Religion briefs

Concert set at Rogue River Seventh-Day Adventist

Mezzo soprano Rachel Hyman will perform a concert of music typically heard in a Jewish synagogue at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Rogue River Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4300 N. River Road.

Hyman has performed more than 400 concerts in 15 countries, and she will speak about her conversion from Judaism to Christianity. The concert is free. See

Eastwood Baptist Church sets benefit ballroom dance

Eastwood Baptist Church will hold a ballroom dance fundraiser from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the church Koinonia Building, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford.

The fundraiser will include instructions on traditional, swing and line dances, and donations will be accepted for the church's mission trip to Rainbow Acres, a Christian-based ranch for developmentally disabled adults in Arizona. Call 541-779-7831.

United Church of Christ does same-sex weddings

The Medford United Church of Christ, a congregation designated as open and affirming of GLBT people, will provide legal, spiritually celebratory wedding services for same-sex couples now that the state constitutional ban against such marriages has been rescinded by a federal court decision.

The church will hold its worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at 1801 E. Jackson St. Following the service will be a class for new members and visitors to answer questions at 11:30 a.m.

The church will offer "Living the Questions" adult study programs at 7 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Call 541-772-8860.

Guest minister speaks at First Presbyterian Church

The Rev. Linda Pflugfelder will serve as guest minister and speak on "The New Rules" at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave. Coffee and fellowship will follow the service. Call 541-482-3536 or email

Unity in Ashland offers fundraiser concert Sunday

The Rev. Norma Nakai Burton will speak about prayer traditions from around the world for Unity in Ashland at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland.

Musicians Jane Sterling and Richard Williams will perform a fundraiser concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Havurah. Admission is a suggested donation of $20. Call 541-488-9220.

Unitarian Universalist service is about courage

The Rev. Elizabeth Greene will lead a service about courage at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Religious exploration classes are offered for children and youth. Call 541-482-4755 or see

Multiple services scheduled at Christ Unity Church

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon titled "Living Life from Within-Out" at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. A "Healing from the Heart" service is held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. A silent Unity prayer service is offered at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, followed by a metaphysical bible discussion at 11:30 a.m. Call 541-772-6902 or see

Butte Creek Baptist service includes potluck Wednesday

A worship service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at Butte Creek Baptist Church, 429 N. Royal Ave., Eagle Point. A potluck will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, followed by a Bible study at 6:45 p.m. Call 541-830-4588.

Ascension Lutheran Church holds afternoon concert

An Afternoon Concert Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano performance will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. Mikko Petrucelli will perform on piano, Charles Dodgen will perform on clarinet and Lisa Nichols will perform on flute. The concert and reception are free, and donations will be accepted. Call 541-773-3594.

Center for Spiritual Living offers children's program

Interim Spiritual Director Neale Donald Walsch will give a sermon at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. A children's program will be held during the service.

A spiritual study group will continue its discussion of book three of the "Conversations with God" series by Walsch at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the center. See

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