Religion briefs: Friday, Feb. 9

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

At 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, Great Vespers will begin at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church in the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z. Matins prayers are offered at 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, followed at 9:30 a.m. by Divine Liturgy. A potluck meal is shared after the services. Matins prayers will be offered at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Vespers will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, followed by a cheese and wine gathering. Divine Liturgy will be served at 7 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. For more information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.

St. Martin's Episcopal

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The Rev. Tom Buechele will officiate. All are welcome to a coffee hour downstairs after the service. Starting Feb. 18, Holy Eucharist will be at 10:30 a.m. Ash Wednesday will be celebrated at noon Wednesday, Feb. 14. For information, email stmshadycove@gmail.com or call 541-878-2166.

First Presbyterian Church, Medford

Pastor Murray Richmond will speak at an 8:30 a.m. informal service and 10:30 a.m. traditional service Sunday, Feb. 11, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. The informal service features more contemporary music, while the traditional service features a full chancel choir and pipe organ music. For information, call 541-779-1711.

This church's monthly Jazz Vespers program will feature the Paul Turnipseed Trio, which includes Paul Turnipseed on guitar, Mike Fitch on drums and Jeff Addicott on bass, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. Artwork by Ted Killian will be shown. The free event is held every second Sunday.

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship at Zion Lutheran Church, 516 W. Fourth St., Medford, begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. Adult Bible study starts at 8:15 a.m. Sunday school starts at 10:45 a.m. A healing prayer service starts at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Bible study is held at 9 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 541-772-4674.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. At 9:15 a.m., in an adult forum in the parish hall, Serina Quast will give an update on the Maslow Project. Children’s Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Pianist Nic Temple will perform Beethoven sonatas and Chopin nocturnes in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in the sanctuary. The concert is free. Call 541-773-3111 or see www.stmarks-medford.org.

Gold Hill United Methodist Church

The Transfiguration of our Lord will be celebrated during a 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, Feb. 11, at Gold Hill United Methodist Church, 416 Dardanelles St. An Ash Wednesday service will be held at noon Wednesday, Feb. 14.

First Presbyterian Church of Central Point

The Transfiguration of our Lord will be celebrated during a 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, Feb. 11, at First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St. Child care is provided. Adult Bible class is held at 9 a.m. Sunday. An Ash Wednesday service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The Rev. Laura Lee Kent will preach at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Child care is offered at 9 a.m. for all children so adults can attend a contemporary issues class, centering prayer or choir practice. At 10 a.m., Sunday school is provided for children in fifth grade and younger during worship. Evening prayer services are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The church's 15th annual crab feast is scheduled for Feb. 9-10, with seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. both days. For information, call 541-772-8860.

Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins’ message at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, will be “Are you in love?” at Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley, at The Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Music will be provided by Kathy Kali and Aaron Blenkush. Pre-service candlelight meditation begins at 10 a.m. Youth and teen programs at 10:30 a.m. See www.cslroguevalley.org

Ascension Lutheran Church

Worship at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, will start at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. Sunday school begins at 10:45 a.m. For information, call 541-773-3594 or see www.ascensionlutheran.com.

Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Worship at RVUUF, 87 Fourth St., Ashland, will begin at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The sermon will be titled “Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch.” Religious explorations classes are available for children. Coffee and snacks follow the service. For information, call 541-482-4755 or visit http://rvuuf.org/.

Jacksonville Presbyterian Church

Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, 425 Middle St., Jacksonville, will hold an Ash Wednesday worship service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Nursery care will be available for children up to 3 years old. Call 541-899-1287 or see www.jvillepres.org for information.

The Havurah Synagogue

At 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, Cyrise Beatty Schachter and Rabbi Sue Morningstar will welcome Shabbat with song and prayer at the Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. A dessert potluck will follow. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, they will lead a Torah service and teaching about creating sacred space, time and spiritual connection. Call 541-488-7716 for more information.

Ashland First Presbyterian Church

Ashland First Presbyterian Church, 1615 Clark Ave., will hold a Bible study called "Facing Racism" at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays through March 14. For information, call 541-482-3536.

American Pilgrims on the Camino

The Southern Oregon Chapter of APOC will hold its second organizational meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Free. The group's goal is to create a local resource for those who have completed a religious pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in northern Spain, or have an interest in doing so in the future. Biomechanics specialist Glen de los Reyes will present information on how to prevent common injuries on such pilgrimages. Call 541-816-0674 for information.

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