Ministry offers free food pantry

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

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

The food pantry will remain open only as long as the food lasts. The free food pantry is part of a community outreach program held on the third Saturday of each month.

This ministry serves the community by providing 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.

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.

Public invited to church workshop

The Usher Unit and Greeters of Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church are hosting a workshop today.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The workshop starts at 9:15 a.m.

The Annual Day Celebration begins at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Guest speaker is Pastor Joshua Joubert of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in San Antonio.

The public is invited to attend.

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

True Deliverance to celebrate founder

A Founder’s Appreciation celebration for Apostle Sadallie I. Cole, senior pastor, and Patricia Cole, elect lady, is today and Sunday at True Deliverance Ministries International.

A musical special with guest performance by Divine Messengers begins at 6 p.m. today.

The Founder’s Appreciation celebration begins at 4 p.m. Sunday with guest speaker Apostle Jimmy L. Smith from True Light House of Prayer.

The church is at 508 Hall Ave., behind the post office on 10th Street, Killeen.

Church to recognize 124th anniversary

Immanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA) will recognize its 124th anniversary with worship at 8 a.m. Sunday and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible study and confirmation is at 9:15 a.m.

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

Event to honor bishop, wife

The People’s Choice Worship Center will celebrate its 33rd Appreciation service for Bishop George and First Lady Vera Williams.

Services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. April 27, and 4 p.m. April 28.

Bishop Clarence Drummond of United Faith Church is the guest speaker.

The public is invited.

Public invited to program at Shilo Inn

Compass Ministries Strategies for Regional Transformation is at 9:30 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m. April 27 at Shilo Inn and Suites of Killeen.

The seminar, taught by Marty and Kathy Gable, is designed to bring understanding and practical application to participants’ gifts and callings. Worship by the Point Worship Team of Temple.

The public is invited and there is no charge to attend the conference at 3701 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.

For more information, call (254) 681-8305.

Rock of Ages Ministry to visit jail

Paul and Micki Henry with The Rock of Ages Ministry are preparing for their crusade at CCA-Bartlett State Jail on Friday and April 27.

The event offers gospel literature, Bibles, Christian services and music to inmates at CCA-Bartlett State Jail.

For more information, call Monica Glaser at (254) 527-3300 or email,

Women’s program set for April 28

Second Street Baptist Church Women’s program is at 3:30 p.m. April 28 at 1602 N. Second St., Killeen.

The theme is “Women Called for a Purpose.” Ruth 1:16-18.

The program’s speaker is Pastor Paulette White of Thomas Chapel AME Church in Copperas Cove.

Pastor, wife to be honored in May

Pastor Ernest Sapp and First Lady Mamie Sapp will be honored with an anniverary celebration at Worship in the Word Ministries.

The public is invited to attend the celebrations at 7 p.m. May 2 and 3; 6 p.m. May 4; and at 5 p.m. May 5.

The church is at 1340 E. Farm-to-Market 2410 in Harker Heights. For more information, call (254) 317-6103.

St. Andrews to host Spring Fling May 4

St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Killeen will hold its Spring Fling from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4.

Spring Fling features the men’s world-famous brisket, baked goods, a live auction, silent auction, garage sale and crafts.

There will be games for the children, music and vendors selling many items.

To participate, vendors may call the church at (254) 634-7721 or email

The church is at the corner of Florence and Fowler Roads in Killeen.

Wellness Fair, Blood Drive set for May 4

A Wellness Fair and Blood Drive are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at Adams Chapel A.M.E Church.

Hot dogs and refreshments will be provided. Face painting, a jump and slide bouncer will be on site for the children.

From 1 to 3 p.m., speakers will provide information on drawing up a last will and testament, pre-burial planning and term life vs. whole life insurance.

The Scott & White Blood Mobile also will be on site. Blood donors will receive a free T-shirt, coupon for a free half dozen Shipley donuts and a chance to win two tickets to Six Flags Over Texas.

Blood donors must be at least 17 and weigh at least 110 pounds. Each donor must present a photo ID.

The public is invited. The church is at 125 Arlo Road, Harker Heights.

For more information, contact Cheryl Hogan at (254) 466-1364 or cyhogan@gmail.comand; or Marilyn Friday at (254) 319-6762 or

Big Sale today in KPLE parking lot

KPLE is hosting a bake sale and yard sale by Transforming Life Ministry from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Vendors will have an opportunity to reserve table spaces again on April 27. For more information, call (254) 768-6654.

Citizenship, English classes offered

English and Citizenship classes for adults are from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The free classes are held in the church’s recreation hall.

The church is at 2903 E. Rancier Ave. in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 699-2568.

Group to study Romans this fall

The Temple-Belton Community Bible Study adult evening class will study Romans this fall.

Anyone interested in registering for the 30-week study is welcome to attend an introductory session at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the small sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Belton at Sixth and Main streets, Belton.

Visitors can learn more about the group, review lesson material, attend a lecture on the current study of The Divided Kingdom and the Minor Prophets and register for the fall study.

CBS is an interdenominational study for men and women of all backgrounds who are interested in an in-depth weekly study of God’s Word.

TheTemple-Belton class begins Sept. 9 and is open to all adults.

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.

Following the small groups, there is a short teaching over the same section of Scripture.

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

For more information, call the class coordinator at (254) 773-1842 in Temple or the class associate teaching director at (254) 526-9128 in Killeen.

Mission conference at Pidcoke Baptist

Pidcoke Baptist Church will host a mission conference, beginning Sunday and continuing through Wednesday.

Mark Gilbert, an international missionary to Russia, will speak Sunday at a Meet the Missionary breakfast at 10 a.m.; 11 a.m. worship service; 5:30 p.m. Meet the Missionary with light dinner; and discuss his work at 6:30 p.m.

Meet the Missionary with a light dinner continues at 5:30 p.m. with mission conferences beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Lissette Carpenter, a lay missionary from College Avenue Baptist Church in McGregor, is scheduled to speak Monday.

Stu Cocanuugher, mission pastor at Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth, discusses his work on Tuesday. Part of the pastor’s work involves leading mission trips to San Francisco. Many people from Pidcoke and other churches in the area are going on a mission trip to San Francisco this summer.

Richard Mangum, a Missionary with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, is the speaker for Wednesday.

Pastor Don McConnaughhay invites everyone who has an interest in missions to come to any or all of the Mission Conference. The church is on Farm-to-Market 116 between Copperas Cove and Gatesville.

Public invited to April 27 choir event

Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer invites the public to its first Choir Annual at 3 p.m. April 27.

The theme is “Look where the Lord brought us from.” 

The public is invited.

The church is at 315 N. Gray St., Killeen. For more information call (254) 200-9241, (254) 247-4590 or email  

St. Martin’s plans picnic in Cove park

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will host a church service and picnic at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Copperas Cove City Park.

The park is west of the downtown area, Farm-to-Market 1113, 1200 W. Avenue B. For more information, call (254) 547-0331.

New Life Sisterhood bake sale April 27

A bake sale, with lots of homemade baked goods, is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at the Shoe Carnival in Killeen.

The bake sale is hosted by New Life Sisterhood with New Life Tabernacle Ministries.

Pastor is Elder Randy E. Francis. The church is at 615 N. Eighth St., Killeen.

Wild Game Dinner set for April 27

The fifth annual Wild Game Dinner, organized by the Liberty Hill United Methodist men’s group, begins at 5 p.m. April 27, about 15 miles west of Georgetown.

The menu features more than a dozen assorted wild game dishes.

Attendance is not required to win prizes.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The ticket price includes entrance to the event and auctions and one entry for the grand prize drawing.

Tickets for children 12 and younger will be available at the door for $5 and do not include the prize drawing.

Proceeds from the dinner help fund many of the ministries and outreach programs of the Liberty Hill United Methodist Church.

For tickets, donations or more information, call (512) 515-0070.

Public invited to study Bible, pray

Free coffee, conversation, prayer and Bible study are open to all at Kempner Oak Hill’s Baptist Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon each week.

English and Korean are spoken.

The church is at the corner of Farm-to-Market 2657 and County Road 4934, Kempner. For more information, call Dennis or Suk Wichelt at (254) 542-4210.

Donations sought for Clothes Closet

East Lake Baptist Church is accepting donations for its Clothes Closet.

Bring donations to 3213 Lake Road in Killeen. The Clothes Closet offers free clothing, school uniforms and miscellaneous items from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.

The church is at 3213 Lake Road in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 690-4400 or (254) 699-8125.

Gospel ensemble seeking members

The A.J. Reed Gospel Ensemble are 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.

Jewish service 2nd and 4th Fridays

Congregation SIMCHA SINAI (Reform Jewish Congregation) meets the second and fourth Friday of each month.

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

Doors are open, and the public is invited to share their 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.

Recovery program meets Tuesdays

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at Hillside Ministries.

Nursery is provided.

The church is at 2602 S. Farm-to-Market Road 116, Copperas Cove. For more information, call Don Chennault at (254) 317-8184.

Celebrate Recovery also meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Copperas Cove. Child care and a meal are provided.

For more information, call Dave McKee at (254) 458-3109.

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.

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