Church News October 2, 2021

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St. Nicholas’ Episcopal Church, 4000 W. Loop 250 N., Midland, has scheduled Blessing of the Animals in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi at 10 a.m. today at the church courtyard.

Father David Perdue will bless all pets, even beloved toy pets.

Dogs must be leashed and cats in a carrier.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 432-694-8856.

First Baptist Church, 311 W. Eighth St., will celebrate its 125th anniversary celebration with worship services with special guests Ernest Easley and Curtis Brewer at 11 a.m. Oct. 17.

There will also be a homecoming service with special music from the church choir and orchestra at 6 p.m.


Crossroads Church, 6901 E. Highway 191, has scheduled Night of Light Trunk or Treat event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three favorite decorated vehicles.

Volunteers and candy donations are needed.

Candy donations may be dropped off in the collection tubs in the church lobby.

To register your decorated vehicle or for more information, visit

Odessa First Assembly, 1101 N. Lee Ave., has scheduled Rock the Pumpkin from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

There will be free food, free games, free candy, prizes, and a cake walk.

This is a free, family friendly event.


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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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

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 [email protected]


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.