Bible Way COGIC to serve free meals

Free meals will be served for those in need from 1 to 3 p.m. today and each Saturday through Nov. 10 at Bible Way COGIC.

The church is at 300 W. Jasper Road, Killeen. Pastor is Superintendent Robert R. Ellis Sr.

Registration for food baskets set today

Open Arms Outreach will begin signing up families today to receive free Thanksgiving food baskets in November.

The registration is being held in conjunction with the ministry’s regular monthly food pantry and clothes closet, which begins at 9 a.m. at the ministry’s outreach center at 409 Eighth St. in Killeen.

In addition to the free food, clothing giveaway and the Thanksgiving basket signup, free breakfast foods will be served at today’s event.

For more information about the ministry and its programs or to volunteer or make donations, go to or call (254) 291-7387.

Bethel Homecoming slated for today

Bethel Church announces the schedule of services for the 63rd Homecoming starting at 7 p.m. today.

The celebration continues at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and concludes with a Community Gospel Singing at 3 p.m.

The pulpit guests will be Dr. Leland and Jan Burkett of Henderson. 

Dr. Burkett is the pastor of “Church Fellowship International,” a thriving family-focused ministry in the heart of Henderson.  

The Burketts have been in the ministry for over 30 years. They are gifted singers, musicians and composers, blending anointed music with the preaching of the word.

The Bethel Praise Team will lead the services in song. 

Additional music will be presented by The Wallace Family on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

The 3 p.m. Community Gospel Singing will feature the Burketts, The Wallaces, in addition to other local musical guests in an informal time of making Gospel Music memories.  

The church is at 4307 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Killeen. For more information, call Pastor Abbey at (254) 338-1325.  

Christian music artists to perform tonight

Several Christian music artists will perform in concert tonight at Robertson Avenue Baptist Church in Copperas Cove.

Scheduled to perform are Hoxworth & Co., Debra Hodge, Scott Jessen, Sayani Duo, Gordon and Brenda North and Larry Sturm.

The concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

A free-will offering will be taken.

For more information, call (254) 547-3155 or (254) 247-4003.

Public invited to St. Joseph fall festival

More than $18,000 in prizes will be given away: first-place prize, $5,000 Visa gift card; second-place prize, $3,000 Visa gift card; third-place prize, $1,000 gift card; fourth-place prize, TV; fifth place prize, Apple Ipad; and sixth-place prize, Kindle Fire. A grand prize drawing will be held about 6 p.m. Sunday.

Raffle tickets are $4 each or book of six for $20. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. Winners will be notified by the chairman. Tickets for the raffle may be purchased at the church office at (254) 634-7878, or by calling Mr. Ryan at (254) 634-7856, R. Herrera at (254) 368-0856 or Gilbert Barratachea (254) 702-0120.

Activities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday include: book store, cake walk, cotton candy, DJ music, entertainment groups, face painting, food (all types), game booths, garage sale, moon bounce, silent auction, sodas and white elephant.

During the event, there also will be the crowning of the Fest Queen.

The public is invited to the fundraiser.

Ministry offers Awana’s program

Hillside Ministries Killeen offers the Awana’s program for children ages Pre-K4 to sixth grade.

Awana’s is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Sunday at 3601 Edgefield St., Killeen.

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Church to celebrate 32nd anniversary

Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church will hold its 32nd church anniversary celebration at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Bringing the message for the anniversary hour will be the Rev. Joe Bedford, pastor of the Greater Zion Baptist Church in Waco.

The public is invited to help celebrate another year of service to the Lord.

Food will be served after the 11 a.m. service.

The church is at 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116 in Copperas Cove.

For more information call the church at (254) 542-2153.

Public invited to celebrate pastor, wife

A pastor and Wife Appreciation service is set for Michael and Ella Johnson on Sunday.

Bringing the message for the 10:30 a.m. service is Evangelist Estelle Thomas of Mississippi and at 4 p.m. Superintendent Gerald Jones of Dallas.

Unity Baptist set to host Fall Revival

The Unity Baptist Church will host its annual Fall Revival, Monday through Friday.

The lecturer for the week is Pastor Roger Skepple of Berean Bible Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga.

The revivalist is Pastor Eddie Jacks of the Resurrected Reformed Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The youth revivalist is Elder J. Michael Frazier of Crossover Bible Fellowship Church in Houston.

Service begins at 6:45 p.m., each day.

The community is invited.

Unity is at 903 N. First St., Copperas Cove. For more information, call (254) 547-7500.

Church to hold annual Tricky Tray fundraiser

St. Andrews United Methodist Church will hold its annual Tricky Tray fundraiser on Tuesday.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and calling begins at 6:30 p.m.

This is a fundraiser for the Becky Emery Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Tickets are 5 for $1 and door prize tickets are $1 each.

The church is at the corner of Florence and Fowler Roads. For more information, call (254) 634-7721.

Spiritual meetings set at First Baptist

Kevin Kirkland, of Katalyst Ministries, will lead a series of spiritual awakening meetings at 7 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 27 at First Baptist Church in Killeen.

Also featured are Mike Lewis, a dazzling “Speed Painter” at 7 p.m. Thursday and mentalist/ illusionist Bryan Drake at 7 p.m. Friday and Oct. 27.

For more information or to make childcare reservations, call (254) 634-6262.

Trunk or Treat is from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. First Baptist Church offers a wholesome alternative to Halloween. There will be lots of free candy and drinks, bounce houses, games and fun-decorated “trunks” full of treats for everyone. All ages invited. Wear your favorite costume but no scary or evil costumes. No childcare available.

A Christian Car and Bike Show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 presented by the Holy Rollerz Christian Car Club and Priesthood Motorcycle Ministries. Entry fee is canned goods for the Killeen Food Care Center.Silent auction is for a 2002 Firebird.

First Baptist Church-Killeen is at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive. For more information, email

Xtreme Outdoor Expo starts Oct. 26

Xtreme Outdoor Expo, a family adventure sponsored by Skyline Baptist Church, is set for Oct. 26-28.

Participants can win a car, Cozumel cruise for two or a voucher for a Lab puppy.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. that Friday there will be food, a fashion show and vendor booths. Guest speaker is author Edwina Patterson.

Tickets are sold in pairs, $20. This event is being held at 906 Trimmier Road in Killeen. For tickets and child care reservations, call (254) 699-4479.

Sensory Overload is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that Saturday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.

Hank Hough, a Lab trainer, will speak at the event. There will be a car and motorcyle show, boats, vendors, game booths, bounce houses, silent auction, drawings and give aways. Everyone is invited to the free event.

Later that day, at 7 p.m., Men’s Outdoors and Feast begins at 906 Trimmier Road in Killeen. Attending the event will be Jay Lowder, a national speaker. Door prizes will be awarded. Tickets sold in pairs, $20. For tickets, call (254) 699-4479

Students in grades seven through 12 are invited to the free Xtreme Outdoor Expo beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the rodeo grounds, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.

There will be free food, prizes, gifts and entertainment. The Aaron Wagner Band will perform and Jay Lowder also will be there.

For more information, go to www.EXTREME

Guest speakers set to honor pastor, wife

God’s Holy Tabernacle COGIC will be celebrating its pastor and wife 29th anniversary Friday through Oct. 28.

Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Oct. 27, and at 4 p.m. Oct. 28.

Theme is Sharing Many Hats With One Spirit. Ephesians 4:11-12.

Superintendent Robert R. Ellis Sr, pastor of Bibleway COGOC in Killeen, is Friday’s guest speaker.

Superintendent John C. Robinson, pastor of First COGIC in Killeen, will speak Oct. 27.

Sunday’s guest speaker is Bishop William Jenkins, pastor of Holy Temple of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith in Killeen.

The church is at 506 Supt. E.M. Green St., Killeen. For more information, call (254) 699-1662.

Harvest Fest set at Belton Nazarene

Harvest Fest is from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Belton Nazarene Church, 1700 Sparta Road, Belton.

For more information or to volunteer, call Pastor Jim or Pastor Tracy at (254) 939-3404.

Trinity Baptist Church to host Fall Festival

Trinity Baptist Church in Harker Heights will have a Fall Festival from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28.

There will be games, food, cake walk and a silent auction.

Admission is free but a donation of canned goods for the Harker Heights Food Pantry will be accepted.

Trinity is at 403 E. Farm-to-Market 2410 in Harker Heights.

Community invited to ‘Trunk-or-Treat’

The First Baptist Church of Trimmier is hosting a “Trunk-or-Treat” Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

The community is invited to come for games, activities, inflatables and food.

Donations of non-perishable food items and cash are being accepted to benefit the Killeen Food Care Center. 

Snacks will be available for purchase. 

The church is at 6405 Chaparral Road in Killeen. For more information, call the church office at (254) 634-9717 or go to

Grace Lutheran to host Trunk R Treat

Grace Lutheran Church and School of Killeen will hold its 6th annual Trunk R Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in the church parking lot.

This event gives children a safe alternative to traditional trick or treating because participants will collect candy from decorated “trunks.”

The community is invited to come for lots of games, prizes, food and fun.

The church is at 1007 Bacon Ranch Road across Trimmier from H-E-B.

Hallelujah Trunk Party set for Oct. 31

Hallelujah Trunk Party is from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Adams Chapel AME Church, 125 E. Arlo Road in Harker Heights.

The event, featuring candy, prizes and games, will be held in the church parking lot.

The community is invited.

Public invited to Fall Festival on Nov. 3

Tabernacle of Praise Fall Festival is from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3.

Fall festival with food and outdoor games is fun for the entire family.

The public is invited.

The church is at 5010 Trimmier Road in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 526-4686.

True Deliverance to honor pastor

True Deliverance Ministries International is having a Pastor Appreciation service at 4 p.m. on Nov. 4.

Honoree is Pastor John R. Stevenson, Red Sea Baptist Church.

Hosts are Apostle Sadallie I. and Elect Lady Patricia Cole.

The church is at 508 Hall St., Killeen. For more information, call (254) 466-2092 or Tomica Brown and (254) 768-8749.

A Youth Explosion begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 9.

Theme is “The Year of the Champion.” Romans: 8:37.

Topics include: Abandonment, Alcoholism, Depression, Drug Abuse, Homosexuality, Oppression, Peer Pressure, Self Mutilation and Suicide.

All youth are invited.

Choir, orchestra set to perform two concerts

Central Texas Master Singers Choir and Orchestra will perform two fully orchestrated Christmas Concerts on Dec. 3 at LifeWay Fellowship in Killeen, at 4001 E. Elms Road and Dec. 4 at First Baptist Church in Belton, 506 S. Main St., Belton.

Both performances are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are $20 per person or $25 at the door.

Seating is limited.

For tickets, call Emily Kirkpatrick at (254) 654-2150 or go to www.Central

Tickets also are available at the respective church offices.

Holy Ghost Revival set for one night

One-night Holy Ghost Revival begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Saint’s Center, 801 Industrial Ave., Copperas Cove.

The event is sponsored by The Holy Ghost Revival Conference of Central Texas.

For more information, call (254) 542-3211 or (254) 291-6311. Apostle/Pastor is J. Edward Fisher Jr.

Church to celebrate the joy of giving

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church women will be celebrating the Joy of Giving Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3.

There will be vendors for Christmas shopping, holiday refreshments and pictures with Santa.

Annual church event set at Conder Park

Unity in the Community is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 at Conder Park, under the Skateboard Pavilion, Killeen.

The annual event will feature many ministries coming together in worship and prayer celebrating the Unity of Nations in the body of Christ.

There will be music, dancing, singing, food and more.

In addition to honoring all war veterans, there also will be a winter coat giveaway.

The public is invited.

Admission for the annual event is canned goods for the Killeen Food Care Center and families in need.

Ensemble searching for new memebers

The A.J. Reed Gospel Ensemble is recruiting new members.

The group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at Adams Chapel AME Church, 120 Arlo, Harker Heights.

For more information, call (254) 338-5139.

Clothes giveaway scheduled today

Greater Vision Community Church will sponsor a clothes giveaway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Church Activity Center.

The Church is at 2000 E. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen. The Rev. David G. Reynolds is the pastor.

For more information, call the church at (254) 200-4382.

‘Phenomenal Woman’ event Oct. 26-27

Janice Davis Ministries & The Daughters of Zion present “Phenomenal Woman, Who is She?” Oct. 26-27, at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

A “Spiritual Rejuvenation” service starts at 9 a.m. Oct. 26.

Special guest for both evenings is Flag Ambassador, Pastor Adrienne Rowe.

The conference host is Apostle Janice Davis, World Renowned Ministries International in Leander.

Bishop Michael Price, Gates of Dominion International Ministries in Austin, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday.

Scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. Saturday is Dr. Apostle B. Cherry-Taylor of Temple of Praise International Cathedral of Lafayette, La.

Recording artist, Pastor Jacci Copeland, of Redeeming Grace Christian Church in San Antonio, also will attend the conference.

For more information, call (512) 260-1113.

Clothing giveaway set at Heights church

On Oct. 27, the Harker Heights United Methodist Church will hold its annual Make A Difference Day clothing giveaway.

Free clothing will be available for all ages and sizes. The focus will be mainly colder weather clothing, to include outerwear as well as regular clothes appropriate for school and work. No formal clothing will be available. Clothing distribution will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The United Methodist Men of the church will offer snacks to people who attend.

Donated clothing will be accepted by the church beginning Oct. 21-26, from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, call the church office at (254) 699-6271.

Florence church schedules Fall Fest

Fall Fest at Florence United Methodist Church opens at 8:30 a.m. today.

Barbecue lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Homecooked lunch features brisket, sausage and all the fixings. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Live auction starts at 1 p.m.

Tickets for quilt raffle are $1 each.

Plants and crafts will be available for purchase.

There will be games for children and a movie.

For more information, call (254) 793-2535 or go to the website at


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