Religion briefs: Friday, July 9
Rogue River Seventh-Day Adventist Christian Church
Pastor Tom Bentley will present the second installment of its Friday evening summer series titled “Getting Closer to God” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Rogue River Seventh-Day Adventist Christian Church, 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River. The service includes fellowship, music and a message. The series continues at 7 p.m. Fridays through July 30, and past presentations are available by visiting RRSDA.com and clicking on “media.” For more info, call 541-582-1262.
Shady Point Seventh-Day Adventist Church
The church holds worship services at 10:40 a.m. Saturdays at 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point. “New beginners” and “advanced” Bible studies are offered prior to the service at 9:30 a.m., and a fellowship lunch follows the worship service at noon. See spadventistchurch.com.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 517 W. 10th St., Medford, offers worship services in English at 8:30 a.m. and noon Sundays, and in Spanish at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Mass is offered at 8:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with rosary half an hour before. An English language vigil is offered at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, and a Spanish vigil is offered at 7 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call 541-779-4661, or see sacredheartmedford.org or Facebook.com/sacredheartmedford.
Unity of Medford
Unity of Medford, 540 N. Holly St., will hold a drum circle at 11 am. Saturday, July 10. A community sing-along will be held during the worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. For info, call 541-415-4918 or find the Medford Unity group on Meetup.com.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Dr., Medford, will hold an indoor service at 9 a.m. Sunday, and an outdoor service at 10:45 a.m. in the church amphitheater. Call 541-773-8274, see wpcmedford.com or Facebook.com/WPCmedford.
St. Peter Lutheran Church
St. Peter Lutheran Church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold a worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 11. An adult Bible class will follow. The church will observe physical distancing guidelines, but masks are not required for those who are fully vaccinated. Call 541-772-4395 or see stpeterlutheran-medford.org.
Medford Congregational United Church of Christ
Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., will conduct an in-person worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Those who have been fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a mask. Call 541-772-8860 or see medforducc.org.
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will meet for morning prayer at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 11. The service will also be streamed on the church’s YouTube channel. For info, see standrewsanglican.org.
First Presbyterian Church of Medford
Worship will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 11, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St. The church also offers prerecorded video services on its website. Free bag lunches are available from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Call 541-779-1711 or see firstpreschurchmedford.com.
Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley
The Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley will resume its in-person worship services with a new time and location. The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will present “Are You Putting God on Hold?” at 1 p.m. Sunday at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Those unable to attend in person can find livestream broadcasts and recordings on the center’s Facebook and YouTube pages. For more info, see cslroguevalley.org.
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix (Shoppes at Exit 24), will serve Vespers at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 10, and Monday, July 12. Divine Liturgy will be served at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 11, and at 8 a.m. Tuesday July 13, in celebration of the Feast of Archangel Gabriel. For further information, see the website, at gabriel.church.
St. Martin Episcopal Church
St. Martin Episcopal Church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold outdoor, distance-seating worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 11. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will officiate, assisted by Deacon Allan Miles. See stmartinshadycove.org for any last-minute changes. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 541-878-2166.
Zion Lutheran Church
Worship at Zion Lutheran Church, 516 W. Fourth St., Medford, begins at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, July 11. For the fully vaccinated, there are now no physical distancing or mask requirements. The unvaccinated are requested to wear masks and maintain physical distance from others. For information, call 541-772-4674.
Ayala Zonnenschein and friends will welcome Shabbat with candle lighting, song, prayer and community at 7 p.m. Friday, July 9, and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 10, there will be prayers, songs, movement, story and words of Torah. The theme is the 42 journeys of the Israelites from slavery to freedom. The services will be live-streamed on the Havurah Synagogue’s Facebook page, or email email@example.com for the Zoom link. For more info, call 541-488-7716.
Grace Lutheran Church
Grace Lutheran Church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold a Zoom and in-person service at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 11. Masks are not required if fully vaccinated. Coffee fellowship will follow the service. Visit gracelutheranashland.org or call 541-482-1661 for more information.