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Religion briefs, Dec. 3

Havurah Synagogue

The synagogue in Ashland will host online Hanukkah services on Zoom at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. For the Friday service celebrating Shabbat and the sixth night of Hanukkah, Ayala Zonnenschein, Laura Berman and Allen Kenner will lead a service of candle lighting, song and story. On Sunday, Rabbi David Zaslow will be joined by San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Achi Ben Shalom and storyteller Debra Zaslow. For the Zoom link or to register, see havurahshirhadash.org/product/zot-hanukkah/ or call 541-488-7716.

Rogue River Seventh-day Adventist Church

The church, 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River, will hold a vespers service at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. Pastor Tom Bentley will give a sermon titled “God of Promise: Discover hope and trust to energize your faith for the future.” For more information, call 541-840-1950 or 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, Dec. 4. Beginner and advanced Bible studies are offered prior to the service at 9:30 a.m. Masks are required. See spadventistchurch.com.

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

The church, at 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix (Shoppes at Exit 24), will hold a vespers service at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, a Divine Liturgy service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, and a Feast of St. Nicholas service at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or visit gabriel.church.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will meet in-person and livestream the order for Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. Music will be provided by organist Robin Stroh. Visit standrewsanglican.org for more details and a link to the service.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. An online service is offered at 9 a.m. Sundays at wpcmedford.com or on the church Facebook page. For more information, call 541-773-8274.

Ascension Lutheran Church

The church, at 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, will hold an in-person and livestream worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. Sunday school will follow at 10:45 a.m. Contact the church office for reservations for in-person worship by calling 541-773-3594 or see ascensionlutheran.com.

St. Peter Lutheran Church

The church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, followed by an adult Bible study class. An Advent service will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. Masks and social distancing are required. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For info, call 541-772-4395.

Medford Christian Science Church

The church, at 111 Genessee St., will hold in-person and conference call worship services 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. A conference call testimony meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. To call in to the conference call, dial 541-249-5855. For more information see christiansciencemedford.org.

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. 28. Masks are required. 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 office@medforducc.org.

Grace Lutheran Church

Grace Lutheran Church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold an in-person worship service and livestream at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. Physical distancing and masks required. Visit gracelutheranashland.org for more information or call 541-482-1661.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

The church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold an indoor worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will lead a service of prayer, scripter readings and holy communion. Distance seating and masks are required, and extra masks are available at the door for those who don’t have one. Call 541-878-2166, email stmshadycove@gmail.com or see stmartinshadycove.org.

Medford First United Methodist Church

The church, 607 W. Main St., will hold a worship and communion service for the second Sunday in Advent at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. Pastor Ben Devoid will give a sermon titled “Pointing to the Lamb.” Child care is available for children up to 8 years old. 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 door. For more information, email churchoffice@medfordumchurch.org, call 541-773-3691 or visit medfordumchurch.org.

First Presbyterian Church Medford

The church, 85 S. Holly St., will hold an in-person worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. Masks are required. An adult Sunday school is offered prior to the service at 9:30 a.m. The church offers free bag lunches for the hungry from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Find video services and more info at firstpreschurchmedford.com or call 541-779-1711.

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.

Unity of Medford

The spiritual center, 540 N. Holly St., will hold a service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins from the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley will be guest speaker. Julie Wright and the Rev. Gary Eby will provide music during the service. For more information, find the Medford Unity Meetup Group on meetup.com, call 541-415-4918 or visit unitymedford.com

Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

The spiritual center is temporarily meeting online only. Guest speaker the Rev. Linda Reppond will give a sermon titled “Giving Ourselves Over to the Mystery” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday through the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley Facebook page and YouTube channel. Video recordings of past services are also available. See cslroguevalley.org.

Baha’is of Ashland

The Baha’is of Ashland will hold online services through its Meetup.com page at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec.5 and a “Meaningful Conversations“ talk at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6. For more information, call 541-708-1935 or see Meetup.com/Ashland-Social-Movements-Meetup-Group.