Holiday meal served at Jesus Hope & Love

A Thanksgiving meal for the community will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Jesus Hope & Love Homeless Shelter.

The shelter is at 818 N. Fourth St. behind

H-E-B in downtown Killeen.

Cooked turkeys and hams are needed for the meal. Prepare and deliver them to the shelter from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday or by 9 a.m. Thursday.

Volunteers are needed to serve the dinner to guests and to clean up afterward. Volunteers should arrive by 10 a.m.

Financial donations are also accepted. Jesus Hope & Love Mission is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

For more information, call Pastor Steve Chae at (254) 291-2314.

Grace United hosting Thanksgiving dinner

Everyone in the community is invited to a free traditional Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Grace United Methodist Church.

Thanksgiving dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

The church is at 101 W. Avenue F, Copperas Cove, near the public library and the main fire station.

Bibleway COGIC serves holiday meals

Free Thanksgiving meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Bibleway COGIC, 300 W. Jasper Road, Killeen.

All are invited to share the food and watch TV football games.

Dine in or carry-out is available.

For more information, call (254) 768-7282.

Sunset church offers Thanksgiving meal

Anyone who does not have family or friends to celebrate Thanksgiving with is invited to the fourth annual Thanksgiving Meal from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at New Sunset Community Church, 814 W. Avenue. C, Killeen.

For more information, call the church at (254) 634-5055.

Fundraiser for cancer battle today

A fundraiser for Gregg Abney’s cancer surgery is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at New Sunset Community Church.

Specialty breads, peanut brittle, pies, pound cakes and cookies will be available for purchase at the fundraiser.

The public is invited.

The church is at 814 W. Avenue C, Killeen, corner of Gilmer and Avenue C.

Food, clothing giveaway today

Open Arms Outreach will have its monthly food pantry and clothes closet beginning at 9 a.m. today at the ministry’s outreach center at 409 Eighth St. in Killeen.

In addition to the free food and clothing giveaway, breakfast foods will be served at no charge.

This ministry serves the community by providing emergency food, clothing, toiletry items, and financial assistance and counseling. It also operates an adult literacy program and offers free educational tutoring for school-age children.

The free food pantry and clothes closet are part of a community outreach program held on the third Saturday of each month.

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

The ministry also may be contacted by email at or by mail at P.O. Box 10654, Killeen, TX 76547.

First Presbyterian planning celebration

First Presbyterian Church is having a “Thank Our Many Blessings Sunday.”

In addition to celebrating 20 years in the same location, there will be a burning of the building note fund, recognition of volunteers, dedication of stewardship pledges and a Thanksgiving potluck. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods for the Killeen Food Care Center.

Visitors and guests are welcome.

The church is at 4705 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen. For more information, call the church at (254) 690-6464.

Public invited to Thanksgiving service

Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church will have an early Thanksgiving service at 8:30 a.m. Thursday

The public is invited to attend.

The church is at 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116 in Copperas Cove. For more information call the church at (254) 542-2153.

Green to preach Men of Valor anniversary

Bishop Samuel Lawrence Green Sr., the 125th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will preach the seventh anniversary of the Men of Valor men’s ministry of the Anderson Chapel A.M.E. Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

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

Green will be invested as the president of the council of bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in December. He presides over 12th Episcopal District, which encompasses Arkansas and Oklahoma.

This year, as in the past, the Men of Valor will buy/bring new clothes including coats for men as a donation to the church’s Mission House.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Anderson Chapel A.M.E. Church is at 1002 Jefferies Ave., Killeen.

Thankoffering service scheduled Sunday

Immanuel Lutheran Church Women, ECLA, will conduct their Thankoffering service Sunday.

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

AGAPE COGIC to offer 3-day revival

The 10th annual pre-Thanksgiving Revival at AGAPE COGIC begins at 7 p.m. Sunday and continues Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 nightly.

The theme is Serving Obediently as Unto the Lord.

The guest speaker is Elder Anthony Scott of Houston.

Praise Worship is by Lonnie Reed.

The church is at 3716-C E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen. Host pastor is Michael and first lady Ella Johnson. For more information call (254) 680-7729.

Marriage workshop set for Dec. 1

A marriage workshop, “Real Talk,” is Dec. 1 at Knowledge Is Power Ministries.

The free workshop is limited to 35 couples.

Register online at or call (254) 634-3463.

The church is at 815 Florence Road in Killeen.

Second Street Baptist to mark anniversary

Second Street Baptist Church is having its 16th Pastor and Family Anniversary Service at 4 p.m. Dec. 2.

Guest speaker is Pastor Forbes of Robinson Chapel AME Church in McGregor.

People’s Choice to show ‘Encounter’

The People’s Choice Worship Center will show “The Encounter” at 7 p.m. today. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Requested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children (12 and younger).

Tickets are available in advance or at the door.

Everyone who donates will be entered into a drawing for a prize giveaway.

Prizes include: a $100 Target gift card, $100 Burlington gift card, and a full-body massage and facial.

The church is at 4710 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen. For more information, call (254) 690-2066, ext. 100.

Thanksgiving service at Heights church

A community Thanksgiving service is at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Harker Heights United Methodist Church, corner of Cardinal Lane and Harley Drive.

The Rev. David Starkey of the First Assembly of God will deliver the sermon.

Special music will be provided by the Harker Heights Community Church.

Also participating in the service are Trinity Baptist Church, First Baptist Church and St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church.

The public is invited to attend.

House of Prayer sets ordination service

Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer is having an ordination service for the servant of God Elder-Elect Terry J. Mustapher to be publicly ordained into the gospel ministry.

The service begins 3 p.m. Sunday at 315 N. Gray St., Killeen.

The public is cordially invited.

For more information, call Elder Larry Thomas at (254) 813-1502 or email Host pastor is Bishop Robert C. Fletcher Sr. and Elect Lady Dorothy L. Fletcher.

Killeen church sets fall musical

Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer is hosting a fall musical at 5 p.m. today at 315 N. Gray St., Killeen. 

The public is cordially invited.

For more information, call Elder Larry Thomas at (254) 813-1502, Elder Terry Mustapher at (254) 247-4590 or email Host pastor is Bishop Robert C. Fletcher Sr. and Elect Lady Dorothy L. Fletcher.

St. Martin’s Church to bless bikes today

“Blessing of the Bikes” starts at 11 a.m. today at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.

Residents are invited to ride up the hill to the church parking lot for a blessing from the priest and a cup of hot cider.

All bikes and bikers welcome.

The church is at 1602 S. Farm-to-Market 116, Copperas Cove. For more information, call (254) 547-0331.

First Baptist-Killeen hosting events

First Baptist Church Killeen is hosting the Killeen Area Singles Association presentation of Brent Gambrell’s Crave Conference, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

Cost is $15 for both days or $10 for one day.

Online registration available at

The Adult Choir and Orchestra of First Baptist Church Killeen will present the Christmas Cantata And On Earth Peace at 6 p.m. Dec. 16.

There is no cost, but a freewill offering will be taken.

Childcare reservations can be made by calling the church office at (254) 634-6262. The church is at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.

Crestview plans day for family, friends

Family and Friends Day starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Crestview Christian Church, 802 S. 22nd St., Temple. Guest speaker is the Rev. Alice Lewis, associate minister at St. James Christian Church in Lyons.

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.

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.

Contact Teresa Tankersley at or (254)501-7542

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