Christmas cantatas, services scheduled


Dec. 15

First Baptist Church Killeen

Christmas cantata, “Noel and Alleluia — Jesus is Born” at 6 p.m.

Performed by the Worship Choir and a live orchestra.

Child care is available for children 5 years and younger.

Location: 3319 S. W.S. Young Drive.

First United Methodist Church

Christmas cantata, “Service of Lessons and Carols,” at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Performances by the Chancel Choir, Francis Asbury Bell Choir, others.

Child care is available.

Location: 3501 E. Elms Road, Killeen.

Contact: 254-634-6363.

Dec. 18

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church

Astronomer Jeff McClure’s presentation “Following the Star,” 6:30 p.m.

The evening begins with a light supper at 6 p.m. and ends with a service of Compline.

Location: 2800 Trimmier Road.

Contact: 254-634-7474.

Dec. 21

First United Methodist Church and Seton Medical Center of Harker Heights

The Longest Night Blue Christmas, 6 p.m., for those who are grieving a loss, experiencing difficulty this season, or just want to take time to remember a loved one.

The service, open to the community, is centered around remembrance and hope and concludes with a candlelight singing of “Silent Night.”

Child care is provided.

Location: 3501 E. Elms Road, Killeen.

Contact: 254-634-6363.

Dec. 24

First United Methodist Church

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

Child care is available for all services.

Location: 3501 E. Elms Road, Killeen.

Contact: 254-634-6363.

Dec. 25

First United Methodist Church, 11 a.m. Child care is available. Location: 3501 E. Elms Road, Killeen.

Contact: 254-634-6363.

Dec. 26-30

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

Kwanzaa cultural workshops on 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 principles of Kwanzaa. Contact: Darlene Golden at or 254-681-8861.


Dec. 15

Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church

Christmas cantata, 4:30 p.m.

Featuring the Mass Choir.

Location: 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116.

Contact: 254-542-2153.

Dec. 22

Bountiful New Life COGIC

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

Free toy give-away.

Location: 115 E. Avenue E.

Contact: 254-547-5007.

Dec. 22

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.


Dec. 22

Temple Bible Church

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

Dr. Rick Erickson, a local academic physician and Bible teacher, will speak.

The material is more appropriate for children ages 10 and older. No child care is provided.

Location: 3205 Oakview Drive.

Agape COGIC to hold coat give-away today

Coat give-away, Outreach Mission Operation Warm-Up, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The annual event is sponsored by Agape COGIC under the leadership of Pastor Michael Johnson.

The church is at 3715-C E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen. Call Evangelist Mary Hicks at 254-680-7729.

Killeen Healing Rooms provide prayer teams

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

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

To be trained to be a part of this ministry, go to or call Pat Galanffy at 254-690-8785.

Seminar on spiritual experiences planned

A free discussion, booklet, and CD on spiritual experiences will be offered from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today in the Harker Heights Activities Center, Room B, 400 Indian Trail, Harker Heights. The seminar will be presented by the Texas Satsang Society Inc.

For more information, call 888-426-7685 or go to

Belton book store to host book-signing today

A book-signing is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at McWha Book Store in Belton.

Authors include: Lynn Woolley, “Last Days of Radio” and “Clear Moral Objectives;” Ben Barrack, “The Case for Islamophobia” and “Unsung Davids;” Wesley Allen Riddle, “The Nexus of Faith” and “Horse Sense for the New Millennium;” and Elizabeth Ann McKinney of Austin, fantasy book, “Young Falcon.”

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