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Religion briefs: Friday, Feb. 2

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

Great Vespers will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, in the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z. At 8 a.m. Sunday, Matins prayers will be offered, followed at 9:30 by Divine Liturgy. A potluck meal will be shared after the services. For more information, call Father Andreas Blom at 541-690-8822.

First Presbyterian Church, Medford

Pastor Murray Richmond will speak at an 8:30 a.m. informal service and 10:30 a.m. traditional service Sunday, Feb. 4, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., in Medford. The informal service features more contemporary music in a casual atmosphere. The traditional service features a full chancel choir and pipe organ music. For information, call 541-779-1711.

Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

A service at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at RVUUF, 87 Fourth St., Ashland, will address the question “How Shall We Be Together?" Religious explorations classes are available for children. Coffee and snacks follow the service. For information, call 541-482-4755 or see http://rvuuf.org/.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. At 9:10 a.m. in an adult forum, Alex Barbiero, local representative for Oxford House International, will speak about acquisition of group homes for people in recovery. Call 541-773-3111 or see www.stmarks-medford.org.

Eastwood Baptist Church

The Rev. Dr. Michael Sayler will present Holy Communion during worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Sayler is a graduate of Indiana University, Northern Baptist Seminary and Fielding University of Graduate Studies. He, his wife, Margie, and son Stephen live in Newberg. Bible study begins at 9:15 a.m. A fellowship hour with refreshments will follow worship.

Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

The theme for February at Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley is “Love Points the Way.”  The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins’ message Sunday, Feb. 4, will be “WWGD — What Would Goodness Do?" Her pre-service meditation will be the Buddhist Metta Meditation on Loving Kindness. Music will be provided by the Rev. Andy Anderson. Pre-service candlelight meditation begins at 10 a.m. Sunday service, as well as youth and teen programs, start at 10:30 a.m. The church meets at The Scottish Rites Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. See www.cslroguevalley.org

Ascension Lutheran Church

Worship at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Sunday school begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call 541-773-3594 or see www.ascensionlutheran.com.

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship at Zion Lutheran Church, 516 W. Fourth St., Medford, begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Adult Bible study starts at 8:15 a.m. Sunday school starts at 10:45 a.m. A healing prayer service starts at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Bible study is held at 9 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 541-772-4674.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The Rev. Laura Lee Kent will preach at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Child care is offered during the 9 a.m. hour for all children so adults can attend a contemporary issues adult class, centering prayer or choir practice. At 10 a.m., Sunday school is provided for children in fifth grade and younger during worship. Evening prayer services are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The church's 15th annual crab feast is coming Feb. 9 and 10, with seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. both days. For information, call 541-772-8860.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold Holy Eucharist, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. The Rev. Tom Buechele will officiate. Following the service is the annual meeting followed by a potluck lunch. For information, email stmshadycove@gmail.com or call 541-878-2166.


A spiritual discussion, "Eck Wisdom on Problem Solving" will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at the Washington Federal Community Room at Pony Espresso, 175 Lithia Way, Ashland. For more information, call 541-851-1189.