What's new in local churches this weekend

First Presbyterian Church of Central Point

First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St., offers a traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m. Child care is provided. Adult Bible class is held at 9 a.m. Sundays. Vacation Bible school will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. the week of July 9.

The theme is “The Big News,” using Bible stories, songs, crafts, games and snacks to learn about the big events of the Bible.

West Main Church of Christ

West Main Church of Christ, 1701 W. Main St., Medford, is hosting a free vacation Bible school daily from 8:45 a.m. to noon July 9-13. The school is for children who have finished kindergarten up through those who have finished fourth grade.

The topic is “Excavate: Discovering the Treasures of Jesus.”

If you have further questions, contact the church office at 541-772-9640.

Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Services begin with gathering music at 10:25 a.m. each Sunday at 87 Fourth St. in Ashland. This week, the ??Rev. Heather Lynn Hanson will talk about “Struggling with Peace.” Religious explorations classes are available for children. A social time of coffee and snacks follows the service.

For information, call 541-482-4755 or visit http://rvuuf.org/.

Ascension Lutheran

Sunday worship at Ascension Lutheran Church will be at 9:30 a.m at 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. All are welcome. Sign-ups are available for vacation Bible school, planned for Aug. 6-10, by visiting www.ascensionlutheran.com. For more information, call 541-773-3594.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The Rev. Laura Lee Kent will preach at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 8, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Fellowship follows the worship service. Evening prayer services are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the sanctuary.

For information, call the church office at 541-772-8860.


An Eckankar light and sound service called “Divine Love, The Secret of Life” will be from 11 a.m. to 12:16 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at the Phoenix Public Library’s community room, 510 W. First St., Phoenix. The service includes stories, contemplative exercises and small-group discussion to explore participants’ direct connection with the Divine.

For more information, call 541-851-1189.

St. Mark’s Episcopal

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, holds services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays. Childcare is available.

Book study exploring a comparative look at Christianity and Islam resumes from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11. All are invited to attend. A potluck dinner is available.

Because the church is starting construction on an expansion, Thursday food pantry will be held next door at Hafer House.

Christ Unity Church

Sunday service beings at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rob Wheeler. The topic this week is “Be Still and Know.” Silent Unity Prayer services are held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, followed by Bible discussion at 11:30 a.m. A sacred healing meditation service is held the second Saturday of every month at noon. The church is at 540 N. Holly St., Medford. For more information, call 541-772-6902. Sunday service is also live-streamed at the church’s website, www.UnityMedford.org.

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. The children’s Sunday school will be held this week at “The Woodcarving Place” next to the church. A time of fellowship and refreshments will take place after the service. Please visit standrewsanglican.org for more information, or to contact the church office.

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