Religion briefs

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, corner of 10th Street and Oakdale Avenue, will hold a Stations of the Cross service at 5:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent. A soup supper will follow in the hall. Call 541-779-4661.

The Rev. Michael Hanley of Portland, bishop of Western Oregon, will officiate services at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 16, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Baptisms and associated rites of confirmation, reception and reaffirmation will be held, and the bishop will meet with the church vestry at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

A morning Bible study group will meet at 9:45 a.m. Monday, March 17, at the church. A men's Bible study group will meet at 11 a.m. Monday in the parish hall. The Worship Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Monday at Hafer House, adjacent to the church.

The church's regular monthly meeting will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the parish hall.

A Lenten book study group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the church. Call 541-773-3111.

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold Celtic Eucharist services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 16, at 44 N. Second St., Ashland. The church's monthly evening Celtic Mass will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The church will continue its Stations of the Cross program at noon Friday, March 21. Call 541-201-3418 or see

Lessons of Lent will be explored at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 16, at First Presbyterian Church of Medford, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Following services will be a bell choir concert fundraiser and a potato bar in the fellowship hall. Call 541-779-1711 or see

Rev. Caren Caldwell will give a sermon titled "The God Look" at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 16, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St. Children's church school and nursery care are offered during the service. Contemplative prayer is held at 9 a.m. in the social hall.

The church will hold "Living the Questions 2.0" study services at 7 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. Tuesdays until Easter. The service seeks to be an open-minded alternative to traditional Bible studies.

As a program of the church's Health Ministry Team, Dr. John Forsyth will speak on end-of-life care at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, March 23, in the church social hall.

The Green Ministry Team will show the documentary film "Chasing Ice" at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 30. Call 541-772-8860.

Will Richardson will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 16, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. A children's program will be held during the service.

The center is seeking volunteers for its community outreach program to help homeless youth and young adults. Call 541-941-1582 to participate.

A spiritual study group will cover book three of "Conversations with God," a book series by Neale Donald Walsch, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Books are furnished. Call 541-734-8581.

Rev. Rob Wheeler will hold a sermon titled "Bind Together" at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 16, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St.

A Healing from the Heart service is held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the church. The service seeks to improve relaxation to help people heal.

A Silent Unity Prayer Service is held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the church. A metaphysical Bible discussion follows at 11:30 a.m. Call 541-772-6902 or see

First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville will hold a traditional hymn sing and worship service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at 405 E. California St. Call 541-899-1287.

An organ concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clarke Ave. Eight members of the American Guild of Organists will perform in celebration of the life of Bob Bullwinkel, who bequeathed an organ to the church. Call 541-482-3536.

The Havurah will host a talk titled "Mixed Up Love," about ways to overcome challenges of an interfaith relationship, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Call 541-488-7716.

Zion Lutheran Church will observe Lent with weekly soup suppers and devotions at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, located at the corner of Fourth Street and Oakdale Avenue. Call 541-772-4674.

Foundations for Recovery, a faith-based organization devoted to addiction recovery, will hold a free "Illumination" luncheon seminar, to explain how the organization helps those struggling with addiction, at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at BobbiO's Pizza, 312 Oak St., Central Point. Seats are limited. RSVP by calling 541-245-4673 or via email at