Religion briefs

Christ Unity Church plans Sacred Healing Meditation

Christ Unity Church will hold a Sacred Healing Meditation at noon Saturday, Jan. 12, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St.

The event occurs on the second Saturday of every month and focuses on enhancing self-esteem and deepening awareness of spiritual connections.

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon titled "Desire is Implanted Within" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the church. All are welcome to attend.

Call 541-772-6902 or see

Unitarian sermon Sundayto focus on prophetic vision

Rev. Leslie Becknell Marx will give a sermon on "Prophetic Vision — What Does That Mean?" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland.

An introductory "Getting to know RVUUF" class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Emerson House, next door to RVUUF, 65 Fourth St. The event is for people with questions about Unitarian Universalism and its origins. Child care is available with advance notice, and RSVPs are requested.

Call 541-482-4755 or email

'Jumpstart Your Life' is topic at Center for Spiritual Living

The Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will give a sermon titled "Jumpstart Your Life" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford.

Will Richardson will continue a study on Neale Donald Walsch's book "Conversations with God, Book One" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the center.

Drop-ins are welcome, and participants are encouraged to bring their books for sharing.

Call 541-734-8581 for information, directions or a confidential prayer request.

Unitarian Universaliststo meet Sunday in Medford

Medford Unitarian Universalists will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Masonic Temple, 975 N. Phoenix Road.

The program will be an introduction to the Baha'i faith by members of Medford's Baha'i community. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk.

Following a social period, a meeting about the Medford Unitarian Universalist community's finances and future plans will take place. Visitors are welcome. Call 541-899-1026.

'Fireproof' film to be shown at First Church of God

The Women of the Church of God at First Church of God will hold a free showing of the movie "Fireproof" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at 2000 Crater Lake Ave., Medford.

Concessions will be available. Call 541-855-4158.

Healthy Living Ministries plans cooking demo, forum

Healthy Living Ministries, the temperance ministry of the Central Point Seventh-day Adventist Church, will hold a cooking demonstration and open-forum discussion with Dr. James Said, and healthy luncheon from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at 625 N. 10th St.

The cost is a requested donation of $8. Call 541-890-5969.

Tibetan Buddhist event features teachings on calm

Kagyu Sukha Chöling's spiritual director Venerable Lama Lodru Rinpoche will lead a weekend of spiritual teachings on calm abiding and insight meditations, and Vajrasattva purification practice from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20, at 109 Clear Creek Drive, Ashland.

The cost is a suggested donation of $25 per session.

All are welcome and preregistration is not required. Call 541-552-1769 or see

Compiled from staff reports

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