Public invited to Harvest Fest

A Harvest Fest featuring free food and activities is from 1 to 5 p.m. today at 951 Stagecoach Road in Killeen.

Enjoy free hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, candy and more.

All activities are free and include rock climbing, three bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides and hay rides.

There will be lots of games, prizes and trunk-or-treat.

The public is invited.

The Harvest Fest is sponsored by Killeen First Church of the Nazarene, Maxdale Cowboy Church and the Westside Baptist Church.

Xtreme Outdoor Expo continues

Xtreme Outdoor Expo, a family adventure sponsored by Skyline Baptist Church, continues today through Sunday.

Families can enjoy a host of free activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive.

Free activities include: a rock climbing wall, a boat, car and motorcycle show, vendors, bounce houses, silent auction and variety of drawings and giveaways

The expo will be giving away a puppy voucher for 2 AKC Labrador puppies at this event.

Guest speaker, world renowned hunting dog trainer, Hank Hough, of Kingdom Dog Ministries ( will provide entertainment, while teaching valuable life lessons with his AKC-registered Labrador Retrievers.

Door prizes will be awarded.

Men’s Extraordinary Outdoor Sports Dinner starts at 7 p.m. today at 906 Trimmier Road in Killeen. Hang out with the guys and have a blast.

The evening will feature a showcase of outdoor sports products and services, including an unforgettable feast.

Guest speakers Hank Hough of Kingdom Dog Ministries and Jay Lowder of Harvest Ministries ( will teach valuable life lessons learned while fishing and hunting. The expo also will be giving away a voucher for an AKC Labrador puppies for this event. Tickets sold in pairs, $20. For tickets, call (254) 699-4479.

Xtreme Student Night begins at 6 p.m. Sunday. The free event is for students, grades seven through 12 . Be blown away with incredible prizes, gifts, music and a car giveaway.

Music guests, Aaron Wagner Band will be performing live and Jay Lowder will be speaking from his past experiences.

For more information, go to

Bible Way COGIC serves free meals

Free meals will be served for those in need from 1 to 3 p.m. today and each Saturday through Nov. 10 at Bible Way COGIC.

The table is spread and the Feast of the Lord is going on. Isaiah: 21:5.

The church is at 300 W. Jasper Road, Killeen. The pastor is Superintendent Robert R. Ellis Sr.

Health & Fitness Fair opens today

Health & Fitness Fair, sponsored by the Agape COGIC Nurses Unit, is set for today. Doors open at 4 p.m.

The free event features blood pressure check, health and fitness information, free health homemade trail mix and vendors.

At 5 p.m., the keynote speaker Lady Ella Johnson will share her personal faith walk and journey.

Doors will close at 6 p.m.

The health fair is being held at Everlasting Design & Decor, 2330 Verna Lee Blvd., Harker Heights. For more information, call Tailisa Porch at (254) 213-5323.

Mission hosts clothes giveaway

Jesus Hope & Love Homeless Mission is giving away free fall clothes, household items and food for the homeless and those in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

The Mission is at 818 N. 4th St. in downtown Killeen, behind H-E-B.

This is a faith-based venture to uplift those in need and to glorify God.

Donations are tax deductible and may be mailed to: Jesus Hope & Love Mission, P.O. Box 1595, Killeen, TX 76540.

Volunteers needed.

Harvest Fest set at Belton Nazarene

Come celebrate the fall season today with great carnival fun.

Harvest Fest is from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Belton Nazarene Church, 1700 Sparta Road, Belton.

You’ll want to invite all your neighborhood and friends to come join in all the fun.

For more information, call Pastor Jim or Pastor Tracy at (254) 939-3404.

Guest speakers set to honor pastor, wife

God’s Holy Tabernacle COGIC will continue celebrating their pastor and wife 29th anniversary with services at 7:30 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Theme is Sharing Many Hats With One Spirit. Ephesians 4:11-12.

Today’s guest speaker is Superintendent John C. Robinson, pastor of First COGIC in Killeen.

Sunday’s guest speaker is Bishop William Jenkins, pastor of Holy Temple of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith in Killeen.

The church is at 506 Supt. E.M. Green St., Killeen. For more information, call (254) 699-1662.

‘Phenomenal Woman’ event continues today

Janice Davis Ministries & The Daughters of Zion “Phenomenal Woman, Who Is She?” continues today at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Special guest is Flag Ambassador, Pastor Adrienne Rowe.

Conference host is Apostle Janice Davis, World Renowned Ministries International in Leander.

Scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. today is Dr. Apostle B. Cherry-Taylor of Temple of Praise International Cathedral of Lafayette, La.

Recording artist, Pastor Jacci Copeland, of Redeeming Grace Christian Church in San Antonio, also will be attending the conference.

Trinity Baptist to host Fall Fest

Trinity Baptist Church in Harker Heights will have a Fall Festival from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

There will be games, food, cake walk and a silent auction.

Admission is free but a donation of canned goods for the Harker Heights Food Pantry will be accepted.

Trinity is at 403 E. Farm-to-Market Road 2410 in Harker Heights.

J.A.I.L. Ministry banquet set Tuesday

The J.A.I.L. Ministry banquet is Tuesday at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.

Research indicates 70 percent of children whose parent is an inmate will go to jail or prison unless there is real change.

Guest speaker is Mary Kay Beard, founder of Project Angel Tree which ministers to children and families of inmates across the country.

To make a donation or attend the banquet, email or call (254) 933-8506.

Hallelujah Trunk Party set Wednesday

Hallelujah Trunk Party is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Adams Chapel AME Church, 125 E. Arlo Road in Harker Heights.

The event, featuring candy, prizes and games, will be held in the church parking lot.

The community is invited.

Grace Lutheran to host Trunk R Treat

Grace Lutheran Church and School of Killeen will hold its 6th annual Trunk R Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the church parking lot.

This event gives children a safe alternative to traditional trick or treating because participants will collect candy from decorated “trunks.”

Join us for lots of games, prizes, food and fun.

The church is at 1007 Bacon Ranch Road across Trimmier from H-E-B.

Public invited to Cove Fall Festival

First Assembly of God of Copperas Cove and Cove Christian Academy will be hosting a Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to bring their children in costume.

Activities will include a bounce house, face painting, carnival games, and lots of candy and prizes.

“Meal deals” for $1 will be available for purchase and include choice of a drink and a food item — hot dog, nachos or popcorn.

All other games and activities will be free.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three costumes, must be 12 years old or younger to enter, with the winners announced at 7:30 p.m.

The church is at 2205 Farm-to-Market 3046, across from South Park and Martin Walker Elementary School. For more information or directions, call (254) 547-3724.

Community invited to ‘Trunk-or-Treat’

The First Baptist Church of Trimmier is hosting a “Trunk-or-Treat” Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Join us for games, activities, inflatables, fun and food.

Donations of non-perishable food items and cash are being accepted to benefit the Killeen Food Care Center. 

Snacks will be available for purchase. 

The church is at 6405 Chaparral Road in Killeen. For more information, call the church office at (254) 634-9717 or go to

Clothes Closet open on Wednesdays

Free clothing, school uniforms and miscellaneous items are available at East Lake Baptist Church.

Clothes Closet hours of operation are 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.

Senior adult meeting begins Thursday

Senior adult meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with a blood pressure check at First Baptist Church Killeen.

Guest speaker at 11 a.m. is Lynette Connell Kunz. In 1999, Kunz’s life changed forever. She had little idea of the new chapter God was about to unfold. She miraculously survived a roll-over car accident breaking her neck leaving her a quadriplegic, paralyzing her from the chest down.

Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m.

The church is at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive. For more information, call the church office at (254) 634-6262 or go to

Christian car and bike show set Nov. 3

Holy Rollerz Christian Car Club and Priesthood Motorcycle Ministries presents Christian Car and Bike Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at First Baptist Church Killeen.

Entry fee is canned goods for the Killeen Food Care Center.

Silent auction features a 2002 Firebird.

The church is at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive. For more information, email or go to

Fall Festival includes cake walk, sack races

Community-wide Fall Festival is from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at Tabernacle of Praise.

This is an afternoon filled with fun and games for everyone of all ages to enjoy.

There will be basketball, cake walk, board games, sack races, Jacob’s ladder, egg race, prizes and much more.

Fried fish sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, chips, cake and cookies will be available for purchase.

Tickets are five for $1.

The church is at 5010 Trimmier Road in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 526-4686.

Annual Christmas Bazaar kicksoff Nov. 3

The ladies of Grace Guild at Grace Lutheran Church of Killeen are having their annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 3.

There will be free door prizes and vendors offering various crafts and gift items.

Soup and sandwich lunch, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is $5.

“New to your Table,” Christmas cookies, candies and baked goods plus much more also will be at the bazaar.

The church is at 1007 Bacon Ranch Road, across Trimmer from H-E-B.

Southside Church to host Ladies Day

Ladies Day, hosted by the ladies of Southside Church of Christ, is Nov. 3 at 1505 Trimmier Road in Killeen.

“Being a Diamond in the Rough of Life” is the theme.

Guest speaker will be Sharon Jackson, of Cameron, a noted Ladies Day speaker in Texas and Oklahoma. Jackson works with setting up educational programs in different congregations.

Day will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and a continental breakfast. The program begins at 9 a.m.

The public is invited to attend.

Lunch will be served about noon, the conclusion of the program.

For more information, call (254) 526-3041 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Dinner, Jazz Cafe to have musical guests

Dinner and Jazz Cafe is Nov. 4 at the Killeen Arts and Activities Center.

Dinner starts at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m.

Musical guests are Rob Hall & Company, Shavonne Na’tey and gospel saxophonist Charmin Green.

Tickets are $17.50 for dinner and music or $10 for music.

For tickets or more information, call Rob Hall at (254) 245-6788.

Registration open for Christmas project

Operation Christmas Child has Copperas Cove volunteers preparing to fill shoe box gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas.

Franklin Graham heads the world’s largest Christmas project, Samaritan’s Purse, a year-round project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization.

Through the message of Jesus Christ and a small gift, children learn they are loved and not forgotten.

For many children, the shoe box gift will be the first gift they have ever received.

Operation Christmas Child uses tracking technology to allow participants to “follow” their box to the destination country where it will be given to a child in need.

To register shoe box gifts and find out the destination country, use the “Follow Your Box” donation form found at

The public is invited to drop off a packed shoe box at the Copperas Cove collection site: First Baptist Church, 300 W. Avenue B.

Collection hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12-16; and from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 17-19.

Choir, orchestra set to perform two concerts

Central Texas Master Singers Choir and Orchestra will perform two fully orchestrated Christmas Concerts on Dec. 3 at LifeWay Fellowship in Killeen, at 4001 E. Elms Road and Dec. 4 at First Baptist Church in Belton, 506 S. Main St., Belton.

Both performances are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are $20 per person or $25 at the door.

Seating is limited.

For tickets, call Emily Kirkpatrick at (254) 654-2150 or go to

Tickets also are available at the respective church offices.

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.

Tabernacle of Praise Fall Festival set Nov. 3

Tabernacle of Praise Fall Festival is from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 3.

Fall festival with food and outdoor games is fun for the entire family.

The public is invited.

The church is at 5010 Trimmier Road in Killeen. For more information, call the (254) 526-4686.

Ladies invited to prayer stations

Ladies in Prayer Stations will meet for prayer from 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 3 at Truth and Deliverance Ministries.

All ladies are invited.

The church is at 203 S. 2nd St., Copperas Cove. For more information, call Mother Lillian Billie at (254) 634-1396 or Mother Shirley Deal at (254) 698-4937.

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