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Parishoners of St. Mark's Episcopal Church will bring bags filled with canned food and toiletries for the food pantry in the parish hall during worship services held at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The services for Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 will be adapted from the New Zealand Prayer Book, and Holy Eucharist will be served at the services.

The food pantry is open from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoons at the church. Call 541-773-3111 or see

Rev. Caren Caldwell will give a service titled "Gone Fishing" at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Call 541-772-8860.

Sharon Wieczorek will speak on "Connecting and Engaging the Gift of Mysticism" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Nursery care will be provided, and a coffee hour will follow the service. Call 541-488-4755.

Rev. Rob Wheeler's lesson will be "Only Good Can Come" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Guest musician will be Paul Gerardi.

A silent unity prayer service is held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, and a metaphysical Bible discussion will follow at 11:30 a.m. Call 541-772-6902.

The Medford Unitarian Universalists will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road. The topic will be "Exploring the Meaning of Hospitality," and Carolyn Layton and Camille Korsmo will lead the congregation in a "chalice circle" style of service. Call 541-899-1026.

Guest speaker Rev. Jim Hatton will speak on "The Life of a Spiritual Master II" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. A children's program will be held during the service.

Guest musician and singer Bridget Wolf will perform music using the Native American drum and encourages the congregation to bring their drums. A drumming healing circle will be held after the service.

A men's group will meet at 9 a.m. before the service to discuss organizational plans. Call 541-821-2445.

A group camping trip will be held from Aug. 27-29 in the redwoods. Call 541-973-8036.

"Conversations With God, Book One" by Neale Donald Walsch will be discussed from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the center. Books are shared. Call 541-734-8581.

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