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Guest minister the Rev. Kathleen Waugh will deliver a sermon titled "The Promise of Comfort" at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25, at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave. Call 541-482-3536 or email presbyashland@yahoo.com.

The Rev. Kurt Katzmar will give a sermon titled "A Hero's Journey" at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St.

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

Author Neale Donald Walsch, interim spiritual director, will give a sermon at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 25, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Musician Bridget Wolf will perform, and attendees are encouraged to bring drums. A drumming circle will follow 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. Wednesday. Books are furnished. See www.cslroguevalley.org.

Partners in Care, a faith-based organization designed to support veterans and their families, will hold a summit to help faith leaders, deacons, counselors and other people of faith assist in caring for service members and veterans from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 28, at Medford First Baptist Church, 649 Crater Lake Ave.

The summit is in response to pending deployment of National Guard soldiers from Southern Oregon and ways the faith-based community can assist them. Call the National Guard Chaplain's office at 503-584-3995.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church will celebrate Rogation Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Following the 10 a.m. service, the church will bless the community garden at Fifth and Ivy streets.

Call 541-773-3111 or see www.stmarks-medford.org.

A sermon titled "Service is Our Prayer" will be given at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 25, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Religious exploration classes are offered for young people, and nursery care is available for the very young. Call 541-482-4755 or see www.rvuuf.org.

Rev. Norma Nakai Burton will give a sermon for Unity in Ashland titled "Reverence: A Pathway to Beauty" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 25, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Call 541-488-9220.

Worship services begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 25, at Butte Creek Baptist Church, 429 N. Royal Ave., Eagle Point. Call 541-830-4588.

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon titled "Agree to Grow" at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 25, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford.

The church offers "Healing from the Heart" healing clinics at 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

A "Silent Unity Prayer Service" is offered at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. A metaphysical bible discussion will follow at 11:30 a.m. Call 541-772-6902 or see www.unitymedford.org.

Healthy Living Ministries, the temperance ministry of Central Point Seventh-day Adventist Church, will host Lenora Kell of Shadow Glen Farms in a class on making an organic garden. A potluck, whole-foods, plant-based dinner will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at the church, 625 N. 10th St., Central Point. Cost is a suggested donation of $8, or participants may bring a healthful vegan dish that serves eight people. RSVP by calling 541-890-5969 or email godslilwarrior2@hotmail.com.

Bob Naymik will speak about mindful meditation at the Medford Unitarian Universalists meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at the Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Guided meditation and a community meeting will follow the service. See www.rvuuf.org/medford-uus.

Eastwood Baptist Church will hold a benefit ballroom dance at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the church's Koinonia Building, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford.

The event will include instructions on traditional, swing and line dances along with other activities and snacks.

Donations will be accepted for the church's mission trip to Rainbow Acres, a Christian ranch in Arizona for developmentally disabled adults. Call 541-779-7831.

Tibetan Buddhist Center Kagyu Sukha Chöling will host Ari Goldfield for a weekend seminar from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, at 109 Clear Creek Drive, Ashland.

The seminar will cover foundations of Mahamudra practice. Cost is a suggested donation of $25 for each two-hour session. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Call 541-552-1769 or see www.kscashland.org.