Mexican consulate sending team here

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church hosts the Mexican consulate on Saturday.

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 now by calling the Austin consulate at (877) 639-4835.

Killeen Healing Rooms open today

The Killeen Healing Rooms will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today in the KPLE-TV building, 502 E. Elms Road in Killeen.

The organization’s commission is based on Mark 16:17-18, “And these signs shall follow those that believe ... they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

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

Anyone interested in being trained to be a part of this ministry can go to, or call Pat Galanffy at (254) 690-8785.

St. Christopher’s to host blood drive

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday for Carter BloodCare.

Carter BloodCare provides for all local hospitals, including the veteran’s hospital. All donors will receive a free pint of ice cream and a contest entry for free ice cream for a year.

St. Christopher’s is at 2800 Trimmier Road, Killeen. For more information, call the church office at (254) 634-7474.

Academy to host worship arts seminar

Karar International Dance Academy hosts its fifth annual Worship Arts Conference at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive.

“The King is coming in all His Glory” is July 18-20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 10 p.m. daily.

The conference features word preaching, instructional teaching on choreography, workshop sessions, and pageantry.

Other events include: access to market place ministers-for your ministerial and dance needs, garments for purchase, ministerial clothing, flags and other praise instruments.

Tickets range from $25 to $75.

For more information, contact LaVelle Clark at or (254) 616-9111.

St. Joseph’s school signing up students

St. Joseph’s Catholic School is registering students entering sixth grade for the school year 2013-14.

The school is at 2901 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen. For more information, call the school office at (254) 634-7272.

Church’s preschool seeking 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.

Those who are interested in applying for this position are encouraged to get the qualifications and requirements for the position on the church’s website at

Back to School fun run set for Aug. 3

A Back to School 5K Fun Run is at 9 a.m. Aug. 3 at Ogletree Stage Stop and Post Office on U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove.

Participants will receive a T-shirt, a bag of school supplies and will be entered in a raffle drawing.

The registration fee before July 20 is $25. After July 20, the fee is $30.

Registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturdays at Hillside Ministries Food Bank, 306 Casa Drive, Copperas Cove.

The fundraiser is sponsored by First Samoan Full Gospel Pentecostal Inc.

For more information, email Andrea Maddox at

Gospel meeting at Youngsport church

Larry Pratt is the guest speaker for an upcoming gospel meeting at Youngsport Church of Christ.

The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-4.

Pratt is a board member for the Foster’s Home for Children and minister at the Graford Church of Christ. 

His ministry provides insightful lessons from God’s word coupled with witty stories in association with the business world.

The gospel meeting will be at 201 Youngsport Loop, Killeen. For more information, go to

Immanuel Lutheran hosting garage sale

A rummage and garage sale continues from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the parish hall at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Copperas Cove.

A wide variety of items donated by members of the congregation will be for sale. Proceeds will be designated for Immanuel’s special projects at a later date.

Everyone is welcome to browse for bargains.

The church is two miles north of Copperas Cove on North First Street and then two miles west at 922 Lutheran Church Road. For more information, call (254) 290-7202.

Convocation kicks off Wednesday

United Faith Church will host the 27th Good N.E.W.S. Holy Convocation on Wednesday through July 21.

This year’s theme is “ A Time of Reconciliation.” 

Services begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.  

Classes begin at 9 a.m. Thursday and Friday.

A closeout service will be during the worship service at 10 a.m. July 21.

Hosting the event are Bishop Clarence and Lady Louise Drummond.  

The church is at 1101 N. First St., Copperas Cove.

For more information, call the church at (254) 547-6994.

Birthday celebration set for July 19

A birthday celebration for Apostle Sadallie I. Cole is from 7 to 9 p.m. July 19 at 400 Indian Trail, Harker Heights.

The public is invited.

The requested donation is $53 per person. RSVP by Monday.

For more information, email or call (254) 213-1294.

Second Street plans anniversary service

The Second Street Baptist Church anniversary service, celebrating 17 years, begins at 3:30 p.m. July 21 at 1602 N. Second St., Killeen.

The speaker will be Pastor A. L. Watson of The First Baptist Church, Taylor.

The public is invited.

For more information, call the church office at (254) 690-2886 or go to the website at

Jewish congregation meets twice a month

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

The Temple/Synagogue Service is at 102 Cattail Circle in Harker Heights.

The public is invited to share time with the congregation.

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

For directions or any questions, call (254) 231-4938, email or call (254) 702-2648.

Adams Chapel sets celebration July 28

The Adams Chapel AME Church annual Men’s Day Sons of Allen celebration begins at 4 p.m. July 28.

Pastor Rodney Gilchrist and the Liberty Christian Church Center in Killeen are the guest speaker and guest church, respectively.

Worship is open to the community, and dinner will be served.

The church is at 125 E. Arlo Road in Harker Heights. For more information, call (254) 699-3435.

Seminar on identity theft set for Aug. 1

Identity Theft and Senior Scams is the subject of August’s Senior Adult First Thursday held Aug. 1 at First Baptist Church-Killeen, 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.

Charles Dinwiddie of the Special Missions Unit of the Killeen Police Department will present the program in the Fellowship Hall at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck luncheon.

For more information call the church office at (254) 634-6262.

The Women’s Enrichment Ministry of First Baptist Church Killeen will host guest speaker Debbie Frazee at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall on Aug. 8.

Frazee is a graduate of Texas A&M in theater arts and combines her dramatic talent and love for the Word of God to present a timely message for today’s woman: The Lord’s Joy is Our Strength.

The cost is $5 and includes a meal. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

For more information, call the church office at (254) 634-6262.

Building fundraiser scheduled Aug. 3

A building fundraiser, hosted by Pastor Randy and first lady Felicia Francis, for New Life Tabernacle begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at 615 N. Eighth St., Killeen.

Special guests will be The Divine Messengers of Killeen, The Gospel Holy Tones of Temple and The Heavenly Jubilees of Waco.

The public is invited, and there is no charge.

For more information, call (254) 702-4769 or go to

Session on Bible study planned

The Temple-Killeen Bible Study Fellowship Women’s Day Class will have a welcome session for women interested in learning more about Bible study fellowship.

Register for next year’s 29-week study on the Book of Matthew beginning at 9:10 a.m. Sept. 11 at First Baptist Church of Killeen, 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.

For more information, contact Nancy Goodnight at

Church news is published every Saturday. Email church news items to by 5 p.m. Wednesday the week of publication.

Contact Teresa Tankersley at or (254)501-7542​

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