Religion briefs: Friday, Jan. 22
First Presbyterian Church of Central Point
A free concert by the Central Point Senior Singers will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St., Central Point. For information, call 541-664-1828.
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church
Great Vespers will be served at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, at The Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix. Sunday Matins is at 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, with Sunday school for children. Divine Liturgy begins at 9:30 a.m. Daily prayers are offered at 11:45 a.m., Monday through Friday. For information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.
Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland, will explore how a community is created by the service of its members as gratitude is expressed for the people who make fellowship possible. The service is 10:25 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. A social time of coffee and snacks will folow. Religious Explorations classes are available for children. For information, call 541-482-4755 or see www.rvuuf.org.
Medford Unitarian Universalist
"Can Life After Death Happen to Us?" by guest speaker Joanne Kliejunas will be offered at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Medford Unitarian Universalist service, in the annex to the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St., Medford. Time for questions and discussion will follow. Call 541-899-1026 for information. Kliejunas has taught OLLI classes at Southern Oregon University for four years, and recently led a class titled "Theories of the Afterlife," based on "The Modern Book of the Dead."
Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley
Rev. Kimberly Hawkins' message will be "Peek-a-Boo," which addresses how people do not always recognize the presence of the divine in our lives, during a service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley, at the Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Pre-service meditation is at 10 a.m. Call 541-734-8581 or see www.cslroguevalley.org.
Ascension Lutheran Church
Ascension Lutheran Church has hired Jeffrey Myers as choir director. Myers will begin conducting the choir during worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Dr., Medford. For information, call 541-773-3594 or see www.ascensionlutheran.com.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Allan W. Miles will give the sermon at 8 and 10 a.m. services Sunday, Jan. 24, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. At 9:15 a.m., an adult forum will be held to preview the annual report. At 10 a.m., the children's Sunday school will feature "God's Gift of Forgiveness." For information, call 541-773-3111 or see www.stmarks-medford.org.
Waters Edge Community Church
A service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Waters Edge Community Church, South Central High School Commons, 815 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford.
The church is organizing a trip to Italy, Austria and Germany. The venture will include an audience with Pope Francis, visits to Assisi and St. Francis sites, Munich, the Alps, Berlin and the Dietrich Bonhoeffer sites, and the 500-year anniversary celebration of the Reformation in Luther's Wittenberg. It's for all ages, but limited spots are available. For information, call 541-601-8651.
Medford Seventh-day Adventist Church
Financial Peace classes will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings at Medford Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1900 Greenwood St., Medford. Call 541-772-6021 for more information.
Medford First Christian Church
A special Youth Sunday worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Medford First Christian Church, 1900 Crater Lake Ave., Medford. All are welcome. Call 541-772-8030 for information.
First Presbyterian Church, Medford
The Rev. Barbara Haddon will deliver a message entitled "Coming Full Circle" at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday, Jan. 24, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. The early informal service features contemporary music, and the 10:30 traditional service has a full choir and pipe organ music. For information, call 541-779-1711 or see www.firstpreschurchmedford.com.