EVENTS

West University Church of Christ, 10137 W. University Blvd., will be collecting new and packaged underpants of all sizes for men and women to donate to Jesus House of Odessa from now until Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 4. During this time, items can be dropped off from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sundays and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Super Undie Sunday has been scheduled Feb. 4, and Jesus House will pick up donated items at the church. For more information, call Doug Doyle at 231-7907.

MIDLAND Interdenominational Ministers Alliance of Midland has scheduled the seventh annual Community Education Symposium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 410 S. Calhoun St., Midland.

There will be a variety of presentations from community professionals and experts. Guest speakers include Orlando Riddick, Roy Nelson, Angela Joiner, John Love and Gavan Norris.

Admission is free. Lunch will be provided. Call 978-8734 or visit www.midland-ima.webs.com.

Belmont Baptist Church, 806 N. Belmont Ave., has scheduled a fundraiser luncheon and church conference from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be a lasagna meal to benefit the young married adult group and all ministry teams will report. Donations will be accepted.

Antioch Christian Education Center, 4040 Maple Ave., has scheduled the first annual Daddy and Daughter Dance from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

All ACEC fathers and grandfathers are invited to accompany their daughters/granddaughters. ACEC families are invited, even if your older or younger daughter is not currently enrolled.

There will be dancing, dessert and pictures. Tickets are $10 and include admission for one adult and one child. Additional tickets are $5.

Moms are needed to help work at the event. A sign-up sheet is located on the PTO Board in the ACEC Fellowship Hall.

Living Room Reset, a marriage and parenting event with Kirk Cameron, has been scheduled from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 27 at New Life Chapel, 914 N. Texas Ave.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP seating.

Call 337-1000 or visit www.newlifeodessa.com.

GARDEN CITY First Baptist Church, 224 N. Main St., Garden City, has scheduled a planning meeting for the 2018 mission trip to the Philippines at 1 p.m. Jan. 28, after the morning worship service.

The church is teaming with FBC Santo. Tentative dates for the trip are mid-April. A cumulative team of eight to 10 people are needed for the trip (between the two churches). If you are interested in going, now is the time to start getting your passport if you do not already have one.

Call 432-354-2609.

St. Mary’s Central Catholic School Home and School Organization has scheduled a Casino Knight fundraiser with Knights of Columbus No. 3203 from 7 p.m. to midnight Feb. 10 at St. Mary’s Wellness Center, 1703 N. Adams Ave.

There will be live music, casino games, live and silent auctions, great food and more.

For more information, call Willie Balerio at 924-0421 or Frank Jacobo at 638-5571.

The Odessa Ministerial Alliance is looking for hosts and speakers for the 2018 Lenten Luncheon Worship Series.

Church hosting dates still available are Feb. 21 and March 28. Preaching dates still available are March 21 and March 28.

The theme this year is “Who do you say that I am?”

If your church wants to host a luncheon or if you want to preach at a luncheon, call Greg Morris at 770-4320 or email gsmorris@hotmail.com.

Crescent Park Baptist Church, 3002 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Mother’s Day out for children ages 3-month-old to 3-year-old from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $135 a month. Registration is required. Call 366-4476 on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Crescent Park Baptist Church, 3002 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Live, Laugh, Love, a senior adult time of fellowship with a covered dish dinner, followed by table games, at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month in the small fellowship hall. The dinner is free. Bring a covered dish. Call 366-4476.

Crescent Park Baptist Church, 3002 E. University Blvd., has scheduled a time of devotion, prayer, snacks and table games for the 50 Plus group (age 50 and over) at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the small fellowship hall. Bring snacks to share. Call 366-4476.

Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord, 1603 N. Grandview Ave., has scheduled a men’s prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Call Angie Gullett at 362-2549, email office@lcrl.org or visit http://www.lcrl.org.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4901 Maple Ave., has scheduled the monthly food pantry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. Call 366-1321.

Odessa Central Baptist Church, 1416 N. Texas Ave., is offering counseling services through Agape Counseling Services of West Texas. Call 337-6417 or email odcbc@sbcglobal.net.

All People Worship Center has opened a hospice service to work in patients’ homes and nursing homes.

With an office at 1324 N. County Road West, the All People Hospice has a doctor, a nurse and a social worker to serve within a 50-mile radius of Odessa. For more information, call the hospice at 653-5718.

CLASSES

MIDLAND Kelview Heights Baptist Church, 402 W. Scharbauer Drive, Midland, has scheduled the class “Before You Say ‘I Do’” from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 17 through Feb. 28.

Call 682-3842 or visit www.kelview.com.

MIDLAND Unveiled Dance Ministry has scheduled a dance and flag workshop from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today in the youth room at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church, 901 N. Midland Drive, Midland.

Participants, age 16 and older, will be given brief Biblical references on dance and banners and learn to teach and practice how to use dance and banners as a prayer language in praise and worship through creative movement.

Flags and silks will be provided but are limited. You are welcome to bring your own worship flags/silks if you have them.

A small meal will be provided. There is no cost, but a love offering will be accepted.

After the workshop, participants can sign up for a new class that will start Jan. 27.

For more information about the workshop or the upcoming class, email UnveiledDance@gmail.com.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 824 E. 18th St., has scheduled Jr. Confirmation classes at 9 a.m. Sundays and 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 337-5451 or visit www.RedeemerOdessa.org.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 824 E. 18th St., has scheduled Lutheranism 101 classes at 9 a.m. Sundays. Call 337-5451 or visit www.RedeemerOdessa.org.

Bethany Christian Church, 4522 N. Everglade Ave., has scheduled a Sunday school class for young adults in their twenties and thirties at 9:45 a.m. Sundays in the boardroom. Call 366-5971, email gsmorris@hotmail.com or visit www.bccodessa.org.

Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord, 1603 N. Grandview Ave., has scheduled A Spiritual Journey: A Working Guide For Healing Damaged Emotions (based on the Twelve Steps program) at 7 p.m. Mondays in the fellowship hall.

Call Angie Gullett at 362-2549, email office@lcrl.org or visit http://www.lcrl.org.

First Baptist Church, 709 N. Lee Ave., has scheduled
the following Grief Share classes this fall in the senior adult suite.

  • Sundays: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon.

The meetings are for those who have lost loved ones and are open to the public.

Call 332-6633 or visit www.lifeingraceodessa.com.

First Baptist Church, 709 N. Lee Ave., has scheduled Steps to Recovery from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall. Call 332-6633 or visit www.lifeingraceodessa.com.

Celebrate Recovery has scheduled meetings from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday at First United Methodist Church in the Student Ministry Building, 214 W. Fourth St.

The Christian based recovery program incorporates 12 steps and 8 principles of recovery for those seeking freedom from an addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behavior.

The program and child care for participants is free of charge. Call 337-1527.

Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd., has scheduled a meal at 5:30 p.m., followed by classes for both adults and youth of all ages at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays. There are three different classes for adults: Gospel of John; The Beliefs of Islam; and a women’s study, “Gideon” by Priscilla Shirer. Call 366-4455.

Tanglewood Bible Institute, 1329 Tanglewood Lane, has scheduled two video-based Bible classes on Thursdays.

  • 7 p.m.: Apologetics II, a 24-week class by Ted Stewart.
  • 8 p.m.: Levitical Sacrificial System, a 12-week class by Jerald Paden.

These classes may be audited for the price ($12) of the workbook or taken for a bachelors’ degree or master’s degree in biblical studies from the Sunset International Bible Institute, which requires registration fees, tuition and textbooks.

Call 366-3619.

BIBLE STUDIES

First United Methodist Church Odessa, 415 N. Lee Ave., has scheduled “Disciple Fast Track,” a 24-week Genesis through Revelation whole Bible study, on Wednesdays, Jan. 24-May 2.

  • Morning sessions will take place at 9:30 a.m. at Parks Methodist Village Club House, 111 Parks Village Drive.
  • Evening sessions will take place at 6:15 p.m. at the FUMC main building, room B-5.

The cost is $32. To register, call 337-1527 or visit www.fumcodessa.org.

Bethany Christian Church, 4522 N. Everglade Ave., has scheduled a Bible study led by the Rev. Greg Morris at noon Mondays. Bring a lunch. Call 366-5971, email gsmorris@hotmail.com or visit www.bccodessa.org.

A New Chosen Life Fellowship, 406 Fitch Ave., has scheduled Bible study from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Sunday morning worship services are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. If a ride is needed to any service, call the Rev. Strauss McCreary at 212-1156.

Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd., has scheduled First Steps, a study of the Basics of the Christian Faith, at 10 a.m. Sundays. Call 366-4455.

The Disciples of Christ of First Christian Church has scheduled two Bible studies.

  • Tuesdays: 6 p.m., Bible study at Homemade Wines, 4555 E. University Blvd.
  • Wednesdays: 9 a.m., Bible study at Corporal Ray’s Coffee, 3111 Faudree Road.

Anyone is welcomed to attend. Call 332-2954.

Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord, 1603 N. Grandview Ave., has scheduled the following Bible study classes.

  • Sundays: 9 a.m., Word of God study for adults led by Billy Tripp.
  • Tuesdays: 10 a.m., Bible study for ladies led by Donna Brown.
  • Thursdays: 7 p.m., Bible study for young adults.

Call Angie Gullett at 362-2549, email office@lcrl.org or visit http://www.lcrl.org.

Odessa Christian Faith Center has scheduled a special service for middle school and high school students at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Oneighty Youth Center, 8828 Andrews Highway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 368-7714.

Odessa Christian Faith Center has scheduled “Man Up,” a ministry for men, from 8:50 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Oneighty Youth Center, 8828 Andrews Highway. Men of all ages are invited. Call 368-7714.

Life in Grace Lutheran Church, 1015 N. Tom Green Ave., has scheduled a Bible study for ladies on the Book of Ruth at noon Tuesdays. Bring a sack lunch. Call 332-6633 or visit www.lifeingraceodessa.com.

Life in Grace Lutheran Church has scheduled an evening Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Parks Methodist Retirement Village, 3301 Faudree Road. Call 332-6633 or visit www.lifeingraceodessa.com.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 824 E. 18th St., has scheduled Readings of the Day, a Bible study for adults, at 9 a.m. Sundays. Call 337-5451 or visit www.RedeemerOdessa.org.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 824 E. 18th St., has scheduled a Bible study for adults on the Book of Romans at 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

Call 337-5451 or visit www.RedeemerOdessa.org.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 824 E. 18th St., has scheduled a Bible study for adults on Revelations at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. There will be a free sandwich bar at 5:30 p.m. before the study begins.

Call 337-5451 or visit www.RedeemerOdessa.org.

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