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Rev. Ruth Kirby will hold a workshop titled "Falling in Love with Life" from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 5, at the Headwaters Building, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Cost is $25. Register by calling 541-292-3821.

An open house for the newly remodeled Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at 700 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-535-4817.

Taize-style services will be held at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, April 6, at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave. Call 541-482-3536 or see www.firstpresashland.org.

In early observance of Earth Day, Rev. Kurt Katzmar will give a sermon about the religious history of the sun and the need for clean energy sources, at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 6, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St.

Following the service will be an opportunity to make posters to be displayed at the Clean Energy Day event May 4 at the Medford Commons. Sunday services begin with contemplative prayer at 9 a.m. Children's church school and nursery care are offered during the 10 a.m. worship service.

"Living the Questions" bible studies will be held at 7 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. Tuesdays until Easter. Call 541-772-8860.

Rev. Elizabeth Greene will expand on Emily Dickinson's poem "Hope is the Thing with Feathers" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Religious exploration classes are offered to children and youth. A social hour follows the service at 11:30 a.m. Call 541-482-4788 or see www.rvuuf.org.

Author Neale Donald Walsch will give a sermon about "The Meaning of Immortality" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. A children's program will be offered during the service.

Volunteers are needed for the center's community outreach program for homeless youth and young adults. Call 541-941-1582 to participate.

A spiritual study group will continue its discussion of book three of the "Conversations with God" series by Walsch, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. See www.cslroguevalley.org.

Storyteller Debra Gordon Zaslow will be the guest speaker for Unity in Ashland at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave. Call 541-488-9220.

Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon titled "Being an Overcomer" at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 6, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford.

A Healing from the Heart service is offered at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the church to help people relax and heal.

A Silent Unity Prayer Service is held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the church. A metaphysical bible discussion will follow at 11:30 a.m.

The church will hold a Sacred Healing Meditation service at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the church. Call 541-772-6902 or see www.unitymedford.org.

Uninterrupted prayers, both spoken and musical, will be given at the annual Blessing Mount Ashland event from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Mt. Ashland Ski Area. A potluck will follow from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. To volunteer, call 707-601-0818. See www.blessingmountainsinthesnow.org.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church will hold an informational meeting to discuss an October pilgrimage to Portugal and France at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at 517 W. 10th St., Medford.

Participants will stay in convents and monasteries and visit cathedrals and holy sites in Lourdes and around Paris, among other locales. Call 541-601-4457 or email bkantor@hotmail.com.