Religion briefs

High Holy Days services at Temple Emek Shalom

Temple Emek Shalom will hold Kol Nidre services at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. A Yom Kippur service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and services will continue throughout the day.

Rabbi Joshua Boettiger will lead a service to build and decorate the Sukkah at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

A vegetarian potluck dinner will be held in the Sukkah at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Erev Sukkot services will follow at 7 p.m. Call 541-773-4477.

Preregister for High Holy Days at the Havurah

Preregistration is available for Yom Kippur services at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The Jewish day of atonement begins at sunset Friday, Sept. 13, for a 25-hour period of prayer and fasting.

A gathering will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the temple. The event will include song, storytelling and Sukkah decoration for the upcoming harvest festival. Registration for the Havurah's Sunday school is also open. See for information and a complete holiday schedule or call 541-488-7716.

First Presbyterian of Central Point hosts blood drive

First Presbyterian Church of Central Point will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Calvary Temple at 573 E. Pine St., Central Point. Call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment.

Children's Formation begins at St. Marks Episcopal

Children's Formation (Sunday School) will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave. Holy Eucharist will take place in the sanctuary at 8 and 10 a.m. An adult forum will be held at 9:10 a.m. Call 541-773-3111 or see

Center for Spiritual Living holds potluck Thursday

Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will give a sermon on "Giving, Grounding and Seeing" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. A "Connections Gathering" potluck will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 951 Village Circle, Medford. An ongoing study group will continue its discussion of "Conversations with God, Book One" by Neale Donald Walsch at a new time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Center. Call 541-897-0298.

Unitarian Universalist sermon is 'War and Peace'

Leslie Becknell Marx will give a sermon on "War and Peace, What Can We Do About It?" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Call 541-482-4755.

Christ Unity Churchsermon looks at 'Truth'

Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon on "Truth Must be Experienced" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St. Silent unity prayer services are held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, and a metaphysical bible discussion follows at 11:30 a.m. Call 541-772-6902 or see

Medford church service celebrates teachers

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ will celebrate teachers at its worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at 1801 E. Jackson St. Call 541-772-8860

Discussion topic will bethe origin of the Bible

Joel Marks will lead a discussion about the origin of the Bible from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the LDS Church building, 2305 Taylor Road, Central Point. Call 541-840-0620.

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