Religion briefs: Friday, July 28
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church
At 6 p.m. Saturday, July 29, Great Vespers will begin at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, in the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z. At 8 a.m. Sunday, July 30, Matins is followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30. A potluck follows the services. Corrected times for the two-day annual rummage sale extravaganza are: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 28, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29. For information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 30, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, with the Rev. Tom Buechele officiating. An arts-and-crafts show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Eastwood Baptist Church
Sunday worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 30, at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Dr., Medford, with Pastor Randolph Miller speaking.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 30, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The single service will be followed by an all-parish potluck and congregational meeting in the parish hall to discuss Building for the Future ideas. Call 541-773-3111 or see www.stmarks-medford.org.
Christ Unity Church
The Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson titled "Evidence; the things not seen" at 11 a.m Sunday, July 30, 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.
First Presbyterian Church of Central Point
A healing worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 30, at First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St. Childcare is provided. Adult Bible class is held at 9 a.m. Sunday.
Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley
“Our Unexpected Teachers” will be the message from Rev. Kimberly Hawkins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 30, at Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley, at The Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Music will be performed by Kathy Kali and Bridget Wolf. Pre-service candlelight meditation begins at 10 a.m. Youth and teen programs start at 10:30 a.m. See www.cslroguevalley.org
Medford Congregational United Church of Christ
The Rev. Laura Lee Kent will preach at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 30, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Childcare is offered for ages 5 and younger.
After worship, Susan Hearn, executive director of Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice, will speak in Lidgate Hall about the new residential Holmes Hospice House at 217 S. Modoc Ave., Medford. Afterward, people can drive there for a tour of the house.
Prayer services are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Tai chi classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. For information, call 541-772- 8860.
Phoenix First Presbyterian Church
Worship begins at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, July 30, at Phoenix First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. Second St. Casual dress; coffee and snacks follow the service. For information, call 541-535-1119. A food pantry and clothing closet are available Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
Zion Lutheran Church
Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 30, 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.
Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
The Rev. Jay Atkinson will reflect briefly on Unitarian Universalist history, with an eye toward freeing ourselves from white supremacy in a transformative way, at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, July 30, at 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/.