Religion briefs: Friday, Jan. 14
Rogue River SDA Church
The church, at 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River, will hold a relaxed “New Year, Great Hope” event featuring music and a message at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. Pastor Tom Bentley will give a short sermon at the meeting in the church fellowship hall. For more information, see rrsda.com.
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church
The church, at the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix, will hold vesters services at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19. A catechism class will follow. Divine liturgy services will be 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, and 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
The church, 517 W. 10th St., Medford, offers Sunday worship services in English at 8:30 a.m. and noon, in Spanish at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday and in Latin at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 16. Daily mass is offered at 8:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with a rosary at before and divine mercy after. Confession will be offered from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, followed by an English language vigil at 5:30 p.m. and a Spanish language vigil at 7 p.m. Call 541-779-4661, or see sacredheartmedford.org.
Our Lady of Fatima
The church, at 56 Williams Lane, Shady Cove, will offer confession at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, followed by mass at 10 a.m. For more information, call Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford at 541-779-4661.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
The church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will offer in-person worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. An online service will be available starting at 9 a.m. Sunday on the church website and Facebook page. Call 541-773-8274 or see wpcmedford.com.
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, Jan. 16. Sunday school will follow at 10:45 a.m. Contact the church office at 541-773-3594 to make reservations for in-person worship. For a link to the livestream, see ascensionlutheran.com.
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, Jan. 16. An adult Bible study will follow. Social distancing and masks are required. Audio recordings of past sermons are available online at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For more information, call 541-772-4395.
Grace Lutheran Church
The church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold an in-person and livestream worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. Pastor Josh Heimbuck will give the homily, and a time of coffee and refreshments will follow the service. Masks and social distancing are required. For more information, 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, Jan. 16. The Rev. James Matichuk, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Klamath Falls, will be guest pastor. Masks and social distancing are required. Child care is available for kids through second grade. The church opens its food pantry from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call 541-773-3691, email email@example.com or see medfordumchurch.org.
First Presbyterian Church Medford
The church, 85 S. Holly St., will hold an in-person worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. Masks are required. Free bag lunches for the hungry are available 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. For video services and additional information, see firstpreschurchmedford.com or call 541-779-1711.
Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley
The center is meeting online only. The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will give a sermon titled “IFR for Navigating Life” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, on the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley Facebook page and YouTube channel. Video recordings of past services are also available on both platforms. The Rev. Andy Anderson will provide music during the service. For more information, see cslroguevalley.org.
Unity of Medford
The spiritual center, at 540 N. Holly St., will hold a scaled-down service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. The service will include inspirational music from Julie Wright and will focus on prayer and meditation. Masks are required. The center’s classes and small groups remain open, but vaccinations are required to attend. For more information, call 541-415-4918 or see unitymedford.com.
Trinity Episcopal Church
The church, 44 N. Second St., Ashland, will hold a Celtic Evensong and Holy Communion service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. Cantors Shelly Cox-Thornhill and Jen Matsuura will perform Celtic music for Evensong, and the Rev. Morgan Silbaugh will preside over a service featuring readings, poetry and music on the theme of “Sacred Inclusion.” Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for a time of quiet reflection, and Celtic harp music will start at 6:30. Proof of vaccination and face masks are required. The service will be recorded for future streaming on the church Facebook page. For more information, call 541-201-3418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Havurah Shir Hadash
Havurah Shir Hadash of Ashland will join Jewish spiritual communities in Portland and Berkeley, California, for an online concert celebrating Tu B’Shevat, an ecological holiday celebrating the New Year of the Trees, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, via Zoom. To register and receive a copy of the Zoom link, make a donation of $1 or more at havurahshirhadash.org/product/tu-b-shevat-concert/. For more information, call 541-488-7716.