Religion briefs

Kathy Zavada will be the guest for this week's Unity in Ashland service, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 26, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave. Call 541-488-9220.

Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will lead a sermon on "The Architecture of Prosperity" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 26, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford.

Attendees are encouraged to bring drums to participate in drumming during the morning service. Bridget Wolf will lead a drumming class following the service titled "You've Got Rhythm." The workshop will teach participants how to create their own mantra, how to keep a steady beat, how to care for drums and more. Cost for the class is a $10 suggested donation. Drums will be provided for those without their own, and a children's program will be held during the services.

A spiritual study group will continue discussion of "Conversations with God, Book One" by Neale Donald Walsch at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. The discussion will cover relationships. Books are provided. Call 541-734-8581.

Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon about "How Do You Feel?" at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 26, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford.

A Silent Unity Prayer Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the church. A metaphysical bible discussion will follow at 11:30 a.m. Call 541-772-6902 or see

Medford Unitarian Universalists will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the Masonic Center, 675 N. Phoenix Road, Medford.

Daniel Guy will lead a program on "Veterans for Peace." Following the service will be a time for socializing. Call 541-858-4100 or see

Pastor and counselor Bill Gallagher will hold a weekend workshop on "Growing Through Divorce" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 30-31, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Trail Christian Fellowship, 18881 Highway 62, Eagle Point. The event is to assist those who have received or are going through a divorce. Topics will include dealing with an ex-spouse, forgiveness and establishing healthy relationships. Cost is $25 in advance.

Call 541-878-3501 or email

High school graduates from Ashland and Phoenix and home-schooled graduates can attend the 2013 baccalaureate at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at First Baptist Church of Ashland, 2004 Siskiyou Blvd. Graduates should wear their caps and gowns, and extra gowns will be available to borrow for those who don't have them. Call 541-482-3836.

Teenagers can attend a fellowship event at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at First Baptist Church, 4655 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. The event will include games, pizza, a devotional and a skit. Call 541-512-1881.

Rabbi David Zaslow, spiritual leader of the Havurah, will lead a free bagel lunch and informal teaching at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at 185 N. Mountain Ave.

Zaslow's teaching will be on "Our Wilderness Journey." Call 541-488-7716 to reserve a spot.

"Hidden Things: Mysteries and Riddles in the Gospel of John" will be the topic of an adult education offering beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, at First Presbyterian Church of Medford, 85 S. Holly St. The event is a collaboration between First Presbyterian Church of Medford and Medford Congregational United Church of Christ. Call 541-772-8860.

As part of Jacksonville's "Taste of Summer" celebration, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville will hold a strawberry festival from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the historic church, at the corner of California and Sixth streets.

Cost will be a suggested donation of $3 for strawberry shortcake, and all proceeds will benefit the church preservation fund.

The River of Life Band will perform gospel music on the lawn during the event. Call 541-899-1287.

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