Religion briefs, July 30
Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church
Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church, 14611 Highway 62, Shady Cove, will hold Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, followed by a worship service at 10:40 a.m. and a fellowship lunch at noon. See spadventistchurch.com.
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix, will hold a Great Vespers service at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 31. Divine Liturgy will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, and a Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord will be at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6. See gabriel.church or call 541-690-8822.
St. Peter Lutheran Church
St. Peter Lutheran Church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will observe social distancing and mask-wearing during its service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. Audio sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. Call 541-772-4395.
Ascension Lutheran Church
Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Dr., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service for those with reservations at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. It will livestream the service online. For information about reservations, call 541-773-3594.
Medford Congregational United Church of Christ
The church, at 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford, will hold an in-person service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. Those who are fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a mask. The church asks those who have not been vaccinated to wear masks. Call 541-772-8860 or see medforducc.org.
St. Martin Episcopal Church
The church, at 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold an outdoor distance-seating service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. Call 541-878-2166, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit stmartinshadycove.org.
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold a service with holy communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. Organist Robin Stroh will provide music, and a time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. See standrewsanglican.org.
First Presbyterian Church Medford
The church, at 85 S. Holly St., Medford, will hold a service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. The church also provides video services online at firstpreschurchmedford.com and on its YouTube channel. Free bag lunches are offered from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Call 541-779-1711.
Unity of Medford
Guest speaker Cynthia Dettman will discuss “Western Buddhism and the interplay with 12 steps of AA” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at 540 N. Holly St. See unityofmedford.org or call 541-415-4918.
Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley
The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will begin a seven-part series called “The Path to Less Stress and More Joy” with a sermon titled “Flip the Script” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Masks are optional for the fully vaccinated. The service will also be livestreamed online at 1 p.m. Sunday on its Facebook page and YouTube channel. Videos of past services are available at cslroguevalley.org.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
The church, at 517 W. 10th St., Medford, offers Mass at 8:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with Rosary at 8 a.m. and Divine Mercy following Mass. Vigils are offered at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish. Worship services are offered in English at 8:30 and noon Sundays, in Spanish at 10:15 and 1:30 p.m. Sundays and a Latin mass at 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Call 541-779-4661, see sacredheartmedford.org or facebook.com/sacredheartmedford.
Newman United Methodist Church
Author and speaker J.J. Warren will present “Building Inclusive Community,” which includes a talk and a Q&A session with Southern Oregon LGBTQ+ leaders, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Newman United Methodist Church, 132 NE B St., Grants Pass. Warren is author of “Reclaiming church: A call to action for religious rejects.” See jjwarren.org or newmanumc.net.