Religion Briefs: Friday, June 9

Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church, 1773 S. Columbus Ave., Medford, will hold a special-needs worship service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10. For information, call Pastor Matthew Crick at 541-261-1280 or see

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

Great Vespers will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, in the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z. At 8 a.m. Sunday, June 11, Matins will be followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30. A potluck picnic is planned following the services. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, there will be a Readers Vespers. For more information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.

Ascension Lutheran Church

Common Ground, a high school youth choir from Cupertino, California, will participate at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Dr., Medford, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 11. There will also be special presentations by Grace Notes Bell Choir and an organist. For more information, call 541-773-3594 or see

Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

The Rev. Linda Reppond, just returned from a trip to France, will be the guest speaker at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 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. Candlelight meditation begins at 10 a.m. Youth and teen programs start at 10:30 a.m. A monthly drumming circle starts at 12:15 p.m.For information, see

Christ Unity Church

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson titled "Change Occurs with New Ideas" at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 11, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Silent Unity prayer service is at 11 a.m. Wednesdays followed by a metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30 a.m. For information, call 541-772-6909 or see

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 11, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. A 10 a.m. service will be conducted at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park, at the corner of Holly and Holmes, in Medford, followed by an all-parish potluck picnic. Call 541-773-3111 or see

First Presbyterian Church, Medford

Pastor Murray Richmond will speak at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday, June 11, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. The 8:30 service features contemporary music led by the Son Shine Singers in a casual atmosphere. The 10:30 service features a full Chancel Choir and pipe organ music in a formal sanctuary. For information, call 541-779-1711. The church's monthly Jazz Vespers event will feature Lesa Terry playing jazz violin at 5 p.m. with local artists David Scroggin on piano, Jeff Addicott on bass and Tom Freeman on drums. An art show featuring the works of Bruce E. Barnes, a watercolorist from Ashland, will be presented, as well.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The Rev. Laura Lee Kent will preach at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 11, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Evening prayer services are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Tai chi classes start at 11:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For information, call 541-772-8860.

Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Rev. Nan L. White will deliver her last sermon for RVUUF, titled, “Never Letting Go of the Thread,” at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, June 11, at 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Religious explorations classes are available for children. Following the service, a potluck picnic will be held at Garden Way Park, located on the corner of Clark Street and Garden Way in Ashland. For information, call 541-482-4755 or see

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 11, at Zion Lutheran Church, 516 W. Fourth St., Medford. Adult Bible study is at 8:15 a.m., and Sunday school starts at 10:45 a.m. A healing prayer service is held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, and Bible study is at 9 a.m. Thursdays. For information, call 541-772-4674.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

Services begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 11, at St. Martins Episcopal Church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, with Fr. Tom Buechele officiating. During the service, the congregation’s vehicles will be blessed.

Eastwood Baptist Church

Worship at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 11. The sermon will be "The Faithing Oak," by Pastor Randolph Miller.

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