The Odessa American welcomes church special events. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesdays for consideration for the following Saturday’s edition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Odessa Christian Faith Center, 9000 Andrews Highway, has scheduled guest minister Nancy Alcorn at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Alcorn is the founder and president of Mercy Multiplied. Mercy Multiplied is a residential counseling program that helps young women, ages 13-32 break free from life controlling issues and situations including anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, eating disorders, self-harm, addictions, unplanned pregnancy and sex trafficking. The residential program is voluntary, Biblically-based and completely free-of-charge.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information regarding Nancy Alcorn or Mercy Multiplied, visit MercyMultiplied.com.
For OCFC information, call 368-7714 or visit ocfc.org.
Crossroads Church, 6901 E. Highway 191, has scheduled High School Summer Nights.
- Sundays: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., high school students (ninth-12th grades).
- Tuesdays: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., middle school students.
All students are welcomed to join for volleyball, basketball and other backyard games.
Bring a friend.
Crossroads Church, 6901 E. Highway 191, is currently taking registrations for a three-day high energy camp for sixth through eighth grade students.
Registration closes Sunday.
There will be worship, games, water recreation, Cinergy Takeover, Altitude Trampoline Park, Luau Party at Doug Russell Pool, theme night parties and more.
To register or more information, visit tinyurl.com/kxsthe2k.
Mission Dorado Baptist Church, 4142 Faudree Road, has scheduled Destination Dig VBS for kids ages four through fifth grade from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through July 2.
There will be crafts, recreation, snacks, music, and bible study.
Volunteers are also needed.
To register or for more information, visit tinyurl.com/2uth9na5.
Immanuel Baptist Church, 4020 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Vacation Bible School for 3-year-olds through sixth graders from 9 a.m. to noon July 6-9.
Registration is available at immanuelodessa.com.
Crossroads Church has scheduled the 12th annual golf tournament for both men and women July 13 at the Odessa Country Club, 1, Fairway Drive.
Shotgun starts at 9 a.m.
Sponsorships are available.
All proceeds benefit the student summer camps transportation.
To register or for more information, visit tinyurl.com/ks2w6vps or email email@example.com.
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.
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 www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2432315. PayPal does not keep a processing fee when you use this service.
- Door of Hope Mission website, www.doorofhopemission.com/donate.html, 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 (www.smile.amazon.com): 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 (charity.ebay.com/charity/charity-name/2432315): Add the Door Of Hope Mission to favorites.
All donations are tax deductible.
For more information, call 337-8294 or visit doorofhopemission.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.