Fort Hood prayer event set for today

Greater Fort Hood Day of Prayer and Fellowship for Chaplains, Pastors, Christian Leaders, Intercessors and anyone who wants to pray is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Prayer and fellowship will take place at the Spiritual Fitness Center, corner of 33rd Street and Battalion Avenue, at Fort Hood.

For more information, call Dan Galanffy at (254) 680-2983 or Bill Shelnutt at (254) 681-7777.

Food giveaway 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 free food giveaway, other hot foods will be served at no charge.

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.

Open Arms Outreach has Sunday school at 9 a.m. each Sunday followed by a 10 a.m. fellowship.

A Sunday evening fellowship will be at 6 p.m. each week beginning in February. Bible study is offered at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

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

For more information about the ministry and its programs or to volunteer or make donations, go to or call (254) 291-7387.

The ministry also may be contacted by email at or by mail at P.O. Box 10654, Killeen, TX 76547.

MLK breakfast, discussion today

Harker Heights Community Church will host a Martin Luther King Breakfast and Panel Discussion at 10 a.m. today.

Members of the community will reflect on King’s speech and contemporary issues related to the inclusion of all people.

The church is at 202 E. Beeline Lane, Harker Heights. For more information, call (254) 289-3861.

Episcopal church hosting blood drive

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church is hosting Carter BloodCare from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot.

Carter BloodCare is a not-for-profit community blood center that is the sole provider of blood products to Metroplex Hospital, the VA hospital in Temple, Darnall Army Medical Center and 12 other area health care facilities.

The community is invited.

The blood drive is being held at 2800 Trimmier Road in Killeen. No appointment is necessary.

Founders Day event at Bible Way church

Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Founders Day program at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Rev. Dexter Hicks, associate minister at Bible Way, is the speaker.

The public is invited to attend.

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

Cookout planned for King holiday

The public is invited to a cookout for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Jesus Hope and Love Homeless Mission, 818 N. Fourth St., behind H-E-B in downtown Killeen.

Meals will be offered on a donation basis. Dine-in or takeout will be available.

All proceeds go toward the purchase of a transitional and emergency shelter for the homeless.

For more information, call Pastor Steve Chae at (254) 291-2314.

Sponsors are Greater Vision Community Church, Excellent Covenant Powerhouse Ministries, Soldier 4 the Lord, Praise Fellowship, KPLE-TV and Lampasas Mission. Music will be provided by Kevin Brown.

Unity Walk kicks off MLK celebration

The 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration kicks off with a Unity Walk at 1 p.m. Monday.

Participants will assemble at 12:45 p.m. at First Step Child Care Center, 1402 S. Farm-to-Market 116 in Copperas Cove.

Transportation from Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church to First Step Child Care will be available from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Bible Way is at 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116.

The program, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What Are You Doing For Others?” begins at 2 p.m. at Bible Way.

Special guest speaker is Pastor A.W. Anthony Mays, senior pastor at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Austin.

Mays is dean of the Congress of Christian Workers National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Intl.; vice moderator of the St. John’s Regular Baptist District Association; and chairman of the Ministers’ Conference Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Three winners of $1,000 scholarships each will also be announced.

The public is invited.

Bible study session scheduled Monday

The Temple-Belton Community Bible Study adult co-ed evening class will hold an introductory session for its current study of “The Divided Kingdom and the Minor Prophets.”

The session begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the small sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Belton, corner of Sixth and Main streets.

This is an interdenominational study for men and women of all backgrounds who are interested in an in-depth weekly study of God’s Word.

Anyone one interested in learning more about CBS and/or registering is welcome to attend.

The class is open to all adults and meets Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. until April 29.

Individuals may choose to participate in core groups for young adults, men, women or married couples.

Each week participants will receive a reading commentary on the previous week’s topic and a set of questions to work on each day covering the next week’s reading.

On Monday nights, these questions will be discussed in small groups.

Following the small groups, there is a short lecture over the same section of Scripture.

To register or for additional information, call (254) 773-1842 or (254) 526-9128.

‘Night of Worship’ at Skyline Baptist

Central Texas Master Singers present “A Night of Worship” at 6 p.m. Sunday at Skyline Baptist Church.

Free-will offerings are appreciated.

The public is invited.

The church is at 906 Trimmier Road in Killeen.

For more information, call (254) 699-4479.

Men’s prayer event set for Jan. 26

The Copperas Cove Community Wide Men’s Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for Jan. 26 in the upstairs fellowship hall of Northpointe Church, 1115 N. Main St., Copperas Cove.

The prayer breakfast is an effort to bring the men and their sons together to pray for the community and the concerns of the state and nation.

All Christian men are invited to attend.

Breakfast, prepared and served by the men of Northpointe, starts promptly at 7:30 a.m.

A prayer initiative starts at 8 a.m.

For more information, call Ed Thompson at (254) 547-4881.

Evangelism event at First Baptist-Killeen

Bell Baptist Association is sponsoring “Hearing, Sharing and Doing the Gospel” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at First Baptist Church in Killeen.

This evangelism event, with break-out sessions, features guest speakers Ed Talley, Walter Davidson, Marty Mosher, Tim Worden, Mark Hoover and Wes Hope.

Special music is by Charlie Day and the First Baptist Church Killeen Quintet.

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

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

‘One Perfect Word’ at First Baptist

Women’s Enrichment Ministry of First Baptist Church-Killeen presents “One Perfect Word,” based on Debbie Macomber’s Book by the same name.

The program is from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31.

Joyce Hodson is the guest speaker.

Child care is available by calling the church office at (254) 634-6262 by Thursday. Cost is $5 and includes the meal.

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

Gospel ensemble plans dinner sale

The A.J. Reed Gospel Ensemble will sponsor a dinner sale Feb. 2 at the Tabernacle of Praise and Worship Center, 348 S. 40th St., Killeen.

For more information, call (254) 338-5139.

Bibleway to present prayer breakfast

The 2013 Prayer Breakfast is set for Feb. 16 at Bibleway COGIC, 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen.

The prayer breakfast is being presented by the evangelistic department.

Prayer 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 (254) 833-6522 or (254) 220-7183.

Gospel concert March 9 at Westside

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.

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

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

Women’s conference slated for May 1-5

Sisters of Zion Conference 2013 will begin at 7 p.m. May 1-5 at Bibleway COGIC, 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen.

The conference is hosted by the Women’s Department.

Conference speakers are Trudy Ellis, Nila Johnson, Prophetess Vernell Galbreath, Lillian Billie and Evangelist Lillian Thomas.

For more information, call (254) 220-7183 or (254) 251-7911.

‘Night of the Races’ planned Jan. 25

The fourth annual “Night at the Races” is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the St. Paul Chong Hasang Parish Center on Stillhouse Lake Road.

A 10-race program, food and a silent auction are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 9930.

Horse sales and race sponsorships are available.

Donations of items or gift certificates for the silent auction are accepted until Jan. 24.

For more information, call Ed Szeman at (254) 698-6539 or Charlie Fitzpatrick at (254) 289-2140.

Recovery group 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, conservation, prayer and Bible study are open to all at Kempner Oak Hill Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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.

4th Friday singing at Salado church

The monthly “fourth Friday night singing” at Cedar Valley Baptist Church in Salado is from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 25.

Come prepared to sing or just to be blessed.

A potluck meal is available during a break of the singing service in the Church Fellowship Hall. All are invited to attend.

Singing is always the fourth Friday of a month, unless otherwise notified, as some months have five Fridays.

For directions or more information, call Donnie Jackson at (254) 947-5100 or (254) 913-2851.

Public invited to Simcha Sinai service

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

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

Doors are open and the public is invited to share their time with the congregation.

After the service, there will be a light meal (dairy).

For directions or any questions, call (254) 231-4938, e-mail, or call (254) 702-2648.

Ministry’s golf tourney set April 22

The annual Harold Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by the J.A.I.L. Ministry Inc., is April 22.

Volunteer, make a donation or pray for those incarcerated and their families.

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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