300 bandanas for Peaceable Kingdom
A local women’s group is stitching more than 300 “Cooling Bandanas” for the summer campers at Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children.
The bandanas will provide campers relief from the heat as they participate in outdoor education and recreation activities on the Retreat’s nature preserve.
The women’s group, an auxiliary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Killeen area, is also collecting items to benefit the children who attend the camps.
Among the items are board games and floor puzzles; fun noodles and diving toys for the pool program; and equestrian helmets (sizes youth through adult) for the horseback riding program. Anyone who would like to contribute to the drive may call Sherrie Hutchings at (254) 547-8292.
The retreat, a nonprofit summer camp, serves children with special needs and chronic illnesses such as those with asthma, diabetes, cancer, missing limbs and visual impairment.
The weeklong camps bring children together who share a similar condition. The camps encourage physical achievement and social development through specialized activities.
For more information, call Hutchings at (254) 547-8292 or 547-5226.
Installation service Sunday for Howard
The installation service celebrating the appointment of Dr. Clifton Howard to South District superintendent is at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church-Killeen.
Howard was appointed to serve as superintendent for the South District of the Central Texas Conference, effective June 1.
Howard has been in ministry in the Central Texas Conference for more than 30 years and currently serves as the senior pastor of St. Andrew in Arlington — a position he’s held since 2009.
During his three decades of service, he has led 12 different and diverse congregations in rural, urban and suburban settings, and served as the Brownwood (now West) District superintendent from 2001 to 2003 and as the Waco (now Central) DS from 2003 to 2009.
Fundraiser dinner at New Life Tabernacle
A barbecue dinner fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at New Life Tabernacle Ministries.
Ribs, chicken, smoked sausage, collard greens, baked beans, potato salad and dessert are on the menu.
The requested donation for a two-meat plate is $10 or for a three-meat plate, $12.
The fundraiser dinner is hosted by the Brotherhood of New Life Tabernacle Ministries.
The church is at 615 N. Eighth St., Killeen. For more information, call Pastor Randy Francis at (254) 238-6658.
Clothes Giveaway starts this morning
The annual Clothes Give-away begins at 8 a.m. today.
Free refreshments are available.
The event is sponsored by the Women’s Department of the Garden of Gethsemane COGIC.
The church is at 111 E. Cox Drive in Harker Heights. For more information, call (254) 690-5733.
Bountiful Blessing to host conference
The 2013 Women of Empowerment Conference begins with workshops from 9 to 10:15 a.m. today at Bountiful Blessing Full Gospel Ministry.
The theme is Women Walking Together in Victory. (I John 5:4).
The guest speaker at 10:30 a.m. is Evangelist Shelisa Pope, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Killeen.
Sunday’s guest speaker at 3 p.m. is Prophetess Rachel Roberson, Anointed Ministries International, Harker Heights.
The conference is at 608 S. Ann Blvd., Harker Heights. Hosts are Bishop D.L. and Elect Lady Sonya Jackson.
For more information, call Minister Caroline Davis at (254) 598-9612 or Heidi Collins at (254) 768-1490.
Lecture at Killeen Church of Christ
Assaults on the Christian Family lecture continues at 6:30 p.m. today with “Marriage Takes Three” and at 7:30 p.m. with “Leaving a True Legacy” at the Killeen Church of Christ.
The guest speaker is Brad Harrub, who has a doctorate in anatomy and neurobiology.
An “Alone On An Island” Bible class begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. “Are You Convicted?” worship service starts at 10:30 a.m.
Some of the questions the lecture will attempt to answer are: Why is Christianity being discriminated against? What is happening to our morals and values? How is the media influencing our children? What is your responsibility as a Christian parent?
The lecture is free and open to all ages.
The church is at 400 N. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen. For more information, call (254) 634-7373.
First Presbyterian to host Hymn Sing
An old-fashioned Hymn Sing directed by Lynn Hauze and Jane Sievers begins at 11 a.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 4705 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen
Visitors are welcome. A nursery is provided.
For more information, call the church office at (254) 690-6464.
Healing rooms open Tuesday at KPLE-TV
The Killeen Healing Rooms are open from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the KPLE-TV building at 502 E. Elms Road.
Prayer teams are available for assistance.
Anyone interested in training to be a part of this ministry can go to www.killeenhealingrooms.com or call Pat Galanffy at (254) 690-8785.
Families invited to fatherhood meeting
A Fatherhood Conference is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29 at Rivers of Living Waters, 508 N. Gray St., Killeen.
Fathers, mothers and youth from the community are invited.
Learn skills, tools and about available resources for improving lives.
The conference is sponsored by Westside Baptist Church, Killeen.
To make reservations or for more information, contact Marcallus Sunday at (336) 577-8101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Street to host fish fry
A fish fry begins at 10 a.m. June 29 at Second Street Baptist Church.
Catfish, coleslaw, pinto beans, potato salad, with bread or hushpuppies, and a soda are available for $7.
A single fillet is $2. A fish sandwich with soda is $4. Sodas are 50 cents each.
The church is at 1602 N. Second St., Killeen. For more information, call (254) 462-8513.
Family Conference at New Beginnings
Registration for the 2013 Family Conference is from 4 to 5 p.m. June 29 at New Beginnings For All People Ministries.
“Walking in God’s Vision For Your Family” is the theme.
The conference provides teachings to equip, strengthen and empower families.
For the conference agenda, go www.nbiminc.org.
Registration is $30.
The church is at 113 S. 20th St., Killeen. For more information, contact Ann Davis at email@example.com or (254) 245-9004.
Self-esteem seminar set for June 29
“I’m Worth It” seminar is from noon to 2 p.m. June 29 at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. The seminar, ages 18 and older, is free.
The subject will be about self-worth, self-esteem and self-love. The seminar is designed to help and encourage those who are suffering from low self-esteem and the damaging effects of it on their daily lives.
For more information, contact Craig Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (254) 421-3267.
Donations sought for Clothes Closet
East Lake Baptist Church is accepting donations for its Clothes Closet.
Bring donations to 3213 Lake Road in Killeen. The Clothes Closet offers free clothing, school uniforms and miscellaneous items from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.
The church is at 3213 Lake Road in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 690-4400 or (254) 699-8125.
Bibleway COGIC plans food giveaway
A food giveaway is open to all the last Saturday of each month at Bibleway COGIC.
For more information, call Missionary Gean Banks or Missionary Lenora Todd at (619) 410-9191 or (254) 220-7183.
Tri City service will be at 4 p.m. June 29 at Bibleway COGIC.
Speaker of the hour is Superintendent Pastor Robert R. Ellis Sr.
All are invited.
Hour of prayer, sponsored by the Evangelistic Department, is from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays.
The church is at 300 W. Jasper Road, Killeen.
Royal Dynasty Seminar scheduled
A Royal Dynasty Seminar with Dr. Don Crum and his team will be in Killeen on June 29-30 at the Shilo Inn on W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.
Crum serves as the president and founder of Leadership International.
Jamie Lipe, singer-songwriter, will lead the worship service. She serves as worship leader and head of intercession at her church.
Saturday’s sessions are at 9:30 a.m., and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday sessions are at 2 and 6:30 p.m.
Registration is $25 per person. Credit cards and checks accepted.
Hillside Ministries to host men’s breakfast
A men’s community-wide prayer breakfast is June 29 at Hillside Ministries.
Breakfast, prepared by men of the church, will be served at 7:30 a.m. Prayer points begin at 8 a.m. and end at 9 a.m.
All men and their sons are invited.
Pastor Tim of Hillside Ministries will oversee the meeting.
The church is at 2602 S. Farm-to-Market 116 in Copperas Cove. For more information, call Ed Thompson at (254) 290-1550.
Iraq War veteran to speak at service
Steve Parrish, an Iraq War veteran, will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service June 30 at Mountain View Baptist Church.
A picnic lunch will be held after the worship service.
The church is at 1400 E. Farm-to-Market 2410 in Harker Heights.
For more information, contact David Whitley at email@example.com or (325) 574-4961.
God and Country Celebration planned
The annual God and Country Celebration presented by the adult choir and orchestra of First Baptist Church Killeen begins at 9:45 a.m. June 30.
Child care is provided.
The church is at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive. For more information, call (254) 634-6262.
God and Country Service on June 30
God and Country Service begins at 10:45 a.m. June 30 at Robertson Avenue Baptist Church, 305 E. Robertson Ave., Copperas Cove.
The service is to honor our Soldiers, firefighters, policemen, EMS personnel, county and city officials for what they do daily, keeping the community safe and making this a wonderful place to live.
Lunch is after the service.
The public is invited; however, anyone planning to attend the service and stay for lunch is asked to make a reservation by calling the church office at (254) 547-3155.
St. Joseph’s signing up sixth-graders
St. Joseph’s Catholic School is registering students entering the sixth grade for the school year 2013-2014.
The school is at 2901 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen. For more information, call the school office at (254) 634-7272.
Ladies in Prayer Stations meet July 6
Ladies in Prayer Stations begins at 9 a.m. July 6 at the Deliverance and Praise COGIC.
The church is at 702 Harley Drive, Harker Heights.
Church to host Mexican Consulate
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church hosts the Mexican Consulate on July 13.
The Mexican Consulate is bringing a team to provide consular services to Mexican citizens in the area, and can serve between 200 to 300 clients that day.
The consulate will be in the Parish Hall at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 2800 Trimmier Road, Killeen, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Appointments are required, and reservations can be made by calling the Austin Consulate at (877) 639-4835.
Church looking for preschool principal
The preschool at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church is seeking a new principal to begin the position by Aug. 1. The preschool currently operates three days a week and serves up to 84 children. If interested, go to www.stchriskilleen.com.
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