Author to sign books at Christian store

A book signing at Family Christian Bookstore is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Eva Marie Dyke of Temple will sign her book, “Reflections on God’s Grace and Glory.”

The meditations were composed with the intention of encouraging readers to rise above the “wearisomeness” of the daily grind and experience a fresh intimacy with Jesus.

Dyke taught Bible and world religions on several university and college campuses including Texas Woman’s University in Denton, and 18 years at Temple College.

She served on a team-teaching effort at UMHB for an honors course called Islam and the West.

First COGIC to host Superintendent’s Gala

First COGIC is having its fourth annual Superintendent’s Gala from 6 to 10 p.m. today at the Courtyard Marriott at 1721 E. Central Texas Expressway in Killeen.

Tickets are $40 for adults.

For more information, call Ashley Turner at (804) 926-8104.

First Baptist-Killeen plans Bible classes

Tony Dungy’s Bible study, “Dare to Be Uncommon” for men, begins at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church-Killeen and repeats at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Beth Moore’s Bible study “Stepping Up” for women will be held at the same time as the men’s Dungy Bible study.

To reserve a study book for the men’s or women’s class, or to make child care reservations, call the church office at (254) 634-6262.

First Baptist-Killeen offers catered meal

A Valentine Banquet is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church-Killeen.

Let Us Do The Cooking is providing a catered meal, and there will be a guest speaker. The cost per couple is $35. Seating is limited.

To purchase tickets and reserve child care, call the church office at (254) 634-6262.

The church is at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.

Community choir workshop scheduled

People’s Choice Worship Center is hosting a Community Gospel Choir Workshop on Monday through Wednesday and Friday.

A Community Concert is Feb. 16.

The public is invited.

For more information, call Carolyn Epps at (254) 338-0927, Joe Swinson at (254) 833-3882 or Alisia Taylor at (254) 319-8088.

Public invited to pancake dinner

Clear out the cupboard and celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.

A pancake dinner with all the trimmings kicks off at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

The church is at 2800 Trimmier Road.

Aglow International meets Tuesday

Aglow International’s monthly meeting starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at KPLE Building, Suite C, 502 Elms Road, Killeen.

The speaker is Nancy Norman.

Men and women are invited for a time of worship and prayer. Refreshments will be served.

This is an international interdenominational organization with a history of more than 40 years.

Imposition of Ashes scheduled at church

Everyone is invited to St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church to begin the observance of Lent.

At the noon service on Wednesday is the Imposition of Ashes.

Ashes are also offered as part of Holy Communion at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

All services are open to the public.

Public invited to black history show

Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer is having a Black History Musical with choirs and gospel groups at 5 p.m. Feb. 16.

The public is invited.

The church is at 315 N. Gray St., Killeen. Host pastor is Bishop Robert C. Fletcher Sr.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Elder Larry Thomas at (254) 813-1502 or

New Life Apostolic to present drama

New Life Apostolic Church invites the public to attend a drama production of “A Streak of Light.”

The free, family-appropriate event begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at 702 N. Eighth St. in Killeen.

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 23, area women are invited to learn how to create healthy and low-cost cleansing facials, then listen to an inspiring message.

A church rally for the public is at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, go to or call Pastor Tony White at (512) 734-1653.

Killeen church to host Purim party

A Purim party kicks off at 4 p.m. Feb. 23 in the annex building behind Killeen First Assembly of God, 502 N. 38th St., Killeen.

The festival of Purim celebrates Queen Esther’s saving the entire Jewish population of Persia from Haman’s plot to annihilate them.

Join the Hebrew Roots Community for a showing of “One Night with the King,” a movie about the original Purim.

Games, food and a Purim skit will follow the movie.

Participants are asked to bring a Mexican-style dish to share.

For more information, call Pastor Dennis Manwell at (910) 551-3928.

Agape COGIC revival kicks off Feb. 27

Thy Word revival is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Agape COGIC.

The guest speaker is Apostle Demond L. Tolliver of Lancaster.

Revival services are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 28 and March 1.

Noonday prayer is Feb. 28 and March 1.

The public is invited.

The church is at 3716-C E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Killeen. Pastor is Michael Johnson.

For more information, call (254) 680-7729.

Ministry to celebrate 4-year anniversary

Light of the World Ministry’s four-year anniversary celebration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3.

Evangelist Chris Minter will speak.

The public is invited, and there is no charge to attend.

The church is at 219 E. Avenue D in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 466-3996.

Healing rooms offer prayer teams today

The Killeen Healing Rooms will have prayer teams available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today in the KPLE-TV building at 502 E. Elms Road in Killeen.

Prayer teams will be available to pray for healing in the name of Jesus Christ.

Anyone interested in being trained to join this ministry can go to

For more information, call (254) 690-8785.

Knowledge Is Power giving away clothes

A clothes give-away, Taking It To The Street, is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Knowledge Is Power Ministries.

Clothing is available for men, women, boys and girls and babies.

The church is at 815 Florence Road in Killeen.

To make a donation or for more information, call (254) 634-3463.

Second Street Baptist program set

“My First True Love” program starts at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Second Street Baptist Church.

The speaker and guest church are Pastor C.W. Hackett and the congregation of The Church Renewal in Marble Falls. To participate in the program, call (254) 371-4858.

The church is at 1602 N. Second St., Killeen.

Group helps grieving people recover

Grief Recovery is a method for working through loss and devastating changes.

First Baptist Church-Killeen begins the series with an overview and signup meeting at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

There will be 13 weekly meetings, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 17.

The church is at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.

For more information, contact the church’s certified grief recovery specialist at

Planning session set for day of prayer

A National Day of Prayer planning session is from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at East Side Baptist Church at 500 N. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.

This is a brown bag lunch.

Churches are requested to send a pastoral member or representative to help plan for National Day of Prayer 2013, which is May 2.

For more information, call Ken Wooten at (254) 466-6258 or Dan Galanffy at (254) 681-7432.

Tickets available for Paul’s Journey

First Baptist Church of Trimmier is hosting Paul’s Journey in concert at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 16. 

Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased at the door the night of the concert. 

The church is at 6405 Chaparral Road in Killeen.

For more information, go to or call the church office at (254) 634-9717. 

Prayer breakfast planned Feb. 16

The Evangelistic Department of Bibleway COGIC presents the 2013 Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 16 at 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen.

The prayer breakfast, with the theme, “Man Cannot Eat By Bread Alone,” is from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

The church is under the leadership of Superintendent Robert R. Ellis, senior pastor.

For more information, call Evangelist Missionary G. Banks at (254) 833-6522 or Evangelist Missionary L. Todd at (254) 220-7183.

First COGIC hosts black history event

A Black History Month program is at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at First COGIC.

All are welcome to come and worship.

The event will be at 5201 Westcliff Road in Killeen.

Tickets on sale for Skadoodles

Tickets for Skadoodles are on sale at First United Methodist Church in Killeen.

Skadoodles, a ministry of Tim and Amanda Cowles, is set for March 1.

Tickets are $15 per family or $8 per person.

For more information, go to

The church is at 3501 E. Elms Road in Killeen. For more information, call the church office at (254) 634-6363.

A new worship service begins at 5 p.m. the third Saturday of the month. This service is open to all and is geared to people 18 to 30 years old.

Public invited to new worship service

Beginning in March on the second Saturday of the month at 5 p.m., a new worship service will start for members of the community.

“Companionate Worship” is for those in the community who are unable to attend a regular service due to medical reasons, handicapped, disability, etc.

This will be a service where loved ones can bring their relatives, and they don’t have to worry about how they look, walk, communicate, etc.

Companionate Worship is open to everyone.

First United Methodist Church is at 3501 E. Elms Road in Killeen. For more information, call the church office at (254) 634-6363.

Sisters of Zion Conference May 1-5

Sisters of Zion Conference 2013 is set for May 1-5 at Bibleway COGIC,

The conference is hosted by the Women’s Department.

Conference speakers are Trudy Ellis, Ella Johnson, Prophetess Vernell Galbreath, Lillian Billie and Evangelist Lillian Thomas.

The church is at 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 220-7183 or (254) 251-7911.

Gospel quartets to perform March 9

Divine Messengers presents Central Texas Gospel Quartet Explosion at 4 p.m. March 9 at Westside Baptist Church.

The theme is “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

The concert features The Divine Messengers of Killeen, Victorious Voices, Marylyn Taylor and Co., The Gospel Sons Quartet of Waco, The Gospel Holy Tones Of Temple, The Lampkin Family of San Antonio and The New Soul Invaders of Industry Texas.

The public is invited, and there is no charge to attend.

The church is at 711 Stagecoach Road in Killeen. Hallie Tolbert is pastor.

For more information, call Roger Blakes at (254) 702-4769.

Recovery program meets Tuesdays

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Hillside Ministries.

A nursery is provided.

The church is at 2602 S. Farm-to-Market 116, Copperas Cove.

For more information, call Don Chennault at (254) 317-8184.

Celebrate Recovery also meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Copperas Cove.

Child care and a meal are provided.

For more information, call Dave McKee at (254) 458-3109.

Study the Bible at Oak Hill Baptist

Free coffee, conversation, prayer and Bible study are open to all at Kempner Oak Hill Baptist Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon each week.

English and Korean are spoken.

The church is at the corner of Farm-to-Market 2657 and County Road 4934, Kempner.

For more information, call Dennis or Suk Wichelt at (254) 542-4210.

Simcha Sinai invites public to service

Congregation Simcha Sinai (Reform Jewish congregation) meets the second and fourth Friday of each month.

The temple/synagogue service is at 102 Cattail Circle in Harker Heights.

The public is invited.

After the service, there will be a light meal (dairy).

For directions or any questions, call (254) 231-4938 or (254) 702-2648 or e-mail

Anderson Chapel to mark anniversary

Anderson Chapel A.M.E. Church will celebrate its 49th anniversary at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday.

The guest preacher for the 3 p.m. service is the Rev. Allen D. Edwards, pastor of the Trinity A.M.E. Church in Waco.

The Rev. Dr. William M. Campbell Jr., senior pastor, will bring the morning message, titled “The Church Still Works.”

It is also the 226th anniversary of the African Methodist Episcopal Church around the world. It is the oldest African-American institution in the United States. It was founded by a former slave, Bishop Richard Allen.

The community is invited to worship and share in the celebration with the congregation.

The church is at 1002 Jefferis Ave. in Killeen.

Churches plan joint service

Anderson Chapel A.M.E. Church of Killeen and Thomas Chapel A.M.E. Church of Copperas Cove will observe a combined Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Rev. Paulette White, co-pastor of Thomas Chapel, will be the guest preacher.

The Rev. William M. Campbell Jr. is the senior pastor of Anderson Chapel.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten period in the Christian faith.

The season is marked by personal penitence and an emphasis on personal denial and spiritual formation. During the service, worshipers will receive ashes on their foreheads noting their conscious remembrance of Christ’s death on the cross for their sins.

The ashes come from leftover palms from the previous years’ Palm Sunday service which noted the triumphal entrance of Christ into Jerusalem.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Anderson Chapel is at 1002 Jefferis Ave. in Killeen.

Ministry’s tourney tees off April 22

The annual Harold Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament, hosted by J.A.I.L. Ministry Inc., is April 22.

Volunteer, make a donation or pray for those incarcerated and their families.

The ministry is at 211 E. Central Ave., Belton, TX 76513.

For more information, go to, email or call (254) 933-8506.

Ensemble searching for new members

The A.J. Reed Gospel Ensemble is recruiting new members.

The group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at Adams Chapel AME Church, 120 Arlo, Harker Heights.

For more information, call (254) 338-5139.

Church news is published every Saturday. Send church news items to Dave Miller, P.O. Box 1300, Killeen, TX 76540; fax them to (254) 200-7640 or email them to by 5 p.m. Wednesday the week of publication.

Contact Teresa Tankersley at or (254)501-7542

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