Christmas Bazaar at Clear Creek Baptist
Clear Creek Baptist Church will have its annual Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
Homemade baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, woodwork, home décor, and other arts and crafts plus door prizes will be available at the bazaar.
Clear Creek Baptist Church is about one mile south of U.S. Highway 190 on Farm-to-Market 2657.
Korean Singers to perform concert
The Killeen Korean Singers will present their eighth annual benefit concert, The Opera Journey, at 7 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church.
The concert helps people in need.
The conductor is Dr. Kye Cheol Lee. The pianist is Heeyoung Son.
The public is invited.
The church is at 3501 E. Elms Road in Killeen.
First Baptist-Killeen to present cantata
The Adult Choir and Orchestra of First Baptist Church-Killeen will present the Christmas cantata, “And On Earth Peace,” at 6 p.m. Sunday.
There is no cost to attend, but a freewill offering will be taken.
Child care reservations may be made by calling the church office at (254) 634-6262.
The church is at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.
The monthly luncheon of Senior Adult First Thursday begins at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3.
The speaker is Dr. Shane Isdale. The Isdale family has been serving the chiropractic needs of Bell County for nearly 60 years. Isdale’s topic is “Tending the Temple.”
For more information, contact the church office.
Unity Baptist set to perform cantata
Unity Baptist Church Choir will present “Jesus ... Heaven’s Special Gift,” a Christmas cantata, at 7 p.m. today.
Musical direction is by Pastor Charles Reid from Grace Christian Center in Killeen.
Requested donation is at least one personal hygiene item. Items most needed are deodorant, razors, shaving cream and toilet paper. All donations go to the Cove House, Emergency Homeless Shelter, Inc.
The church is at 902 N. First St., Copperas Cove.
For more information, call the church office at (254) 547-7500.
First Baptist choir to perform musical
The First Baptist Church of Trimmier Sanctuary Choir Christmas Musical, “Come, Let Us Worship The King,” will be Sunday during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.
All are welcome to attend.
Candlelight services begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 23.
The church is at 6405 Chaparral Road in Killeen.
For more information, go to www. fbctrimmier.com or call the church office at (254) 634-9717.
Holy Family plans Christmas program
Holy Family Catholic Church will present “Behold The Star, a Christmas Journey to the Light of Christ,” at 7 p.m. Friday.
The program features original music and familiar carols for choir and congregation members.
An ensemble from Copperas Cove High School will provide orchestration.
The Holy Family Children’s Choir will provide vocal arrangements.
A cookies and cocoa reception will follow in the Social Hall.
The church is at 1001 Georgetown Road in Copperas Cove.
For more information, call (254) 547-3735.
Pidcoke UMC plans candlelight service
Pidcoke United Methodist Church will host its annual Christmas Eve Communion and Candlelight Service beginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 24.
A Reverse Tenebrae service will use candles as the manger scene.
The Christmas story is told through scripture readings and songs.
The service will include a communion service and will conclude with the singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight.
The church is at Farm-to-Market 116 between Gatesville and Copperas Cove.
The Rev. Jannette Miller invites the community to attend.
St. Christopher’s plans Advent service
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church will have a special Advent service, “The Longest Night — a service of light in the midst of darkness” at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The Holy Communion service, celebrated by the church’s rector, the Rev. Janice Jones, will feature Scripture readings and music of the season.
Music will be performed by choir director Wade Gidley, flautist Becca Davis, and soloists Cheryl Stone, Lee Talley and Sally Williams.
A sit-down dinner and time of fellowship will follow the service. Child care is available by calling the church office no later than 3 p.m. Monday at 634-7474.
The church is at 2800 Trimmier Road in Killeen.
Volunteers needed to help with dinner
Last Christmas, Jesus Hope & Love Mission served a turkey and ham dinner in downtown Killeen to about 400 people, including many who were homeless or hopeless.
More than 70 volunteers donated their time.
For anyone looking to help with this year’s dinner, here are some ways to get involved:
Cooked turkeys and hams are needed for the meal.
Prepare and deliver to the Mission center on Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., or on Dec. 25 by 9 a.m.
Volunteers are needed to serve the dinner to the guests and to clean up afterward.
Christmas dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Volunteers need to arrive by 10 a.m.
Financial donations also are accepted.
Jesus Hope & Love Mission is a nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
For more information, call Pastor Steve Chae at (254) 291-2314.
Nolanville church offers free breakfast
The Nolanville First United Methodist Church offers a free breakfast every Saturday morning to anyone in the community who would like to come and eat.
For a time of fellowship and a full breakfast, residents are invited to come from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Special services at First Presbyterian
A Christmas Resurrection service is at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church.
The service offers a time to remember those who have died.
The Christmas Eve candlelight service, celebrating the birth of the Christ child in scripture and song, will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 24.
The church is at 704 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Copperas Cove.
Bibleway COGIC plans free dinner
The annual free dinner and toy give-away at Bibleway COGIC is scheduled for Friday.
The church is at 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen. The pastor is Superintendent Robert Ellis.
Simcha Sinai offers Shabbat services
Temple Simcha Sinai is a growing Reform Jewish congregation from all walks of life in Bell County.
Led by Para-Rabbinic Larry Cohen and Cantorial soloist Sylvia Turner, the congregation includes military personnel, single adults, young families and senior adults with diverse backgrounds.
Shabbat Service is the second and fourth Friday of each month. The service starts at 7 p.m., followed by an Oneg.
For more information, call George Wankmueller at (254) 702-2648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cohen at (254) 231-4930.
Public invited to Guiding Light event
The congregation of Guiding Light Ministries invites the public to help celebrate their fifth year of service in the building of God’s kingdom.
The venue for this event begins at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Harker Heights Activities Center.
The leaders are Pastor Jesse Sherrod and First Lady Elizabeth Sherrod.
For more information about the event, call (254) 690-0198.
Texas A&M Singing Cadets to perform
First United Methodist Church will present the Texas A&M Singing Cadets at 7 p.m. Jan. 11.
Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance at the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce and HB Sheppard Cen-Tex Properties in Belton
The fundraiser benefits local scholarship recipients attending Texas A&M University in 2013.
The church is at 3501 E. Elms Road in Killeen.
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 Thursdays of the month at Adams Chapel AME Church, 120 Arlo, Harker Heights.
For more information, call (254) 338-5139.
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