Religion briefs

First Baptist, Phoenix, holds spaghetti feed, youth event

First Baptist Church of Phoenix will hold a free spaghetti dinner at 6 tonight, at the church, 4655 S. Pacific Highway. Following the meal will be a free showing of the Christian film "Jeremiah." Call 541-512-1881 for more information.

The church will hold a youth event for ages 10 to 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, that will include games, pizza, ice cream, soda and music. Those attending should be prepared to get wet. Call 541-512-1616 or see

First Presbyterian welcomes interim pastor Del McAmis

The Rev. Del McAmis will preside over services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford.

McAmis is a recently retired pastor who last served the Presbyterian Church in Tulelake, Calif. He has earned a divinity degree, a doctorate in jurisprudence and a master's in business. Call 541-779-1711.

Center for Spiritual Living sets study group, kids event

The Rev. Shireen Kaufman will be guest speaker at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. A children's program will be presented during the service, and refreshments will be served.

The ongoing spiritual study group will continue exploring "Conversations with God, Book One" from 7 to 8 p.m. at the center. Books are furnished. Call 541-734-8581.

RVUUF speaker addresses meditation alternatives

Camille Korsmo will speak on "Personal Paths to Tranquility" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland.

The service will cover the positive effects of meditation, and alternatives to traditional meditation, such as knitting, gardening, music, and poetry among other examples. Child care will be provided. Call 541-531-3730.

'Truth Needs No Defense' is lesson topic at Christ Unity

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson on "Truth Needs No Defense" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St. The guest musician will be Paul Gerardi.

A silent unity prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the church. A metaphysical bible discussion will follow at 11:30. Call 541-772-6902 or see

Visiting reverend speaks at St. Andrew's Anglican

The Rev. Creighton Barnes of St. Andrew's Anglican Church and the Rev. Dan Squires of St. Michael's Anglican Church in Wilsonville will lead Holy Communion during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 18, at St. Andrew's, 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Squires will discuss his years as a Jesuit Priest and his conversion to Anglicanism. Call 541-899-1956.

Outreach ministers to Central Medford students

An offering will be taken for the Youth Street Outreach Program during services at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St.

The team takes turns going to Central Medford High School to hand out food, drinks and winter accessories to homeless and at-risk students. It will also coordinate the distribution of school supplies with the Maslow Project. Call 541-772-8860.

Barbecue, car show held at Church of God Holiness

Church of God Holiness will hold a "Hot August Nights" barbecue and car show beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at 401 Broadway, Rogue River.

Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, and entry is free. A trophy presentation will be at 4 p.m. The barbecue will last until 7 p.m., and the car show will end at 9 p.m. Call 541-582-3841.

Holy Eucharist held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Returning from a vacation on Cape Cod, the Rev. Jedediah Holdorph will celebrate Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave. Between the two services will be an adult forum at 9:10 a.m. in the parish hall. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Holdorph also will lead the vestry meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, in the parish hall. Before the meeting will be Holy Eucharist at 6:30 p.m. in the chancel. Call 541-773-3111 or see

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