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Religion Briefs: Friday, July 3

Ashland LDS celebrates 50 years

The Ashland congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will celebrate 50 years in the chapel in a service at 6 p.m. Friday, July 3, at 111 Clay St., Ashland. The chapel was built after the previous chapel property was sold to become part of Ashland High School. Call 541-482-2396.

Holy Eucharist at St. Mark's

Holy Eucharist services are offered at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, July 5, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Call 541-772-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.

Guest preacher at First Presbyterian Medford

Mary Wright Gillespie will serve as guest preacher with a sermon titled "Called and Sent" during worship services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 5, at First Presbyterian Church of Medford, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. An informal service is offered at 8:30 a.m., and a traditional service with a pipe organ will be at 10:30 a.m. Call 541-779-1711 or see firstpreschurchmedford.com.

Guest minister at Ascension Lutheran

Rev. Karen McClintock will give a sermon titled "Interdependence Day" at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 5, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. The church is still registering for its vacation bible school, open to children ages 5 through fifth grade, and running Monday through Friday, Aug. 3-7. Call 541-773-3594 or see ascensionlutheran.com.

Christian Science service

A sermon titled "God" will be offered at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 5, at the Christian Science Church, 100 Windsor Ave., Medford. A vocal solo of "God Bless America" will be sung during the service. See christiansciencemedford.com.

Service at MCUCC

Rev. Caren Caldwell will give a sermon titled "The Messiah is Among You" at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 5, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford.

The final book discussion of "This Changes Everything" by Naomi Klein will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9. Call 541-772-8860.

Center for Spiritual Living service

Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will give a sermon titled "RESPONDability" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 5, at  the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. A guided meditation be held at 10 a.m., and guest musician Bridget Wolf will lead a drumming circle after the service. See cslroguevalley.org.

Guest minister at RVUUF 

Rev. Amy Beltaine will serve as guest minister and present "Optical Delusion of Separateness" at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, July 5, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Call 541-482-4755.

Christ Unity Church events

Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon titled "Be Still" at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 5, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford.

A silent Unity prayer service is offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 8. A metaphysical bible discussion is at 11:30 a.m.

A sacred healing meditation will be at noon Saturday, July 11. Call 541-772-6902 or see unitymedford.org.

Homecoming event at Ashland First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave., invites former and current members to attend a homecoming event starting with a service at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 5. A barbecue with hot dogs, watermelon and root beer floats will start at 11:30 a.m. Call 541-482-3536 or email presbyashland@yahoo.com.

Eckankar services

Eckankar will host a spiritual discussion titled "Spiritual Wisdom on Life After Death" from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the Guanajuato Room of the Ashland library, 510 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. A free book will be distributed at the talk.

A 20-minute community HU song will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Phoenix library community room, 510 W. First St., Phoenix. 

A community HU-sing will be offered at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 12, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. An service will follow at 11 a.m. with a sermon titled "Finding Spiritual Balance in Everyday Life." Call 541-851-1189.

Kabbalah workshop

Ashland author Richard Seidman will give a free workshop about Kabbalah, the mystical teachings of the Hebrew letters, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. To register, call 541-324-3191 or email info@oracleofkabbalah.com.