Youth choir will perform for free Sunday in Medford

A 25-voice youth choir from First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, Calif., will give a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fountain Plaza Retirement Community, 1441 Morrow Road, Medford.

No donations will be taken. The public is invited. For more information call 734-5072.

Pastors Herb and Joanne Trautman are now holding services located at Cascade Gorge Community Church outside Prospect at 10:30 Sunday mornings. Take Highway 62, go 3.5 miles past Stewart State Park and turn right at Cascade Gorge Store, and go a half a mile to get to the church. For more information, call 973-8115.

Bethel Church at 4245 Vista Pointe Drive, Medford, is hosting Marshall Foster from the Mayflower Institute.

He will present a service from 6:30 to 9 tonight, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Tonight's topic will be "Using God's Story to Defend and Apply a Biblical Worldview" and on Saturday the topic will be "How to Build a Family Dynasty."

According to its Web site, "The mission of the Mayflower Institute is to proclaim the untold story of America's history, to prepare individuals and families to defend their Judeo-Christian heritage in all spheres of culture, and to inspire a new generation to rise up and restore America to 'One Nation Under God.' "

Admission is free and child care is provided for kids up to 4 years old. For more information call 779-5771 or e-mail

Medford Adventist Church, at 1900 Greenwood St., Medford, will have Bible School for ages 4 to 12.

The Bible school will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 24-29. For more information call 772-6021.

Children are invited to participate in an hour of stories and activities this summer from 10 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday and from noon to 1 p.m. on Fridays. (No meetings the week of July 1.)

A responsible adult must be present. The story hour will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 87 Fourth St. in Ashland.

Story time will be held for three age groups, 5-6 years old, 7-8 years old and 9-10 years old. This is not a religious program. Members of the community are encouraged to volunteer to be readers or room assistants. To volunteer, contact Selma McAlaster who is in charge of scheduling at 482-9646. Donations of children's books are also welcome.

For information about the program call 890-8627.

A free Christian concert in the ballpark will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at 3677 S. Stage Road, Medford.

Participants should bring a blanket, picnic and umbrella for shade and enjoy some local, live Christian contemporary bands. Punch and water will be provided. For more information call 601-4697 or check on the Web.

Perazim International Christian Center will hold services in a park.

Join them Sunday, June 24, at Donahue-Frohnmayer Park, corner of Spring Street and Springbrook Road in Medford.

Service begins at 10:30 a.m. They will have a barbecue and potluck after the service. Participants are asked to bring a main dish or dessert. There will be fun games for all. For more information call 776-8532.

Tommy Tenney will speak at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Joy Christian Fellowship, 2715 Table Rock Road, in Medford.

Tenney, who lived in Medford from 1989 to 90, is the author of the multimillion-selling "The God Chasers" series, including "God's Favorite House," "The God Catchers," "God's Eye View," and "The Prayers of a God Chaser," among others.

Co-authoring other books such as "Secret Sources of Power" and "On Daddy's Shoulders," help him fulfill his mandate to spread the gospel through writing. He has recently been focused on the Biblical story of Esther. His fiction debut, "Hadassah: One night with the King," has been made into a movie.

Tenney and his wife, Jeannie, who is intimately involved in his ministry, live in Louisiana with their three daughters and two Yorkies.

ASHLAND — A new monthly Community Prayer Service will hold its next meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Grace Point Nazarene (1760 E. Main St. near the Walker Street Middle School).

Approximately a dozen churches and fellowships are planning to attend this meeting for prayer and singing. Meet, pray and worship with some new faces (based on Jesus' prayer for unity in John, Chapter 17, plus Psalm 133). For more information, call Margaret at 482-1784, or Illis at 482-3836 Monday through Thursday mornings.

Compiled from local reports

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