Religion briefs: Friday, Nov. 24

    Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

    Great Vespers begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 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, Nov. 26, with Divine Liturgy served at 9:30 a.m. A Lenten potluck meal with fish allowed follows the service. At 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, Matins prayers will be offered. Vespers will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, followed by Tea and Talk with Father Andreas Blom. Divine Liturgy will be served at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30. For information, call 541-690-8822.

    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

    Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Between services an all-ages Advent Calendar Coloring Festivity will be held in the parish hall. Children’s Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Call 541-773-3111 or see

    Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

    At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, the Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will continue a monthlong series on financial health and prosperity with a talk titled “Open Hands, Open Heart, ” at Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley, at The Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Music will be provided by Kathy Kali and Aaron Blenkush. Pre-service candlelight meditation begins at 10. Youth and teen programs start at 10:30 a.m. For information, see

    Christ Unity Church

    The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson titled "Transformation" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 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

    Zion Lutheran Church

    Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 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.

    Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

    Worship will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Sunday School is offered at 9 a.m. for children in first grade or above. Child care is offered for children 5 and younger. Evening prayer services are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. For information, call 541-772-8860.

    Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

    RVUUF will hold a service at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at 87 Fourth St. in Ashland. The service will focus on gratitude, asking if gratitude alone is enough. Religious explorations classes are available for children. Coffee and snacks follow the service. For information, call 541-482-4755 or see


    A spiritual discussion, "How to Survive Spiritually in Our Times," will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Ashland library, Guanajuato Room. The talk is presented by Eckankar, The Path of Spiritual Freedom. Call 541-851-1189 for more information.

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