Religion briefs

"Sunday to Receive One Great Hour of Sharing" will be the theme of the Ashland First Presbyterian Church's services April 1. Services begin at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Walker Avenue and Siskiyou Boulevard. Call 541-482-3536.

Christ Unity Church will celebrate Palm Sunday and the spreading of the branches before Jesus as he entered Jerusalem. The service is at 11 a.m. April 1 at 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Following the celebration will be a birthday potluck in Bosworth Hall. There will be a service at 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, titled "The Last Seven Words." Call 541-772-6902 or visit

The Rev. Joy-Anne Huth, of the Center for Spiritual Living, will give a talk on "Preparing the Way" and the Rose Blessing Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Scottish Rite Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Call 541-734-8581.

St. Andrew's Anglican Church will hold a service at 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday, April 1, at the church, on the corner of Fifth and D streets in Jacksonville. A coffee social will follow. The Maundy Thursday service will be at 5:30 p.m. April 5. Call 541-779-0369.

"Claudia's Letter," the reading of a letter about Christ's crucifixion said to have been written by the wife of Pontius Pilate, who condemned Jesus to death, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday, April 1, at Unity in Ashland. The congregation meets at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave. Ashland. Actor Karen Douglas will perform the reading. Call 541-488-9220.

The critically acclaimed Arianna String Quartet will perform Haydn's "Seven Last Words of Christ" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. Second St., Ashland. The Holy Week concert is open to the public and free of charge. Call 541-482-2656.

A Maundy Thursday service will be held at the Medford Congregational Church, 1801 E. Jackson St. All are welcome to attend. Call 541-772-8860.

A Maundy Thursday celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St.

A Good Friday worship service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6.

A contemporary Easter celebration is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

A Sunrise Easter Sunday service will be held at 7 a.m., Sunday, April 7. Following the service will be a free Easter breakfast and a free Easter egg hunt. A celebration worship service will be held at 10 a.m.

Call 541-664-1828.

The Medford Adventist Church will hold a service on "Reflections on the Last Words of Christ" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the church, 1900 Greenwood St., Medford. Call 541-772-6021.

The Bethel Church Creative Arts Team will give a presentation depicting the people surrounding the life, arrest and crucifixion of Jesus Christ at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the church, 4245 Vista Pointe Drive, Medford. Call 541-779-5771 or email

Bethel Church will hold two services, at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., on Easter Sunday, April 8.

The Palmetto State Quartet and evangelist David Darst will hold Easter Revival Services at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8, at Lighthouse Family Worship Center, 3500 Arrowhead Drive, Medford. Call 541-773-7064.

Rose Taylor, a Buddhist translator and second-generation Buddhist teacher, will hold sessions at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, and from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Kagyu Sukha Chöling, 109 Clear Creek Drive, Ashland.

The cost is $20 for the Friday session and $35 for each of the Saturday sessions. Call 541-552-1769 or visit

The Havurah is taking reservations for its annual Passover Seder at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The Seder will be a potluck gathering, and will include music and teachings. Cost is $20 per person, $10 per child under 18, plus a potluck dish. Call 541-488-7716 or visit

Chabad of Ashland will hold a public Passover Seder at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at 804 Hillview Drive, Ashland. The theme of the Seder will be how to overcome limitations prevalent in society today. Cost for each Seder will be $30 per adult and $10 per child, but no one will be turned away for the inability to pay. Call 541-482-2778, email or visit

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