Communion celebrated: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 2650 NW Highland Drive in Corvallis, will share God's Word and Holy Communion at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Pastor Eric Bohlmann's sermon will focus on the importance of justice and mercy. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. The multigenerational Sunday school will begin at 10:30 a.m., continuing a verse-by-verse study of the Gospel of Luke. Information: 541-753-2816 or www.svlc-corvallis.org.

Taoist meditation group: The group will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday at the First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op north store, 2855 NW Grant Ave. in Corvallis.

The event features Taoist Quiet Sitting meditation, also known as “Preserving the Light of the One.” Information: docneedlestcm@gmail.com.

New pastor preaches: The 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. in Corvallis, will feature a sermon by the new pastor, the Rev. Linda Tucker.

Tucker's sermon will be "Come Walk with Me." Scripture: Job 38:25-27.

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Baha'i devotions and discussion: “Knowledge, Education and Wisdom" is set for 9:45 a.m. Sunday at 5006 SW Hollyhock Circle, Corvallis.

Morality and good conduct are more important than book learning. The missions of the heavenly teachers and the purpose of divine philosophy all center on the training of human character. Like a tree that is lovingly groomed to produce fruits to serve many, the wisdom of a noble character nourishes the spirits of many. All are welcome to participate in the conversation.

Centering Prayer: A Christian Centering Prayer group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 706 SW Ellsworth St. in Albany.

Centering Prayer is a receptive practice of silent prayer in which God’s presence can be experienced within. This nonverbal method of prayer is not meant to replace other types of prayer but rather adds depth of meaning as practitioners slowly learn to rest in God.

Those attending are asked to enter by the side door on Ninth Street. Information: livinggreen@comcast.net.

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