Religion briefs: Friday, July 14
First Church of God
First Church of God, 2000 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, will hold a Christmas in July bazaar and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 14, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 15, to raise money for local missions. For information, call 541-855-4158.
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church
Great Vespers will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, in the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z. At 8 a.m. Sunday, July 16, Matins will be followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30. A potluck meal will follow the services, indoors at the church. At 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, there will be a moleben prayer service. Vespers will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 19. For more information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.
First Presbyterian Church of Central Point
Melody Makers will perform a free concert at First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St., at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22. Sunday worship starts at 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. Child care is provided.
First Phoenix Presbyterian Church
Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 16, at First Phoenix Presbyterian Church, 121 W. Second St., Phoenix. Coffee and snacks follow the service. Call 541-535-1119 for information. A food pantry and community clothes closet are open from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Christ Unity Church
The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson titled "Declaring It Will Make It Manifest" at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 16, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Silent Unity prayer service is at 11 a.m. Wednesdays followed by a metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 541-772-6902 or see email@example.com.
Eastwood Baptist Church
Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 16, at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive. Singers and songwriters Steve Gretz and Leslie Lee will offer a sermon in song titled "That Kind of Love," including the song, "One Great Hour To Share."
Unity in Ashland
Unity in Ashland will welcome musician Cecelia St. Claire at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 19, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave. Sunday's title is "You are God — A chip off the ol' block."
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, July 16, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Music at St. Mark's will present Elinor Frey on cello and Lorenzo Ghielmi on fortepiano or harpsichord at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. Berlin sonatas by Bach, Abel, Benda, Kirnberger and Graun will be performed. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Call 541-773-3111 or see www.stmarks-medford.org.
Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Bill Jennett of the Jackson County Fuel Committee will talk about “Solving the Disparity” between an abundance of resources in Southern Oregon and an inability by low-income workers, students, underemployed people and people with disabilities to meet basic needs in the midst of plenty, at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, July 16, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St. in 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/.
Zion Lutheran Church
Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 16, 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
Z and Meli will be guest speakers and musicians Sunday, July 16, at Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley, at the Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. In their message, “Finally Free,” they will use music, prayer, spoken word and movement to help people release old, limiting beliefs. Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. Pre-service candlelight meditation begins at 10 a.m. Youth and teen programs start at 10:30 a.m. See www.cslroguevalley.org.
Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 16, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Dr., Medford. A Little Free Library will be installed on the grounds after worship. Ascension is accepting registration for vacation Bible school, which runs July 31 to Aug. 4, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. See www.ascensionlutheran.com or call 541-773-3594.
Medford Congregational United Church of Christ
The Rev. Laura Lee Kent will preach at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 16, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Child care is offered for children ages 5 and younger. Evening prayer services are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Tai chi classes start at 11:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For information, call 541-772-8860.
West Main Church of Christ
Vacation Bible school will be held Monday, July 17, to Friday, July 21, at West Main Church of Christ, 1701 W. Main St., Medford. The school is for children who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade. Call Denise at 541-890-2365 for more information.