Religion briefs

Seminar: 'Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage'

Christian Church of Ashland will hold a two-day video seminar entitled "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at 318 B St., Ashland.

Cost is $35 per couple or $18 individual. Register online at or call 866-525-2844.

Adult classes held at First Presbyterian, Ashland

First Presbyterian Church of Ashland will hold adult education classes at 9 a.m. Sundays, Nov. 11 and 18, at the church, at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Walker Avenue.

The end-of-life series of classes will continue Sunday, Nov. 11, with Dr. John Forsyth covering advance directives, and on Sunday, Nov. 18, the Rev. Connie Wilkerson will discuss memorial service planning.

The Rev. Adam Walker Cleaveland will lead a series for parents entitled "Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids" on Sundays, Nov. 11 and 18. Call 541-708-3720.

Empower Church meets for worship on Sunday

Empower Church meets for worship services at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the gymnasium at Jackson County Elementary School, 713 Summit St., Medford.

The church is led by Pastor Ivan Roman, who has served at Youth With a Mission and attended Bethel School of Ministry in Redding, Calif., where he received his master's degree in theology. Call 541-261-5530.

Center for Spiritual Living gathers socks for seniors

Rev. Jim Hatton will give a sermon entitled "The Process of Manifestation and How to Use It (you already do!)" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Center For Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. A children's program will be held during the service.

Congregants are encouraged to bring warm, colorful socks to be donated to seniors in the greater Medford community. The Center also is collecting items for a local family who lost their 2-year-old son last summer, and whose home was destroyed by fire. Call 541-778-6950 for a list of the family's needs or 541-734-8581 for directions, information or a confidential prayer request.

Hear sermon: 'I Have No Fear' Christ Unity Church

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon entitled "I Have No Fear" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Children's Sunday School begins at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Call 541-772-6902 or see

Unity in Ashland meets Sunday at the Havurah

Norma Nakai Burton will lead a sermon on "Post-Election Meditation" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, for Unity in Ashland at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave. Call 541-488-9220.

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