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Church News August 6, 2022

The Odessa American welcomes church special events. Submission deadline is 5 pm Wednesdays for consideration for the following Saturday’s edition. E-mail [email protected]

Safe Place has scheduled a free seminar from 9 am to noon today at Faith Fellowship Lutheran Church, 1603 N. Grandview Ave.

This seminar is designed: To introduce the Safe Place vision. To present its importance in developing healthy leaders and disciples, and in equipping. God’s people for living lives of effective witness in the world. To reflect on some working definitions of what it means to be a Safe Place. To begin identifying safe-place characteristics. To challenge participants to identify at least one way God wants to further transform them so that they might live more fully as a Safe Place person for others.

For more information, call 432-362-2549.

Asbury United Methodist Church4001 E. University Blvd., has scheduled a Superhero Family Night from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm today.

There will be hot dogs, games, water slides and jumpers.

Bring a towel and wear your swimsuits.


Odessa Christian Faith Center9000 Andrews Highway, has scheduled night of worship and prayer at 6:30 pm Sunday.

All are welcome.


Connection Christian Church4741 Tanglewood Lane, has scheduled Blessing of the Backpacks from 11 am to 1 pm Sunday.

Bring your backpack to worship services at 11 am


West Texas Worship Conference has been scheduled Wednesday through Aug. 13 at the Odessa Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 305 E. Fifth St.

The conference will start at 4 pm Wednesday.

The conference is designed to help you grow as a True Worshiper. It is designed to be a resource for church leadership and their worship, creative, and production teams to be empowered, encouraged, refreshed, and grow physically and spiritually in their areas of ministry service.

Register at

Westminster Presbyterian Church4901 Maple Ave., has scheduled a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) and Stop the Bleed (STB) training, presented by certified instructors from Medical Center Hospital, at 6:30 pm Aug. 10 in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

CRASE will provide strategies for surviving an active shooter event and STB will prepare you to respond to emergencies where there is massive bleeding.

This training is free and open to the public but in order to have adequate supplies, register by calling the church office at 432-366-1321, ext. 2, or email [email protected]

Immanuel Baptist Church4020 E. University Blvd., will present a Gospel Hymn Sing at 6:30 pm Aug. 28.


Belmont Baptist Church806 N. Belmont Ave., offers family meals during its Family Supper time from 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm each Wednesday when Awana is in session.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 432-332-0248, email [email protected] or visit

Catholic Charities Community Services Odessa2500 Andrews Highway, need of volunteers for pantry distribution.

Distribution times are scheduled from 9 am to noon and from 1 pm to 3 pm 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 am to 11:30 am 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 are a few ways to give:

  • PayPal Giving Fund: 100% goes to the mission, visit PayPal does not keep a processing fee when you use this service.
  • Door of Hope Mission, or mail a check to Door of Hope Mission, PO Box 1789, Odessa, TX 79760.
  • On Amazon or eBayadd Door of Hope Mission as preferred charity, and a portion of purchases will go to the mission.
  • On Amazon Smile ( 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 ( Add the Door Of Hope Mission to favorites.

All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, call 337-8294 or visit

Highland United Methodist Church1808 N. Dixie Blvd., and volunteers offer a back door blessing meal at 6 pm 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 Christ4900 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 am to 10:30 am Masks are required to comply with city orders and to protect each other from spreading the virus.

Victory Christian Fellowship Church325 N. County Road West, offers individuals assistance who are hurting from addictions to become drug and alcohol free, physically well and most importantly 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; Saint Angelo, 325-658-1061; Albuquerque, NM, 505-550-5661; Artesia, NM, 575-745-4294; and Chicago, 773-696-9094.

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