Religion briefs

Center for Spiritual Living offers Sunday service

The Rev. Joy-Anne Fornier will give a sermon entitled "Say Yes to God!" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford.

A meditation service will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the center. Call 541-734-8581 for information or a confidential prayer request.

Missionary evangelists to be at Heritage Christian Center

Missionary evangelists Glen and Susie Anniskette will speak at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Heritage Christian Center Church of God, 1870 W. Stewart Ave. Mr. and Mrs. Anniskette have 40 years' experience doing mission work all over the world, and will offer preaching and prayers for the sick. Call 541-779-7937.

Healthy Living Ministries hosts open forum Sunday

CENTRAL POINT — 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 or a $5 donation. Call 541-890-5969 or see

Unitarian Universalists present program

The Medford Unitarian Universalists will present a program from the National Alliance on Mental Illness at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Rd.

The presentation will be led by Ronald Sanderfer and a guest speaker with information on personal stories and discussion on dark days, acceptance, treatment, coping skills, success and hopes and dreams. Guests are welcome to attend. Call 541-899-1026 or email

Women's Bible study series 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

CENTRAL POINT — 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 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 600 Beebe Road.

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.

Methodists to hold rummage sale Sept. 6 and 7

The United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church will hold a rummage and yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the church located at the corner of West Main and Laurel streets in Medford. Call 541-773-3691.

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