religion briefs

'Fireproof' film 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.

Free worship concert planned in Central Point

The Christian music group Willing Heart will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at The First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St.

Free ice cream will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted for students who need financial aid to attend Christian schools. Call 541-951-4967.

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

RVUUF celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Rev. Leslie Becknell Marx will give a sermon titled "A Prophet of Peace — Martin Luther King Jr." at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Religious exploration classes and child care are available.

The center will hold an introductory event called "Getting to Know RVUUF" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Emerson House, adjacent to RVUUF, 65 Fourth St., Ashland. The event is geared toward those who'd like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, its origins, or for those who'd like to get more acquainted with those who attend. A light lunch will be served. RSVP is requested but not required, and child care will be available with advance notice.

Call 541-482-4755 or email

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 a 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.

Center for Spiritual Living schedules pair of events

The Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will give a sermon titled "Laying the Foundation" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. The sermon will cover three core concepts of the teachings at all Centers for Spiritual Living.

An ongoing spiritual study group focused on the book "Conversations with God, Book One" by Neale Donald Walsch will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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.

Christ Unity Church sets lesson at Sunday service

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson titled "Take the Initiative" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St. All are welcome to attend. Call 541-772-6902 or see

Meditation center holds Buddhism overview event

Kagyu Sukha Chöling Meditation Center will hold an introductory event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at 109 Clear Creek Drive, Ashland. The event will include calm abiding meditation, an introduction to Buddhism and an overview of the programs the center will offer beginning Feb. 4. Tea will be served after the talk, and all are welcome to attend.

Call 541-552-1769 or email to register for upcoming classes. See

Dr. James Said teaches healthy cooking class

A healthy cooking class with chiropractor and naturopathic physician Dr. James Said will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River.

The meal will be a potato bar with all the fixings. Cost is $8, and the deadline to reserve a spot is Wednesday, Jan. 24. Call 541-499-8862 or email

Australian evangelist to speak at Assembly of God

Evangelist Dan Nolan from Australia will speak at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Shady Cove Assembly of God, 60 Mallory Lane. Call 541-621-9737.

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