Holy Family marking 50th anniversary

Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend with a festival, a street dance and a special Mass.

In 1956, the local Catholic community was a mission parish of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen, and it gathered each Sunday for Mass in the home of Joe and Jane LaFountain.

On March 10, 1963, under the guidance of Bishop Louis Reicher and Father James Donnelly, Holy Family parish became the official Catholic community of Copperas Cove.

Events to celebrate the church’s anniversary begin at 3 p.m. today with the Funfest, which will be held on the grounds of the Knights of Columbus hall on Farm-to-Market 2657.

From 7 to 10 p.m. today, the church will host its annual Street Dance, also at the Knights of Columbus hall.

An Anniversary Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Joe Vasquez, Bishop of Austin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1001 Georgetown Road.

Everyone is invited to attend any or all of these activities.

First COGIC plans prayer breakfast

An all-you-can-eat prayer breakfast starts at 9 a.m. today at First Church in God in Christ in Killeen.

Breakfast is $8 per person.

The church is at 5201 Westcliff Road.

For more information, call Sandra Peters at (254) 690-8320 or (254) 383-2884.

Killeen Healing Rooms open today

The Killeen Healing Rooms will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today in the KPLE-TV building, 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.”

Prayer teams will be available for petition Jesus Christ for healing.

Anyone interested in being trained to be a part of this ministry can go to www.killeenhealingrooms.com or call Pat Galanffy at (254) 690-8785.

New compassionate service starts today

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

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

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

Compassionate 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.

Westside Baptist hosts concert today

Divine Messengers presents Central Texas Gospel Quartet Explosion at 4 p.m. today 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 of Industry Texas.

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

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

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

Church to celebrate friends, families

A Friends and Family Day celebration service is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Second Street Baptist Church,

The speaker will be Pastor F.J. Alexander of Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church in San Antonio.

The church is at 1602 N. Second St., Killeen. For more information, call (254) 338-6179 or (254) 338-3259.

Pakans to lead Immanuel’s service

Joel and Amiee Pakan will lead both the 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

They also will be in concert at the 9:15 a.m. Sunday school hour.

The public is invited.

The church is at 1104 N. Fourth St. in Killeen.

For more information about Joel and Aimee, go to tangledblue.com or call the church at (254) 634-2772.

Day of prayer planning Monday

National Day of Prayer 2013 Prayer Planning Fellowship is from noon to 1 p.m. Monday.

This is a brown bag lunch at East Side Baptist Church, 500 N. W.S. Young, Killeen.

Churches are requested to send a pastoral member or representative to help plan the National Day of Prayer, which is May 2.

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

First Baptist garage sale Thursday, Friday

A church garage sale, sponsored by First Baptist Church Killeen, is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Special Events Center on W.S. Young Drive, next to the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

The sale features thousands of items, including electronics, clothing, books, furniture and appliances.

Children in grades one through five are invited to a day of worship, Bible study and games form 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23.

The Christian band, LADS, will lead the worship.

The cost is $20 and includes a commemorative T-shirt and lunch.

The deadline for registration is March 17. The church is at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.

Registration forms are available at www.fbckilleen.com or call the church office at (254) 634-6262).

Bibleway COGIC men to meet Friday

Bibleway COGIC Men’s Fellowship program starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen.

Guest speaker is Superintendent Shelton Rhodes, pastor of Greater Zion Temple COGIC in Temple.

Pastor of Bibleway COGIC is Superintendent Robert Ellis.

Author to sign books March 16 in Killeen

Apostle Demond Tolliver has scheduled two book signings in Killeen, both on March 16.

Tolliver’s book, “Breaking Ungodly Soul Ties: Exposing the Enemy,” explains how to break toxic relationships and ungodly soul ties for good.

Tolliver’s first book signing is at the Christian Family Bookstore from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1801 E. Central Texas Expressway.

His next stop is Hastings Book Store from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1500 Lowes Blvd.

Public invited to March 16 health fair

A health fair will take place from 9 a.m. to noon March 16 at Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church.

The Good Hope Western Association Health Fair will offer screenings for blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Hypertension classes will be conducted every hour.

A free clothes and food giveaway will be conducted by the church’s Crisis Closet.

The church is at 4201 Zephyr Road in Killeen.

For more information, call the church at (254) 680-4378.

English, citizenship classes available

New English and citizenship classes for adults begin March 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen.

For more information, call (254) 699-2568.

First Presbyterian announces services

A Palm Sunday service with Children’s Palm Processional begins at 11 a.m. March 24 at First Presbyterian Church in Killeen.

Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion and Stripping of the Sanctuary starts at 7 p.m. March 28.

Good Friday, the sanctuary is open for prayer from noon to 3 p.m. on March 29.

Easter Sunday sunrise service is at 7 p.m. March 31. Breakfast is after the sunrise service. An Easter egg hunt will be conducted after the 11 a.m. service.

Public invited to brotherhood program

The Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer will have a brotherhood program at 5 p.m. March 16.

The theme is “Let the Men Say AMEN.”

Keynote speaker is Elder Larry D. Thomas Jr. 

The public is invited.

The church is at 315 N. Gray St. in Killeen. Host pastor is Bishop Robert C. Fletcher Sr.

To RSVP or for more information, call Elder Terry Mustapher at (254) 247-4590 or email pdhouseofprayer@yahoo.com.

Men’s retreat set for March 21-23

Aaron’s Beard Men’s Retreat is March 21-23 at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area in Belton.

Cost is $40 per person and includes meals, fellowship, fishing and relaxation.

The retreat is sponsored by New Life Tabernacle Ministries, 615 N. Eighth St., Killeen. Pastor is Elder Randy Francis St.

To reserve accommodations, call Pastor Randy Francis at (254) 238-6658 or by calling (254) 289-2077 or (254) 702-4257.

Public invited to spring fashion show

A fashion show, Jump Into Spring Extravaganza, begins at 3 p.m. March 23.

Tickets are $10 per person and $5 for ages 12 and younger.

The fashion show is sponsored by the Women’s Department of First COGIC.

The public is invited to the event.

For more information, email preeree@msn.com or call (254) 338-6639.

Excellent Covenant plans conference

The Promise of Her Covenant 2013 is April 12-13 at Excellent Covenant Powerhouse Ministries.

The theme is “My Grace Is Sufficient For Thee” II Corinthians 12:9.

Guest speakers from Albany, Ga., are Apostle Charlene Glover with Trumpet of God Ministries and Training Center; and Apostle Tracy Walker with ECC- International.

From Baumholder, Germany, Pastor Olayinka Oloyede of Glory of God Ministries is scheduled to speak, along with Elder Sandra K. Twyman of Lighthouse Ministry, Aberdeen, Md.

There is no charge to attend the conference beginning at 6 p.m. April 12 and at 9 a.m. April 13.

To register, go to www.ecwompowerhouse.com.

The church is at 4103 Zephyr Road in Killeen. Host pastor is Sabrina Nero.

For more information, call (254) 699-6920.

Greater Love ministry to host fundraiser

A fish fry fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16 at Greater Love Outreach Ministry, 3400 Old Farm-to-Market 440 in Killeen.

Cost is $8 per plate. The public is invited.

For more information, call (254) 466-7558.

Ministry to host spring revival

The Rivers of Living Waters Ministry will host Spring Revival 2013 on March 28-29 at 7 nightly.

On March 30, an Easter treasure hunt for children begins at 1 p.m.

The Grand Finale, “The Resurrection Experience,” is at 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday.

The ministry is at 508 N. Gray St. in Killeen across from the First National Bank.

For more information, call (254) 690-9673.

Golf tourney to benefit ministry

The annual Harold Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament is April 22 at the Mill Creek Golf Club in Salado.

Cost is $100 per player.

Hole in One prize is a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro donated by Don Ringler Chevrolet-Toyota.

Other prizes will be awarded.

Lunch and range balls are at 11 a.m.

A putting contest with details and signup at the registration site begins at noon.

A shotgun start, scramble format, is at 1 p.m.

The fundraiser benefits the Juvenile and Adult programs of the Jesus Acts in Inmates Lives, J.A.I.L., Ministry Inc.

For more information, contact the ministry at (254) 933-8506 or email jailmin@jailmin.org.

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. each 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.

Kempner church offers Bible study

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 held at 102 Cattail Circle in Harker Heights.

The public is invited to the service. Afterward, there will be a light meal (dairy).

For directions or any questions, call (254) 231-4938, email wankmueller@aol.com, or call (254) 702-2648.

Sisters of Zion Conference May 1-5

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.

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 religion@kdhnews.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday the week of publication.

Contact Teresa Tankersley at teresat@kdhnews.com or (254)501-7542

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