Churches plan Christmas cantatas, services



Killeen Seventh-day Adventist Church

Christmas service with choir and drama, 10:50 a.m.

Reflect on the true meaning of Jesus’ birth.

Location: 4700 E. Elms Road.

Contact: 254-699-6263


St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church

Greening of the church, noon.

Decorating church, singing carols, youth assist in delivering Angel Tree gifts.

Location: 2800 Trimmier Road.

Contact: 254-634-7474.



“Mary Did You Know?,” a two-part service, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Presented by the youth department under the leadership of Pastor Michael Johnson.

Location: 3716-C E. Veterans Memorial Blvd,

Contact: 254-680-7729.


Truth and Deliverance Ministries

Christmas play, 11 a.m.


First United Methodist Church

Children’s service, 5 p.m. Candlelight services, 7 and 9 p.m.

Child care available for all services.

Location: 3501 E. Elms Road. Contact: 254-634-6363.


First Presbyterian Church

4705 E. Rancier Ave,, Killeen TX, 76543

Service of Carols and Candles. 7 p.m.


St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church

Children’s service, 6:30 p.m.; midnight service with Holy Communion, 10:30 p.m.

Location: 2800 Trimmier Road

Contact: 254-634-7474


First United Methodist Church

Christmas service, 11 a.m.

Child care available.

Location: 3501 E. Elms Road.

Contact: 254-634-6363.

Thursday through Dec. 30

Songhai Bamboo Roots, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Moss Rose Community Center.

Kwanzaa cultural workshops: unity, affordable health care insurance, collective work and responsibility, preparedness, financial literacy Songhai bamboo roots, and mind, body, spirit and soul health.

Speakers: Representative from Texas State NAACP, Chief Warrant Officer Ron Jupiter, Dr. Morton, Corey Allen. Rodney Duckett.

Bring a nonpork covered dish to share.

Location: 1103 E. Avenue E.

Vendors must have products in alignment with the principles of Kwanzaa. Contact: Darlene Golden at or 254-681-8861.



Bountiful New Life COGIC

Christmas play, “God’s Gift to Humanity,” 11 a.m.

Free toy giveaway.

Location: 115 E. Avenue E.

Contact: 254-547-5007.


Holy Family Catholic Church

Christmas cantata, 7 p.m.

“Follow the Star, Follow the King.” Performances by the Holy Family adult and children’s choirs. The adult choir will be accompanied by members of the Copperas Cove High School Band.

Refreshments served after the performance.

Location: 1001 Georgetown Road.

Contact: 254-547-3735.


Immanuel Lutheran Church

A Shepherd’s Christmas, 6 p.m.

Caroling service. Modified quempas.

Location: 2 miles north on Farm-to-Market 116 and 2 miles west on Lutheran Church Road.

Contact: Laura Cella at 254-547-7996.



Harker Heights United Methodist Church

Christmas candlelight worship services, 6 and 11 p.m.

Location: 208 W. Cardinal Lane.

Contact: 254-699-6271.



Temple Bible Church

PowerPoint presentation Star of Bethlehem, 6 to 8 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Rick Erickson, a local academic physician and Bible teacher.

Material is complex and more appropriate for children ages 10 and older.

No child care will be provided.

Location: 3205 Oakview Drive.

‘A Sister Speaks’ to feature KHS graduate

Anderson Chapel A.M.E. Church will share in its’ monthly “A Sister Speaks” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 1002 Jefferis Ave., Killeen.

The Rev. Dr. William M. Campbell Jr. is the senior pastor.

Leigh-Andre Fleming of Colorado Springs, Colo., a Killeen High School graduate, is this month’s special guest speaker.

While living in Killeen, Fleming served as Anderson Chapel’s percussionist. She was part of its youth ministry, the Anointed Generation.

While still in undergraduate school, she traveled with her church and pastor on a mission trip to Kenya.

There, Fleming’s love for children blossomed. Her life was impacted as she shared with hundreds of children who had literally nothing but still had joy.

Fleming has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.

After her graduation, she joined the staff at The Dale House Project in Colorado Springs, a nonprofit Christian organization that reaches out to delinquent, abused and neglected teenagers who cannot return home.

Fleming is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary with a focus on youth ministry.

Ladies In Prayer Station plan prayer meeting

The Ladies In Prayer Station will begin the year with a prayer meeting Jan. 4 at The New Life Prayer Fellowship COGIC, 919 S. 17th St., Temple.

For more information, call Lillian Billie at 254-466-7463.

Actor, singer to perform at First Baptist-Killeen

The Women’s Enrichment Ministry of First Baptist Church-Killeen is set to host Shellie O’Neal, an award-winning playwright, actor, singer and teacher.

She will portray Fanny Crosby, one of the world’s most inspirational women, in a performance of story and song from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 9.

The $10 ticket includes the meal and child care.

The church is located at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Make reservations by calling 254-634-6262 by Jan. 6.

Lymphoma fundraiser set for Jan. 18

Cassie’s Bricks 4 Lymphoma fundraiser is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Hillside Ministries, 3601 Edgefield St., Killeen.

Bricks 4 Lymphoma is a fun-filled family-friendly event to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in conjunction with the Team In Training program.

The cost is $10 to $30.

Contact: Connie Yu at or 858-442-2168.

Maternity shelter banquet planned Jan. 24

The 11th annual Our Lady of the Angels Maternity Shelter Banquet is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Bell County Expo Center.

This year’s banquet will feature Sister Teresa Cruz, International Leadership Council for the Cordi-Marian Sisters and First House Parent at OLAMS. 

A social hour is from 6 to 7 p.m.

The dinner and program are from 7:15 to 9 p.m.

All proceeds from the banquet will be used for operating and maintaining the shelter.

Tickets are $50 per person, or $375 for a table of eight.

RSVP by calling St. Luke’s Catholic Church at 254-773-1561.

Compass Ministries reps to present information

Apostle Jim and Jean Hodges and prophet Sam and Nancy Brassfield will visit Killeen with Compass Ministries on Jan. 25 at the Shilo Inn, 3701 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Hodges and Brassfield will present information for the new year. Session times are at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Call Peggy Butry at 254-466-1414 or email

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