Church News October 23, 2021

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Bible Baptist Church, 2801 Iola Drive, has scheduled a Trunk or Treat event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.


Belmont Baptist Church, 1200 W. Eighth St., has scheduled a fundraiser luncheon benefiting our buildings and grounds at noon Sunday.

The menu will include spaghetti, salad, and desert.


The Life Center has scheduled a fall fundraiser benefiting the center at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

Featured speaker will be Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., is Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University.

To donate, sponsorship, tickets or information, visit

Stonegate Fellowship Odessa, 4240 Preston Smith Road, has scheduled Trunk or Treat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30.


Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 3450 Billy Hext Road, has scheduled Trunk or Treat 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 Visit

First Baptist Church, 709 N. Lee Ave., are taking individually wrapped candy for the Glow Up event through Oct. 24 in bins located in the commons, near the church office and chapel.

Glow Up, block parties spread across the city of Odessa, will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 31.

Trick or treaters will be given a glow stick, candy and information about FBC church.

Hosts and volunteers are also needed.

To participate, text BLOCK to 40778 or for more information, visit

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

Faith Fellowship Lutheran Church, 1603 N. Grandview Ave., has scheduled a Fall Festival from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 30 in the back parking lot.

There will be games, prizes, hot dogs, popcorn, and fun activities for all ages.

For more information, call 432-362-2549 or visit

St. John’s Episcopal School Kooky Karnival has been scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Ector County Coliseum, Barn D & E, 4201 Andrews Highway.

There will be carnival food, shaved ice, bungee jump, rock climbing wall, jumpers, glitter tattoos, cake walk, dunk booth, silent auction, home goods, live raffle drawing, and more.

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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

Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31.


Mission Dorado Baptist Church, 4142 Faudree Road, has scheduled a Trunk or Treat from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 31.

There will be free candy, bounce houses, games, popcorn.


Sherwood Baptist Church, 505 E. 42nd St., has scheduled its annual Shinefest celebration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

There will be hot dogs, candy, cup cakes, games, prizes and more.

Presentation of Plagues of Egypt Walk Thru and musical presentation of “The Champion.”

The event is open to the public.

For more information, call 432-362-0331.

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.


Vida Church of Odessa, 2000 W. University Blvd., has scheduled Trunk or Treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.


Stonegate Fellowship Church has scheduled a Single Mom’s Conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6.

This is a one-day event of fun and encouragement, designed specifically for women raising children alone.

Childcare is available for children ages 6 weeks to 12-years-old.

Pre-registration is required.

Lunch will be provided for attending mothers and children.

For more information, call 432-694-5100 or visit

The Dean Robinson Memorial Roping has been scheduled Nov. 13-14 at the West Texas Cowboy Church, 2144 E. Highway 158, Gardendale.

Registration is 1 p.m. Nov. 13 for #10, #8 CAP 4 and #9 CAP 5. Cost is $50 a man.

On Nov. 14, events will begin with a 10 a.m. church service and roping registration starts at 12:30 p.m. Warm up #10 Slide and #11 Slide Draw 2.

Dummy roping will be included in honor of Chad Nease.

For more information, call Marvin Jennings at 432-924-4728 or Joe Dutton at 432-556-8600 or visit

Life Challenge Church, 4500 N. Grandview Ave., has scheduled a Highly Favored Ladies Conference and Royal Tea Nov. 12-13.

Registration opens at 6 p.m.

Speakers will be Vickie Vernon, Flo Shaw, Vicky Pacheco, Audri Madrid, and Lexi Pacheco.

Registration is required.

To register or for more information, visit

Mackey Chapel United Methodist Church has scheduled its 84th church anniversary celebration at 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Lee Ave.

The theme is “Selah! We Exalt You, Lord,” Psalm 66:4.

Guest pastor is the Rev. Brandon Marshall of St. Matthews Baptist Church.


The Jesus House Women and Children’s Center has scheduled Matt New to perform from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Mid-Cities Church, 8700 Highway 191, Midland.

The event will include an old-fashioned Christmas with food, candy, and a lighted hayride through the neighborhood’s Christmas lights, living nativity scene and more.

For tickets or 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.

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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.