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Religion briefs: Friday, May 5

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

At 6 p.m. Saturday, May 6, Great Vespers will be celebrated at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, in the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z. At 8 a.m. Sunday, May 7, Matins will precede the 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy. A potluck meal will be shared after the services. At 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, there will be weekday Matins. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, Vespers will be followed by a visit from architect Andrew Gould. At 7 a.m. Thursday, May 11, Divine Liturgy in honor of the missionary saints Cyril and Methodius will be served. For more information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.

St. Martin's Episcopal Church

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold a service at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 7, with Fr. Tom Beuchele officiating. A pot luck will be held after to honor members who are moving away. For information, see www.stmartinshadycove.org or call 541-878-2166.

Eastwood Baptist Church

ABC Missionary to Costa Rica Mylinda Baits will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on "Romantic Redemption" at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way, Medford. Eastwood Art Fair will follow.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

On Sunday, May 7, at 8 and 10 a.m., Holy Eucharist and Families First Sunday will be celebrated at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. At 9:10 a.m., after coffee in the parish hall, an adult forum will be held on "Gather, Transform, Send." At 4 p.m. Music at St. Mark's will present Yafei Lin and Vernon Snyder as a piano duo in Dances for Piano Four Hands. Call 541-773-3111 or see www.stmarks-medford.org.

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 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.

Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will explore both the blocks and the pathways to our innate creativity at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7, at Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley, at The Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Music will be performed by Bridget Wolf and Aaron Blenkush. Candlelight meditation begins at 10 a.m. Youth and Teen programs start at 10:30 a.m. A monthly drumming circle with Bridget Wolf will be at 12:15 p.m. See www.cslroguevalley.org.

Christ Unity Church

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson titled "Everything Made Manifest is Light" at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 7, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. A silent Unity prayer service is at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, followed by a metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30.  For information, call 541-772-6902 or see www.spirit@unitymedford.org.

Unity in Ashland

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, Unity in Ashland will present The Celtic Roots of May Day, with Jenny Sill-Holeman and Dennis Holeman.

Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

At 10:25 a.m. Sunday, May 7, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland, the Rev. Nan L. White will share two stories, one from an ancient theist and one from a contemporary atheist, revealing how they are more similar than different when it comes to sharing compassion with a stranger. Religious explorations classes are available for children. Coffee and snacks follow the service. For information, call 541-482-4755 or see http://rvuuf.org/.