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Religion Briefs: Friday, Nov. 11

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

Great Vespers begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, in the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z. On Sunday, Nov. 13, Matins prayers begin at 8 a.m. followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. and Thanksgiving-style potluck afterward with the annual Parish Assembly. Matins begins at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, with the beginning of the Nativity Fast. Brief midday prayers are offered at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Vespers is held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, followed by a class on orthodoxy at 7 p.m. Liturgy begins at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. For information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.

Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Volunteers will share the work they do, and new members will be welcomed into the congregation at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Musical pieces that capture RVUUF’s mission will be presented and voted on. Religious explorations classes are available for children. Coffee and snacks follow the service. Call 541-482-4755 or visit http://rvuuf.org/.​

Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

Guest speaker Firefly Walter’s message at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, will be “Remembering Who You Are.” Music will be performed by guest artist Destiny Love. Candlelight meditation is at 10 a.m.The church meets at The Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. For information, see www.cslroguevalley.org

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. At 9:10 a.m. an adult forum in the parish hall will present the executive director of Redemption Ridge, a safe house for girls and women escaping from sex trafficking. At 4 p.m. in the sanctuary, Christine Potter, an alto and bass flute soloist, will be accompanied on the piano by Andrea Brock. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Call 541-773-3111 or see www.stmarks-medford.org.

First Presbyterian Church of Central Point

Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St. The service will include a special message from a representative of St. Vincent de Paul, along with a blessing of quilts and prayer shawls that were handcrafted by members to be distributed to people in need. Sunday school and child care are provided during service. Adult Bible study is offered at 9 a.m.

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Zion Lutheran Church, 516 W. Fourth St., Medford. Adult Bible study is at 8:15 a.m., and Sunday school starts at 10:45 a.m. A healing prayer service is held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, and Bible study is at 9 a.m. Thursdays. For information, call 541-772-4674.

United Church of Christ

The Rev. Laura Lee Kent will observe that in anxious times, people long to hear a word of peace, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Children’s Sunday school is available. A model of a Hope Village tiny house will be in the church parking lot the week of Nov. 14-21 so people can get a look, and even a tour, of the shelter program planned for Medford. Volunteer Sharie Beale will make a brief presentation about Hope Village to the congregation at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in Lidgate Hall. For information, call the church office at 541-772-8860.

Christ Unity Church

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson titled "Too Narrow a View" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. A silent Unity prayer service is 11 a.m. Wednesdays followed by a metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30 a.m. For information, call 541-772-6902 or see www.spirit@unitymedford.org.

First Presbyterian Church, Medford

“The Price of Change” will Pastor Murray Richmond’s message at both an 8:30 a.m. informal service and 10:30 a.m. traditional service at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. For information, call 541-779-1711.

The church holds a monthly event called Jazz Vespers featuring the music of national and local jazz musicians. At 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, the Michael Vannice Trio will be featured. There will be an art show at the church, as well, featuring a local artist Eleanor Lippman’s ink drawings and watercolors.

Faith Lutheran

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Faith Lutheran Church, 1773 S. Columbus Ave., Medford. For information, call Pastor Matthew Crick at 541-261-1280 or see flc-medford.org

Eastwood Baptist Church

Pastor Randolph Miller will talk about "The Peculiar Nature of God's Economy" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive. Veterans will be honored.