Club to donate gifts to food pantry

The Dogmen Motorcycle Club will wrap items to donate to the First Baptist Church of Harker Heights’ food pantry from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the church, 100 E. Ruby Road.

For more information, call the church at (254) 699-9184.

Church planning seasonal program

A special seasonal presentation begins at 6 p.m. today at Killeen First Assembly of God’s annex building.

Associate pastor Dennis Manwell speaks about the new star, the Magi and the Magi’s gifts.

The church also offers a nondenominational study, exploring the Hebrew roots of Christianity.

For more information, go to

Mission to offer Christmas dinner

A free Christmas dinner will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Day at 818 N. Fourth St., behind H-E-B, in downtown Killeen.

Jesus Hope & Love Homeless Mission allows opportunities for volunteers and donors from around the community to touch the lives of the hungry and impoverished in Killeen. Christmas dinner is one such opportunity.

Some ways to become involved:

Cooked turkeys and hams are needed for the meal. Prepare and deliver to the Mission center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday or no later than 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Volunteers are needed to serve the dinner to the guests and to clean up afterward. 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.

Children’s Christmas service Sunday

Immanuel Lutheran Church will have its children’s Christmas service Sunday.

The service is at 10:30 a.m.

There will be no 8 a.m. service this Sunday only.

Communion will be observed.

A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The church is at 1104 N. Fourth St., Killeen. For more information, go to or call (254) 634-2772.

First Baptist sets candlelight services

Candlelight services are at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Trimmier, 6405 Chaparral Road, Killeen.

Everyone is invited to attend. 

Call the church office at (254) 634-9717 or go to for more information.

Church forms new congregation

A new unit (congregation) was created Nov. 4 as part of The Killeen Texas Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to accommodate members of the local wards and branches, who speak mostly Spanish. The new branch has 52 members.

Matthew Wojnowski, formerly of The Killeen First Ward of The Killeen Texas Stake, is the branch president, with Daniel Hidalgo as first counselor, Paul Nemesio Olivos as second counselor and Miguel Angel Munoz as branch clerk.

The new unit will be known as The Killeen Fourth Branch of The Killeen Texas Stake, and meets at 1:50 p.m. every Sunday in the Copperas Cove Texas Chapel, 1502 Virginia Ave.

First Presbyterian plans special service

A family Christmas Eve service with carols and candles is at 6 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church.

A nursery will be provided.

The church is at 4705 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen. For more information, call (254) 634-0903.

Public invited to service Monday

The community is invited to a Christmas Eve worship service at 6 p.m. Monday at LifeWay Fellowship, 4001 E. Elms Road, Killeen.

Bible Way to present Christmas Cantata

Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church will present a Christmas Cantata featuring the Bible Way Mass Choir at 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve.

The public is invited.

The church is at 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116, Copperas Cove.

For more information, call the church at (254) 542-2153.

Pidcoke UMC to host candlelight service

Pidcoke United Methodist Church will host its annual Christmas Eve Communion and Candlelight Service beginning at 5 p.m. Monday.

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 by 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.

Jewish congregation diverse, growing

Temple Simcha Sinai is a growing Reform Jewish congregation, from all walks of life in Bell County (Killeen, Harker Heights, Salado and surrounding cities) in Texas.

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, contact George Wankmueller at (254) 702-2648 or, or call Para-Rabbinic Larry Cohen at (254) 231-4930 .

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.

Guiding Light to observe anniversary

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 call (254) 690-0198.

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.

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