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Religion briefs: Friday, Dec. 24

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

The church, at 517 W. 10th St., Medford, offers daily mass at 8:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, preceded by a Rosary at 8 a.m. and Divine Mercy following mass. Christmas Eve services will be offered in English at 4:30, 7 and 11:30 p.m., and in Spanish at 9 p.m. Christmas Day mass in English is at 8:30 a.m., and in Spanish at 10:15 a.m.

Feast of Holy Family services will include an English language vigil at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and at 8:30 a.m. and noon Sunday. Spanish language vigils will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, and at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. A Latin vigil will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Solemnity of Mary vigils in English will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, and 8:30 a.m. Jan. 1, in Spanish at 7 p.m. Dec. 31, and 10:15 a.m. Jan. 1. Masks are required. See sacredheartmedford.org or Facebook.com/sacredheartmedford.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

The church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, will hold a Christmas Eve service with pageant at 4 p.m., and a Christmas Eve service with organ at 7 p.m. A Christmas Day service will be at 9 a.m. The church is preparing a Theology on Tap service at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. Call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

The church, at the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix, will hold a Feast of Nativity service at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24. A Divine Liturgy for Nativity service will be 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 25. Liturgy will be served at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.

Rogue River Seventh-day Adventist Church

The church, at 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River, will hold a Christmas Eve gathering at 5 p.m. The service will include a light supper, followed by music and a message from Pastor Tom Bentley starting about 6 p.m. A Christmas Day worship service will be at 11 a.m. For more information, call 541-840-1951 and ask for Janice.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

The church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will celebrate Christmas Eve at 5 p.m., Christmas Day at 10 a.m., and at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26. Services will be held with distance-seating and include prayer, scripture readings, sermon, music and holy communion. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will officiate. Masks are required and are available at the door. For more information, email stmshadycove@gmail.com, leave a message at 541-878-2166 or see stmartinshadycove.org.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

The church, 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold a traditional Christmas Eve service of nine lessons and carols at 5:30 p.m. Holy Communion will be served at 10:30 a.m. Christmas Day. The church will commemorate the Feast of St. Stephen at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The church, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford, will hold two reservation-only Lessons and Carols services at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24. To register, visit signup.com/go/uqZXFtj. Masks are required. A 10 a.m. worship service will be offered in-person Sunday, Dec. 26, for those with reservations, and it will be livestreamed on the Medford UCC YouTube Channel. For more information, call 541-772-8860 or email office@medforducc.org.

Ascension Lutheran Church

The church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, will hold Christmas Eve candlelight services at 6:30 and 9 p.m. A Sunday, Dec. 26, worship service will be at 9:30 a.m. Contact the church office for reservations for in-person services, or see ascensionlutheran.com for a link to the livestream. Call 541-773-3594.

St. Peter Lutheran Church

The church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. A Christmas Day service will be 9:30 a.m. A Sunday, Dec. 26, worship service will be at 9:30 a.m. Social distancing and masks are required. Audio sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For more information, call 541-772-4395.

Medford First Christian Church

The church, 1900 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. An in-person worship service will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, which will also be livestreamed on the church’s Facebook page. The church opens its Access food pantry from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays, and offers a free community dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 541-772-8030 or see mfccor.org.

Medford First United Church

The church, 607 W. Main St., Medford, will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Pastor Ben Devoid will give a sermon titled “When God Shows Up” and will serve communion. Child care is available for kids through second grade. Masks are required in the church. For more information, email churchoffice@medfordumchurch.org, call 541-773-3691 or see medfordumchurch.org.

Unity of Medford

The spiritual center, at 540 N. Holly St., will lead a joint Christmas Eve candlelight service with the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley at 7 p.m. The service will include an interfaith message from the Rev. Kimberly Hawkins, live music and a candle-lighting ritual. Seating is limited, so attendees are asked to RSVP on the Medford Unity page on Meetup.com. A group discussion with the Baha’i community titled “From Inner Peace to World Peace” will be held during services at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26. Masks are required, and the center complies with CDC guidelines. For more information, call 541-415-4918.

Grace Lutheran Church

The church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold a Christmas Eve service of carols, lessons and communion at 7 p.m. Pastor Josh Heimbuck will give a homily during a service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26. Services will be livestreamed on Zoom, and masks and social distancing are required. Call 541-482-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org.

Our Lady of Fatima

The church, at 56 Williams Lane, Shady Cove, will offer a Christmas mass at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the Sacred Heart Catholic Church office at 541-779-4661.

Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church

The church, 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, will hold a worship service conducted by Pastor Tanner Martin at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 25. Beginning and advanced Bible studies will be offered at 9:30 a.m., and a fellowship service will follow the worship service. See spadventistchurch.com.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold in-person worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26. An online service will be offered at 9 a.m. Sunday on the church’s website and Facebook page. For more information, call 541-773-8274 or see wpcmedford.com.

Zion Lutheran Church

The church, 516 W. Fourth St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26. Masks are required. For more information, call 541-772-4674.

First Presbyterian Church of Medford

The church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford, will hold an informal worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26. Attendees are invited to wear an ugly Christmas sweater. The church offers free bag lunches for the hungry from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Call 541-779-1711 or see firstpreschurchmedford.com.