Religion briefs

St. Mark's parishionersto support pantry on Sunday

Members of St. Mark's Episcopal Church will bring blue bags of nonperishable food to support its food pantry during services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, June 22, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford.

The pantry is open to those in need at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in the parish hall. Call 541-773-3111 or see

Ashland's First Presbyterian to feature guest minister

Rev. Peter Sunch will serve as guest minister with a service titled "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!" at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, June 22, at the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave. Call 541-482-3536 or email

Church changes to be focus of sermon this Sunday

Rev. Kurt Katzmar will give a sermon about changes in a church, titled "Driving a Tesla," at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 22, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St.

Retired special education teacher Dolores Scheelen will present "Advocating for my Future Self" at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 29, in the church social hall. The program will cover tools for individuals who need to prepare family members and caregivers to carry out their wishes when they can't speak for themselves. The event is free, and donations will be accepted. Call 541-772-8860.

Unity in Ashland serviceto feature rabbi's sermon

Rabbi David Zaslow will give a sermon for Unity in Ashland titled "Jesus: First Century Rabbi" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 22, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Call 541-488-9220.

Center for Spiritual Living plans annual board meeting

The Center for Spiritual Living will hold its annual board meeting during services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 22, at 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Interim spiritual director Neale Donald Walsch will give the sermon, and Kathy Kali will be the guest musician.

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. Books are furnished. See

Reverence sermon setfor Ashland Unitarian

Rev. Elizabeth Greene will give a sermon about reverence at the service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 22, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland.

Religious exploration classes are offered for children and youth, and a social time will follow the service. Call 541-482-4755 or see

Butte Creek Baptist to hold services at 11 a.m. Sunday

Butte Creek Baptist Church will hold a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 22, at 429 N. Royal Ave., Eagle Point.

Bible study is offered at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 541-840-7884.

Wheeler sermon highlights Christ Unity Church service

Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 22, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford.

A Healing from the Heart service is offered at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. A Silent Unity Prayer Service is offered at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, and a metaphysical Bible discussion follows at 11:30 a.m.

Call 541-772-6902 or see

Set Free Christian to honor pastor's birthday on Sunday

As part of a 60th birthday celebration for Set Free Christian Fellowship senior pastor Chad McComas, individuals are encouraged to come and share their stories of how McComas' ministry has helped them, at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 22, at 1032 W. Main St., Medford

Those with questions may contact his wife, Debi McComas, at 541-951-6355.

St. Peter Lutheran Bible school starts on Monday

"Gangway to Galilee" will be the theme for Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, June 23-26, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford. The Bible school is for children ages preschool through sixth grade. Register online at or call 541-772-4395.

Compiled from staff reports

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