Paul’s Journey sets concert on Sunday

First Baptist Church of Trimmier will host Paul’s Journey in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The public is invited.

A love offering will be taken to help the group with expenses.

The church is at 6405 Chaparral Road in Killeen.

For more information, contact Kevin Morehouse at or (254) 541-9492 or go to

Clothing give away scheduled today

Garden of Gethsemane COGIC is sponsoring a clothes give-away starting at 9 a.m. today.

Several other items will be available as well.

If you can carry it, you can have it.

The church is at 111 E. Cox Drive in Harker Heights.

All ladies invited to meet for prayer

Ladies in Prayer Stations will meet for prayer from 9 to 10 a.m. today at Bountiful Blessing.

All ladies are invited to join us in prayer.

The church is at 608 S. Ann Blvd., Harker Heights. Pastor is David Jackson. For more information, call Lillian Billie at (254) 634-1396 or Shirley Deal at (254) 698-4937.

Church to celebrate pastor’s anniversary

New Hope Church of Killeen is celebrating its =astor and wife’s 14th anniversary at 7 p.m. today and 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Guest speakers are Pastor S.D. McMullen of Bibleway Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor Richard Lewis of Unity Baptist Church.

The church is at 300 N. Eighth St., Killeen.

First Baptist-Killeen offers grief recovery

First Baptist Killeen offers the grief recovery method, taught by a certified grief recovery specialist, Sundays at 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact

Public welcome to Rally Day on Sunday

This Sunday is Rally Day at Immanuel Lutheran church beginning at 9:15 a.m.

Opening will be in the sanctuary and then transition into the fellowship hall for a healthy breakfast for the children. There will be pancakes, sausage and fruit.

The event will take place between the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services.

All are welcome.

The church is at 1104 N. Fourth St., Killeen. For more information, call (254) 634-2772 or go to at

Agape COGIC to have guest preacher

Pastor Gerald Johnson of Wades Chapel COGIC of Dallas will minister at the Special Pastor’s Aide Sunday service starting at 6 p.m. at Agape COGIC in Killeen.

Johnson, who is Agape Pastor Michael Johnson’s younger brother, calls himself the “Black” Jesse Duplantis.

There will be lots of laughter but Johnson will be preaching the truth in humor and love.

Come out and celebrate with Pastor Michael and First Lady Ella Johnson.

The church is at 3716-C E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Prayer luncheon set for Tuesday in Killeen

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

All pastors, ministers and chaplains in the greater Killeen and Fort Hood 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 local area. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month for fellowship and prayer.

For more information, contact Dan Galanffy at (254) 680-2983.

Public invited to Hope Pregnancy Center

The public is invited to attend the monthly citywide time of prayer at Hope Pregnancy Center in Killeen.

The event will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday. Participants will petition the Lord on behalf of the unborn in the spirit of biblical unity.

Hope Pregnancy Center is in Southpointe Center directly south of the Copper Mountain post office on W.S. Young Drive in suite 301-C.

For more information, contact Pat Galanffy at (254) 681-5823.

Singers welcome at gospel jamboree

Good Old Gospel Jamboree is set from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at Robertson Avenue Baptist Church in Copperas Cove.

Anyone who would like to sing is asked to call Tommy Clark at (254) 289-9549 or the church office at (254) 547-3155.

Killeen churches to offer classes

First Baptist Church of Trimmier will be conducting Dave Ramsay’s Financial Peace University classes for 10 weeks beginning Sept. 9 and continuing through Nov. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The cost for these classes is $89 per person. Graduates of FPU may attend at no cost. 

Current graduates can purchase a new kit for $49 or a new workbook for $14.95.

For more information or to register, go to at and click on “Financial Peace University.”

First Baptist Church is offering Financial Peace University’s course beginning with an overview at 4:45 p.m Sept. 9.

The classes begin Sept. 23. Kits are available for purchase beginning at $77.50.

Ugnadan Orphans Choir to perform

The Ugandan Orphans Choir will perform at First Baptist Killeen at 6 p.m. Sept. 9. The choir is a ministry of Childcare Worldwide which serves children in nine developing countries. Free-will offering will be taken.

Greater Vision to host financial seminar

Greater Vision Community Church will host a financial seminar at 11:30 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sept. 11.

Come out and discover some of the ways to prepare for the financial obligations of children’s college.

The class is free; however registration is mandatory. To register, contact the Greater Vision Church at (254) 200-4382.

Women’s Day Class set for Sept. 12

Temple-Killeen Bible Study Fellowship Women’s Day Class will have a Welcome for ladies interested in registering for the next year’s 32-week study on the Book of Genesis.

The first day of class begins at 9:10 a.m. Sept. 12 at First Baptist Church on Killeen.

The church is at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen. For more information, contact Nancy Goodnight, class administrator.

Former bank robber to speak at banquet

The J.A.I.L. Ministry’s Banquet is scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.

Mary Kay Beard, a former bank robber on the FBI’s Most Wanted List, is this year’s guest speaker.

The public is invited to hear her amazing testimony.

Without real change, research indicates that 70 percent of inmates’ children will go to jail or prison.

For more information on the banquet or Jesus Acts in Inmates’ Lives Ministry Inc., call (254) 933-8506 or email

Classes coming soon to Nolanville

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University course begins at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at First Baptist Church, 200 E. Avenue H in Nolanville.

The nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.

The course meets once a week to view a different lesson is taught by Ramsey 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 or for more information, call Charles Childers at (254) 290-0112.

Youth Ministry sets sights on Bell County

In response to a growing need for extensive youth programs in the Bell County area, the International Coalition For Youth Of Christ released its challenge to local area churches and community leaders to open their doors to the ICYC ministry to partner and combine efforts to organize and expand existing youth programs in the county. 

ICYC is a non-denominational International Christian outreach ministry, organized in 1999 following the Columbine High School Shooting in Littleton, Colo.

Pastor Daniel Bodhi Chapin, founder of the program and nationally recognized in media and private circuits for youth advocacy, recently relocated to the Bell County area.

In addressing the call to area churches to open their doors on specific hours or the week, specifically over the weekends or after school, Chapin said. “We’d like to show the kids and the community that there is a place for them to come into and play games, receive homework assistance, attend church services and outings.” 

Chapin said he’d like to see Bell County serve as a beacon for other communities to follow. 

For more information on the outreach program, go to or call the youth inquiry at (254) 780-1250.

Mother’s Day Out begins Tuesday

First Baptist Church of Killeen Mother’s Day Out program begins Tuesday. Mothers of Preschoolers begins Sept. 10.

For information about registration, go to (Ministries/Preschool/Mothers of Preschoolers or Ministries/Mother’s Day Out.)

Art of Peace Festival set in Belton Sept. 16

The fourth annual Art of Peace Festival begins at 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at Cedarbrake Retreat Center, 5602 Highway 317, Belton.

The festival was created to celebrate and support International Day of Peace.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas.

The event will include live music, poetry, a silent auction of original art, and one-of-a kind hand-painted pinwheels (part of the international Pinwheel for Peace Project).

Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Reservations are appreciated, but tickets will be available at the door.

Emily Kaitz, of Fayetteville, Ark., will once again do double duty as event emcee and will be performing this year with Greg Lowry of Austin.

Also performing are Richard Berman from Amherst, Mass., and Adler and Hearne of Winnsboro.

Readings will be by poets Anne McCrady of Henderson, and Allen Gray of Copperas Cove.

The artworks donated for the silent auction were created by local, regional and national artists.

For reservations or informationabout The Art of Peace Festival, go to

For information about the Children’s Advocacy Center, go to

Linda Lloyd to host ‘Women of The Bible’

On Sept. 18 at 7 p.m., Linda Lloyd will host a women’s Bible study, “Women of The Bible” in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church in Killeen.

After Bible study, Louise Wetli will be hosting a craft session making earrings.

The church invites everyone who is interested.

For more information, call the church office at (254) 690-6464.

Ladies Retreat set for Sept. 28-29

First Baptist Church in Killeen is sponsoring a Ladies Retreat, Sept. 28-29, in Salado.

Carol Sallee is the featured speaker and Amy Hill will lead in worship.

Interested parties should email

Temple Simcha Sinai to meet in Heights

Temple Simcha Sinai is a growing Reform Jewish congregation, from all walks of life in Bell County (Killeen, Harker Heights, Salado, and surrounding cities).

Led by Para-Rabbinic Larry Cohen and Cantorial soloist Sylvia Turner, the congregation includes military, single adults, young families and senior adults with diverse backgrounds.

Shabbat service is the second and fourth Friday of each month. Service starts at 7 p.m. followed by an Oneg.

The next service is Sept. 14.

Temple Simcha Sinai meets at 102 Cattail Circle in Harker Heights. For more information, call George Wankmueller at (254) 702-2648 or email or call Para-Rabbinic Larry Cohen at (254) 231-4930.

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.

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