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What's happening at Rogue Valley churches, Sept. 25, 2015

Central Point church holds rummage sale

First Presbyterian Church of Central Point will hold a rummage and tool sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25-26, at the church, 456 Pine St., Central Point. Items include baby things, senior health care aids, crafts, kitchen supplies, books, furniture and a refrigerator. For more information, call 541-664-1828.

'Wisdom of Dying' photos shown at Ascension Lutheran

Mary Landberg, a hospice nurse, photographer and author of "Enduring Love," will share her photographs during a presentation called "The Wisdom of Dying" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 541-773-3594 or see www.ascensionlutheran.com.

'Dedication' topic of Christ Unity service

Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson on "Dedication" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. A silent prayer service is held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, followed by a metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 541-772-6902 or see www.unitymedford.org.

Joint CSL picnic service

The Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley and Grants Pass Center for Spiritual Living will hold a joint service and picnic at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at Cantrall-Buckley Park, 154 Cantrall Road, Ruch, about eight miles west of Jacksonville off Highway 238. The theme for the interactive service, led by Revs. Kimberly Hawkins and Michelle Ingalls, is “God at Play.” Music will be provided by Kathy Kali and Chip Dennerlein. Participants are asked to bring a lawn chair and a potluck dish to share. For information, see www.cslroguevalley.org

St. Mark's will collect canned goods Sunday for food pantry

Parishioners of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church are encouraged to bring canned and nonperishable foods to the 8 and 10 a.m. services Sunday, Sept. 27, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The food will stock the food pantry, which is open from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at Hafer House. Between the Sunday services an adult forum will be presented at 9:10 a.m. about the SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) program. Call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.

UU explores 'Being Brave, Bold and Bodacious'

Guest speaker Jim Key will reflect on the promises of the Unitarian Universalist faith and the prophetic voice it requires in his talk, "On Being Brave, Bold and Bodacious," at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Key is moderator and chief governance officer of the Unitarian Universalist Association. The service will be followed by a social time of coffee and snacks. Religious Explorations classes are available for children. For information, call 541-482-4755 or see http://rvuuf.org.

'Keeping Others from Falling'

Rev. Murray Richmond will talk about “Keeping Others From Falling” at an 8:30 a.m. informal service and a 10:30 a.m. traditional service Sunday, Sept. 27, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. For information, call 541-779-1711 or see www.firstpreschurchmedford.com.

Talent church holds Emmaus Meal

Water's Edge Community Church will hold an Emmaus Meal at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Talent library, 101 Home St., Talent. The Emmaus Meal refers to the biblical account of an early sighting of Jesus after his resurrection, when two disciples reportedly encountered him walking on a country road. They did not recognize him until they broke bread together. The meal is a potluck. For information, call Pastor David Rapp at 541-601-8651.

St. Andrew's explores servant leadership

St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will explore servant leadership and following the examples of Jesus during its 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, Sept. 27. Refreshments will be served afterward. For information, call 541-899-1956.

Faith Lutheran Church meets Sunday

Rev. Matthew Crick will speak at a 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, Sept. 27, at Faith Lutheran Church, 1773 S. Columbus Ave., Medford. Sunday school is offered at 9 a.m. Faith Lutheran also offers an interactive service for mentally challenged children and adults called "Jesus Cares" at 10:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. For information, call Crick at 541-261-1280 or see www.flc-medford.org.

Medford UCC plans rummage sale, movie night 

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ plans its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 1-3, in the church's Lidgate Social Hall, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford.

The 1990 film "Ghost" will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5. Popcorn will be served. For information, call 541-772-8860 or visit www.medforducc.org.

Trinity Episcopal holds blessing

Trinity Episcopal Church of Ashland will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the labyrinth outside the church at 44 N. Second St., Ashland. The blessing is a celebration of St. Francis of Assisi Day, named after the patron saint of animals. Pets and small livestock will be blessed, but they should be leashed or caged. For information, call 541-201-3418.

Christian country music at First Baptist

First Baptist Church of Phoenix, 4655 S. Pacific Highway, will present a free Christian country music concert at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, by Art and Wanda Peace. The couple have written more than 60 songs and recorded six projects. For more information, see www.firstbaptistchurchofphoenix.com or call 541-512-1881.