Religion briefs: Friday, Nov. 3

    Medford Seventh-day Adventist Church

    Pastor Michael Brackett at Medford Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1900 Greenwood St., will present a series called "Enough is Enough: Return to Joy." A meal will be served at 6 p.m., and the series will start at 7 p.m. each night from Friday, Nov. 3, through Friday, Nov. 17. Free child care will be available. Call 541-772-6021.

    Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

    Great Vespers is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 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. 5, and Divine Liturgy will be served at 9:30 a.m. A potluck meal follows the service. Vespers is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, followed by Typikon and Readers Class. Divine Liturgy begins at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. For information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.

    St. Martin's Episcopal Church

    Holy Eucharist begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove. The Rev. Tom Buechele will officiate. Preparations have begun for St. Martin’s 60th anniversary, and Bishop Michael J. Hanley’s visit Sunday, Nov. 12. For details, see or call 541-878-2166.

    First Presbyterian Church of Central Point

    First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St., will celebrate All Saints Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. Child care is provided. Adult Bible class is held at 9 a.m. Sunday.

    Rogue River Seventh-day Adventist Church

    Rogue River Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River, will host a free series, "Asteroids Coming to Cities Near You," at 7 p.m. nightly from Sunday, Nov. 5, to Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Live Oak Grange, 120 Gardiner St., Rogue River.

    A free concert by violinist and songwriter Christian Paul is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the church. For information, call 541-582-1262 or email

    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

    Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. All Saints’ Day will also be commemorated. Following both services, a Ministry Fair will be showcased in the parish hall, along with coffee and refreshments. Children’s Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Call 541-773-3111 or see for info.

    Zion Lutheran Church

    Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 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.

    Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

    The Rev. Dr. Arleen Austin will begin a four-part series on prosperity at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley, at the Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Music will be by Kathy Kali and Aaron Blenkush. Pre-service candlelight meditation begins at 10 a.m.  Youth and teen programs start at 10:30 a.m. See

    Ascension Lutheran Church

    Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Dr., Medford, will celebrate All Saints Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. An education hour is at 10:45 a.m., and members are invited to make Advent wreaths. There will also be a presentation about the Mission Endowment Fund. For more information, call 541-773-3594 or see

    Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

    Worship begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. The Rev. Laura Lee Kent will preach. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. for children in first grade and above. Child care will be offered for children 5 and younger. Following worship, the Health Ministry Team will provide a program on the importance of exercise by Damon Ramshaw, health fitness specialist of Baxter Fitness. Sarah Stickler, PE specialist, will provide a parallel program for children. Evening prayer services are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. For information, call the church office at 541-772-8860.

    Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

    The Rev. Sean Parker Dennison will explore beauty and abundance at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 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

    First Phoenix Presbyterian Church

    The First Phoenix Presbyterian Church will hold first Sunday communion and worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at First Phoenix Presbyterian Church, 121 W. Second St., Phoenix. For more information please contact the Reverend Kathleen Waugh 541-535-1119.


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