangelical Free Church

    (Formerly Calvary Evangelical Free Church)

    468 Legion Street

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    (949) 494-6191

    www.LagunaChurchByThe Sea.org

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

    There is Sunday School for infants through junior high.

    Junior High & 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

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    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

    Sunday services at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. 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

    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 ourselves and the world. Please join us in this journey.

    Adult and children’s service at 10 a.m. Coffee and refreshments served afterward.

    Interim Pastor: Rev. Dr. Bill Peterson.

    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 10a.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.

    Minister: Rev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale.

  • July 29: “Being the Youngest Survivor of Schindler’s List.” Leon Leyson recalls the years he and his father worked for Oscar Schindler during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Only his determination to convince the Nazis that he wasn’t too young to work in the factory kept him alive. We are honored to have Leon as a speaker.
  • Service leader: Oakley Frost

    UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    21632 Wesley Drive

    Laguna Beach

    (949) 499-3088

    Sunday service at 10 a.m. through Sept. 2. 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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