Church planning mission to Honduras

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church is conducting a medical mission to Honduras July 17-24.

An informational meeting begins at noon Sunday at the church. Help is needed.

Donations such as chewable vitamins, first-aid kits, toothbrushes and toothpaste may be dropped off at the church, 2800 Trimmier Road, Killeen.

To make a donation, call the church office at (254) 634-7474.

Youth group taking part in Souper Bowl

First Presbyterian Church ordained and installed Samatha Mason and installed Peggy Hartley and Mike Summers to the church’s governing council.

Sunday, the youth group will take a collection of cash or canned goods to celebrate Souper Bowl on Sunday. Proceeds go to the Killeen Food Care Center.

Lake Victor names interim pastor

George S. Kelly was called as interim pastor of Lake Victor Baptist Church.

Kelly is a graduate of William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Miss., and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, La.

Kelly pastored churches in Mississippi, Georgia, West Virginia and Ohio, where he retired in 1987.

He joined the Civil Air Patrol as a chaplain in 1990 and currently serves as the deputy Texas wing chaplain, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, and holds the rank of lieutenant colonel.

A Korean War veteran, Kelly retired from the Ohio Army National Guard in 1989.

The worship service is at 11 a.m. Sunday. The public is invited.

The church is at 3030 Farm-to-Market 2340, about 12 miles south of Lampasas off U.S. Highway 281.

UT-A choir to present concert Monday

A Winter Choral Concert, featuring the University of Texas-Arlington A Cappella Choir, begins at 7 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Killeen.

Conductor Karen Kenaston-French, along with faculty soloists David Grogan, Soo Hong Kim and Jing Ling-Tam, will present Benjamin Britten’s “Five Flower Songs,” the Sanctus from Frank Martin’s “Mass for Double Chorus,” an excerpt from Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers,” Moses Hogan’s rendition of “Elijah Rock,” Swider’s “Cantus Gloriosus,” and various motets and spirituals.

The public is invited, and admission is free. The church is at 3501 E. Elms Road in Killeen.

Hope Pregnancy to host time of prayer

The monthly citywide time of prayer to petition the Lord on behalf of the unborn in the spirit of biblical unity is from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hope Pregnancy Center in Killeen.

The facility is in Southpointe Center directly south of the Copper Mountain post office on W.S. Young Drive in suite 301-C.

For more information, call Pat Galanffy at (254) 681-5823.

Prayer luncheon set for East Side Baptist

The Killeen Christian Ministers Fellowship monthly prayer luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at East Side Baptist Church, 500 N. W.S. Young Drive.

All pastors, ministers and chaplains in the area are invited.

Senior pastors who are unable to attend are encouraged to send a representative.

A complimentary lunch will be provided.

The Killeen Christian Ministers Fellowship is an informal organization whose goal is to strengthen relationships among the spiritual leaders of the community. There are no dues or fees, and membership is open to all pastors, ministers and chaplains in the local area.

The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month for fellowship and prayer.

For more information, contact Dan Galanffy at (254) 680-2983 or

Bible study at First Baptist Church

Beth Moore’s Bible study called “Stepping Up” begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church-Killeen, 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.

This seven-week study is scheduled to accommodate working women.

It will be repeated each Sunday at 4:45 p.m. beginning Feb. 10.

To reserve a study book and for child care, call the church office at (254) 634-6262.

The study book is $13. Child care is free.

Prayer teams available Feb. 9

The Killeen Healing Rooms will have prayer teams available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9 in the KPLE-TV building at 502 E. Elms Road in Killeen.

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

Anyone interested in being trained to be a part of this ministry can go to

For more information, call (254) 690-8785.

Clothes give-away planned Feb. 9

A clothes give-away, Taking It To The Street, is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Knowledge Is Power Ministries.

Clothing is available for men, women, boys and girls and babies.

The church is at 815 Florence Road in Killeen. To make a donation or for more information, call (254) 634-3463.

Second Street offers special program

“My First True Love” program starts at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Second Street Baptist Church.

The speaker and guest church are Pastor C.W. Hackett and the congregation of The Church Renewal in Marble Falls.

To participate in the program, call (254) 371-4858.

The church is at 1602 N. Second St., Killeen.

Recovery support series starts Feb. 10

Grief Recovery is a method for working through loss and devastating changes.

First Baptist Church-Killeen begins the series with an overview and signup meeting at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

There will be 13 weekly meetings, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 17.

The church is at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.

For more information, contact the church’s certified grief recovery specialist at

Day of prayer planning session set

A National Day of Prayer planning fellowship is from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at East Side Baptist Church, 500 N. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.

This is a brown bag lunch.

Churches are requested to send a pastoral member or representative from their church to help plan for National Day of Prayer 2013, which is May 2.

For more information, call Ken Wooten at (254) 466-6258 or Dan Galanffy at (254) 681-7432.

People’s Choice to host choir workshop

People’s Choice Worship Center will host a community gospel choir workshop Feb. 11-13 and 15.

A community concert is scheduled for Feb. 16.

The public is invited.

For more information, call Carolyn Epps at (254) 833-3882 or Alisia Taylor at (254) 319-8088.

Public invited to Valentine’s dinner

A Valentine’s Day banquet is from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 at First Baptist Church-Killeen, 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.

Let Us Do The Cooking is providing a catered meal, and there will be a guest speaker.

The cost per couple is $35.

Reserve free child care before Thursday by calling the church office at (254) 634-6262.

Group to perform at First Baptist-Trimmier

First Baptist Church of Trimmier is hosting Paul’s Journey in concert at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 16. 

Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased at the door the night of the concert. 

The church is at 6405 Chaparral Road in Killeen.

For more information, go to or call the church office at (254) 634-9717. 

Bibleway offers prayer breakfast

The Evangelistic Department of Bibleway COGIC presents the 2013 Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 16 at 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen.

The prayer breakfast, with the theme, “Man Cannot Eat By Bread Alone,” is from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

The church is under the leadership of Superintendent Robert R. Ellis, senior pastor.

For more information, call Evangelist Missionary G. Banks at (254) 833-6522 or Evangelist Missionary L. Todd at (254) 220-7183.

Black History Month program set Feb. 23

A program celebrating Black History Month is at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at First COGIC.

The public is invited.

The event will be held at 5201 Westcliff Road in Killeen.

Church selling Skadoodles tickets

Tickets for Skadoodles are on sale at First United Methodist Church in Killeen.

Skadoodles, a ministry of Tim and Amanda Cowles, is set for March 1.

Tickets are $15 per family or $8 per person.

For more information, go to

The church is at 3501 E. Elms Road in Killeen. For more information, call the church office at (254) 634-6363.

A new worship service begins at 5 p.m. the third Saturday of the month. This service is open to all and is geared to those from 18 to 30 years old.

New worship service begins in March

Beginning in March on the second Saturday of the month at 5 p.m., a new worship service will start for members of the community.

“Companionate Worship” is for those in the community who are unable to attend a regular service due to medical reasons, handicapped, disability, etc.

This will be a service where loved ones can bring their relative and they don’t have to worry about how they look, walk, communicate, etc.

Companionate Worship is open to everyone.

First United Methodist Church is at 3501 E. Elms Road in Killeen. For more information, call the church office at (254) 634-6363.

Bibleway COGIC schedules conference

Sisters of Zion Conference 2013 is set for May 1-5 at Bibleway COGIC,

The conference is hosted by the Women’s Department.

Conference speakers are Trudy Ellis, Ella Johnson, Prophetess Vernell Galbreath, Lillian Billie and Evangelist Lillian Thomas.

The church is at 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 220-7183 or (254) 251-7911.

Praise & Deliverance to give away clothes

A free clothes give-away is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon today at Praise & Deliverance House of Prayer, 315 N. Gray St., Killeen.

To donate clothing, shoes or furniture, call Marcia Watson at (254) 371-9037.

Worship center providing feast

An all-you-can-eat Winter Feast, hosted by the A.J. Reed Gospel Ensemble, will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

The all-you-can-eat feast will be at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center on 40th Street in Killeen.

All-you can eat, dine-in only, is $10. Carry-out is $8.

For more information and orders, call (254) 338-5139.

Fundraiser to benefit food center

Celebrate Souper Bowl Sunday with a soup fundraiser to support the Harker Heights Food Care Center.

For more information, email Harker Heights United Methodist Church at or call (254) 699-6271, or go to

Tickets on sale for First COGIC gala

First COGIC is having its fourth annual Superintendent’s Gala from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Courtyard Marriott, 1721 E. Central Texas Expressway, Killeen.

Tickets are $40 per person, adults only.

For more information, call Ashley Turner at (804) 926-8104.

Westside Baptist to host concert

Divine Messengers presents Central Texas Gospel Quartet Explosion at 4 p.m. March 9 at Westside Baptist Church.

The theme is “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

The concert features The Divine Messengers of Killeen, Victorious Voices, Marylyn Taylor and Co., The Gospel Sons Quartet of Waco, The Gospel Holy Tones Of Temple, The Lampkin Family of San Antonio and The New Soul Invaders.

The public is invited, and there is no charge to attend.

This church is at 711 Stagecoach Road in Killeen. Hallie Tolbert is pastor.

For more information, call Roger Blakes at (254) 702-4769.

Recovery program meets Tuesdays

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

A nursery is provided.

The church is at 2602 S. Farm-to-Market 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.

Coffee, Bible study at Kempner church

Free coffee, conversation, prayer and Bible study are open to all at Kempner Oak Hill 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.

Public invited to Simcha Sinai service

Congregation Simcha Sinai (Reform Jewish congregation) meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month.

The temple/synagogue service is at 102 Cattail Circle in Harker Heights.

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.

Golfers tee off in April to help ministry

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

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.

Contact Teresa Tankersley at or (254)501-7542

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