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Religion Briefs: Friday, June 26

Food donations at St. Mark's

Parishioners at St. Mark's Episcopal Church will bring canned and packaged food donations to supply the church food pantry during services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, June 28, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. At 9:15 a.m. the church will assemble toothbrush and hygiene kits for donation to Family Nurturing Center, Women's Health Center and Maslow Project. The church's food pantry is open to the needy from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.

Guest musician at Ashland First Presbyterian

Guest musician Jeff Kolega will perform on marimba and percussion instruments during services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, June 28, at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave., Ashland. Kolega will also perform a marimba and percussion recital at 1 p.m. Sunday at the church. Admission is free. Call 541-482-3536 or email presbyashland@yahoo.com.

Stained-glass series at Medford First Presbyterian

Pastor Murray Richmond will continue his sermon series about the historic stained-glass windows in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church of Medford with "Jesus Walking on the Water" at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 28, at 85 S. Holly St., Medford. An informal service is offered at 8:30 a.m., and a traditional service with pipe organ performance is offered at 10:30 a.m. The church's stained-glass windows were installed in 1926 and 1927, and have been undergoing restoration. Call 541-779-1711 or see firstpreschurchmedford.com.

Environment sermon at MCUCC

Rev. Caren Caldwell will speak about Pope Francis' recent climate letter and its biblical and moral framework in a sermon titled "The Power of And" at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 28, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford.

A group discusses the environmental book "This Changes Everything" by Naomi Klein from 1 to 2:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays. Call 541-772-8860.

Ascension service

Rev. Karen McClintock will give a sermon at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 28, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. The church will hold a free community dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30. Registration is open for the church's free vacation bible school, open for children ages 5 through fifth grade, and held Monday through Friday, Aug. 3-7. Call 541-773-3594 or see ascensionlutheran.com.

Services at Christian Science of Medford

A service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 28, at Christian Science Church of Medford, 100 Windsor Ave. A healing testimony service is offered at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. See christiansciencemedford.com.

Center for Spiritual Living explores patience

Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will talk about the relationship between patience, faith and nonattachment in a presentation titled "Patience, Grasshopper" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 28, at Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. A guided meditation is offered prior to the service at 10 a.m. Following the service, the center will show "The Wizard of Oz" for its monthly spiritual cinema program. See cslroguevalley.org.

RVUUF service

Although many Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship members will be in Portland for the UU General Assembly, guest speaker Mary Rexford will lead a service at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, June 28, focusing on the meaning and implications of the fellowship's Soul Matters program, at 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Call 541-482-4755.

Faith Lutheran Church service

A service is offered at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 28, at Faith Lutheran Church, 1773 S. Columbus Ave., Medford. Call 541-261-1280 or see flc-medford.org.

Services at Christ Unity Church

Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon titled "Pray with a Purpose" during a service at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 28, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Children's Sunday school is available during the service. A silent Unity prayer service is offered at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. A metaphysical bible discussion follows at 11:30 a.m. Call 541-772-6902 or see unitymedford.org.

Luncheon with Healthy Living Ministries

Healthy Living Ministries, the temperance ministry of Central Point Seventh-day Adventist Church, 625 10th St., Central Point, will hold a vegan lunch and cooking demonstration of Puerto Rican dishes at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 28. Cost is a suggested donation of $8. To RSVP, call 541-890-5969.

Medford UUs meeting

Medford Unitarian Universalists will discuss "A Few of the Meaty Questions" during its meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the classroom annex of the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Medford UUs meet second and fourth Sundays. Call 541-899-1026.