religion briefs

Women's Choir Day planned at St. Mark's

St. Mark's Episcopal Church will hold its annual Women's Choir Day at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 14, at the church, near the corner of Fifth Street and Oakdale Avenue. All sopranos and altos are invited to learn the music before the service. The church will hold a worship service at 8 a.m.

The Rev. Jedediah Holdorph will hold a monthly Holy Eucharist service at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Rogue Valley Manor chapel at 1200 Mira Mar Ave., Medford. Call 541-773-3111 or see

Events slated at Centerfor Spiritual Living

The Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will lead a sermon at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 14, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. A congregational meeting will follow the service at noon to review the results of a survey taken in April.

An ongoing spiritual study group will continue its discussion of Neale Donald Walsch's "Conversations with God, Book One" from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the center. Books are furnished and prior knowledge of the material is not required. Call 541-734-8581.

Christ Unity Churchplans meditation service

Christ Unity Church will have a Sacred Healing Meditation service at noon Saturday, July 13, at the church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. The service will focus on enhancing self-esteem and deepening spiritual connections.

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson on "The Dividing Law of Adjustment" at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 14, at the church.

A Silent Unity Prayer Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the church. A metaphysical Bible discussion will follow at 11:30 a.m. Call 541-772-6902 or see

Team works toward gay marriage rights

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ's Just Peace Ministry Team will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 14, at the church, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Among other issues, the group is working to support marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Oregon. Call 541-772-8860.Elders talk aboutsignificant life decisions

Elder members of the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will reflect on significant life decisions in a service titled "Roads We Have Taken" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 14, at the fellowship, 97 Fourth St., Ashland. Call 541-482-4755.

Social justice is topicof Unitarian meeting

The Medford Unitarian Universalists will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the Masonic Temple, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Virginia Camberos and Ronald Sanderfer will lead a service titled "Social Justice and Community Organizing." Call 541-899-1026.

Program will explorelife of Rabbi Heschel

Rabbi Joshua Boettiger will lead a program titled "Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Passion for Truth," an exploration of the life and thoughts of the Jewish leader, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. A packet with samples of Heschel's writings is available in the temple office. Call 541-488-2909.

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