Religion briefs

Men's faith-building fellowship set for Saturday

A Christian men's faith-building fellowship will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, 425 Middle St., Jacksonville. Cost is a suggested donation of $10 to cover food. Breakfast and a light lunch will be served, and participants will share life stories and prayer. Call 541-944-3684.

Christ Unity Church topic is 'Positive Affirmation'

Rev. Rob Wheeler will speak on "Positive Affirmation" at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St. Children's Sunday School starts at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Call 541-772-6902 or see

Center for Spiritual Living includes evening meditation

The Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier's sermon topic will be "You Matter" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford.

An evening meditation led by Rose Light will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the center.

Call 541-943-8581 for information or a confidential prayer request.

New service time beginsat First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church of Central Point will begin holding its traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m. beginning Sunday, Aug. 19, at the church, 456 W. Pine St., Central Point. Call 541-664-1828.

Ashland First Presbyterian theme: 'Fear and Othering'

First Presbyterian Church of Ashland will lead a discussion with spiritual seekers at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Northwest Pizza and Pasta Co., 1585 Siskiyou Blvd. The theme will be "Fear and Othering," and will focus on how fear contributes to how people view others in the world, and how that fear relates to current events such as Chick-fil-A and the Sikh temple shooting. Call 541-708-3720 or see

Healthy Living Ministries hosts open forum Sunday

Healthy Living Ministries, the Temperance Ministry of the Central Point Seventh-day Adventist Church, will host an open forum with Dr. Jim Said from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the church, 625 N. 10th St. Attendees should bring a dish to pass or a $5 donation. Call 541-890-5969 or see

Women's Bible Studyseries begins next month

A "Valley-wide Word for Women" bible study will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Sept. 4, and at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings beginning Sept. 6, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Road, Medford. Register online at or call 541-779-7777.

Introduction to Catholicism begins Wednesday, Sept. 5

Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church will hold a series of gatherings for non-Catholics who are interested in learning more about Catholicism. The first session will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 600 Beebe Road, Central Point. The series will touch on topics ranging from the Bible to the history of the Catholic Church, the Sacraments, Mass and others. Inactive Catholics also are welcome to attend. Sessions will be held for children ages 7 to 12. Call 541-664-5910.

Havurah and Unity hold benefit yard sale on Sunday

Havurah Shir Hadash and Unity in Ashland will hold a benefit yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Call 541-488-7716.

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