Religion briefs: Friday, June 16

St. Martin's Episcopal Church

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold a Father’s Day service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 18, with Father Tom Buechele officiating. Following the service, a potluck lunch in honor of fathers will be held in the Parish Hall. 

Eastwood Baptist Church

Pastor Randy Miller will speak on "The Fruit of the Spirit is ... Gentleness" at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, June 18, at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keeneway Drive, Medford. For more information, phone 541-779-7831.

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

At 6 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Great Vespers will begin at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, in the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix. At 8 a.m. Sunday, June 18, Matins will be offered, followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30. A potluck follows the services. At 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, Vespers will have an early start, followed at 6 p.m. by a special presentation on Orthodox marriage by David and Mary Ford. Bring potluck snacks to share. At 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, Divine Liturgy will be served. For more information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, June 18, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. At 9:10 a.m., following coffee, an adult forum will present the first of a series on "Ourselves: Our Souls and Bodies." Call 541-733-3111 or see

Christ Unity Church

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson titled "Fathers Day: Qualities of Manhood" at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 18, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Silent Unity prayer service is 11 a.m. Wednesdays followed by a metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 541-772-6902 or see

Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Guest speaker and storyteller Will Hornyak will present “Lifting Up the Sky: Stories of Collaboration, Vision and Empowerment for Difficult Times" at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, June 18, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Religious explorations classes are available for children. Coffee and snacks follow the service. For information, call 541-482-4755 or see

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The Rev. Laura Lee Kent will preach at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 18, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Child care is offered for children 5 and younger. 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.

Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will give a Father’s Day message on "The Father Within" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 18, at the Center for Spiritual Living, at The Scottish Rite Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Music will be performed by Bridget Wolf. Pre-service candlelight meditation begins at 10 a.m. Youth and teen programs start at 10:30 a.m.

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 18, 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.

First Presbyterian Church, Medford

Pastor Murray Richmond will speak at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday, June 18, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. For information, call 541-779-1711.

Ascension Lutheran Church

Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 18, at Ascension Lutheran, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. The church is accepting registrations for vacation Bible school, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon July 31 to Aug. 4, for children kindergarten through fifth grade. See or call 541-773-3594.

Christian Science Reading Room

The church's “Record of Truth” podcast for the month of June is “Truth’s All-Embracing Victory.” The podcast can be heard in the Christian Science Reading Room, 111 Genessee St., Medford. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays.

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