Religion briefs

St. Martin’s Episcopal

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, at 95 Cleveland St. in Shady Cove, will hold Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24, the fifth Sunday after Pentecost. The Rev. Tom Buechele will officiate. All are welcome to the service and coffee hour after the service. Contact: or 541-878-2166.

Faith Lutheran

Faith Lutheran Church holds worship services at 9 a.m. Sundays at 1773 S. Columbus Ave., Medford. Please call Pastor Edward Bryant 541-816-4060 or email

Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

The church’s free Friday night summer movie series this week features “Come Sunday,” the story of a fundamentalist preacher who renounces his former evangelical teachings about hell and sin. Screening is at 7 p.m. at 825 E. Main St., Suite A, in Medford. The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins’ message Sunday, June 24, will be based on the film. Music will be provided by Liz Jones and Dorian Britton. Pre-service candlelight meditation begins at 10 a.m. The Sunday service, as well as youth and teen programs, start at 10:30 a.m., at The Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. See

The Havurah Synagogue

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, Rabbi Sue Morningstar and Morah Cyrise Beatty-Schachter will lead chanting, drumming and singing to call in the presence of the Holy Shabbat Queen, at The Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, prayers of awakening and embodied gratitude will be sung, followed by reading from Parshat Chukat in the Torah. For information, call 541-488-5146.

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

Great Vespers begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox church, in the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z. Matins prayers will be offered at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 24, before Divine Liturgy at 9:20 a.m. After the services a potluck meal will be shared using fasting guidelines, so no meat or dairy will be served. Fish is allowed. A Reader’s Vespers service starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. The Apostles Fast will end Friday, June 29. For a virtual visit to the parish, see For more information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.

First Presbyterian Church, Medford

Pastor Murray Richmond will speak at both an 8:30 a.m. informal service and 10:30 a.m. traditional service at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. The informal service features more contemporary music led by the Son Shine Singers in a casual atmosphere in the Fellowship Hall. The traditional service will feature special music throughout the summer. The artwork of Ravindra “R.C.” Vasavada will be on display in the hallway gallery. For information, call 541-779-1711.

Ascension Lutheran Church

Worship at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24. For more information, call 541-773-3594 or see

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The Rev. Laura Lee Kent will preach at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 24 at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. A special jazz performance will be included in this service, and the church’s annual congregational meeting will begin after worship. Evening prayer services are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. For information, call 541-772-8860.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will meet for morning prayer at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24. Sunday school will be held at the Woodcarving Place next to the church. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. See for more information.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, will hold a hymn sing at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 24. Eucharistic services begin at 8 and 10 a.m. The singing will be led by music minister Rob Griswell-Lowry. A groundbreaking ceremony is set for 9:15 a.m. Sunday, July 1, to celebrate the church’s expansion. Child care is available during church services. For information, call 541-773-3111.

Christ Unity Church

Worship at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford, begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 24. The Rev. Rob Wheeler’s talk is entitled “Stand up, Take your Mat and Walk.” Silent unity prayer services are held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, followed at 11:30 a.m. by Bible discussion. A sacred healing meditation service is held at noon very second Saturday. Sunday services are live-streamed at Call 541-772-6902 for more information.

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship at Zion Lutheran Church, 516 W. Fourth St., Medford, begins at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, June 24, preceded by adult Bible study at 8:15 a.m. Sunday School is offered at 10:45 a.m. A healing prayer service begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, and adult Bible study is held at 9 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 541-772-4674.

UCC Congregational Church

The 29th Cuba Caravan, organized by Pastors for Peace, will be celebrated Tuesday, June 26, at UCC Congregational Church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour, followed by a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. The main program starts at 6:45 p.m.

The program will include a talk by John Waller of the NY Pastors for Peace office, on the latest in US-Cuba relations; “Dare to Dream, a 30-minute documentary about the U.S. students at the School of Medicine; and information about the Cuba Caravan, which since 1992 has taken people from the U.S. on a 10-day trip to Cuba. For information, call 541-482-8915.

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