Medford Life Church to lead Cityreach event

Medford Life Church will lead a Cityreach worship event, designed for the public to interact with Medford Life Church, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Bear Creek Park Amphitheater. The event will include a speech from evangelist Stan Gleason of Oregon City and a barbecue in the park. Call 541-287-0509 or email

Episcopalians celebrate Feast of St. Mark on Sunday

Episcopalians will celebrate the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist, their patron saint, at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at 426 W. Sixth St., Medford. There will be a 9:10 a.m. adult forum featuring Dr. Ron Worland as guest speaker. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Call 541-773-3111 or see

Pancakes will be served following services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, located at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Walker Avenue. The event is a fundraiser for Ashland Youth Collective to raise money for its summer mission trip. Tickets cost $5 per adult, $3 per child or $20 per family. Call 541-482-3536 or see

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ will hold an environmental Eastertide celebration at the church's worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at 1801 E. Jackson St. The service will begin a conversation on earth ministries, and the children's Sunday school class "Kids Care for the Earth" will continue Sundays through May 12.

Dr. Alan Journet, professor emeritus of ecology and conservation biology, will lead a teach-in event on "Actions We Can Take on Climate Change" following the service at 11 a.m. Call 541-772-8860 for more information.

The Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will speak on "Celebrating the Riches of Life" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. A children's program will be provided during the service.

A spiritual study group will continue discussing "Conversations with God, Book One" by Neale Donald Walsch from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. Drop-ins are welcome and the book is provided.

For information, directions or a confidential prayer request, call 541-734-8581.

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon on "The Magic of Tithing" at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford.

A silent Unity prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the church. A metaphysical bible discussion will follow at 11:30 a.m.

A birthday potluck will follow the service at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 5. Call 541-772-6902 or see

Rev. Norma Burton will give a talk on "Internal Sovereignty" for Unity in Ashland at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave. Call 541-488-9220.

The Rev. Leslie Becknell Marx will speak about "Stories of Change in the Dimensions of Mind/Body/Heart/Spirit" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St.

A newcomer's orientation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the RVUUF library. The event will include a light lunch, and visitors will be able to meet the minister and other members. Child care is available with advance notice, and RSVP is requested, but not required. Call 541-482-4755 or email

The Medford Unitarian Universalist service will be "How Poetry Can Save the World" at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road. Lay reader Camille Korsmo will discuss poems that have been meaningful to her, and she encourages attendees to bring a poem to share. Following the service and social hour, Mike Evans will present a performance of story and song. See

Unity in Ashland plans fundraiser at the Havurah

The author of the "Conversations with God" series, Neale Donald Walsch, and Rev. Norma Nakai Burton of Unity in Ashland will hold a dialogue from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland.

The event will include a poetry reading from Em Claire, and music from Heather Hutton, Richard Williams and Jane Sterling. Admission is on a sliding scale of $15 to $50, and proceeds benefit Unity in Ashland and the Havurah's "burn the mortgage" program. Call 541-488-9220 or email

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