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Spaghetti dinner servedat First Baptist Church

A free spaghetti dinner will be served at 6 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Phoenix, 4655 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. After the meal the film "The Ultimate Gift" will be shown. Call 541-512-1881 or see

The Havurah hosts a free bagel brunch and teaching

The Havurah will host a free bagel brunch and teaching on "Light and Dark in Judaism" with Rabbi David Zaslow at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The event is free. RSVP by calling 541-488-7716.

Worship band and vocalist to perform Saturday for free

The worship band City of Refuge, with vocalist Sylvia Higgison, will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St. Admission is free. Call 541-951-4967.

St. Mark's Episcopalevents include a concert

Worship services are at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Children's services will be at 10 a.m. in the parish hall.

A concert titled "La Vie en Rose" featuring flutist Debra Harris and Celia Canty on piano, harp and glass harmonica will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The program is free, and a reception for the artists will follow. Call 541-773-3111.

MCUCC events include children's church school

The Rev. Caren Caldwell will give a talk on "Behind-the-Wall Conversations" as part of services beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Contemplative prayer begins at 9 a.m., worship and children's church school will follow at 10 a.m.

Pacific Power representative Hattie Berg will speak on the Blue Sky program in the social hall following the worship service.

Caldwell will run a support group for people in grief during the holiday period from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays from Nov. 19 through Dec. 17, in Lidgate Hall at the church. Pre-registration is encouraged, but drop-ins will be welcome. Call 541-772-8860.

Christ Unity Church holds healing clinic Thursday

Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson on "Giving others their freedom" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford.

A silent unity prayer service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the church. A metaphysical bible discussion will follow at 11:30 a.m.

A "Healing from the Heart" clinic will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the church. The sessions are meant to enhance emotional and mental well-being and help relieve depression and anxiety. Call 541-772-6902 or see

Center for Spiritual Living plans several events

Author Neale Donald Walsch will be the guest speaker at the Center for Spiritual Living to discuss "The Process of Spiritual Mind Treatment" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3581 Lear Way, Medford. A children's program will be presented during the service.

A men's group will meet in the library at 9 a.m. before the service. Call 541-664-6368 for information on the group.

An ongoing spiritual study group will continue its discussion of "Conversations with God, Book Two" by Walsch at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Books are furnished. Call 541-897-0298.

Bible study scheduledat Sacred Heart Church

Father Ken Sampson of Sacred Heart Church will lead an ongoing bible study on "Genesis to Jesus" from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at 417 W. 10th St.

Buddhist gives talk onfear and thanksgiving

Barbara Casey, Buddhist teacher of the Peaceful Refuge Sangaha and a recently recovered cancer patient, will lead a talk on fear and thanksgiving from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at UCC Congregational Church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland.

The event will include teaching, simple meditation practices and sharing. Call 541-488-1992 or see

Youth event included at First Baptist of Phoenix

Games, pizza, dessert, music and a devotional for ages 10 to 18 will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at First Baptist Church of Phoenix, 4655 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Call 541-512-1616.

Zion Lutheran Churchholds Thanksgiving worship

A Thanksgiving Eve worship service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Zion Lutheran Church, at the corner of Fourth and Oakdale Avenue in Medford. Nonperishable food for ACCESS will be collected during the service. Call 541-772-4674.

Hanukkah celebration setat Temple Emek Shalom

Temple Emek Shalom will hold its community Hanukkah celebration from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at 1800 E. Main St., Ashland.

Events begin with crafts for kids at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Hanukkah candle lighting at 5 p.m. A potluck dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m., and the temple will provide latkes. A magic show begins at 6 p.m. followed by storytelling and music.

Cost is a suggested donation of $5 to $10, and participants are encouraged to bring a dairy or vegetarian dish to share and a menorah and candles. Call 541-488-2909 or see

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