Religion Briefs, Feb. 18
The synagogue in Ashland will hold an online Shabbat service via Zoom at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Storyteller and prayer leader Ayala Zonnenschein will lead the Friday service of candle lighting, song, prayer and community. Rabbi David Zaslow will lead the Saturday service with morning prayers and a Torah teaching. The synagogue will also lead an online Kaballah meditation course at noon Mondays, Feb. 22, March 1 and March 8. For Zoom links, email email@example.com or find livestreams at facebook.com/HavurahSynagogue. For more information, call 541-488-7716.
Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church
The church, 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, will hold Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, followed by a worship service at 10:40 a.m. hosted by pastor Tanner Martin. Masks are recommended. See spadventistchurch.com.
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church
The church at the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, will hold vespers services at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, Divine liturgy will offered at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, and 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
The church, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, will hold communion services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. The 10 a.m. service will also be livestreamed via YouTube and Zoom. The church opens its food pantry at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. A men’s pancake supper will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. Call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
The church, at 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold an indoor distance-seating worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will officiate. Masks are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 541-878-2166 or see stmartinshadycove.org.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
The church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold in-person worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. Nursery care is available for infants and toddlers during both services, and a Sunday School service is offered for kids in preschool through sixth grade at the 10:45 a.m. service. An online service is available at 9 a.m. Sunday through the church website and Facebook page. For more information, call 541-773-8274 or see wpcmedford.com.
St. Peter Lutheran Church
The church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service with communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. An adult Bible study class will follow. Social distancing and masks are required. Audio recordings of sermons re available at stpetherlutheran-medford.org. For more information, call 541-772-4395.
Christian Science Church
The church, at 111 Genessee St., Medford, will hold a service in-person and via conference call at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. Sunday school for kids and youth up to age 20 is offered at the same time. A conference call meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23. To call in, dial 541-249-5855. For more information, see christiansciencemedford.org.
Grace Lutheran Church
The church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold an in-person and livestream worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. Sunday school is offered prior to the service at 9 a.m. Masks and social distancing are required. A women’s Bible class will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22. For more information, call 541-482-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org.
Medford Congregational United Church of Christ
The church, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. The service will be livestreamed on the church’s YouTube channel. Reservations are required to attend in person, and masks are required. To register for in-person worship, see https://signup.com/go/uqZXFtj. For more information, call 541-772-8860 or email email@example.com.
Medford First Christian Church
The church, at 1900 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. The service will be livestreamed on the church’s Facebook page. The church holds a weekly Access food pantry from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays, and 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 Methodist Church
The church, at 607 W. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. Pastor Ben Devoid will give a sermon. Child care is offered for kids through second grade, and those attending are asked to wear a mask. The church office is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 541-773-3691, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see medfordumchurch.org.
St. Andrews Anglican Church
The church, 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold an in-person worship service with communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. Music will be provided by organist Robin Stroh, and a time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.
Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley
The center is not meeting in person due to the coronavirus. The Rev. Michelle Arellano will be guest speaker in an online service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, via the Center's Facebook page and YouTube channel. Recordings of past services are offered on both video platforms. The center plans to resume in-person meetings at Unity of Medford, 540 N. Holly St., Medford, sometime in March. See cslroguevalley.org.
First Presbyterian Church Medford
The church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. Find links to prerecorded video services and other church information at firstpreschurchmedford.com. Bag lunches for the hungry are offered 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Call 541-779-1711.
Unity of Medford
The spiritual center, at 540 N. Holly St., Medford, will hold a prayer and meditation service envisioning an end to the COVID-19 pandemic at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. The group complies with all CDC recommended guidelines. An Updated Course in Miracles discussion group will be at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. For more information, call 541-415-4918 or see unitymedford.com
Bahai’s of Ashland
The Bahai’s of Ashland are meeting online only. A service studying the teachings and writings of Baha'u'llah will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, on the group’s Meetup.com page. A Meaningful Conversations service will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21. For more information, call 541-363-7744.
Trinity Episcopal Church
The church, at 44 N. Second St., Ashland, will hold a Celtic Evensong and communion service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. The service’s theme will be “Sacred Awakening, and will feature readings, poetry and music selections based on the theme. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Sunday for a time of quiet, and Kathleen Page will perform Celtic harp music beginning at 6:30 p.m. Proof of vaccination and face masks are required to attend, and the service will be recorded for future viewing on the church’s Facebook page. For more information, call 541-201-3418 or email email@example.com.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
The church, 517 W. 10th St., Medford, offers mass at 8:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with a rosary at 8 a.m. and divine mercy following mass. Weekend services include confession Saturday, Feb. 19, from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m., a vigil in English at 5:30 p.m. and in Spanish at 7 p.m. Worship services in English are offered at 8:30 a.m. and noon Sunday, 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Spanish and 3:30 p.m. in Latin. For more information, see Facebook.com/sacredheartmedford or Sacredheartmedford.org, call 541-779-4661.
Our Lady of Fatima
The Catholic church, at 56 Williams Lane, Shady Cove, will offer confession from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, and mass at 10 a.m. For more information, call 541-779-4661.