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Religion briefs: Friday, June 10

Faith Lutheran Church

South Medford High School 2016 graduating seniors and families are invited to a graduation service given by Pastor Matthew Crick at 6 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Faith Lutheran Church, 1773 S. Columbus Ave., Medford. Sunday's service is at 10:30 a.m. Call 541-261-1280 or see www.flc-medford.org.

Our Lady of the Mountain

Our Lady of the Mountain will engage in a 5.1-mile pilgrimage Saturday, June 11, to Sacred Heart Church. Walkers will stop to pray along the way and will end with a mass celebrated by Father Maro Escano of Our Lady of the Mountain. The event will start at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the Shoppes at Exit 24 and go along the Bear Creek Greenway to Sacred Heart Church, 517 W. 10th St., Medford. Mass will begin at Sacred Heart at 1 p.m.

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

Great Vespers begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, in the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix. Matins is at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 12, with Sunday school for children during Matins. Divine Liturgy starts at 9:30 a.m., with a potluck meal afterward. 

Midday prayers are held at 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. Weekday Vespers will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, with a Divine Liturgy at 6:40 a.m. Thursday, June 16. Call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822 for more information.

First Presbyterian Church, Medford

Pastor Murray Richmond's message will be "Judge, or Judge Not" at an 8:30 a.m. informal service and 10:30 a.m. traditional service Sunday, June 12, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. The informal service features contemporary music and the traditional service has a full Chancel Choir and pipe organ music. A hand bell choir, Shepherd’s Bells, will present the prelude. Call 541-779-1711 or see www.firstpreschurchmedford.com.

Jazz violinist Lesa Terry will be featured with the John Dabaco Trio at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 12. She is the cousin of  trumpeter Clark Terry, of "Tonight Show" fame from the days of Johnny Carson. Admission is free.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Children’s Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Call 541-773-3111 or see www.stmarks-medford.org.

An Apostle’s Build for Habitat for Humanity will be held Saturday, June 18. Call 541-550-7543 for information.

Ascension Lutheran Church

Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Dr., Medford. Music will be provided by Madeline Chun singing “Ave Maria."

Vacation Bible School at Ascension Lutheran Church will be held Aug. 1-5. The church is accepting registration for ages 5 through fifth grade. Call 541-773-3594 or see www.ascensionlutheran.com.


A community HU will be held at 10 a.m. and a service will start at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 12, in the Community Room of the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-897-4036.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The Rev. Kurt Katzmar will explore the intersection between quantum physics and the spirituality of ecology at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Church school for youth kindergarten to middle school will be offered during service.

The Justice and Peace Ministry Team will sponsor a showing of the film “This Changes Everything,” by Naomi Klein, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 12. “Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy: Richard Rohr on the Legacy of St. Francis” will be the topic of a Tuesday adult study at 11 a.m. Call 541-772-8860.

Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Rev. Nan White will answer questions about religious, spiritual or church-related topics during a service at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. A potluck picnic will follow at Garden Way Park. Religious explorations classes are available for children. Call 541-482-4755 or see www.rvuuf.org.

Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins' message will be "God's Eye View" during a service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley, at the Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Meditation begins at 10 a.m. Music is by Kim Leatham and Aaron Blenkush. See www.cslroguevalley.org.

Eastwood Baptist Church

The Rev. Gregg Sneller of International Ministries, American Baptist Churches — USA will be the guest speaker at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Dr., Medford.

Medford First Christian Church

Pastor Bill Jacobs will preach on "Are We Forging Ahead or Falling Behind?" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at Medford First Christian Church, 1900 Crater Lake Ave., Medford.

Jacobs will continue a three-part series at 9:15 a.m. Sunday called "For the Bible Tells Me So," which will explore what parts of the Bible talk about women and their roles and children and their significance. Call 541-772-8030 or see www.mfccor.org. 

Unity in Ashland

Unity in Ashland welcomes "Buddhist Blessing of the Animals" with Karma Rinpoche from Bhutan and the Rev. Norma Burton at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Bring your pet to the backyard where the blessings are given by the Rinpoche.

Medford Unitarian Universalists

Medford Unitarian Universalists will present Thomas Doty in a program titled “Native Stories and Place," which focuses on the healing power of stories and how they inspire us to take care of our homeland at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at the Medford Senior Center Annex, 510 E. Main St. Call 541-899-1026 for information.

Ashland Congregational United Church of Christ

The church will have a guest speaker, the Rev. Sugalu Timoteo, Sunday, June 12, at Ashland Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd. Timoteo is pastor of Bethel of Amazing Grace Congregational Church, Waipahu, Oahu, Hawaii. His son, Nate Timoteo, is a member of the Ashland congregation and is a graduating senior at Southern Oregon University.