Religion briefs, Nov. 12
Rogue River SDA Church
The church, 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River, will hold a three-park vespers series at 6 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 12, 19 and 26. Pastor Tom Bentley will lead the series titled “Good Things 1, 2, 3” For more information, call 541-582-1262. For more information, and videos of past presentations, see rrsda.com.
Shady Point Seventh-Day Adventist Church
The church, 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, will hold a worship service at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Beginners and advanced Bible studies are offered prior to the service at 9:30 a.m. Masks are recommended. See spadventistchurch.com.
Unity of Medford
The spiritual center, 540 N. Holly St., will hold a drum circle for “fun and positive intentions” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. A worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, will include music from Julie Wright and words from spiritual leader Gary Eby. Those attending either service are asked to RSVP at the Medford Unity page on Meetup.com. Call 541-415-4918 or see unitymedford.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. 13 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, followed by catechism/inquirer classes. Divine liturgy services will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 and 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
The church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold worship services at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, in its sanctuary and online, and at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The online service is available on the church’s Facebook page and at wpcmedford.com. For more information, call 541-773-8274.
Ascension Lutheran Church
The church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, will hold an in-person and livestreamed worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Sunday school will follow at 10:45 a.m. For a link to the livestream, see ascensionlutheran.com. To make reservations for in-person worship or for more information, call 541-773-3594.
St. Peter Lutheran Church
The church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. A church budget meeting will follow the service. Social distancing and masks are required. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. Call 541-772-4395.
Zion Lutheran Church
The church, 516 W. Fourth St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Masks are required. For more information, call 541-772-4674.
Medford Congregational United Church of Christ
The church, at 1801 E. Jackson St., will hold an in-person worship service for those with reservations at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. To register, visit signup.com/go/uqZXFtj. The service will be livestreamed on the Medford UCC YouTube Channel. For more information, call 541-772-8860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Lutheran Church
The church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold in-person and livestream worship services at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Physical distancing and masks are required inside the church. A women’s Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. Call 541-482-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org.
Medford First United Methodist Church
The church, 607 W. Main St., will hold an in-person worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Pastor Ben Devoid will give a sermon titled “Becoming to Us The Living Bread,” followed by communion. Child care is available for children through second grade during the service, and the church asks those attending to wear a mask. The church opens its food pantry from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the back parking lot entrance. For more information, call 541-773-3691, email email@example.com or see medfordumchurch.org.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
The church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold an in-person worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will officiate with assistance from Deacon Allan Miles. The church observes social distancing, requires face masks, and provides masks to those who don’t have one. For more information, call 541-878-2166, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see stmartinshadycove.org.
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
The church, 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold an in-person morning prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. The service will also be available through the church’s YouTube channel. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.
Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley
The center is meeting online only.The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will give a sermon titled “What Do You Say, Honey?” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, on the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley Facebook page and YouTube channel. The service is part of her month long series on “The Miracle Making Power of Gratitude.” 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. 14. Masks are required. Adult Sunday school is held prior to the service at 9:30 a.m. Masks are required, and prerecorded video services are available on the church website. The church offers free bag lunches to the hungry from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Call 541-779-1711 or see firstpreschurchmedford.com.
Baha’is of Ashland
The Baha’is of Ashland will hold online services through its Meetup.com page at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. A talk titled “Are Kindness and Honesty Weak?” will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. For more information, call 541-708-1935 or see Meetup.com/Ashland-Social-Movements-Meetup-Group.
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.
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 email@example.com, call 541-552-1175 or see ashlandzencenter.org.