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Religion briefs, July 23

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Rogue River Seventh-Day Adventist Christian Church

Pastor Tom Bentley will present a new installment in his “Getting Closer to God” summer series offered at 7 p.m. Fridays at 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River. The event includes fellowship and special music. Past presentations are available at rrsda.com. For questions, call 541-582-1262.

Shady Point Seventh-Day Adventist Church

The church holds "New Beginners“ and ”Advanced“ Bible studies Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, followed by a worship service at 10:40 a.m. Saturday. A fellowship lunch follows the worship service. See spadventistchurch.com.

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

The church offers a Great Vespers service at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 24, and a Divine Liturgy service at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 25 at its sanctuary at The Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix. See gabriel.church or call 541-690-8822.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The church will hold an indoor worship service at 9 a.m. and an outdoor worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, July 25, at the church sanctuary located at 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford. The service will be livestreamed at 9 a.m. Sunday at wpcmedford.com and at Facebook.com/WPCmedford. For more info call 541-773-8274.

Ascension Lutheran Church

The church will hold an in-person worship service for those with reservations at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, at 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, and a livestream service online at ascensionlutheran.com. The church is also taking signups for its Vacation Bible School to be offered from Aug. 2-6. To make reservations for the in-person worship service, call 541-773-3594.

St. Peter Lutheran Church

The LCMS church will hold a worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 25, at 1020 E. Main St., Medford. An adult Bible class will follow. The church observes social distancing, but masks are not required for people who have been vaccinated. Audio sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For info, call 541-772-4395.

Medford Christian Science Church

The church will hold a worship service in-person and via conference call at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 25, at 111 Genessee Street, Medford. A conference call testimony meeting will be held Wednesday, July 28, by calling 541-249-5855. The Christian Science Reading Room is open, and accessed by calling 541-772-3609. For info, see christiansciencemedford.org.

Grace Lutheran Church in Ashland

The church will hold an in-person worship service with communion at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 25, at 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, and online via Zoom. The church does not require masks for those attending who are fully vaccinated. For more information and the Zoom link, see gracelutheranashland.org or call 541-482-1661.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

Due to the heat, the church will move its in-person worship service from the sanctuary to Lidgate Hall at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 25, at 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Those attending who are fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a mask during the service, and the church asks anyone attending who has not been vaccinated to wear a mask for their own protection. See medforducc.org or call 541-772-8860.

First United Methodist Church of Medford

The church will hold an in-person worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 25, at its sanctuary located at 607 W. Main Street, Medford. A recorded service is offered on the church’s website at medfordumchurch.org and via its YouTube channel. The church will give away free lunches from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, and the church’s food pantry is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. For more info call 541-773-3691.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

The church will hold its morning prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 25, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Robin Stroh will provide special music during the worship service. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.

First Presbyterian Church Medford

The church will hold a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 25, in its sanctuary at 85 S. Holly St., Medford. The church also provides new prerecorded video worship services online via firstpreschurchmedford.com and its YouTube channel. The church offers free bag lunches from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Call 541-779-1711.

Unity of Medford

The church will discuss its Unity Community’s vision and mission during its worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 25, at 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Following the service at 12:15 p.m. will be an “Updated Course in Miracles” spiritual study group. See unityofmedford.org or call 541-514-4918.