First COGIC to host youth forum today

The First COGIC Youth Department presents a Plant A Seed & Affect A Future Youth forum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 5201 Westcliff Road in Killeen.

Lunch will be served. All young people ages 5 and older are invited.

Topics include self-image; education and you; mental health; drug and alcohol; youth and the law; and health, sex, and safety.

Call 254-953-3100, Veronica Waddell at 254-368-4741 or Precious Berard at 254-338-8239 or

Free food giveaway scheduled for today

Open Arms Outreach will have its free monthly food pantry beginning at 9 a.m. today at the ministry’s outreach center at 413 Eighth St. in Killeen.

In addition to the free food giveaway, breakfast burritos will be served at no charge.

The food pantry will remain open only as long as the food lasts.

This ministry serves the community by providing emergency food, toiletry items, and financial assistance and counseling. It also operates an adult literacy program and offers free educational tutoring for school-age children.

To volunteer or make a donation, go to or call 254-291-7387.

Movie appropriate for children of all ages

A Christian-based movie for children of all ages with snacks begins at 7 p.m. March 28 at Cove Korean Baptist Church, 909 Industrial Ave., Copperas Cove.

Call Jennifer Reinert at 254-661-9071 or email

Public invited to gospel quartet concert today

The second annual Central Texas Gospel Quartet explosion begins at 4 p.m. today at Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church, 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116, Copperas Cove.

The explosion features the Divine Messengers of Killeen, Gospel recording artists the Gospel Holy Tones of Temple, Marylyn Taylor and Co, of Waco, the Gospel Crew of Waco, and the Gospel Stars of Austin.

The event is free to the public. Call 254-702-4769.

Ministry plans clothes giveaway, breakfast

Coffee, breakfast and a clothes giveaway for the community is from 8 to 11 a.m. today at The Dare2Care Outreach Department at Temple of Faith Apostolic Ministries, 808 N. Eighth St., Killeen.

Unitarian Universalist to host guest speaker

The Rev. Jennifer Gray will speak at 10 a.m. Sunday at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County.

Gray’s sermon is “Move in the Hand.”

Visitors are always welcome.

Men’s fellowship invites public to program

Bibleway COGIC men’s fellowship invites the public to their program at 7 p.m. Friday at 300 W. Jasper Road, Killeen.

Speaker is Superintendent Langston Williams, Holy Temple COGIC, Bartlett.

Pastor of the Bibleway COGIC is Superintendent Robert Ellis.

Gospel group plans soul-food feast March 22

A soul-food feast, sponsored by the A.J. Reed Gospel Ensemble, is set for March 22 at the Tabernacle of Praise and Worship Center, 348 40th St., Killeen.

Most of the food is being offered for $8 per plate.

Call ahead orders to 254-338-5139 or 254-394-1700.

Killeen Healing Rooms offers training March 22

“Heal The Sick,” a one-day training event sponsored by the Killeen Healing Rooms, is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22.

Registration is required and free.

Call Pat Galanffy at 254-690-8785 or email

Program for Christian women set for March 22

Life Mastery Bootcamp 3, Things Every Christian Woman Must Know and Do in Order to Fulfill Her Purpose is March 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2704 O.W. Curry Drive, Killeen.

Call 512-487-7667 or email

‘300 Women in Red’ celebration planned

A “300 Women in Red” celebration service begins at 4 p.m. Sunday at Rivers of Living Waters Ministry, 508 N. Gray St., Killeen.

Men are welcome to attend the service.

Women With A Positive Image Food Festival is from 1 to 3 p.m. March 22.

For tickets, call 254-718-1106 or make a small donation at the door.

Open house to showcase community church

An open house and garage sale is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29 at Harker Heights Community Church, 202 E. Beeline.

The open house will showcase the Harker Heights Community Church ministries.

Garage sale proceeds benefit the Harker Heights Food Bank.

Call 254-289-3681.

Public invited to March 30 celebration

Men of Vision, Drawing All Men Unto Christ Through Love, begins at 5 p.m. March 30 at True Deliverance Ministries International, 508 Hall Ave., Killeen.

The theme for the men’s anniversary celebration is “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” John 12:32.

Guest speaker is Elder Mark Kirkland.

Apostle Sadallie L. and Patricia Cole invite the public. Call 254-213-1294.

Baptist men’s musical scheduled April 5

The Westside Baptist’s Men’s Choir invites churches and congregations to take part in a celebration of music and singing at 6 p.m. April 5 at 711 Stagecoach Road, Killeen. Pastor is Hallie Tolbert.

The choir will present its 19th annual Baptist men’s musical. The theme is “Be Devoted.”

Special guests include the Divine Messengers, the Gospel Holy Tones and the St. James Male Choir Austin.

Westside Baptist Men will celebrate their 19th anniversary at 3:30 p.m. April 6.

The guest speaker will be Pastor Eric Lee of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Miss.

Guest choir will be Men of Vision of Greater Vision Community Church. Call 254-702-4769.

Grace UMC’s choir preparing for Easter

Grace United Methodist Church’s Chancel Choir in Copperas Cove is preparing for Easter services.

Grace UMC Easter’s service music for the 8:05 and 10:30 a.m. services will be fully orchestrated, consisting of professional symphony musicians.

The chamber orchestra will accompany both the choir and congregation for each music selection.

To participate in the choir for Easter, show up for rehearsal on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

New singers are welcome to join.

The church is at 101 W. Avenue F in Copperas Cove. Call Steven Kirkpatrick at 254-258-6844.

Golf tournament to benefit Christian school

The Memorial Christian Academy Booster’s Club Golf Tournament starts at 9 a.m. March 29 at Stonetree Golf Course, 1600 Stonetree Drive, Killeen.

All proceeds support the annual sports banquet and the school’s athletic program.

Call Sandra Montoya at 254-368-5262 or email

Women invited to learn about the life of Moses

The Temple-Killeen Bible Study Fellowship Women’s Day Class will have a welcome session for ladies interested in registering for the next year’s study on the life of Moses.

Registration starts at 9:10 a.m. April 2 and 9 at First Baptist Church-Killeen, 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.

Email Nancy Goodnight, class administrator at

Women’s, men’s weekends planned

A three-day personal walk with Jesus, by The Austin Diocese English Cursillo, for the Women’s Weekend is April 3-6 and Men’s Weekend, April 24-27.

Each Cursillo, for all adult Catholic men and women, begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and ends with a ceremony on Sunday afternoon.

Call Robin Spencer at 254-220-3833 or email

Bibleway COGIC to host gospel musical April 5

A gospel musical and workshop are set for April 5 at Bibleway COGIC, 300 W. Jasper Road, Killeen.

The workshop begins at 10 a.m. The musical is at 1 p.m.

Call Elder Curtis Lyles at 254-535-0927.

Ladies in Prayer Station set to meet April 5

Ladies in Prayer Station will meet at 9 a.m. April 5 at Bibleway COGIC, 300 W. Jasper Road, Killeen.

Church pastor is Robert R. Ellis Sr.

Call Mother Lillian Billie at 254-466-7463.

Immanuel Lutheran celebrating anniversary

Immanuel Lutheran Church ELCA is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

Kicking off the yearlong celebration will be a special church service at 10 a.m. April 6.

Bishop Kevin Kanouse of the NT-NL Synod, Dallas, will be the presiding minister at the service.

“Tangled Blue,” a husband-and-wife team who perform Christian-based folk and rock music, also will be featured.

Tickets for the Texas barbecue meal catered by “The Settlement” (home of Big Hoss BBQ) and Tangled Blue are $10. Last day to purchase tickets is March 30 at the church office, 1104 N. Fourth St.

Call 254-634-2772.

Grace Lutheran to host course on finances

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University begins at 6:30 p.m. April 22 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1007 Bacon Ranch Road in Killeen.

The nine-week course, meets once a week, provides practical tools to gain control of finances and for long-term financial success.

Lessons are taught on DVD followed by a small-group discussion.

Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. To register, call 254-634-5858.

Golf tourney to benefit J.A.I.L. Ministry

The annual Harold Ellis Golf Tournament is April 28 at Mill Creek Golf Club.

Hosted by the J.A.I.L. Ministry Inc., the tournament benefits the Jesus Acts in Inmates’ Lives juvenile and adult programs.

Hole-in-one prize is a 2014 vehicle provided by Don Ringler. Call 254-933-8505 or email

Church planning car, bike show May 17

Crossroads Church presents the annual Car and Bike Show, sponsored by Cleo Bay Honda, May 17.

Doors open at 9 a.m. Judging begins at noon.

Categories include: Muscle Cars, Rat Trucks, Classic Cars, Classic Trucks, Rat Rods, Low Rider Import, Sport Compact, Sport Bike, Chopper/ Cruiser Under Constuction.

Help raise money and bring a food item to give to the food bank. The family event is at 500 S. Interstate 35, Belton. Call 254-939-2122 or email

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