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Church news | Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2007 12:00 am


>> The annual ladies conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Westview Church of God, 2105 N. Moss Ave.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided along with childcare.

If childcare is needed, call 385-0079 or 638-7317.

>> St. Joseph Catholic Church and Teresa de Calcutta have scheduled a capital campaign fund-raiser for Catholic Charities from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the church, 907 S. Dixie Blvd.

The two organizations will be selling enchilada or gordita plates, including rice, beans, salad and tea.

Cost per plate is $6.

>> Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has scheduled events at the church, 4522 N. Everglade Ave.

Today: 6 p.m., The Holy Table, a contemporary worship service.

Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school classes; 10:50 a.m., worship; 8 p.m., youth (sixth through 12th grade) will meet.

Monday: noon, Brown Bag Bible Study.

Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Time Travelers for children 5 years old through fifth grade.

>> King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church has scheduled its 50th Golden Anniversary Banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday at Odessa Regional Medical Center conference room, 515 Adams Ave.

Wendell Davis, pastor of Lyson Chapel in Lubbock, will be guest speaker.

Tickets are $25 per person.

Event is open to the public. Call Bishop G.T. Garnett at 889-9218 or Juanita Sterling at 631-7911.

>> West Odessa First Baptist Church has scheduled a public viewing of the film “Facing the Giants” from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at the church, 11300 W. University Blvd.

>> St. Luke’s United Methodist Church has scheduled events at the church, 1601 E. 42nd St.

Sunday: 11 a.m., mission Sunday, church members will be presenting the Cherry family with the wounded warrior items. The family will then ship it off to their son in Iraq to distribute items to several wounded warriors in Iraq.

Oct. 6: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., youth garage sale at the church fellowship hall.

Oct. 14: 11 a.m., McMurry presentation during service.

>> Odessa Christian Faith Center has scheduled events at the center, 8860 Andrews Hwy.

Monday: 7 p.m., Paulette Caywood will be teaching a message for women in the “Women of Wisdom” meeting.

Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24: 7 p.m., financial freedom classes will be taught. Participants will be released from the service to attend.

Oct. 7: 7 p.m., Don Caywood will be teaching a message for the men in the “Men of Courage and Character” meeting.

Oct. 21: 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Fine Arts Ministry will be presenting “P’Nokio,” an original adaptation of the childhood classic at the Oneighty Youth Center, 8828 Andrews Hwy. Admission is free and open to the public.

Oct. 27: 11 a.m., all junior and high school girls are invited to “God’s Girls” meeting at the Oneighty Youth Center.

Oct. 31: 7 p.m., Trunk of Treats, an alternative to Halloween, at the main parking lot. There will be obstacle courses, jumpers, a ball toss, candy and games for the children. Admission is free and open to the public.

>> MIDLAND Midland-Odessa Christian Women’s Connection has scheduled its monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ranchland Hills Country Club, 1600 E. Wadley Ave.

Jan McCrary, real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Langston, will speak about Midland and Odessa’s economy.

Roc ‘C Semmelbeck will provide music.

Jane Sparks of Hobbs, N.M., will be guest speaker.

A free nursery is provided at a local church, but mothers are asked to bring a sack lunch for their child.

Cost of the luncheon is $14.

For luncheon and nursery reservations, call 520-4502 or 689-4125.

Event is open to the public.

>> MIDLAND First Presbyterian Church of Midland has scheduled Bach’s Lunch Recital Series at noon Wednesday at the church, 800 W. Texas Ave.

The series will feature a recital with the Lee High School Orchestra.

Lunch will be available 30 minutes before and after the performance. Cost is $6.

Admission is free and open to the public. Call 684-7821 or visit

>> Asbury United Methodist Church has scheduled prayer, talk and fellowship for P.I.P. (People in Pain) from noon to 1:30 p.m. each first and third Wednesday of each month beginning Wednesday at the church, 4001 E. University Blvd.

Prayer will be for all denominations.

Talk and discussions will be about topics to make life brighter and fuller, and to make the path through all kinds of pain easier and more hopeful.

Anyone needing to get back to work can start eating whatever time needed during the discussion.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Call Mary Beth Kenworthy at 366-5019.

>> Unity Church of Odessa has scheduled “4T,” a 12-step program to build prosperity, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and running every Wednesday through Oct. 17 at the church, 210 E. 12th St.

>> Odessa Aglow Community Lighthouse has scheduled a meeting at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Odessa College, Student Union Building in room 104, 201 W. University Blvd.

Theodore Boone will be the speaker.

>> Mission Dorado Baptist Church has scheduled to teach free ESL (English as a Second Language) classes from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the church, 4142 Faudree Road.

The class is offered to assist those who want to gain a broader fluency in order to become more employable and qualify for citizenship.

There will be a free nursery.

To register, call Marleen Lieb at 362-6563 or 561-8553.

>> Agape Ministries Dream Center has scheduled to celebrate 20 years of ministry at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 7 and at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the center, 1618 E. Murphy St.

Guests will be Jimmy Dennis of Agape Ministries Dream Center, Matthew Barnett of Los Angeles Dream Center and Scott Hinkle of Scott Hinkle Outreach Ministries.

Call 337-1745 or visit www.odessa

>> Antioch Christian Church has scheduled a “Wild West Pumpkin Patch” from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 7 through Oct. 31 at the church, 4040 Maple Ave.

Pumpkins will be sold from 50 cents to $20.

The church has also scheduled a tailgating party with live entertainment from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at the church.

>> Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord has scheduled a free seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at the church, 1603 N. Grandview Ave.

Ron Ellison will discuss prime directives and powers of attorney and the importance of having them in place before they are needed.

>> Greater St. Luke Baptist Church has scheduled to celebrate its 28th church anniversary at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the church, 3557 W. 16th St.

>> Grace Baptist Church has scheduled its annual missions conference at the church, 2409 Walnut Ave.

Oct. 26: 7 p.m., Larry Taylor, missionary to Belgium.

Oct. 27: 6 p.m., Gene Pettite, missionary to Mexico.

Oct. 28: 10:30 a.m., Mike Starling will represent Mission Quest International.

Call 337-7255.

>> Faith Temple Fellowship is taking donations to feed the homeless from noon to 1 p.m. each Saturday at the church, 1335 E. Sixth St.

Suggested donations are cups of soup, coffee, blankets, sleeping bags, bread, Ramen noodles, small bag of chips, lunch meats, pop top canned meats, bug spray, bottled water, snacks, puddings, desserts, brown paper sacks, white Styrofoam to-go folding trays and money.

The church is also in need of a moving truck. The sponsor will have his or her name on the truck to show the community who is helping support the outreach program.

The church delivers meals to the people on the streets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday and serves meals at 7:45 a.m. and at noon each Sunday at the church.

Call Don Kyker at 559-9165 to schedule a drop-off time for donations.


>> Unity Church of West Texas has scheduled an ongoing Bible study led by J.C. Caston at 9:30 a.m. and a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 210 E. 12th St.

Frank McFarlin will speak about conscious awareness.


>> HOBBS, N.M. Christian music band Group 1 Crew will perform in concert at 7:07 p.m. Friday at the Hobbs Freshman School Hezier Campus, 101 Stanolind Road.

>> West Odessa First Baptist Church will play host to country-gospel singer Mike Hammack who will perform in concert at 10:55 a.m. Oct. 7 at the church, 11300 W. University Blvd.

>> Disciple, Fireflight, Dizmas and Wavorly will perform in concert at the Scars Remain Tour at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Immanuel Baptist Church, 4020 E. University Blvd.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $8 per person for groups of 15 people or more. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Call 550-5282.

>> The Allegro Chorale and Orchestra Inc. will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, corner of “M” and Illinois, Midland and at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 7601 N. Grandview Ave.

Spanish composer Elisenda Fabregas will attend the concerts and give a pre-concert lecture about her work.

The concerts are free and open to the public.

For information or for about its upcoming auditions, call Nancy Lovett at 550-3007 or e-mail nancylovett


>> The nondenominational Bible-based program for children ages 3 through sixth grade, has been scheduled Wednesdays at the following times and locations:

Belmont Baptist Church: 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 1200 W. Eighth St. Call 332-0248.

First Baptist Church: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 709 N. Lee Ave.

Life Unlimited Church: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 4224 NE Loop 338.

New Life Chapel: 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., 1921 E. 37th St. Call 362-7225.

Sunset Heights Baptist Church: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 2401 W. 16th St. Call 332-7727.

>> The program takes place on Sundays at the following times and locations:

Second Baptist Church: 4:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church, 711 E. 17th St.