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Religion briefs

Church rummage sale and luncheon

Ashland United Methodist Church will hold a spring recycle sale and luncheon from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, at Wesley Hall, at the corner of Main and Laurel streets. The Friday lunch will be chili and corn dogs, and the Saturday lunch will be homemade chicken enchiladas and green salad. Cost is $6 and includes a drink. Pie will cost $2.50 a slice. Call 541-482-3647.

Services at Christ Unity Church

A sacred healing meditation will be offered at noon Saturday, March 21, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon titled "Choose to be Spiritually Free" at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 22. A silent unity prayer service is offered at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, followed by a metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30 a.m. Call 541-772-6902 or see unitymedford.org.

CSL holds monthly game night

The Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley will hold its monthly game night from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at The Haven, 1970 Ashland St., Ashland. Interim spiritual director Neale Donald Walsch will continue his series, "What Ernest Holmes Taught," at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 22, at 3581 Lear Way, Medford. See cslroguevalley.org.

St. Mark's collecting dental hygiene products

Parishoners of St. Mark's Episcopal Church are urged to bring donations of toothbrushes and other dental hygiene items during Holy Eucharist services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 22, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Oral hygiene kits will be donated to families at the Community Health Center and Family Nurturing Center as part of the church's Lenten outreach project. Call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.

Medford First Presbyterian services

Pastor Murray Richmond will present "The Law of the Heart" during services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 22, at First Presbyterian Church of Medford, 85 S. Holly St. An informal service is offered at 8:30 a.m., and a traditional service with full choir and pipe organ is offered at 10:30 a.m. Call 541-779-1711 or see firstpreschurchmedford.com.

Ascension Lutheran services

Ascension Lutheran Church holds its worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 22, at 675 Black Oak Drive., Medford. A discussion titled "Faith and Society, a Lutheran Persective" will conclude at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, at the church. Lenten Vespers, featuring Marty Haugen's "Holden Evening Prayer," will conclude at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Call 541-773-3594.

Creation discussion

Thomas Kindell, founder of Reasons for Faith Ministries, will give a three-part lecture about creation beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 22, at Grace Church of Central Point, 100 Oak St. Call 541-664-2428.

MCUCC services

Rev. Kurt Katzmar will continue his series on "Expanding Views of Prayer" with a sermon titled "When We Become Aware" at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 22, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St. A book group will continue discussion of "This Changes Everything" by Naomi Klein from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26. The group meets second and fourth Thursdays. Call 541-772-8860.

RVUUF kicks off climate focus month

Rev. Nan White will present "Justice Sunday" in recognition of World Water Day at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, March 22, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The service kicks off the fellowship's "Commit2Respond" month-long focus on climate change. Religious exploration classes are available for children during the service, and coffee and snacks will follow. Call 541-482-4755 or see rvuuf.org.

Butte Creek Baptist services

Butte Creek Baptist Church will hold a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 22, at 429 N. Royal Ave., Eagle Point. A Bible study is offered from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 541-830-4588.

Medford UUs meeting

Maria LiPuma will talk about energy balancing techniques during the Medford Unitarian Universalists meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the annex to the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Call 541-899-1028.

Havurah events

Rabbi David Zaslow will offer a five-week course titled "Davenning: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Prayer" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 26, at the Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Cost is $11 per session plus a text fee. March 19 is the early-bird registration deadline for the synagogue's annual Passover seder at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the synagogue. Call 541-488-7716 or see havurahshirhadash.org.