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Harvest fair set at the Havurah Shir Hadash

The Havurah will hold its annual Sukkot Festival at 6 tonight at the Havurah garden, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The event will include grilled kosher hot dogs and a nondairy potluck. Songs and storytelling in the Sukkah will follow the potluck. The event is free. Call 541-488-7716.

Fellowship events slatedat First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Phoenix will hold a free spaghetti dinner at 6 tonight, at 4655 S. Pacific Highway. Following dinner will be a screening of the Christian film "Courageous."

A youth fellowship event, including games, pizza, banana splits, music and a devotional for ages 10 to 18, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the church. Call 541-512-1881 or see

Singer to perform for Seventh-day Adventists

Lisa Marie Buster will be the guest singer and speaker at the worship service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Medford Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1900 Greenwood St. Call 541-772-5179.

Medford church Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.

Sunday school begins with services at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. In addition to nursery care, classes will be held for grades K-5 and for sixth- to eighth-graders. Call 541-621-0663 or email

St. Mark's Episcopal'sadult forum is on the Bible

Worship services will be held at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The topic for the 9:10 a.m. adult forum will be "How Should the Bible be Understood?"

The handbell ensemble meets Thursdays at 6:15 p.m., and a chancel choir rehearsal will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call 541-773-3111 or see

Ashland First Presbyterian celebrates Day of Peace

In celebration of International Day of Peace, a peace-theme worship service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave. Call 541-482-1615 or see

'How Much is Enough?' is topic of Sunday talk

Lois Pettinger, Carol Hesse and Becky Malm will speak on "How Much is Enough?" at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at 87 Fourth St., Ashland. A religious exploration program will be offered for children and teens. Call 541-488-4755.

Christ Unity Church sermon: 'The Mystery of Being'

Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon on "The Mystery of Being" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford.

Silent unity prayer services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, followed by a metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30. Call 541-772-6902 or see

Center for Spiritual Living to screen film, '11th Hour'

Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will give a sermon at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way. A children's program will be provided during the service.

Following the service will be a screening of the documentary "11th Hour" narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. The film covers solutions for making life on earth sustainable.

A spiritual study group will continue its discussion of "Conversations with God, Book One" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the center.

A 10-week "Foundations" class will begin from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 30. Call 541-472-0495 for information.

For information, directions or a confidential prayer request call 541-734-8581.

Medford Unitarian Universalists host poets

Former Oregon Poet Laureate Lawson Inada will lead the Rogue Poets for "Poetic Reflections on our Principles and Traditions" as part of the Medford Unitarian Universalist meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road. Call 541-899-1026 or see

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