Religion briefs, Aug. 11

    First Presbyterian Church, Medford

    Pastor Murray Richmond will speak at both the 8:30 a.m. Informal service and the 10:30 a.m. Traditional service at 85 S. Holly St., Medford. The Chancel Choir is on recess for the summer. Special music will feature the Herkert family. There will be a postlude featuring the pipe organ entitled “Prelude in F Major” by J.S. Bach. For more information, call 541-779-1711.

    This month, First Presbyterian Jazz Vespers will present an evening of jazz featuring the Paul Turnipseed Trio. The free event will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, and every second Sunday at 5 p.m. at the church at 85 S. Holly St., Medford.

    This month’s featured artists include Paul Turnipseed doing vocals and guitar, Jeff Addicott on bass and Mike Fitch on drums. The featured artist will be Preston Mitchell, a photographer.

    St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

    St. Martin’s Episcopal Church at 95 Cleveland St. in Shady Cove, will hold Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Kathryn Hardy’s home, 20401 Highway 62. The Rev. Tom Buechele will officiate. Carpools meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot. Potluck will follow at Kathryn’s home. For more information, email or call 541-878-2166.

    Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

    In her message Sunday, “Accepting What Is,” Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will speak about the grace of accepting, rather than resenting, what shows up in each present moment.

    Musical inspiration this week by Kathy Kali and Aaron Blenkush. Pre-Service Candlelight Meditation begins at 10 a.m. Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. Youth and Teen programs at 10:30 a.m. as well.

    The church meets at the Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. See

    Christ Unity Church

    The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson titled "Reaching the Promised Place" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 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 visit

    St. Mark's Episcopal Church

    Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. On Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall, the book club meets for potluck and discussion on "The Benedict Option — A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation" by Rod Dreher. Call 541-773-3111 or see

    Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

    The RVUUF Humanist Discussion Group presents its annual service, 10:25 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at 87 Fourth St. in Ashland. Religious Explorations classes are available for children. A social time of coffee and snacks follows service. For information, call 541-482-4755 or visit

    Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

    Great Vespers will begin at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, in the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z. Matins will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, and Divine Liturgy will be served at 9:30 a.m. A potluck meal featuring fish follows the service. There will be a Vespers service at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16. For more information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.

    Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church

    Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, 987 Hillview Drive, Ashland, will hold an informational meeting for anyone wishing to learn more about Catholicism at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Parish Hall. For more information or to RSVP, call the Parish Office at 541-482-1146 or email at

    First Phoenix Community Church

    A free community dinner is served on the second and fourth Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. For more information contact the Reverend Kathleen Waugh at 541-535-1119. The church is at 121 W. Second St., Phoenix.

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