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Religion briefs: Friday, July 10

Service for people with disabilities

Faith Lutheran Church will hold a Worship at the Cross simplified service geared toward people with intellectual or developmental disabilities at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at 1773 S. Columbus Ave., Medford. The service includes pictures and symbols to lead participants through the service, and simple rhythm instruments will allow nonreaders and those who are nonverbal to participate. Call 541-631-1405 or email anna.b.callaway@gmail.com.

The church will hold its regular service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12. Call 541-261-1280 or see flc-medford.org.

Christ Unity Church

Christ Unity Church will hold a Sacred Healing Meditation service at noon Saturday, July 11, at 540 N. Holly St., Medford.

Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a sermon titled "In the Shadow" Sunday, July 12. Children's Sunday school will be available.

A silent Unity prayer service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the church. A metaphysical Bible discussion will follow at 11:30 a.m. Call 541-772-6902 or see unitymedford.org.

Services at St. Mark's

St. Mark's Episcopal Church will offer services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, July 12, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The church's Chancel Choir will welcome new members and practice at 9 a.m.

A Holy Eucharist healing service is offered at 11 a.m. Fridays. Call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.

Guest preacher at Medford First Presbyterian 

Rev. Kathy Waugh will serve as guest preacher with a sermon titled "Rest and Re-Creation" during services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 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 Schoenstein pipe organ will be at 10:30 a.m. Call 541-779-1711 or see firstpreschurchmedford.com.

Ascension recognizes youth leaders

Pastor Doug Void will give a sermon at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. During the service, the church will recognize youth and leaders who will be attending the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Detroit.

The church is still accepting registration for its vacation Bible school, open to children age 5 through fifth grade, and occurring Monday through Friday, Aug. 3-7. The program is free. Call 541-773-3594 or see ascensionlutheran.com.

Casual service at Ashland First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church of Ashland will hold an All-Church Fun Day at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 12, at 1615 Clark Ave., Ashland. All generations are encouraged to dress casually for a camp-style worship service. Lunch and shared activities will follow. Call 541-482-3536 or email presbyashland@yahoo.com.

MCUCC welcomes LGBT community

Rev. Kurt Katzmar will give a sermon and speak about the church's affiliation as a Just Peace congregation open and affirming of LGBT individuals at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 12, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St. Call 541-772-8860 or see medforduc.org.

Special service at Christian Science Church

Christian Science Church of Medford will hold its biannual sacrament service at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 12, at 100 Windsor Ave., Medford. The vocal solo during the service will be the communion hymn by Mary Baker Eddy, "Saw ye my Savior? Heard ye the glad sound? Felt ye the power of the word?" See christiansciencemedford.com.

Center for Spiritual Living remembers keyboardist

Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will present "The Pause that Refreshes" during the Center for Spiritual Living service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, at 3581 Lear Way, Medford. A guided meditation will be offered prior to the service at 10 a.m.

A memorial service for the center's keyboardist Kathy Campbell will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.

A spiritual study group will continue its discussion of the "Conversations with God" book series by Neale Donald Walsch at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Books are furnished. See cslroguevalley.org.

Medford UUs answer 'Meaty Questions'

Medford Unitarian Universalists will continue a discussion of "Some of the Meaty Questions" during a meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at the classroom annex to the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Call 541-899-1026.

Vacation Bible school at West Main Church

A free vacation Bible school for children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade will run from 8:45 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 13-17, at West Main Church of Christ, 1701 W. Main St., Medford. The theme will be "Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a kid."

Parents can attend a children's program at the conclusion of the VBS at 11:45 a.m. Friday, July 17, at the church. A free hot dog lunch with snow cones will follow. Call 541-890-2365 or the church office at 541-772-9640.