Church News March 4, 2023

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The Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, 1615 E. Murphy St., has scheduled a women’s conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Tickets start at $25.


Hope Alive Church, 305 E. 19th St., has scheduled a Small Business Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5.

There will be local boutiques, sweet treats, novelties, and more.

Customer admission is free and vendor slots are $25.


First Odessa, 311 W. Eighth St., has scheduled a dinner and class for new and potential members at 5 p.m. Sunday.


First Odessa, 311 W. Eighth St., has scheduled a Discover Dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday. Participants will share dinner together and learn about First Odessa.

For more information,, or text DISCOVER to 40778 to RSVP.

A relic of Blessed Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be available for veneration at two parishes in the Diocese of San Angelo, Monday and Tuesday.

  • Monday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., veneration; and 6:30 p.m., mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 20 E. Beauregard Ave., San Angelo.
  • Monday: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., veneration; and 6 p.m., mass at Holy Redeemer Parish, 2633 Conover Ave. Followed by Knights of Columbus Exemplification of Charity, Unity & Fraternity.


Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd., has scheduled a Women’s Conference from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 24.

Registration is $15 and includes dinner.


Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd., has scheduled a Women’s Conference in Spanish from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 25.

Tickets start at $15.


Immanuel, 4020 E. University Blvd., has scheduled a Night of Worship and Prayer at 6:30 p.m. March 26.


The Knights of Columbus Council 3203 has scheduled a Fish Fridays fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays through March 31 at St. Mary’s Church Cafeteria, 612 E. 18th St.

There will be fried fish and French fries in honor of Lent.

Plates are $14 each.

For more information, call 432-332-5334.

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 through April 2.

Breakfast will be served.

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


Catholic Charities Odessa has scheduled a banquet and comedy show featuring Lucas Bohn at 6 p.m. May 12 at the Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Devonian Ballroom, 305 E. Fifth St.

Visit or call 432-332-1387.

Mid-Cities Church, 8700 Highway 191, Midland, has scheduled a Parkinson’s Disease support group meeting at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.


Faith Fellowship Church, 1603 N. Grandview Ave., has scheduled Lenten services and lunch will continue from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 29.

For more information, call 432-362-2549.

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.


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.