Religion briefs

'Green Bible' adult study held Monday evening

A "Green Bible" adult study will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford.

A children's Sunday school class, "Kids care for the Earth," will conclude during worship services at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 12, at the church. Call 541-772-8860.

First Presbyterian, Ashland sets communion Sunday

First Presbyterian Church of Ashland will hold a communion service at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 12, at the church at Siskiyou Boulevard and Walker Avenue. Following is church school and adult education at 9 a.m., and a worship service at 10 a.m. Fellowship follows worship. More information is online at or

Center for Spiritual Living events begin Sunday, May 12

The Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will give a sermon, "The Architecture of a Mother's Love," at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Children's services will be held during the morning service, followed by a decoration and demonstration of completed drum sticks for those who made drums.

The center's Earth Team will hold an "evolutionary hub" meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St.

The study of "Conversations with God, Book One" will continue from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the center. Books are furnished and drop-ins are welcome. Call 541-734-8581.

Zion Lutheran Church holds free concert May 14

Zion Lutheran Church will hold a free concert of hymns titled "Page CXVI" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the church, 516 W. Fourth St., Medford. The performance is an attempt by a band of musicians to make hymns accessible and appealing to people of all ages. Call 541-772-4674.

Mother's Day celebratedat Christ Unity Church

Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford, will celebrate Mother's Day with a choir presentation at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 12.

A sacred healing meditation will be held at noon Saturday, May 11. A silent Unity prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, and a metaphysical Bible discussion will follow at 11:30 a.m.

Call 541-772-6902 or see

Unity in Ashland service held at the Havurah

The Rev. Norma Nakai Burton will lead a service from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 12, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave. Call 541-488-9220.

Dinner and a movie offered by First Baptist of Phoenix

First Baptist Church of Phoenix will hold a free dinner and show the Christian film "Something to Sing About" at 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the church, 4655 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Call 541-512-1881 or see

Celebration at Temple Emek Shalom set May 14

Temple Emek Shalom will celebrate Shavot, a commemoration of the giving of the Torah, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at 1800 E. Main St., Ashland.

As it is traditional to eat and drink dairy while staying up late studying the Torah, participants are encouraged to bring vegetarian dishes that contain dairy. Cheese blintzes and espresso milkshakes will be served. Members will visit the Havurah from 11 p.m. to midnight for a study of the Book of Ezekiel. Call 541-488-2909.

Unitarian Universalists meet at 3 p.m. Sunday

Medford Unitarian Universalists will discuss "What is Sacred?" at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Masonic Center, 675 N. Phoenix Road. Tea and fellowship will follow the service. Call 541-858-4100 or see

Christian author holds book signing on May 15

Madras author Katherine Weaver will sign copies of her book "Seeing God in the Simple Things" at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Road, Medford. Call 541-779-7777.

Cornerstone Christian Church presents lecture

Derek Thomas will present a lecture, "Getting the Gospel Right," from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Cornerstone Christian Church, 608 N. Bartlett St., Medford.

Thomas is professor of systematic and historical theology at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. Admission costs $25 in advance or $30 at the door, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Email or call 541-773-8163

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