Food pantry today at Open Arms Outreach

Open Arms Outreach’s free monthly food pantry begins at 9 a.m. today at 413 Eighth St. in Killeen.

Breakfast burritos will be served at no charge. Pantry remains open as long as the food lasts.

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.

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

The ministry is between Modern TV & Appliance and the Armed Services YMCA downtown.

Cookout for homeless today at Killeen mission

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

Clothing, shoes and household items will be available free of charge at the Jesus Hope & Love Homeless Mission and supported by Westside Baptist Church of Killeen.

Fruits of the spirit class today at Killeen church

Living the Fruits of the Spirit will be offered from 8:45 a.m. to noon today at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.

Learn nine steps to vanquish weeds from your garden of life. The public is invited.

The church is at 4509 Westcliff Road in Killeen. Call 949-933-0915 or email BB Crawford at

Women’s empowerment conference today

Women of Empowerment Conference continues today at 608 S. Ann Blvd., Harker Heights. Theme is Because I Am Anointed. Luke 4:18-19.

Workshop starts at 9:30 a.m. and breakfast served.

At 11:15 a.m., the guest speaker is Pastor Zenita A. Guillory, Anointed Dove Ministry International Inc.

Prophetess Rachael Roberson, Anointed Ministries International, speaks at 6:30 p.m. today and 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Host pastor is Bishop David L. Jackson.

Women’s event today at Bountiful New Life COGIC

“Holy Women On The Battlefield For God — Armed and Dangerous,” women’s conference, begins at 11 a.m. today at Bountiful New Life COGIC.

A luncheon with scheduled speakers includes: Missionary Felecia Featherston, Cassandra Bingham, Felecia Francis, Addie Watson, Missionary Sylvia Smith, Marian Willis, and District Missionary Carol Rush.

Sunday’s conference is at 3:30 p.m. with speaker Louise Drummond, United Faith Church, Copperas Cove.

The conference is at 115 E. Avenue E, Copperas Cove. Call 254-547-5007.

Lund speaks Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran

Dan Lund with The Church of the Damascus Road, a Synodically Authorized Worshipping Community of the NT-NL Mission Territory, is the guest speaker Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Lund will be at both 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services and also during the Bible Study hour at 9:15 a.m. Communion will be served at both services. All are welcome to attend.

The church is at 3801 Cunningham Road, Killeen. For more information, go to or call 254-634-2772.

Truth Conference starts Sunday in San Saba

The fourth annual Truth Conference begins Sunday at the First Baptist Church in San Saba.

Amir Tsarfati, a captain in the Israeli Defense Forces and former vice-governor of Jericho, is the guest speaker. He will speak about the Biblical burden against Damascus, events in the Middle East, Russia, China and the United States, and more.

Tsarfati speaks at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

The public is invited to attend the conference at 208 W. Wallace, San Saba. Call 325-372-5761.

Anderson Chapel starts ‘Young People Rock’

Anderson Chapel A.M.E. Church will hold a new Emphasis on Education initiative this year titled, “Young People Rock!” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

This endeavor serves as an opportunity to highlight the many accomplishments and contributions the young people make to the local congregation, as well as the community.

Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College in Dallas will address graduates. The Rev. Dr. William M. Campbell Jr. is the senior pastor.

This year the church will celebrate the graduation of four high school students and two college students from the congregation. The Scholarship Ministry of the church will give awards to each student.

Joining the celebration this year is the National Pan-Hellenic Council — Killeen/Fort Hood Chapter representing the nine Greek fraternities and sororities of historically black colleges and universities.

There will be representation from the Killeen Area Alliance of Black School Educators.

The public is invited to join.

A special freewill offering will benefit Paul Quinn College. The church is at 1002 Jefferis Ave. in Killeen.

Second Street Baptist plans usher service

Usher Annual Service at Second Street Baptist Church is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker is Pastor Johnny White from Thomas Chapel AME Church in Copperas Cove.

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

St. Christopher’s hosts minister from Honduras

On Sunday, the Rev. Agusto Medina of Honduras will join the congregation of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church after the 10:30 a.m. worship services.

Medina will speak about the effects and directions for this work with his home land. During the past 16 years, mission workers involved in Honduras God Works, of which St. Christopher’s is a part, have changed lives in that poverty-stricken country.

The ultimate goal of the mission is to train, guide and support the people of this partnership to the point where the mission is no longer needed.

This year’s medical mission team is making final preparations for this year’s work. All are welcome. The program begins at noon.

The church is at 2800 Trimmier Road in Killeen.

Destiny World Outreach plans food giveaway

Destiny World Outreach Center Compassion Ministry will have a food and goods giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

Bring photo ID and proof of income.

The church is at 101 N. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen. Call Rob Hall at 254-690-0856 or email at

Workshop set at Country Lane Senior Center

Sylvia Schaefer, president of Temple Aglow Lighthouse, hosts an interactive free workshop Tuesday.

Schaefer demonstrates ways to bless others with personal interaction and make an impact on the community.

Worship will be led by Rashod Holmes.

The public is invited to attend the workshop being held in the grand ballroom at Country Lane Senior Center, 2815 Country View Lane, Temple.

Call Sylvia Schaefer at 254-541-1303.

Food pantry open June 28 at Bibleway

Food pantry is open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon June 28 at Bibleway, 300 W. Jasper Road, Killeen.

Bring legal ID and proof of address.

Call Missionary Gean Banks at 619-410-9191 or Missionary Lenora Todd at 254-987-0158.

Pastor leaving Kempner United Methodist

Kempner United Methodist Church bids farewell to Pastor Joe and Leigh Ann Tognetti as they depart for a new assignment in San Antonio. Kempner United Methodist Church welcomes new Pastor Adrienne and Adrian Zermeno and her family June 29. The public is invited to welcome Pastor Zermeno at 10:45 a.m. Sundays.

Adams Chapel AME marks 38th anniversary

Adams Chapel AME Church marks 38 years with a church anniversary celebration at 4:30 p.m. June 29 at the Harker Heights Activity Center, 400 Indian Trail.

Guest speaker is Superintendent Dr. Gilbert Gillum Jr., Living Word COGIC, Waco. Dinner will be served. Dress is casual, T-shirts and jeans.

Open Arms Outreach plans women’s service

Open Arms Outreach will hold a special women’s service at 10 a.m. June 29 at 409 Eighth St. in Killeen.

A brunch and fellowship begin after the service.

This event is being held during the ministry’s regular Sunday morning service time, and it is open to everyone.

Call 254-291-7387.

Prayer stations July 5 at Heights church

Ladies in Prayer Stations, LIPS, will meet at 9 a.m. July 5 at the Cathedral of Deliverance and Praise COGIC, 702 Harley Drive, Harker Heights. Host pastor is Bishop A. Ladell Thomas Jr. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. July 18 at Bountiful New Life Fellowship, Copperas Cove. Call Lillian Billie at 254-466-7463.

Holy Family welcomes returning Catholics

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

Jesus misses you in the Blessed Sacrament.

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

Register for preschool at St. Christopher’s

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

Mangunson receives ordination today

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church 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, Paulette serving as Deacon on Sunday.

Come celebrate with us a reception. Also, recognizing Christian Education and the Nursery Staff.

Register now for fall adult Bible study group

The Temple-Belton Community Bible Study adult 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 at First Baptist Church of Belton. Call 254-773-1842 in Temple or 254-526-9128 in Killeen.

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