St. Christopher’s signing up kids for preschool

The St. Christopher’s Episcopal preschool has a few openings left for the fall.

Preschool is from 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school year and serves children from 20 months of age through pre-kindergarten.

Regisration forms may be picked up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week at the church.

Gospel ensemble hosts soul food feast

The A.J. Reed Gospel Ensemble is hosting a soul food feast at 11 a.m. today at the Tabernacle of Praise and Worship Center, 348 S. 40th St., Killeen.

Call 254-338-5139.

Recovery group set to meet Tuesday

Celebrate Recovery is a Bible-based recovery program that helps people fight many problems including divorce, addiction, overspending, physical and sexual abuse, eating disorders, grief, alcohol, drugs and gambling.

It will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1801 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen.

Free child care will be offered at Destiny World Outreach Center, 101 N. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Praise and Deliverance plans revival this week

Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer will host its annual citywide revival at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Wednesday’s speaker is Apostle Jimmy Smith of True Light House of Prayer in Killeen.

Thursday’s speaker is David Davis of Jesus’ Name Apostolic Ministry in Copperas Cove.

On Friday, the speaker is District Elder Floyd King of Born Again Apostolic Assembly in Waco.

Special music will be provided by area churches.

The public is invited.

The host pastor is Bishop Robert Fletcher Sr.

The church is at 315 Gray St. in Killeen.

Call 254-289-2922 or text 254-681-9679.

Community invited to free gospel festival

A free gospel fest is from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Killeen Community Center amphitheater, 2201 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

The public is invited.

Music will be provided by the Divine Messengers of Killeen and the New Soul Invaders of Industry.

Call 254-702-4769.

June 21 cookout to benefit the homeless

A cookout for the homeless and those in need is from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 21 at 818 N. Fourth St., behind H-E-B in downtown Killeen.

There also will be a clothing and household giveaway.

The event is at Jesus Hope & Love Homeless Mission and is supported by West Side Baptist Church of Killeen.

Ministry offers food pantry, burritos June 21

Open Arms Outreach will hold its free monthly food pantry beginning at 9 a.m. June 21 at 413 Eighth St. in Killeen.

Breakfast burritos will be served at no charge. The food pantry will remain open only as long as the food lasts.

The ministry provides emergency food, toiletry items, and financial assistance and counseling. It also operates an adult literacy program and offers free educational tutoring for school-age children.

To volunteer or make a donation, go to, call 254-291-7387, email or mail P.O. Box 10654, Killeen TX 76547.

St. Martin’s to host reception for deacon

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church’s pastoral leader Paulette Magnuson will receive her ordination to the Diaconate at Christ Church Cathedral at 10 a.m. today in Houston and will celebrate Holy Communion with the Rev. Christine Kenney, visiting priest, with Magnuson serving as deacon June 22 at St. Martin’s.

The public is invited to celebrate at a reception.

The church is at 1602 S. Farm-to-Market 116 in Copperas Cove.

 Destiny World Outreach to give away food

A food and goods giveaway is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 at Destiny World Outreach Center Compassion Ministry.

Bring photo ID and proof of income to 101 N. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Call Rob Hall at 254-690-0856 or email

Fort Hood center plans day of prayer, fellowship

The Greater Fort Hood Day of Prayer and Fellowship is from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 28 at the Spiritual Fitness Center, 33rd Street and Battalion Avenue, Fort Hood.

A complimentary breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m.

All chaplains, pastors, ministry leaders and anyone interested in praying are invited.

Call Dan Galanffy, 254-680-2983; Bill Shelnutt, 254-681-77; or Ken Wooten, 254-466-6258.

Missionary from Japan to speak this weekend

A missions campaign will be presented at 7:30 p.m. today and 11:30 a.m. today at 3709 Zephyr Road, Killeen.

Pastor Emilda Miranda, a missionary on Japan for 30 years and spreading the gospel in that nation, is the speaker.

Dress will be typical attires representing different countries, and there will be a lunch with dishes from different countries.

Call Nydia Tanco at 254-247-7649, 254-368-8920 or email

Compass Ministries invites public to sessions

Compass Ministries will present Covenant Our Inheritance with Apostle Jim Hodges and Tricia Miller today at the Holiday Inn, 300 E. Central Texas Expressway, Killeen.

Session times are 9:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m.

The sessions are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.

Contact Peggy Butry at or 254-466-1414.

Killeen Healing Rooms operating today

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

The group’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 seek healing in the name of Jesus Christ.

For training in this ministry, go to

Bible study class registering adults

The Temple-Belton Community Bible Study adult evening class is registering for next year’s 30-week interdenominational study of Luke.

Beginning Sept. 8, the class will meet weekly from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays in the small sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Belton, Sixth and Main streets.

The class is open to all adults interested in an in-depth Bible study.

Individuals may choose to participate in core groups for young adults, men, women or married couples.

Each week, participants receive a reading commentary on the previous week’s topic and a set of questions to work on each day covering the next week’s reading.

These questions are discussed in small groups of about 15.

After the small groups meet, there will be a short teaching over the same section of Scripture.

The class will break for Christmas and spring vacations and finish at the end of April.

Call 254-773-1842 in Temple or 254-526-9128 in Killeen.

Ladies in Prayer Stations to meet July 5, 18

Ladies in Prayer Stations will meet at 9 a.m. July 5 at the Cathedral of Deliverance and Praise COGIC at 702 Harley Drive, Harker Heights.

On July 18, the group will meet at 7 p.m. at Bountiful New Life Fellowship, 115 E, Avenue E, Copperas Cove.

Call Lillian Billie at 254-466-7463.

Holy Family welcoming returning Catholics

Holy Family Catholic Church, as part of the New Evangelization, is welcoming back Catholics who are returning to the faith.

Call 254-547-3735 or go to the Catholic Information Service on the Knights of Columbus website,, for information.

Bibleway COGIC plans two-day celebration

Bibleway COGIC celebrates 32 years in ministry with a two-day program beginning June 20.

Superintendent Shelton Rhodes, Greater Zion Temple COGIC of Temple, will be the guest speaker for the 7:30 p.m. service June 20.

Superintendent Gilbert Gillum of Living Word COGIC of Waco is the guest speaker for the 4:30 p.m. service June 22.

The church is at 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen. The host pastor is Robert R. Ellis Sr.

Call 254-213-9134.

Adams Chapel AME to observe anniversary

Adams Chapel AME Church marks 38 years with a church anniversary celebration at 4:30 p.m. June 29 at the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail. The guest speaker is Superintendent Gilbert Gillum Jr., Living Word COGIC, Waco. Dinner will be served. Dress is casual, T-shirts and jeans.

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