Church to observe National Day of Prayer

The First United Methodist Church of Killeen will celebrate National Day of Prayer at 5:30 p.m. May 4 with a short program, communion service and light meal.

The theme this year is “For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us ... Forgive Us ... Heal Us! “

This is a communitywide celebration, and all are invited.

The church is at 3501 E. Elms Road in Killeen. Call 254-634-6363 for more information.

Pastors to meet about National Day of Prayer

Local pastors and ministers will get together Monday to finalize preparations for this year’s National Day of Prayer.

This will be the last planning meeting this event, which will be observed the following week, culminating in the official observance on May 4..

All churches and ministry organizations are invited to send a representative.

Monday’s meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m. at East Side Baptist Church, 500 N. W.S. Young Drive.

Attendees are asked to provide their own lunches.

All coordinators are asked to send additions or corrections to the list of planned prayer sites to

For more information about the National Day of Prayer, go to, or call Dan at 254-681-7432.

Ushers, greeters plan workshop today

The Usher Unit and Greeters of Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church will hold their annual workshop at 9:30 a.m. today.

The annual Day Celebration will be held during Sunday’s 11 o’clock worship period.

The public is invited.

The church is at 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116.

For more information, call the church at 542-2153.

Killeen church to host celebration of music

Join the Westside Baptist Men in a celebration of music and singing at 6 p.m. today.

On Sunday, the musical program will culminate with a special 3 p.m. service. The guest speaker will be Pastor Shaun Moton of Marlboro Heights Missionary Baptist Church in Killeen.

Westside Baptist Church is at 711 Stagecoach Road in Killeen.

The Rev. Hallie Tolbert Jr. is pastor.

Cove church to serve hot lunches today

Five Hills Assembly of God will serve hot lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Five Loaves and Two Fishes Outreach building.

Meals are provided for anyone in need, and people will receive a bag of groceries to take home.

The church will provide bags of produce to families in need every Monday and Tuesday. Location: 304 E. Avenue D., Copperas Cove.

Contact Pastor Brian Cranfill at 254-547-9155.

Killeen church to offer fish fry dinner today

Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer is offering a fish fry dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

The $8 meals consists of catfish, green beans, potato salad, bread, drink and cake. To order or for information, call 254-289-2922 or 254-681-9679.

The church is at 315 Gray St. in Killeen. A minimum of three orders are required for delivery.

Killeen church to host family, friends program

Bibleway Church of God in Christ will host a family and friends program at 3 p.m. today.

The theme is The Year in Prosperity.

Guest speaker will be Pastor Leroy Gillis Jr. from Echols Memorial in Waco.

The church is at 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen. Contact Kurt Broadnax at 254-371-2081.

Church to host Memorial Day Service

Val Verde Baptist Church will host the 124th Memorial Day Service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker is former pastor Carl Love of Moffatt.

There will be music and activities during the service. A pot luck will be served afterward.

The church is on Farm-to-Market 2268, nine miles east of Holland and nine miles south of Rogers. For more information, call 254-541-6581 or email

Church plans Founders Appreciation Service

True Deliverance Ministries will have its Founders Appreciation Service on Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. and April 30 at 11 a.m.

A noonday prayer and class is at 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

The church is at 508 Hall Ave. in Killeen.

Killeen Healing Rooms open Tuesday night

The Killeen Healing Rooms will be open from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the KPLE-TV building at 502 E. Elms Road in Killeen.

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

For more information, go to or call 254-681-5823.

Mission house to sell fish dinners Friday

The Hamilton-Manjang Mission House will have their fish dinner sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

The $10 dinner consists of fish and two sides of potato salad, green beans or pinto beans with dessert and soda. A fish sandwich with soda is $5 and extra fish is $2 each.

To call in orders, call 254-319-3100, 254-289-0275 or 254-690-5030.

Location: Anderson Chapel AME Church, 1002 Jefferies Ave. in Killeen.

Gospel ensemble to host Soul Food Festival

A.J. Reed Gospel Ensemble will host its first Soul Food Festival at 10 a.m. April 29.

The meals will be served at the Tabernacle of Praise and Worship Center, 348 S. 40th St., Killeen.

For $10, there will be smothered ox-tails, smothered pork chops, fried chicken, collard greens, rice and gravy, yams, corn bread and cake.

Preorders can be called in on Friday at 254-338-5139 or 254-698-6283.

Mission to have March for Jesus on April 29

Jesus Hope and Love Mission will have a March for Jesus on April 29 with sign-in starting at 9:15 a.m.

The march begins at 10 a.m. with prayer and a raffle drawings afterward. The march will be at the Carl Levin Park, 400 Miller’s Crossing in Harker Heights.

Entry is $2 or bring a decorated poster of Jesus. Any donations and funds raised from the $10 shirts will go to the Jesus Hope and Love Mission in Killeen.

The public is welcome to attend. There will be trailers available for anyone who cannot walk.

For more details, call 254-285-1247 or go to

K of C to conduct Knight at the Races

Knights of Columbus, St. Andrew Kim Council 9930 is conducting the eighth annual A Knight at the Races on April 29 at St. Paul Chong Hasang Parish Center, 2412 Stilllhouse Drive in Harker Heights.

The event is open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the first race starts at 6:45 p.m. Horses must be purchased before the event for $30 each by calling 254-698-1770 or from members of the council.

Buying a horse provides you $100 in play money. You don’t have to buy a horse to attend, but you can pay an entry fee of $10 that provides you $50 in play money. Winnings of play money are used to bid on silent auction items at the completion of races.

Cove church provides bags of produce

Five Hills Assembly of God will provide bags of produce to families in need every Monday and Tuesday. Location: 304 East Avenue D., Copperas Cove. Contact Pastor Brian Cranfill 254-547-9155.

Church gives away clothing Wednesdays

East Lake Baptist Church offers free school uniforms and clothing from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.

The church is at 3213 Lake Road, Killeen. Call 254-690-4400 or 254-699-8125.

Church hosts recovery group meetings

Second Street Baptist Church offers faith and recovery group meetings for alcoholism on Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Call Robert Lawrence at (254) 245-6164. Location: 1602 N. Second St., Killeen.

Free breakfast is April 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall, 1602 N. Second St., Killeen. Contact Ryan Bellamy at 254-338-3259.

Compiled by Jennise Colin Ventura

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