Free food pantry at Open Arms Outreach

Open Arms Outreach will hold its free monthly food pantry beginning at 9 a.m. today at the ministry’s outreach center at 409 Eighth St. in Killeen.

In addition to the food giveaway, hot food and a continental breakfast will be served at no charge.

The food pantry will remain open today only as long as the food lasts.

The free food pantry is part of a community outreach program held on the third Saturday of each month.

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.

For more information about the ministry and its programs or to volunteer or make donations, go to, call (254) 291-7387, email or by mail at P.O. Box 10654, Killeen, TX 76547.

Women of Colors at Pershing Park

Women of Colors (White, Purple, Green, Black, Red and Gold) will be presented by the Women’s Missionary Union at Pershing Park Baptist Church for the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.

First Baptist-Killeen plans Bible studies

“Dare to Be Uncommon” is a men’s Bible study written by Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy.

“Stepping Up” is a women’s Bible study written by Beth Moore.

Both Bible studies are held at 4:45 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at First Baptist Church Killeen.

To order the $10 book for men, $13 book for women or to make reservations for free child care, call the church office at (254) 634-6262.

Grief Recovery, hosted by the church, is a proven method for working through loss and devastating changes. The series is taught by a Grief Recovery specialist.

For more information, contact or call the church office at (254) 634-6262.

First Baptist Church Killeen’s annual Youth Garage Sale begins at 8 a.m. March 14-15, at the Special Events Center (directly across from the church).

To schedule pickup of large donated items, call the church office at (254) 634-6262.

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

Public invited to Faith Christian revival

A revival will take place at Faith Christian Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Guest speaker is Elder Kenneth Montgomery of Baton Rouge, La.

The public is invited.

The revival is at 103 E. Mockingbird Lane in Harker Heights. For more information, call (254) 519-3226.

East Lake Baptist offers Clothes Closet

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.

Healing program at St. Christopher’s

“The Pilgrimage of Healing,” led by the Rev. David Peters and hosted by St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, is set for Thursday.

The program opens with a simple meal at 6 p.m., healing work at 6:30 p.m. and concludes with Holy Communion.

Peters, an Army chaplain, serves in the Seton Hospital chaplaincy program.

The public is invited.

The church is at 2800 Trimmier Road, Killeen. For more information, call (254) 634-7515 or go to the website at

Groups to perform at New Life Tabernacle

The Gospel Travelers, The Brothers, Men of Vision, and the Heavenly Jubilees of Waco are scheduled to perform for the New Life Tabernacle Ministries Building Fund Musical Program.

Program begins at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23.

The church is at 702 N. Eighth St., Killeen. The pastor is Randy Francis. For more information, contact Roger Blakes at (254) 702-4769.

C.H. Mason meeting set to start Feb. 27

The C.H. Mason Memorial District Budget Conference will convene at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Garden of Gethsemane COGIC in Harker Heights.

The theme for the conference is “Recapturing Holiness.” Galatians 2:18.

Bishop A.L. Thomas Jr., Texas Southeast Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, is the speaker for Feb. 27.

A women’s day program on Feb. 28 will be hosted by District Missionary Florence Grove, C.H. Mason District. The guest speaker is District Missionary Lillian Billie.

The guest speaker on March 1 is Bishop Eric Cain, Truth and Deliverance Church in Copperas Cove.

Willie D. Grove is superintendent of the C.H. Mason District.

The public is invited.

The church is at 111 Cox Drive in Harker Heights.

For more information, call (254) 690-5733 or Sister Lois Wyche at (254) 681-2975.

Ministry to take part in art festival

Smoking for Jesus Ministry will participate in the “Take 190 West” art festival March 2 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Patrons are invited to enjoy some New Orleans-style cuisine while attending the art festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pastor Willie L. Monnet Sr., author and executive producer of the book and hit gospel musical stage play, “Mount Up!”, will be autographing copies of the book.

The musical stage play begins at 7 p.m. March 1 and at 3 p.m. March 2 at the Killeen Arts and Activities Center, 801 N. Fourth St., and Sprott Avenue in downtown Killeen.

Doors open for this modern-day deliverance story at 6 p.m. March 1 and at 2 p.m. March 2. There is no charge for admission. Donations are appreciated.

For more information go to or call (830) 265-8215.

Ministry to host spring revival

The Rivers of Living Waters Ministry will host Spring Revival 2013 at 7 p.m. March 28 and 29.

Bring your little ones for an Easter treasure hunt beginning at 1 p.m. March 30.

The grand finale, “The Resurrection Experience,” begins at 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday.

Enjoy gospel music, and a profound word from the Lord.

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

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

Community choir concert set today

People’s Choice Worship Center is hosting a Community Concert today.

The public is invited.

For more information, call Carolyn Epps at (254) 338-0927, Joe Swinson at (254) 833-3882 or Alisia Taylor at (254) 319-8088.

Public invited to black history show

Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer is having a Black History Musical with choirs and gospel groups at 5 p.m. today.

The public is invited.

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

To RSVP or for more information, contact Elder Larry Thomas at (254) 813-1502 or

New Life Apostolic to present drama

New Life Apostolic Church invites the public to attend a drama production of “A Streak of Light.”

The free, family-appropriate event begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 702 N. Eighth St. in Killeen.

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 23, area women are invited to learn how to create healthy and low-cost cleansing facials, then listen to an inspiring message.

A church rally for the public is at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, go to or call Pastor Tony White at (512) 734-1653.

Killeen church to host Purim party

A Purim party kicks off at 4 p.m. Feb. 23 in the annex building behind Killeen First Assembly of God, 502 N. 38th St., Killeen.

The festival of Purim celebrates Queen Esther’s saving the entire Jewish population of Persia from Haman’s plot to annihilate them.

Join the Hebrew Roots Community for a showing of “One Night with the King,” a movie about the original Purim.

Games, food and a Purim skit will follow the movie.

Participants are asked to bring a Mexican-style dish to share.

For more information, call Pastor Dennis Manwell at (910) 551-3928.

Agape COGIC revival kicks off Feb. 27

Thy Word revival is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Agape COGIC.

The guest speaker is Apostle Demond L. Tolliver of Lancaster.

Revival services are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 28 and March 1.

Noonday prayer is Feb. 28 and March 1.

The public is invited.

The church is at 3716-C E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Killeen. Pastor is Michael Johnson.

For more information, call (254) 680-7729.

Ministry to celebrate 4-year anniversary

Light of the World Ministry’s four-year anniversary celebration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3.

Evangelist Chris Minter will speak.

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

The church is at 219 E. Avenue D in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 466-3996.

Paul’s Journey in concert tonight

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

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. 

Prayer breakfast planned today

The Evangelistic Department of Bibleway COGIC presents the 2013 Prayer Breakfast today 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.

First COGIC hosts black history event

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

All are welcome to come and worship.

The event will be at 5201 Westcliff Road in Killeen.

Tickets on sale for Skadoodles

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 people 18 to 30 years old.

Public invited to new worship service

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 relatives, 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.

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.

Gospel quartets to perform March 9

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 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.

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.

Study the Bible at Oak Hill Baptist

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.

Simcha Sinai invites public to service

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

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

The public is invited.

After the service, there will be a light meal (dairy). For directions or any questions, call (254) 231-4938 or (254) 702-2648 or email

Ministry’s tourney tees off April 22

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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