religion briefs

St. Mark's Episcopal observes Rogation Sunday

St. Mark's Episcopal Church will observe Rogation Sunday at its 8 and 10 a.m. services on Sunday, May 5, at the church, located at the corner of Fifth Street and Oakdale Avenue in Medford. There will be a blessing of the church's community garden, and congregation members are encouraged to bring seeds, starts or soil from their yards and gardens to be blessed.

An adult forum will be held at 9:10 a.m. Call 541-773-3111 or see

Canadian churchman to speak at Empower Church

Brent Borthwick from Canada's Windword Church will be Empower Church's guest speaker at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Jackson Elementary School gym, 713 Summit St., Medford. Borthwick has spoken in Mexico, Peru, Central America, Africa, India, the U.K. and other countries. Coffee, muffins and fellowship will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Call 541-613-2256.

Assembly of God features 'No Turning Back Ministries'

"No Turning Back Ministries" will be the guest ministers and guest musicians for a service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Assembly of God Church, 140 Mill Creek Drive, Prospect. Call 541-560-3650.

'The Architecture of Stillness' is sermon topic

The Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will speak on "The Architecture of Stillness," featuring thoughts and ideas of Deepak Chopra, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way. A children's program will be held during the service.

A "Treatment and Meditation Class" will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning May 8, and an ongoing spiritual study group on "Conversations with God, Book One" will continue from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. Call 541-951-6871.

Christ Unity Church sermon by the Rev. Rob Wheeler

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon on "Are you Fooling Yourself?" at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. A birthday potluck will follow the service.

A Silent Unity Prayer Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the church, followed by a metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30 a.m.

A Sacred Healing Meditation will be held at noon Saturday, May 11, at the church. The meditation is meant to enhance self-esteem and deepen spiritual connections. Call 541-772-6902 or see

First Presbyterian to honor faith community's seniors

First Presbyterian Church of Ashland will celebrate the older adults in its faith community with a special coffee hour and light lunch following the 10 a.m. Sunday service at the church, located at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Walker Avenue. The service will include hymns that were popular in the past. Call 541-482-3536 or see

'Getting the Gospel Right' is lecture series topic

Cornerstone Christian Church will host Derek Thomas for a lecture on "Getting the Gospel Right" from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at 608 N. Bartlett St., Medford. Thomas is professor of systematic and historical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Email or call 541-773-8163.

Unity in Ashland service features talk on integrity

The Rev. Norma Nakai Burton will speak on "Integrity: How to bring all the parts of ourselves into wholeness" for Unity in Ashland's omni-faith service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave. Call 541-488-9220 or see

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