Church News October 30, 2021



The Odessa American hosts special church events. The submission deadline is Wednesday at 5 p.m. for review for the following Saturday edition. E-mail [email protected]

Stonegate Odessa scholarship, 4240 Preston Smith Road, scheduled Trunk or Treat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.


Grace Christian Community Church, 3450 Billy Hext Road, scheduled Trunk or Treat from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Visit

Faith Fellowship Lutheran Church, 1603 N. Grandview Ave., has a fall festival scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today 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

Saint-Matthew Baptist Church, 809 Barrett Ave., scheduled its annual Fall Festival from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

There will be fun, food, camaraderie, a pumpkin decorating contest and more.


Belmont Baptist Church, 1200 W. Eighth St., has a Fall Fun / Trunk Or Treat Night from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

There will be candy, popcorn, cotton candy and a raffle.


St. John’s Episcopal School Kooky Karnival was scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. today at the Ector County Coliseum, Barn D&E, 4201 Andrews Highway.

There will be carnival food, crushed ice, bungee jumping, rock climbing wall, sweaters, glitter tattoos, cake walk, dunk stand, a silent auction, household items, a live raffle, and more.

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New Dawn Community, 2110 E. 10th St., scheduled a Trunk or Treat from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

There will be food trucks, games and candy.

Disguises optional. No scary costumes please.


Odessa Biblical Church scheduled a city-wide flagship event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Visit one of the OBC houses for camaraderie, candy or to make treats.

The OBC homes are: Falkenberry Home, 3001 Pleasant Ave. ; Matta household, 1404 Nabors Lane; Llanas Household, 1600 Redbud Ave .; Garcia household, 14 Plantation Cove; Wilson House, 2701 E. 17th St.; Thayer Household, 6 Cherrywood Circle; Albe Household, 1412 Inwood Drive; Hackett Household, 3008 Beechwood Street; Brady House, 1318 Brittany Lane; Kirk Household, 2357 Bainbridge Drive; Pool cleaning, 6314 Mecca St .; Aguilar Household, 6912 Haywood Ave .; Canales Household, 8902 Partner Lane; Mitis household, 1508 Englewood Lane; Household razor, 4 Hummingbird Place; and Swanner Household, 124 Oahu Lane.


First Baptist Church, 709 N. Lee Ave., scheduled Glow Up, neighborhood parties spread across Odessa city, will take place Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Trick or Treaters will receive a glow stick, candy and information about the FBC Church.

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

Crossroads church, 6901 E. Highway 191, scheduled the Night of Light Trunk or Treat event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.

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

To register your decorated vehicle or for more information, visit

Crossroads church, 1000 N. Texas Ave., scheduled the Night of Light Trunk or Treat event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.

There will be food trucks, lots of candy and decorated trunks. Wear your costumes.


Impact city church, 914 N. Texas Ave., has a Trunk & Treat event scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.

There will be treats and activities for the whole family.


The bridge, 3901 E. Yukon Road, scheduled Kids Kandy Palooza from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

There will be a non-spooky costume contest, candy, and photo opportunities.


Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd., scheduled the Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.


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

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


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

There will be hot dogs, candy, cupcakes, 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.

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

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

This is a free family event.


Odessa Vida Church, 2000 W. University Blvd., scheduled Trunk or Treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.


Stonegate Community Church scheduled a conference for single mothers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 6.

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

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

Pre-registration is required.

Lunch will be offered to mothers and children present.

For more information call 432-694-5100 or visit

The Dean Robinson Memorial Roping was scheduled November 13-14 at West Texas Cowboy Church, 2144 E. Highway 158, Gardendale.

Registration is at 1 pm on November 13 for numbers # 10, # 8 CAP 4 and # 9 CAP 5. The cost is $ 50 per man.

On November 14, events will begin with a church service at 10 am and lasso registration will begin at 12:30 pm Warm-up # 10 Slide and # 11 Slide Draw 2.

A dummy lasso 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

Church of the challenge of life, 4500 N. Grandview Ave., has a Highly Favored Ladies’ Conference and Royal Tea Party scheduled for November 12-13.

Registration opens at 6 p.m.

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

Registration is compulsory.

To register or for more information, visit

Mackey Chapel United Methodist Church scheduled their 84th birthday celebration for the church at 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 at First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Lee Ave.

The theme is “Selah! We exalt you, Lord ”, Psalm 66: 4.

The guest pastor is Reverend Brandon Marshall of St. Matthews Baptist Church.


Jesus House Center for Women and Children scheduled Matt New to perform from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on November 19 at the Mid-Cities Church, 8700 Highway 191, Midland.

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

For tickets or information, visit, 806 N. Belmont Ave., offers family meals during their family dinner from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. every Wednesday when Awana is in session.

Free entry.

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

Community Services of Catholic Charities Odessa, 2500 Andrews Highway, need volunteers for pantry distribution.

Distribution hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

For more information on dates and times, call 332-1387.

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The West Texas Street Rod Association 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.


Gate of Hope Mission need financial support to help provide hot meals, a safe place to sleep and shower for those struggling with drug addiction through Bible study and counseling.

There are several 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 deliver a blessing meal by the back door at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Stock Exchange Hall.

There is no charge. All donations go to Highland Children’s Ministries.

Call 332-0261 or send an email [email protected]


Sherwood Church of Christ, 4900 North Dixie Blvd., offers free clothing on the first Saturday of each month.

With so many families in the community losing their jobs due to COVID and the drop in oil, the Sherwood Clothes Closet is an opportunity for people to find clothes the whole family needs.

Hours of operation are 9 am to 10:30 am Masks are required to comply with city orders and to protect each other from the spread of the virus.

Church of the Christian Community of Victory, 325 N. County Road West, offers assistance to people suffering from addictions to become drug and alcohol free, in good physical health and above all in spiritual life.

All services are provided free of charge.

Several homes are located in Texas, New Mexico and Chicago.

For more information, call Rev. Albert Flores at 432-978-9959 or 432-335-8925.

For home locations, call 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-Ange, 325-658-1061; Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-550-5661; Artesia, NM, 575-745-4294; and Chicago, 773-696-9094.



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