COGIC to give away school supplies

School supplies will be given away starting at 9 a.m. today at Bibleway COGIC.

The church is at 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen. The pastor is Robert R. Ellis Sr.

Celebrate with Church of Living God

The 105th Church Of Living God Anniversary celebration begins at 7 p.m. today.

Special guests are Divine Messengers, Gospel Travelers and gospel recording artist The Gospel Holy Tones.

The church is at 924 E. Avenue E in Temple.

Church hosting annual Women’s Day

God’s Holy Tabernacle COGIC will hold its annual Women’s Day program at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The theme for the service is Seeking God Through Obedience, Prayer and His Word.

The speaker will be Evangeline Jenkins of Holy Temple of Our Lord Jesus Christ of The Apostolic Faith Inc.

The church is at 506 Supt. E.M. Green St. in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 699-1662.

Wear country best at Bethel Church service

In keeping with its country roots, Bethel Church will have a service Sunday that will center on Country Gospel Music with special music by the church’s own “Wallace Family.” 

Wally Wallace, father and leader is part of the vocal trio, joined by his son, Joshua, and his wife, Amanda Wallace. 

Wally, and sons, Josh, Caleb and Zachariah join in with added instruments.  

Visitors are invited to come dressed as they desire, but a group photo will be an added part of the celebration with all who come dressed in country or western best.  

All area country gospel music lovers are invited to attend. 

The church is at 4307 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Killeen. Service time is 10:45 a.m. For more information, call Pastor John Abbey at (254) 338-1325.

Greater Peace program Aug. 26

Mission & Brotherhood Auxiliaries annual program begins at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Greater Peace Missionary Baptist.

“Living As Children of God” is the theme.

Guest speaker is Dr. Henry McGee from First Baptist Church in Austin.

All are invited.

The church is at 4201 Zephyr Road in Killeen. For more information, call the church at (254) 680-4378.

Back to School Prayer Time Monday

LifeWay Fellowship is hosting the annual “Back-to-School Prayer Time” on Monday.

Refreshments and fellowship will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m.

Beginning at 9 a.m., prayers will be offered for students, teachers, administrators and other school personnel as they begin a new school year.

Special attention will be given to parents who have sent their children to school for the first time.

All interested in participating are encouraged to attend the brief session.

First Baptist-Killeen offers grief recovery

“Grief Recovery” is a proven method for working through loss and devastating changes.

First Baptist Church of Killeen offers classes on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Child care is not available.

For more information contact the church’s certified grief recovery specialist at

Paul’s Journey sets concert on Sept. 2

First Baptist Church of Trimmier will host Paul’s Journey in concert at 6 p.m. Sept. 2.

The public is invited. 

For more information about this award-winning Christian vocal group, go to or

Mother’s Day Out begins Sept. 4

First Baptist Church of Killeen Mother’s Day Out program begins Sept. 4. Mothers of Preschoolers begins Sept. 10.

For information about registration, go to (Ministries/Preschool/Mothers of Preschoolers or Ministries/Mother’s Day Out.)

Ugnadan Orphans Choir to perform

The Ugandan Orphans Choir will perform at First Baptist Church in Killeen at 6 p.m. Sept. 9.

The choir is a ministry of Childcare Worldwide which serves children in nine developing countries. The choir is composed of 10 children ranging from 10-14 years of age who perform traditional Ugandan songs.

A free-will offering will be taken.

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

Killeen church to offer classes

First Baptist Church of Trimmier in Killeen will be hosting Dave Ramsay’s Financial Peace University from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 9.

This class will run for nine weeks ending on Nov. 4. 

The cost for these classes are $89 per person for new attendees; FPU graduates — no cost but can purchase an updated kit for $49; workbooks can be purchased for $14.95 each. 

To register for the classes or more information, go to the church’s website at

The church is at 6405 Chaparral Road.

Art of Peace Festival set in Belton Sept. 16

The Fourth annual Art of Peace Festival begins at 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at Cedarbrake Retreat Center, 5602 Highway 317, Belton.

The festival was created to celebrate and support International Day of Peace.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas.

The event, hosted by Cedarbrake Retreat Center, will include live music, poetry, a silent auction of original art, and one-of-a kind hand-painted pinwheels (part of the international Pinwheel for Peace Project).

Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and proceeds from this event benefit Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas in Belton.

Tickets are $20. Reservations are appreciated, but tickets will be available at the door.

Emily Kaitz of Fayetteville, Ark., will once again do double duty as event emcee and will be performing this year with Greg Lowry of Austin.

Also performing are Richard Berman of Amherst, Mass., and Adler and Hearne of Winnsboro.

Readings will be by poets Anne McCrady of Henderson, and Allen Gray of Copperas Cove.

The artworks donated for the silent auction were created by local, regional and national artists.

For reservations or information about The Art of Peace Festival please go to

For information about the Children’s Advocacy Center, please go to

Linda Lloyd to host ‘Women of The Bible’

On Sept. 18 at 7 p.m., Linda Lloyd will host a women’s Bible study, “Women of The Bible” in the fellowship hall.

After Bible study, Louise Wetli will be hosting a craft session making earrings.

Killeen First Presbyterian Church invites everyone who is interested.

For more information, call the church office at (254) 690-6464.

Ladies Retreat set for Sept. 28-29

First Baptist Church in Killeen is sponsoring a Ladies Retreat, Sept. 28-29, in Salado.

Carol Sallee is featured speaker and Amy Hill will lead in worship.

Interested parties should contact

Jewish cookbook author to give class

Tina Wasserman will be coming to Killeen this weekend. The author of the highly successful cookbook Entree to Judaism A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora.

Wasserman is a respected and well-known cooking instructor living in Dallas. Her hands-on approach to all facets of food, (that also happens to be kosher), and its preparation have appealed equally to her non-Jewish and Jewish students for 40 years. Traditional Jewish cooking follows the 3 R’s regulation, ritual and relocation. Tina will explain what this means.

She will present a hands-on cooking class today with a lecture and demonstration Sunday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Wasserman also will speak about the origins of Jewish recipes and shares samples.

Tickets are limited for the hands-on event and are $35.

Tickets for Sunday’s event may be purchased in advance for $10 or $12 at the door.

Copies of her cookbook will be available for $40 at the door, or pre-order for $36.

Wasserman is sharing her talent in a benefit for support of Congregation Simcha Sinai, a small congregation in Harker Heights.

For more information, call (254) 231-4930.

First COGIC hosting annual Men’s Day

Annual Men’s Day at First COGIC begins at 4 p.m. today.

The theme is “God’s Servants.”

Guest speaker is Superintendent Hall.

The church is at 5201 Westcliff Road in Killeen. Pastor and founder is Superintendent John C. Robinson. For more information, call (254) 953-3100.

Men’s Day program scheduled today

The second annual Men’s Day Program, “Be Set Free!,” begins at 5:30 p.m. today at Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer.

All Men’s Departments are asked to send a representative

The public is invited. 

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

For more information, contact Elder Terry Mustapher at (254) 247-4590 or

Ugandan choir to visit Pershing Park

The Ugandan Orphans Choir will be at Pershing Park Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The public is invited.

The church is at 1200 Old Farm-to-Market Road 440, Killeen. For more information, call (254) 634-1013.

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