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Religion briefs: Friday, May 12

First Presbyterian Church, Medford

An estate sale and rummage sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford.

Pastor Murray Richmond will speak at the church's 8:30 a.m. informal service and 10:30 a.m. traditional service Sunday, May 14. The church's monthly Jazz Vespers, featuring the Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra, will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 541-779-1711.

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

At 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 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 14, Matins will precede the 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy. A potluck meal will be shared following the services. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, a Readers Vespers will be offered. For more information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.

Christ Unity Church

The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson titled "Mothers Day - Honoring the Feminine" at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 14, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Silent unity prayer service is 11 a.m. Wednesdays followed by a metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 541-772-6902 or see www.spirit@unitymedford.org.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, May 14, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Mothers will be given recognition. At 9:10 a.m., following coffee, diaper bags will be assembled for the church's Outreach Program. Call 541-773-3111 or see www.stmarks-medford.org.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Shady Cove

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold special services at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14, to honor the visit of Bishop Michael Hanley to confirm applicants and reconfirm those who wish to renew their vows to the church, and to honor all mothers on Mother’s Day. Fr. Tom Buechele will officiate. Regular morning communion at 10 is cancelled. A dinner will be served after the 3 p.m. service. See www.stmartinshadycove.org or call 541-878-2166.

Faith Lutheran Church, Medford

Worship at Faith Lutheran Church, 1773 S. Columbus Ave., Medford, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 14. Call Pastor Matthew Crick at 541-261-1280 or see flc-medford.org.

Ascension Lutheran Church

Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 14, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, and the education hour will start at 11. Grace Notes Bell Choir will perform during communion. For more information, call 541-773- 3594 or see www.ascensionlutheran.com.

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 14, 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

Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 14, at Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley, at The Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Guest speakers and musicians Anton Mizerak and Laura Berryhill will present a concert that will include Tibetan bowls, Celtic song, Sanskrit chant and vocals, at 12:15 p.m. An offering will be taken at the concert. Candlelight meditation begins at 10 a.m. Youth and teen programs start at 10:30. See www.cslroguevalley.org

Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Rev. Nan L. White will lead a child dedication ceremony in honor of Mother's Day and will present a homily titled, “A Circle of Care,” at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, May 14, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Religious explorations classes are available for children. Coffee and snacks follow the service. For information, call 541-482-4755 or see http://rvuuf.org/.

Eastwood Baptist Church 

Worship at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 14. Pastor Randolph Miller's sermon will be titled "Fruit of the Spirit is Joy."