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What's happening in Jackson County churches, Nov. 6, 2015

Bethel at Vista Pointe

A dessert fundraiser for Joni and Friends Southern Oregon, a local disability ministry of Joni Eareckson Tada, is planned at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Bethel Church, 4245 Vista Pointe Drive, Medford. The evening will feature music and testimony by families and volunteers who have been impacted by JAFSO. Guest speaker is Jim Achilles. The event is free, but reservations are required. Contact jafsouthoregon@gmail.com or 541-864-9864.

Center for Spiritual Living

The Center for Spiritual Living will hold a “Quiz the Minister” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Scottish Rite Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will answer written questions from the congregation. Meditation begins at 10 a.m. Music will be provided by Kathy Kali and Aaron Blenkush. For information, visit www.cslroguevalley.org or call 541-734-8581.

Christ Unity

Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson on "God Is. Man Exists" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Silent Unity Prayer Service is Wednesdays at 11 a.m., followed by a Metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30. For information, call 541-772-6902 or visit www.Spirit@UnityMedford.org.

Christian Science

A Christian Science Reading Room Chat over the Internet will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Reading Room, 100 Windsor Ave., Medford. Topic is "Find the One," hosted by Ingrid Peschce. Music solo for the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Nov. 8, is "Christ My Refuge," words from a Mary Baker Eddy poem. For information, see christiansciencemedford.com.

Ascension Lutheran

The Ascension Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the church, 675 Black Oak Drive. Admission is free. Lunch will be available for $7. Proceeds will be distributed to local agencies that help support the community. Ascension worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. For information, call 541-773-3594 or www.ascensionlutheran.com.

First Presbyterian Church

Rev. Barbara Haddon will speak on “From Little, Much” at an 8:30 a.m. informal and 10:30 a.m. traditional service Sunday, Nov. 8, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. The church's Craft Faire With A Heart bazaar is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, to benefit the church's “Help Others Help Themselves” mission. For information, call  541-779-1711.

Water's Edge

Water's Edge Community Church will hold its service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Central High School commons, 815 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. At noon, Academy of Learning will explain a study course that leads up to a European trip in the summer of 2017. For information, visit www.twecc.com or email Pastor David Rapp at djrapp@earthlink.com.

Rogue Valley UU Fellowship

Mike Evans will give a presentation called "Lili Marlene: A Song of Love, a Time of War," at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. A social time of coffee and snacks will follow. Religious explorations classes are available for children. For information, call 541-482-4755 or visit http://rvuuf.org.

First Christian Church

Pastor Mary Jacobs will preach on “What's Blood Got to Do With It?” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Medford First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1900 Crater Lake Ave., Medford. A cake and pie auction is planned following worship. For information, email mfcc@qwestoffice.net or call 541-772-8030.

Westminster Presbyterian

A workshop called "Surviving the Holidays" will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford. The workshop is designed for those who have lost a loved one and need resources for getting through the holidays, which can be a painful time for those grieving. Participants will be divided up into small groups to share, and all who attend will be given the opportunity to light a candle in memory of a loved one. Participants will receive a “Surviving the Holidays” booklet. Light refreshments will be served. A donation of $10 is asked, but no one will be turned away because of an inability to pay. For information, call Lori Olson Boehning, associate pastor of congregational care, 541-773-8274, ext. 112.