Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
At 8 a.m. Friday, April 21, Jeff Golden will speak at the Rogue Valley New Day Network breakfast, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The event will focus on the role of media in an era when they have been called "an enemy of the people" and "the opposition party." All are welcome. It's a no-waste event, so bring your own utensils, plate, napkin, cup and food to share.
At 10:25 a.m. Sunday, April 23, at RVUUF, Lois Pettinger will reflect on individual and community transformation, exploring the behaviors, events and experiences that have helped people grow and morph as individuals and as members of their spiritual community. Religious explorations classes are available for children. Coffee and snacks follow the service. For information, call 541-482-4755 or see http://rvuuf.org.
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church
At 8 a.m. Saturday, April 22, a Bright Week Liturgy will be served at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, in the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, followed by a brunch and cutting and serving of the Artos loaf. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Great Vespers will begin. At 8 a.m. Sunday, April 23, Matins will precede Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. in honor of St. Thomas. A potluck meal will follow the services. Radonitsa, including traditional prayers for the departed, will be offered Tuesday, April 25, following 7 a.m. Liturgy. Wednesday Vespers will begin at 6 p.m. April 26. For more information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.
Eastwood Baptist Church
Sunday services will begin at 9:30 a.m. April 23 at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way. Post-resurrection adult study series: "Fruit of the Spirit, Cultivating Christlike Character."
First Presbyterian Church, Medford
Sunday services at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., in Medford, begin at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23. For more information, call 541-779-1711.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
The Rev. Anne Bartlett will celebrate Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, April 23, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Parishioners are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to support the food pantry, which is open from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays. Children’s Sunday school is at 10 a.m. in the parish hall. At 6 p.m. Wednesdays, the book group will meet for potluck and discussion of “The Rebirthing of God” by John Philip Newell.
Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley
The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins’ message will be “To See or Not to See,” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23, at Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley, at The Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Music will be provided by guest artist Destiny Love, accompanied by Aaron Blenkush. Pre-service candlelight meditation begins at 10 a.m. Youth and teen programs start at 10:30. For details, see www.cslroguevalley.org
Christ Unity Church
The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson titled "First Understand Life" at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 23, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Silent Unity prayer service is 11 a.m. Wednesdays followed by a metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 541-772-6902 or see firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Episcopal Church, Ashland
On the third Sunday of each month in 2017, Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. Second St., Ashland, offers a 7 p.m. service of Celtic Evensong with Holy Communion. For more information, call 541-201-3418.
Zion Lutheran Church
Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23, at Zion Lutheran Church, 516 W. Fourth St., Medford. Adult Bible study is at 8:15 a.m., and Sunday school starts at 10:45 a.m. A healing prayer service is held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, and Bible study is at 9 a.m. Thursdays. For information, call 541-772-4674.516 W. Fourth St., Medford
Unity in Ashland
At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Unity in Ashland will welcome Donna Corso speaking about Neale Donald Walsch’s book "When Everything Changes, Change Everything."
At 7 p.m. Sunday, April 23, The Havurah Synagogue and Temple Emek Shalom will remember the victims of the Holocaust and hear stories of the Righteous Gentiles, non-Jews who risked everything to save the lives of Jews and others persecuted by the Nazis. The Havurah is located at 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Call 541-488-7716 for information.
Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Dr., Medford. The church will have a special offering to support First Presbyterian’s lunch program for the homeless. The education hour begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call 541-773-3594 or see www.ascensionlutheran.com.
First Presbyterian Church, Ashland
At 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at First Presbyterian Church, Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave., the Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a Hymn Festival of Songs of Hope, based on Psalm 42. Linda Borecki, former music director of Grace Lutheran Church, Ashland, and now a teacher and musician at Concordia University and Christ the Vine Lutheran Church in Portland, has designed the festival to present the “back story” and poetry of lament and hope found in Psalm 42. The hymns will be played by members of the Southern Oregon chapter and will be sung by those attending. Donations to First Presbyterian Church will be accepted to cover some of the expenses of the festival. For more information, call Margaret Evans at 541-482-3075.