Religion briefs, Friday, Feb. 17

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

Great Vespers begins at 6 p.m. Saturday Feb. 18, at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, in the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z. Matins prayers begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, with Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m., followed by a potluck brunch, the last to include meats and dairy before Great Lent. Early Matins begins at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. Vespers will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, followed at 7 p.m. by a class on Christian burial. Divine Liturgy will be served at 7 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. For more information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.

Eastwood Baptist Church

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keeneway Drive, Medford.

Faith Lutheran Church

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Faith Lutheran Church, 1773 S. Columbus Ave., Medford. For details, call Pastor Matthew Crick at 541-261-1280 or see

Christ Unity Church

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson titled "I am, I will" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 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 more information, call 541-772-6902 or see

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. At 9:10 a.m. an adult forum on congregational development will be held in the parish hall. Children's Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Call 541-773-3111 or see

First Presbyterian Church, Medford

Pastor Murray Richmond’s message will be “The Ultimate Simon Sez Game” at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. For more information, call 541-779-1711.

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 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.

Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley, at The Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Music will be provided by Bridget Wolf. Candlelight meditation begins at 10 a.m. Youth and Teen programs start at 10:30.

Gold Hill United Methodist Church

Worship begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Gold Hill United Methodist Church, 416 Dardanelles St.

First Presbyterian Church, Central Point

The Shepherd's Bell Choir will perform during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Feb. 19, at First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St. Child care is provided. Adult Bible class is held at 9 a.m.

United Church of Christ

The Rev. Laura Lee Kent will preach at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St. Taizé Services of Prayer are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Tai chi classes start at 11:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For information, call the church office at 541-772-8860.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Ashland

Celtic Evensong and communion will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. Second St., Ashland. The Epiphany theme is enlightenment expressed through readings, poetry, Celtic harp, and music by Dr. Bob Adams. The Rev. Jan Holland is the worship leader. Carol Harvey will give the reflection. For information, call 541-201-3418 or see

Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Focus groups will assess what the congregation most values now, and where improvements are needed to sustain the church for the future, at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Coffee and snacks follow the service. For information, call 541-482-4755 or see

Medford Christian Science Church

Medford Christian Science Church will sponsor an hour-long webinar entitled “Aha Moments of Healing” by Chet Manchester at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., or at Medford Christian Church, 111 Genessee St., Medford. See to register on your own device.

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