Religion Briefs

First Baptist Church of Phoenix will hold a free spaghetti dinner with garlic bread, salad and desserts at 6 tonight at the church, 4655 S. Pacific Highway, followed by the movie "Fireproof."

A youth fellowship event with games, pizza, ice cream, music and devotional will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the church. For information or a ride, call 541-512-1616 or see

A community garden cleanup day will commence at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the garden at Fifth and Holly streets, across from St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Worship services will be held at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave. Congregants are asked to bring blue bags of nonperishable food donations for the church's weekly food pantry. Call 541-773-3111 or see

First Presbyterian will hold a combined worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at First Presbyterian Church of Medford, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. A congregational meeting will follow the service. Call 541-779-7111.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ services will begin with prayer at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in the social hall at the church, 1801 E. Jackson St.

Rev. Kurt Katzmar will lead a worship service at 10 a.m. Children's church school and nursery care will be offered during the service.

The church will hold an adult study program titled "Living the Questions 2.0" at 7 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the church. The program seeks to be an open-minded alternative to traditional bible studies. Each study includes a 20-minute video and discussion. Call 541-772-8860.

Guest speaker Will Richardson will lead a service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Guest musician Bridget Wolf encourages participants to bring drums to play during the service and at a "You've Got Rhythm" drumming class following the service. A children's program will be presented during the service.

Richardson leads a spiritual study group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays looking at book three of the book series "Conversations with God." Call 541-734-8581.

Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon titled "Two Factors" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford.

A Healing from the Heart service is held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

A silent unity prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, and a metaphysical bible discussion on the book of Matthew will follow at 11:30 a.m. Call 541-772-6902.

The Healthy Lifestyle Center of the Rogue River Seventh-day Adventist Church will lead a cooking class on "Heart Healthy Beautiful Food" at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the church, 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River. Cost is $10 and includes a full meal. To RSVP, call 541-499-8862 or email

Jan Impara will lead a hymn sing-along during the Medford Unitarian Universalists meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. See

Shady Cove Assembly of God will hold a class on "Safeguarding Your Marriage" from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the church, 60 Mallory Lane, Shady Cove. The class is free. Call 541-621-9737.

Brian Catalucci will lead an "Answers in Genesis" seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Trail Christian Fellowship, 18881 Highway 62. Tickets in advance cost $12 for adults, $6 for youth 17 and younger and $28 for families. Tickets at the door cost $15 for adults, $8 for youth, or $33 for families. See or call 541-878-3501.

CORRECTION: Amended price and contact information.

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