Project Angel Tree accepting donations

Project Angel Tree, a program that provides gifts to children with notes from their incarcerated parents, is in full swing.

Founded by Mary Kay Beard and Chuck Cholson in 1992, the Belton J.A.I.L Ministry has served more than 500,000 children since 1982. The J.A.I.L. Ministry heads the Angel Tree program.

KPLE-TV has supported Angel Tree for more than 20 years with help from the local community. Thanks to local businesses, churches and organizations that sponsor the children, the station is able to provide gifts to an average of 800 to 1,200 children yearly. All gifts go to children in the local community.

Donations of new, unwrapped toys of all ages and wrapping supplies are accepted at KPLE-TV, 502 E. Elms Road, Suite D, in Killeen.

Any monetary donation can be mailed to KPLE-TV, P. O. Box 11031, Killeen TX 76547 with a note for Angel Tree.

In December, volunteers are needed to deliver gifts to families.

For more information, contact Deanna West at (254) 554-3683 or

Bible Way COGIC to serve free meals

A free meal will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. today and next Saturday at Bible Way COGIC.

The church is at 300 W. Jasper Road, Killeen. Pastor is Superintendent Robert R. Ellis Sr. For more information, call (254) 251-7911.

Harvest Ministries to honor pastor, wife

A celebration honoring Pastor Marian E. Davis and First Lady Debra J. Davis for 10 years of service begins at 6 p.m. today at Harvest Ministries, S.O.W.

Pastor Hallie Tolbert of Westside Baptist Church in Killeen, is the guest speaker.

The theme is Send a Word. Isaiah 55:11.

The church is at 408 N. Fourth St., Killeen.

Women of Immanuel Lutheran host bazaar

Fall Bazaar, hosted by the Women of Immanuel Lutheran Church, begins at noon Sunday at 1104 N. Fourth St. in downtown Killeen.

Lunch will be served for $5 per adult and $3 for children 4 years and older.

There will be a Sweet Shoppe, Heaven Hand Made Crafts available for purchase and a silent auction.

A quilt, handmade by Ophelia Tullius, will be given away. Tickets for the quilt are $1 each or six for $5. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win.

For more information, call (254) 634-2772 or go to

Church to give thanks during November

“Giving Thanks” is First Presbyterian Church’s theme for all Sundays in November.

We thank the new Chime Choir, under the direction of Bruce Vineyard, which will perform Sunday.

A congregational meeting will be at noon. Stewardship month will be introduced by Caryn Summers, session clerk.

First Baptist-Trimmier to host free concert

First Baptist Church of Trimmier is hosting The Central Texas Master Singers in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The concert is free; however, a free-will offering is appreciated. 

Light refreshments will be served after 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.

Citywide prayer set at pregnancy center

The monthly citywide time of prayer at Hope Pregnancy Center in Killeen is from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Residents are invited to join in petitioning the Lord on behalf of the unborn in the spirit of biblical unity.

Prayer will be held 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.

Christmas shopping available at bazaar

St. Christopher’s Episcopal preschool will host its annual Mini Bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Residents are invited to get some early Christmas shopping out of the way, or just come and browse what over 20 vendors have to offer. This is a fun-filled atmosphere with a little bit of everything.

There is no charge to attend.

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church is at 2800 Trimmier Road in Killeen.

Monthly prayer luncheon set Tuesday

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

All pastors, ministers and chaplains in the greater Killeen and Fort Hood area are invited.

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

A complimentary lunch will be provided.

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, call Dan Galanffy at (254) 680-2983.

Jammin’ 4 Jesus event set Nov. 10

The 13th annual Jammin’ 4 Jesus is at 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Abundant Life COG, 1210 Florence Road in Killeen.

Free T-shirts for the first 500 people (ages 18 and younger).

There will be bounce houses, games, prizes, food and drinks, live music and drama.

Donations of canned and boxed food goods will go to support the Killeen Food Care Center.

Kempner church to host Fall Bazaar

Fall Bazaar, hosted by Kempner United Methodist Church, is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the stoplight on U.S. Highway 190 in Kempner.

There will be baked goods, crafts, and “stuff”.

Raffle tickets for two quilts are $1 each or six for $5. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. 

For details about the quilts, call (254) 547-9726.

Cove Church invites public to Fall Festival

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Copperas Cove will host a Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10.

All families in the community are invited.

There will be free hot dogs. Drinks and snacks will be served.

Activities include crafts, games, scavenger hunts, hayrides and a petting zoo.

The church is at 922 Lutheran Church Road, two miles north of Copperas Cove on Farm-to-Market 116, then two miles west on Lutheran Church Road.

For more information, call (254) 547-3498 or go to

Killeen Healing Rooms open Nov. 10

The Killeen Healing Rooms will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 in the KPLE-TV building, 502 E. Elms Road in Killeen.

Prayer teams will be available to pray with visitors and and see them healed in the Name of Jesus Christ.

The group desires to bring together believers from all over the community to pray for the sick and see miracles happen. Anyone interested in being trained to be a part of this ministry is asked to go to or call (254) 681-5823.

Gospel jamboree joining variety show

Robertson Avenue Baptist Church monthly Gospel Music Jamboree will be joining the Cove’s Got Talent Variety Show from 1 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Downtown Theater.

Requested donation is money, baby items, canned food, canned meats, baby food, diapers, etc. Donations will benefit the Cove House.

To be part of the program, call Tommy Clark at (254) 289-9549 or the church office at (254) 547-3155.

Hospice to hold annual tribute

New Century Hospice of Central Texas will hold its annual Night of Remembrance and Celebration at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at New Beginnings Church.

The ceremony is held annually in conjunction with Hospice Awareness Month and is a tribute to community and hospice family members who have died recently or in years past.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a photo or item of remembrance to be displayed during the service.

The ceremony is open to the public.

The church is at 859 Copperhead Circle, Harker Heights. For more information, call Chaplain Karl Bunjes at (254) 680-5500.

Bible Way to host Church Institute

Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Church Institute, Nov. 13-15, at 7 p.m. nightly.

Pastor Willie J. Harper Sr. of the Tried Stone Baptist Church, San Antonio, will be teaching nightly.

The close-out message on Thursday will be brought by Pastor Freddie Foster of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Madisonville.

The public is invited to attend. All will be blessed from the word of God being taught and preached during these services.

The church is at 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116. For more information, call the church at (254) 542-2153.

Bibleway COGIC planning revival

Bibleway COGIC Evangelism Department is hosting its first revival Nov. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.

The guest speaker on Nov. 14 is Evangelist Gean Banks, Texas Southwest Evangelist Elect Lady Local Evangelist President of the Bible COGIC.

Evangelist Elvira Thomas, Living Word COGIC, will the guest speaker on Nov. 15.

Evanglist Dorothy Carson, Greater Belton COGIC, is the guest speaker for Nov. 16.

Killeen church sets fall musical

Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer is hosting a fall musical at 5 p.m. Nov. 17 at 315 N. Gray St., Killeen. 

The public is cordially invited.

For more information, call Elder Larry Thomas at (254) 813-1502, Elder Terry Mustapher at (254) 247-4590 or email Host pastor is Bishop Robert C. Fletcher Sr. and Elect Lady Dorothy L. Fletcher.

St. Martin’s Church to bless bikes Nov. 17

“Blessing of the Bikes” starts at 11 a.m. Nov. 17 at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.

Residents are invited to ride up the hill to the church parking lot for a blessing from the priest and a cup of hot cider.

All bikes and bikers welcome.

The church is at 1602 S. Farm-to-Market 116, Copperas Cove. For more information, call (254) 547-0331.

First Baptist-Killeen hosting events

First Baptist Church Killeen has invited the Church Discipleship Ministry of the Navigators to conduct their training program, The Ways of the Alongsider, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Call the church office at (254) 634-6262 for more information.

The church is hosting the Killeen Area Singles Association presentation of Brent Gambrell’s Crave Conference, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

Cost is $15 for both days or $10 for one day.

Childcare reservations must be made by Nov. 15 through the church office at (254) 634-6262. Online registration available at

The Adult Choir and Orchestra of First Baptist Church Killeen will present the Christmas Cantata And On Earth Peace at 6 p.m. Dec. 16.

There is no cost, but a freewill offering will be taken.

Childcare reservations can be made by calling the church office at (254) 634-6262.

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

Pre-Thanksgiving Revival begins Nov. 18

The 10th annual pre-Thanksgiving Revival at Agape COGIC begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 18.

Revival continues Nov. 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., nightly.

The theme is Serving Obediently as Unto the Lord.

Special speaker is Elder Anthony Scott of Houston with Praise Worship by Lonnie Reed.

The public is invited. Come get refreshed and renewed.

The church is at 3716-C E. Veterans Memorial Blvd, Killeen. Pastor is Michael Johnson. For more information, call (254) 680-7729.

Mission to serve Thanksgiving meal

A Thanksgiving meal for the homeless will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Hope & Love Homessless Mission.

Donations of cooked turkey and ham are appreciated. Volunteers are needed.

The meal will be served at 818 N. Fourth St. in Killeen, behind the H-E-B in downtown Killeen.

For more information, call (254) 304-2170 or (254) 291-2314.

A Christian Car and Bike Show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church-Killeen.

The event will be presented by the Holy Rollerz Christian Car Club and Priesthood Motorcycle Ministries. Entry fee will be canned goods for the Killeen Food Care Center. Silent auction is for a 2002 Firebird.

First Baptist Church Killeen is at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.

For more information, email

Public invited to appreciation service

True Deliverance Ministries International is having a Pastor Appreciation service at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Honoree is Pastor John R. Stevenson, Red Sea Baptist Church.

Hosts are Apostle Sadallie I. and Elect Lady Patricia Cole.

The church is at 508 Hall St., Killeen. For more information, call (254) 466-2092 or Tomica Brown at (254) 768-8749.

A Youth Explosion begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 9.

Theme is “The Year of the Champion.” Romans: 8:37.

Topics include: Abandonment, Alcoholism, Depression, Drug Abuse, Homosexuality, Oppression, Peer Pressure, Self Mutilation and Suicide.

All youth are invited.

Ensemble searching for new memebers

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.

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