Local churches plan Christmas cantatas
First Baptist Church
A Christmas Cantata performed by the worship choir and live orchestra at 6 p.m.
Admission is free.
Location: 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.
First United Methodist Church
“Service of Lessons and Carols,” 9:30 and 11 a.m. Performances by the Chancel Choir, Francis Asbury Bell Choir, and soloists.
Child care available.
Location: 3501 E. Elms Road, Killeen.
First United Methodist Church and Seton Medical Center Harker Heights
Blue Christmas, 6 p.m. For those who are grieving a loss, experiencing difficulty this season, or just want to take time to remember a loved one.
The service, open to the entire community, is centered around remembrance and hope and concludes with a candlelight singing of “Silent Night.”
Child care provided.
Location: 3501 E. Elms Road, Killeen.
Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church
Christmas Cantata, 6 p.m.
Featuring the Mass Choir.
Location: 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116.
Winter coat distribution planned today in Cove
Trinity Worship Center in Copperas Cove collected warm winter coats, jackets, sweaters and blankets of all sizes to help those in need this winter.
Items will be distributed to men, women and children from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the worship center, 1802 Martin Luther King Blvd., Copperas Cove.
Ladies In Prayer Station meet this morning
Ladies In Prayer Station meeting begins at 9 a.m. today at The House Of Worship, 204 Avenue B, Killeen.
For more information, call Mother Lillian Billie at 254-466-7463.
Immanuel Lutheran to celebrate German service
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Copperas Cove will celebrate its annual “Advent Gottesdienst,” a German service, Sunday.
The Rev. Otto Brillinger will again travel to Immanuel to be the guest preacher.
Brillinger will show his mission slides in the parish hall at 9:30 a.m. His English service is at 10:30 a.m. A potluck lunch will follow. The German service was moved to 2 p.m. this year, followed by refreshments.
Everyone is invited to attend.
The church is two miles north on Farm-to-Market 116 and two miles west on Lutheran Church Road. For more information, call 254-547-3498.
Bible Way COGIC plans Prayer Shut In on Friday
The Bible Way COGIC Evangelistic Department invites the public to its Prayer Shut In from 10:30 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m.
The church is at 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen. For more information, call Evangelist Lenora Todd at 254-987-0157.
Coat give-away scheduled for Dec. 14
A coat give-away, Outreach Mission Operation Warm-Up, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14.
The annual event is sponsored by Agape COGIC under the leadership of Pastor Michael Johnson.
The church is at 3715-C E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen. For more information, call Evangelist Mary Hicks at 254-680-7729.
Cove ministerial group chooses new officers
The Copperas Cove Ministerial Alliance elected new officers. Elected as president was Mark Kemp, pastor of First Baptist Church and as vice president, Gary Hocker, pastor of Cove Nazarene,
Scott Smith, pastor of Crestview Christian Church, will continue as treasurer, and Peggy Thompson, National Day of Prayer coordinator, will serve as secretary.
The alliance meets monthly at noon — usually on the first Wednesday of each month — at the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church. The alliance’s goal is to unite Christian ministries in Copperas Cove.
Christian ministries or pastors who have not been a part of the alliance are invited to attend the monthly meetings.
The next meeting will be Jan. 8. Lunch is provided by a member of the alliance, and donations are accepted.
For more information, call Peggy Thompson at 254-547-4881.
Authors to sign books at Belton book store
A book signing is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14 at McWha Book Store in downtown Belton.
Authors appearing at the event include Lynn Woolley, “Last Days of Radio” and “Clear Moral Objectives;” Ben Barrack, “The Case for Islamophobia” and “Unsung Davids;” Wesley Allen Riddle, “The Nexus of Faith” and “Horse Sense for the New Millennium;” and Elizabeth Ann McKinney of Austin, fantasy book, “Young Falcon.”
First Baptist-Heights to host block party
A Family Block Party is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, 100 E. Ruby Road, Harker Heights.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The party includes a rock wall, bounce house, ring toss, cake walk, door prizes, music by DJ Wolf, food, skits and a magic show by Don Lentz.
Christmas concerts planned at churches
The Central Texas Master Singers Choir and Orchestra’s annual Christmas concerts kicks off Monday at Faith Point Church in Killeen, 3504 E. Central Texas Expressway.
On Tuesday, a performance is at First Baptist Church in Belton, 506 S. Main St.
Both performances are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 per person with advanced purchase, $25 at the door. Seating is limited.
For tickets, call Emily Kirkpatrick at 254-654-2150 or purchase online at www.CentralTexasMasterSingers.com.
Tickets are also available at the respective church offices.
Musical Christmas drama debuts Friday
“Bethlehem’s Big Night,” a musical Christmas drama, debuts at 7 p.m. Friday at Hillside Ministries’ Killeen campus, 3601 Edgefield Drive.
Repeat performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 10:45 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Copperas Cove campus, 2602 S. Farm-to-Market 116.
There is no charge for admission, and the public is invited. For more information, call 254-547-3349.
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