Messianic Jewish group to meet 

The Assemblies of God denomination has begun at least 23 Messianic Jewish-style congregations. Gentile Christians who wish to remain Christians are welcome at these meetings, which is not the case in every Messianic Jewish synagogue.

The First Assembly of God in Killeen is one such congregation.

It is designed for Christians who do not desire to leave the church or become Jewish but do want to know more about the Jewish roots of their faith and perhaps begin to apply it to their lives in a practical way.

Participants also will learn more about the Bible’s holy feast days and the symbols of Messiah Jesus in those feasts as well as the hidden, subtle Jewishness of many passages of the New Testament.

The congregation meets at 6 p.m. Saturdays in the annex building of First Assembly of God.

Bibleway COGIC hosts free dinner

The Bibleway COGIC hosted its annual free dinner and toys giveaway for children and their families in the Central Texas area.

Community participation was wonderful, and the spirit of the meaning of Christmas was enjoyed by all.

Final Women’s Day service on Sunday

Agape Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Elder Michael Johnson, will hold its final Women’s Day service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The special speaker is First Lady Evangelist Ella Johnson.

The 2012 Watch Service “A Night of Encouragement, Praise and Worship” is at 9 p.m. Monday. Breakfast served after midnight.

The public is invited to both services.

For more information, call (254) 680-7729. The church is at 3716-C E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen.

Killeen Healing Rooms offer training

The Killeen Healing Rooms are 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.”

The group’s desire is to bring together believers from all over the community to pray for the sick and see miracles happen.

Training to be part of this ministry will be held Jan. 5 and is free of charge, but participants must register by going to or call (254) 681-5823.

In addition, the Killeen Healing Rooms will have prayer teams available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 12, and from 7 to 8 p.m., Jan. 29 to pray for anyone in need.

Prayer luncheon postponed to Jan. 8

The monthly prayer luncheon of the Killeen Christian Ministers Fellowship is postponed to Jan. 8.

The group normally meets on the first Tuesday of the month, unless it falls on a holiday.

All pastors, ministers and chaplains in the greater Killeen and Fort Hood area are invited.

For more information, call Dan Galanffy at (254) 680-2983.

Public invited to Youth Town Hall

A Youth Town Hall is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at Greater Vision Community Church, Activities Building, 2000 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, Killeen

The public is invited.

Greater Vision is collaborating with parents, youth, educators, substance abuse prevention specialists, city officials and representatives of nonprofit organizations, businesses, health organizations to discuss and raise awareness about the issues our youth are facing today.

This will be an evening with a purpose to bring together youth, church leaders, educators, parents, community leaders to discuss low self-esteem, bullying, sexual/gender choices, alcohol, drugs and many more topics youth face daily through a combination of situation skits, combination empowerment dances, briefings from officials and testimonies from youth.

For more information, contact the Rev. Dawn Hodges at or (254) 200-4382.

Shabbat Service held twice a month

Temple Simcha Sinai is a growing Reform Jewish congregation, from all walks of life in Bell County (Killeen, Harker Heights, Salado and surrounding cities) in Texas.

Led by Para-Rabbinic Larry Cohen, and Cantorial soloist Sylvia Turner, the congregation includes military, single adults, young families and senior adults with diverse backgrounds.

The congregation prides itself on its well-deserved reputation for being a warm, welcoming and inclusive community.

Shabbat Service is the second and fourth Friday of each month. Service starts at 7 p.m. followed by an Oneg.

For more information, call George Wankmueller at (254) 702-2648 or email or call Para-Rabbinic Larry Cohen at (254) 231-4930.

Tickets available for singing cadets

First United Methodist Church will present the Texas A&M Singing Cadets at 7 p.m. Jan. 11.

Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance at the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce and HB Sheppard Cen-Tex Properties in Belton.

The fundraiser benefits local scholarship recipients attending Texas A&M University in 2013.

The church is at 3501 E. Elms Road in Killeen.

Ministry to celebrate fifth anniversary

The congregation of Guiding Light Ministries invites the public to help celebrate their fifth year of service in the building of God’s kingdom.

The venue for this event begins at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Harker Heights Activities Center.

The leaders are Pastor Jesse Sherrod and First Lady Elizabeth Sherrod.

For more information, call (254) 690-0198.

Ministry’s annual golf tournament in April

The annual Harold Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by the J.A.I.L. Ministry Inc. is April 22.

Volunteer, make a donation or pray for those incarcerated and their families.

The ministry is at 211 E. Central Ave., Belton, TX 76513.

For more information, go to, email or call (254) 933-8506.

Ensemble searching for new members

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.

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