Church News February 18, 2023

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The Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, 1412 W. Illinois Ave., Midland, has scheduled a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Enjoy pancakes benefiting the Holy Trinity Youth.


Connection Christian Church has scheduled Ashes to Go Wednesday at the following locations and times: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Kent Kwik, 4350 Loop 338; at 10 a.m., Market Street, 4950 E. 42nd St; at noon, the corner of Tanglewood Lane & Penbrook St.; at 2:30 p.m., Medical Center Hospital chapel, 500 W. Fourth St.; at 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Chick-fil-A, 3805 E. 42nd St.; at 7 p.m., Ecumenical Worship Service at Connection Christian Church, 4241 Tanglewood Lane.

For more information, contact the Rev. Dr. Dawn Weaks at [email protected] or 432-248-4483.

Faith Fellowship Church, 1603 N. Grandview Ave., has scheduled a Lenton service (Station of Ashes) from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Lenten services and lunch will continue from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, March 1-29.

For more information, call 432-362-2549.

Second Baptist Odessa, 711 E. 17th St., has scheduled a Worship Concert featuring the Singing Men of West Texas from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23.


Stonegate Fellowship has scheduled a Wild at Heart Boot Camp from 6:30 a.m. March 31 to 5 p.m. April 2 at Mo-ranch, 2229 FM 1340, Wink.

Tickets are $150 and include transportation, food, lodging, and materials.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, 1412 W. Illinois Ave., Midland, has scheduled an Episcopal 101 class from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sundays from Feb. 26-April 2.

Breakfast will be served.

This class is open to all, including non-members.


Odessa First Assembly, 1101 N. Lee Ave., has scheduled English as a Second Language lessons from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursdays through May 18.

The classes are free.


Odessa First Assembly, 1101 N. Lee Ave., has scheduled a Better Together marriage ministry from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays.


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.

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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Belmont Baptist Church, 1200 W. Eighth St., has scheduled a food pantry from 9 a.m. to noon on the fourth Saturday of each month. Visit

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

  • Second Baptist Church, 711 E. 17th St., has scheduled classes in English as a second language at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Classes are free and childcare is available. Call 432-366-2153 or visit
  • 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:

All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, call 337-8294 or visit

  • 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.

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