Religion briefs, Nov. 5
The synagogue in Ashland will hold online Shabbat and Torah services. Rabbi David Zaslow will lead the Shabbat service at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, via Zoom, which will include prayer, song, candle lighting and a story from storyteller Debra Zaslow. Rabbi Zaslow will also lead a Torah service at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 6 via Zoom, which will include songs, chants, poetry and Torah teachings. For the Zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org, find the livestream on Facebook at facebook.com/HavurahSynagogue or call 541-488-7716.
Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church
The church, 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, will hold beginners and advanced Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. A worship service follows at 10:40 a.m. Masks are required. For more information, see spadventistchurch.com.
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church
The church, at the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix, will hold vespers services at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, followed by catechism/inquirer classes. Divine Liturgy services are 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, and 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
The church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, will hold in-person communion services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. The 10 a.m. service will be livestreamed via YouTube and Zoom. The church opens its food pantry at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. A women’s theology group will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday. The church’s Zoom meeting ID number is 825 0754 2502. For more information, call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.
St. Peter Lutheran Church
The church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service with Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. An adult Bible study class will follow. Social distancing and masks are required. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For information, call 541-772-4395.
Ascension Lutheran Church
The church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, will hold in-person and livestream worship services at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Sunday school will follow at 10:45 a.m. To make reservations for in-person worship, call 541-773-3594. Find a link to the livestream at ascensionlutheran.com.
Zion Lutheran Church
The church, at 516 W. Fourth St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Masks are required. Call 541-772-4674.
Christian Science Church, Medford
The church, 111 Genessee St., will hold an in-person and conference call worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. A testimony meeting conducted via conference call will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. To call in to the conference call, dial 541-249-5855. The Christian Science Reading Room is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. Call 541-772-3609. For more info, see christiansciencemedford.org.
Medford Congregational United Church of Christ
The church, at 1801 E. Jackson St., will hold a livestream service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, on the Medford UCC YouTube channel. Call 541-772-8860.
Grace Lutheran Church
The church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold an in-person and livestream worship service with Holy Communion at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Masks and social distancing are required. A women’s Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. Call 541-482-1661 or visit gracelutheranashland.org.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
The church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold an indoor worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will give a sermon at the service with prayer, scripture readings and communion. Masks are required, social distancing is observed. For more info, email email@example.com, call 541-878-2166 or see stmartinshadycove.org.
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
The church, 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold an in-person-worship service with Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Church organist Robin Stroh will provide music, and a time of fellowship and refreshments will follow. For details, see standrewsanglican.org.
Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley
The center is meeting online only. The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will give a sermon titled “Seven Steps to a Life You Love“ at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, during a service to be livestreamed via the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley Facebook page or its YouTube channel. Video recordings of earlier services are also available on the two platforms. For more information, see cslroguevalley.org.
First Presbyterian Church Medford
The church, 85 S. Holly St., will hold an in-person worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Masks are required. An adult Sunday school service is offered prior to the worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. The church offers free bag lunches to those who are hungry from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Video services and additional information is available at firstpreschurchmedford.com or by calling 541-779-1711.
Unity of Medford
The spiritual community, 540 N. Holly St., will hold a service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Guest speaker David Young will give a sermon titled “How the Bahai’i Faith Addresses our Shared Challenges” during the service, and Julie Wright will provide special music. The community complies with all CDC recommended guidelines, and child care will be available during the service. RSVP at the “Medford Unity” page on Meetup.com. For more information, call 541-415-4918 or see unitymedford.com.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
The church, at 517 W. 10th St., Medford, offers Mass at 8:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, preceded by a Rosary at 8 a.m. and Divine Mercy following Mass. An English language vigil is offered at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Reconciliation is from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Saturday, and a Spanish Language vigil is at 7 p.m. Saturday. English language services are offered at 8:30 a.m. and noon Sundays, Spanish language worship is 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 Sundays, a Latin Mass is at 3:30 p.m. Masks are required. See sacredheartmedford.org or Facebook.com/sacredheartmedford.
Rogue River SDA Church
The church, at 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River, will hold a three-part Friday vespers series titled “Good Things 1, 2, 3” at 6 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 12 through 26. For more information, call 541-582-1262 or see rrsda.com.
Ashland Zen Center
The Zen Center, 740 Tolman Creek Road, will hold a beginner’s retreat from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. The retreat will explore the foundations of Zen Buddhism in a small group with a Zen teacher, along with introductions to seated and walking meditation. Vaccination and face masks are required. Registration is $25, and includes lunch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 541-552-1175 or see ashlandzencenter.org.