Religion briefs

Bethel Church will hold performances of "POWER," a dramatic presentation, at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, May 31-June 1, at 4245 Vista Pointe Drive, Medford.

Admission is free, and parental guidance is suggested. Call 541-779-5771 or email

PHOENIX — Teens can attend a fellowship event at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at First Baptist Church, 4655 S. Pacific Highway.

The event will include games, pizza, a devotional and a skit. Call 541-512-1881.

ASHLAND — Kris and Larry Harikian will speak on "Oneness Meditation" at the Unity in Ashland service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave. Call 541-488-9220.

Pastors Stephen Brewer and Kurt Katzmar and author Gary Brewer will lead the first in an eight-week series on "Hidden Things: Mysteries and Riddles in the Gospel of John" at 7 p.m., Monday, June 3, at First Presbyterian Church of Medford, 85 S. Holly St.

There is no charge for the class. Call 541-779-1771 to register.

The Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will lead a sermon titled "Springing into the Present" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. The service will also include a New Membership Sunday event with a special ceremony for those wishing to become part of the Center for Spiritual Living. A children's program will be held during the services.

A Satsang service will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning June 4. The Rev. Jim Hatton will lead the service. Cost is a $5 donation.

The ongoing spiritual study group will continue its discussion of "Conversations with God, Book One" by Neale Donald Walsch from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the center. Books are furnished. Call 541-734-8581.

St. Marks Episcopal Church will hold its annual parish barbecue at 11:15 a.m. following services celebrating Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at the church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., at the corner of Fifth and Oakdale.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers will be served, and parishoners are asked to bring side dishes.

The Fong-Rands-Stubson Trio will perform trios by Haydn and Dvorak at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. The program is free, and donations will be accepted. Call 541-773-3111 or see

ASHLAND — Rabbi David Zaslow will lead an informal teaching and free bagel lunch at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave.

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

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will speak on "One Thing at a Time" at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Following the service will be a birthday potluck.

A silent unity prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the church. A metaphysical Bible discussion will follow at 11:30 a.m.

A sacred healing meditation will be held at noon Saturday, June 8, at the church. The meditation will focus on enhancing self-esteem and deepening awareness of spiritual connections. Call 541-772-6902 or see

World martial arts champions John Gill, Jeremy Roarty and Joshua Roarty will hold self-defense classes on Saturday, June 15, at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, 25 N. Holly St., Medford. Classes are from 10:30 a.m. to noon for children ages 8 to 12, and 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Following the seminar, Christian-based martial arts team UNCHAINED will perform and speak on the theme "Rock Drama With a Message."

Admission is a suggested donation of $20.

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