Norma Burton, of Unity in Ashland, will speak about "Love Beyond Measure" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Burton will discuss a higher form of love — Buddha called it Metta, Christ called it Agape and Sufis call it Divine — that heals the soul.

Norma Burton, of Unity in Ashland, will speak about "Love Beyond Measure" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Burton will discuss a higher form of love — Buddha called it Metta, Christ called it Agape and Sufis call it Divine — that heals the soul.

Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier of The Center For Spiritual Living will continue her Sunday sermon topics on the theme of "The Freedom Factor" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Center, 1119 Ellen Ave., Medford. Fournier will base her remarks taken from the Jewish Torah which reads: "Happy and free are those who find wisdom ... She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare to her ... ."

Music will be presented by Laura Derocher. Meditation begins at 10 a.m., and a children's church is available. For more information, call 541-734-8581.

"The Role of the Activist and of Faith Communities in Achieving Justice" will be presented by Beth Coye at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 24, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland,

Coye, a pioneer in efforts to achieve equality and justice for U.S. military minorities (women and gays), will describe her personal journey, which included living as a closeted lesbian in the Navy for more than 20 years.

Following the service there will be a book-signing of the newly released Skinner House/Beacon Press book, "Coming Out in Faith: UU LGBTQ Voices," by Keith Kron and Susan Gore. The book presents 15 essays written by Unitarian Universalists, eight of whom are ministers. Copies of the book, which normally sells for $14, will be available for $8.

A summer preschool program is provided for children 5 and under, whose parents/guardians are attending the service. For more information, call 541-482-4755 or see RVUUF.ORG.

The Starfire Singers, 50 high school students from Los Altos United Methodist Church in California, will present an original musical, "The Project," by Dirk and Carol Damonte, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Ashland Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St.

"The Project" incorporates music, dance, video and drama to envision a church that is not defined by the building housing it. Admission is free; a free-will offering will benefit the students and education programs at Walker Elementary School. For more information, call 541-482-3647.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, will offer "Homeward Nazareth," a vacation Bible school, from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 8-12, with a Friday night celebration from 5:30-7 p.m. The Bible school is open to children 4 years old to fifth-graders. For more information call the church office at 541-773-8274 or register online at www.westminsterpres.com. The church is at 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford.