Church News August 27, 2022

The Odessa American welcomes church special events. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesdays for consideration for the following Saturday’s edition. Email [email protected].

St. Matthew Baptist Church, 809 Barrett Ave., has scheduled second anniversary celebration for their pastor and wife at 11 a.m. Sunday.


Immanuel Baptist Church, 4020 E. University Blvd., will present a Gospel Hymn Sing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.


The Monahans Chamber of Commerce and churches of Monahans have scheduled A Night of Hope featuring Dallas Cowboys Chaplain Jonathan Evans, former NFL fullback, Wednesday at the Ward County Event Center, 1525 E. Monahans Parkway, Monahans.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Food vendors and jump houses will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Call 432-943-2187, email [email protected] or visit

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 7601 N. Grandview Ave., has scheduled Men’s Bible Study by Bishop Robert Barron from 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Sept. 12-Oct. 17 in the church parlor.

Signup sheets are located in the Narthex.


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 7601 N. Grandview Ave., has scheduled Women’s Bible Study, The Turning Point, a study of the gospel of John by Dr. Allen Hunt, at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 14-Nov. 9 in the church parlor.

Cost of material is $20.

Signup sheets are located in the Narthex.

For more information, email Sondra Eoff at

Crescent Park Baptist Church, 3002 E. University Blvd., will be offering ESL classes from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday, starting Sept. 13, in the fellowship hall.

For more information, call 432-366-4476.

Reflection Ministries of Texas has scheduled Human Trafficking Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 305 E. Fifth St.

Hear from survivor leaders and experts about the prevalence of human trafficking and how you can be involved in stopping it.

For tickets or information, visit

The Life Center has scheduled a fall fundraiser with speaker Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State in the Trump administration, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Midland Horseshoe Arena, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

To sponsor a table or for more information, visit

Crescent Park Baptist Church, 3002 E. University Blvd., is offering a Spanish Language Bible Study by the Rev. Mike McGuire at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday.

For more information, call 432-366-4476.

Belmont Baptist Church, 806 N. Belmont Ave., offers family meals during its Family Supper time from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. each Wednesday when Awana is in session.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 432-332-0248, email [email protected] or visit

Catholic Charities Community Services Odessa, 2500 Andrews Highway, need of volunteers for pantry distribution.

Distribution times are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays.

For more information on dates and times, call 332-1387.

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The West Texas Street Rod Association has scheduled Cars at Crossroads from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every fourth Saturday of each month at Crossroads Church, 6901 E. Highway 191.

There will be coffee and donuts inside the church.


Door of Hope Mission are in need of financial support to help provide hot meals, a safe place to sleep and shower to those who struggle with addictions through Bible study and counseling.

There a few ways to give:

  • PayPal Giving Fund: 100% goes to the mission, visit PayPal does not keep a processing fee when you use this service.
  • Door of Hope Mission website,, or mail a check to Door of Hope Mission, PO Box 1789, Odessa, TX 79760.
  • On Amazon or eBay, add Door of Hope Mission as preferred charity, and a portion of purchases will go to the mission.
  • On Amazon Smile ( Login to your account then select Door of Hope Mission Odessa TX so the mission receives donations from eligible purchases when you shop.
  • On eBay ( Add the Door Of Hope Mission to favorites.

All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, call 337-8294 or visit

Highland United Methodist Church, 1808 N. Dixie Blvd., and volunteers offer a back door blessing meal at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

There is no charge. Any donations contributed goes toward Highland’s children’s ministries.

Call 332-0261 or email [email protected].


Sherwood Church of Christ, 4900 North Dixie Blvd., offers free clothing on the first Saturday of every month.

With so many families in the community are losing their jobs due to COVID and the downturn in oil, the Sherwood Clothes Closet is an opportunity for people to find needed clothing items for the entire family.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Masks are required to comply with city orders and to protect each other from spreading the virus.

Victory Christian Fellowship Church, 325 N. County Road West, offers individuals assistance who are hurting from addictions to become drug and alcohol free, physically well and most important spiritually alive.

All services are provided for free.

Several homes are located throughout Texas, New Mexico and Chicago.

For more information, call the Rev. Albert Flores at 432-978-9959 or 432-335-8925.

For home locations, call for Odessa, 325-300-0832; El Paso, 915-838-8887; Fort Worth, 817-626-1819; Houston, 713-880-4732; Mathis, 361-547-3755; McAllen, 956-702-2781; San Angelo, 325-658-1061; Albuquerque, N.M., 505-550-5661; Artesia, N.M., 575-745-4294; and Chicago, 773-696-9094.