We are a loving Spiritual Sanctuary where everyone is welcome. We celebrate the abundance of life through study, inspiration, gratitude, and service. With open hearts and minds we participate in self-transformation for a world that works for everyone.



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9-10-2017 – Passion for the Possible – Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn



What We Offer:


Two Sunday services: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Both services include the same Sunday message and music. We also have a Wednesday Evening Service at 6:30 p.m.

Youth church for elementary ages at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Middle school ages at 11:00 a.m. only.

Outreach activities to help those in need in our community

Weddings, memorials, and other ceremonies with ministerial and coordinative support.

Licensed Spiritual Practitioners available for prayer support

The Seal Beach Spirit Singers Choir



What’s Going On At SBCSL?


Sunday Services:
Our theme for 2017: “Building Sanctuary.”
  • October 22, 2017
    This Is My Now
  • Kimjera Whittington
    Music: Lindsey Hundley and Rock Robbins

Wednesday Services:
  • October 18, 2017 6:30 pm
    Wednesdays at SBCSL
  • Realizing The Sacred And Empowered Community. We are Self-empowered and gifted souls on our sacred journeys. Come and explore with us how we can anchor and demonstrate this awareness in our personal lives and our community. Facilitated by Reverends Michael Heinle and Juanita Gardner

Upcoming Events and Classes:
  • October 19, 2017 6:30 pm
    Spirituality and the Brain
  • Have you ever wondered what effect your spiritual practices have on your brain? Ever wanted to know just what tools and techniques you could use to help you live a happier, healthier life? If so, join Nicole V. in an exciting exploration of Spirituality and the Brain. Come prepared to go deep and have fun!

  • October 17, 2017 6:30 pm
    Practitioner One class
  • If you have questions, would like more information or if you have decided that this is the path for you; please sign up at the activities table and we will get back to you. Class facilitated by Rev Juanita Gardner and Tina Carson RScP. For more information, please contact Rev Juanita 714-895-3080 or Tina 562-370-0949

  • October 17, 2017 10:00 am
    Spiritual Practices
  • Discover modern and ancient tools leading to greater Self-Discovery, Clarity, Healing, Abundance and Inner Peace. This 10-week class will explore Spiritual Practices such as Meditation, Affirmative Prayer, Chanting, Forgiveness, Gratitude and more

Ongoing Events:
  • November 5, 2017 12:30 pm
    Town Hall Meeting
  • Members of the Council will be available to discuss the current status of our community and provide updates on the search for a new senior minister.

  • December 3, 2017 12:30 pm
    Town Hall Meeting
  • Members of the Council will be available to discuss the current status of our community and provide updates on the search for a new senior minister.

Youth Church:

Youth Church News

What’s going on in Youth Church this October?

It’s Halloween in Youth Church!
Fall is upon us and with that brings cooler weather, falling leaves and exciting things happening in Youth Church! This month along with our pumpkin painting youth night (see details below) and Halloween party on Sunday October 29th (be sure to wear your costume), we will be exploring Fear. Fear is a powerful human experience that encourages us to look inside and ask important questions. What am I afraid of? Why am I afraid? Should I be afraid? We will challenge ourselves and face our fears using books, art and thoughtful discussion.

-Lisa Ortiz, Youth Director
Youth Director

For more information about our Youth Church, click here

Latest Talk by Rev. Dr Maureen Hoyt

10-8-2017 – Undefended Love – Rev. Mary Murray Shelton


Latest Blog Posts From Rev. Joshua Reeves

October 2017

      It is so wonderful to celebrate family and the experience of love that comes into my life. I’ve just returned from a weekend in Northern California where the family came together... Read More

September 2017

Ah, what a summer we’ve all had! Just like the fields of fresh nutritious food which has been stretching and rising towards the sun all summer, we too have been growing and stretching... Read More

August 2017

So, what is it that makes this beloved spiritual community that we call SBCSL, or more fondly, “The Jewel by the Sea”, so wonderful? The short answer is “everything”. But I can think... Read More

July 2017

I highly suggest everyone try being a minister sometime. First of all, you get to be spiritual as much as you want. Sometimes, we ministers don’t want to be spiritual but being a... Read More