Public invited to fish fry, bake sale

A fish fry and bake sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 1004 Jefferies Ave. in Killeen. The public is invited.

The event is sponsored by Anderson Chapel A.M.E. Church, Hamilton-Manjang Women’s Missionary Society. Call 254-319-3100.

Praise and Deliverance plans clothes giveaway

A free clothes giveaway is from 9 a.m. to noon today at Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer, 315 S. Gray St., Killeen.

Call Pastor Robert or Dorothy Fletcher at 254-289-2922 or Outreach Evangelist Marcia Watson at 254-371-9037.

Session on weight loss planned this morning

A presentation on weight loss without gadgets or gimmicks for women only begins at 10 a.m. today at New Life Apostolic Church, 702 N. Eighth St., Killeen.

Call Abby White at 254-290-1138.

Immanuel Lutheran announces events

Immanuel Lutheran Church will have a “pounding” for Pastor Jennifer and Andy Obermueller after Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. worship service at 1104 N. Fourth St., Killeen.

Lent begins Wednesday with a series of Ash Wednesday services, “Restored in Christ,” at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The Luther League will have a pancake supper from 5:40 to 6:40 p.m. Ash Wednesday in the fellowship hall. A free-will donation will be accepted. Money raised goes to the 2015 ELCA youth gathering.

Call 254-634-2772.

School of Leaders scheduled for Sunday

A School of Leaders, conducted by the Diocese of Austin English Cursillo, starts at 2 p.m. Sunday in the old parish hall of St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church, 1000 E. Farm-to-Market 2410, Harker Heights.

The monthly Fort Hood Area Ultreya is from 3 to 5 p.m.

Call Jo Oates at 254-833-5041.

Killeen church to honor pastor, his wife

Simmonsville Missionary Baptist Church at 509 S. 42nd St., Killeen, celebrates its pastor’s anniversary and honors the pastor’s wife with the following services and guest speakers:

Sunday at 3:30 p.m., H.L. McGee, First Baptist, Austin.

Friday at 7 p.m., Pastor S.D. McMullen, Bibleway Missionary Baptist Church, and Pastor J.A. Moland, Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church, Killeen.

March 9 at 3:30 p.m., Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Richard Lewis.

March 23 at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Gary Wood with Pentecost Missionary Baptist Church in Slidell, La.

Final hour at 3:30 p.m., Pastor S. Moton and Marlboro Missionary Baptist Church.

The women of the church honor Mildred Debose at 7 p.m. March 8 at Club Hood. The guest speaker is Jennifer Woods of Slidell, La.

The men of the church honor Pastor H.E. Debose at 7 p.m. March 8 at Club Hood. The guest speaker is James Fitzgerald of Dallas.

The anniversary banquet for Pastor H.E. and Mildred Debose starts at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Killeen. G.V. Clark is the guest speaker. For tickets, call 254-699-6333.

Agape COGIC to welcome music minister Sunday

The Agape Church Fellowship of Consecrated Singles Ministry welcomes Elder Derrick Moore, the minister of music from Living Word COGIC in Waco.

Moore will be ministering on the theme, “Lord Lead Me, Guide Me and Teach Me How to Glorify You” at 7 p.m. Sunday at 3715-C E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen.

The public is invited. Agape COGIC is under the leadership of Pastor Michael and Ella Johnson. Call 254-680-7729.

Val Verde Baptist to host revival next week

Revival meetings are Sunday through Wednesday at Val Verde Baptist Church. Evangelist Herman Cramer will speak.

Erinie Overstreet leads the music. Other music will be provided by Myra Wilson, the Fisher Family, and Matt and Mavis Salladay.

The revival schedule is as follows: Sunday’s 10:50 a.m. service, fellowship meal, concert by Overstreet, youth pizza bash at 6 p.m., and service at 7 p.m.; Pack-a-Pew at 7 p.m. Monday; Family Night 7 p.m. Tuesday; and Ol’ Timey Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited.

The church is at Farm-to-Market 2268, 9 miles east of Holland and a mile west of FM 437.

For directions, call Pastor Richard Worden at 254-541-6581.

St. John Faith Outreach to host prophet

Prophet Eugene Timmons will be at St. John Faith Outreach Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Monday and March 8, 3507 Cranford Ave., Killeen.

Call 254-798-7496 or 254-338-6773.

Ministers’ prayer luncheon Tuesday

The Killeen Christian Ministers Fellowship monthly prayer luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at East Side Baptist Church, 500 N. W.S. Young Drive.

All pastors, ministers and chaplains in the Killeen area are invited.

Senior pastors who are unable to attend are encouraged to send a representative.

A complimentary lunch will be provided.

The Killeen Christian Ministers Fellowship is an informal organization whose goal is to strengthen relationships among the spiritual leaders of the community. There are no dues or fees, and membership is open to all pastors, ministers and chaplains in the area. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month for fellowship and prayer.

Public invited to join Chancel Choir

Grace United Methodist Church’s Chancel Choir is preparing for Easter services at 101 W. Avenue F, Copperas Cove.

Service music for the 8:05 and 10:30 a.m. services will be provided by professional symphony musicians.

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

To participate in the Chancel Choir for Easter, rehearsals are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

All singers are welcome to join the choir; no experience is necessary.

Just show up for rehearsals.

Call Steven Kirkpatrick, director of music, at 254-258-6844.

Friends, family day service set for March 9

A Friends and Family Day Service starts at 3:30 p.m. March 9 at Second Street Baptist Church, 1602 N. Second St., Killeen.

The speaker is Pastor F.J. Alexander of Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church, San Antonio.

The public is invited. The pastor is R. M. Harris. Call 254-449-5622 or 254-338-3259.

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

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

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

The hole-in-one prize is a 2014 vehicle provided by Don Ringler.

Call 254-933-8505 or email

Crossroads Church to host car and bike show

Crossroads Church presents a car and bike show, sponsored by Cleo Bay Honda, on 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

Ladies in Prayer Station meets today in Cove

Ladies in Prayer Station meets at 9 a.m. today at “Faith, Truth and Deliverance Ministries,” 203 S. Secon St., Copperas Cove.

Contact Lillian Billie at 254-415-2348.

Gospel quartet event kicks off March 15

The second annual Central Texas Gospel Quartet explosion kicks off at 4 p.m. March 15 at Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church, 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116, Copperas Cove.

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

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

Women’s, men’s weekends planned

A three-day 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 Sunday afternoon.

Call Robin Spencer at 254-220-3833 or email

Church to kick off yearlong celebration

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 conducted by Tangled Blue, a husband-and-wife team who performs Christian-based folk and rock music.

Tickets for the Texas barbecue meal — catered by The Settlement, the home of Big Hoss BBQ and Tangled Blue — are $10.

The last day to purchase tickets is March 30 at the church office, 1104 N. Fourth St.

Call 254-634-2772.

Local author to sign copies of her book

A book signing by local author Sandra Duffy Oliver is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at McWha Book Store, 114 Central, Belton.

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