Church News June 5, 2021

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Sherwood Baptist Church has scheduled End of School Bash for all ages from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sherwood Park, North Pavilion by Skate Park.

There will be games, prizes, hot dogs, snow cones, corn hole competition.

The event is free. Bring a lawn chairs.

Second Baptist Church, 711 E. 17th St., has scheduled Knights of the North Castle VBS for ages four through sixth grade from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through June 10.

There will be bible stories, music, crafts, and games.

Volunteers are also needed.

To register, visit

For more information, call 432-337-8381or email

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 7601 N. Grandview Ave., has set new mass times.

They are Sunday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Spanish.

The Rev. Karin Carlson, pastor of Mackey Chapel United Methodist Church and associate pastor of the First UMC, will be ordained as a deacon by Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe of Albuquerque, N.M., at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the First UMC Sanctuary at 415 N. Lee Ave.

Two choirs totaling 50 singers will participate as the Rev. Carlson’s ordination is enacted on behalf of the Albuquerque-based New Mexico Conference of the United Methodist Church.

She earned a theological studies degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky., after taking bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education from the University of North Texas in Denton and the University of Texas Permian Basin.

Carlson taught and coached tennis at Odessa College for 23 years before entering the ministry. She and her husband Jim have two daughters.

First Methodist Church, 115 W. Fifth St., will present the West Texas Music Academy 10th anniversary block party concert from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 13.


The 100… a Night of Worship with Albert Hall and Friends has been scheduled June 13 at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

For tickets or more information, call 800-514-3849 or visit

The Bridge, 3901 E. Yukon Road, has scheduled Daughters of the King Dance: Boots and Beauties from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 18.

All girls ages birth through 18 are encouraged to join along with the important men God has called into their life for a Texas dance party, refreshments, and fun.

Registration is required.

To register, visit

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. June 28-July 2.

There will be crafts, recreation, snacks, music, and bible study.

Volunteers are also needed.

To register or for more information, 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.

Visit or

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

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


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.