Ministry offering free food giveaway today

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, breakfast burritos will be served at no charge. The food pantry will remain open only as long as the food lasts.

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 76547.

Singer, dancer Taundra to appear at church

The public is invited to the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Magnolia First Baptist Church, 511 S. Pearl St., Belton.

Special guest is Taundra, a dancer, singer, model, songwriter and actress who is filming a new project, “Mask.” Taundra’s music is multi-layered with upbeat textures of modern R&B.

Killeen Healing Rooms open today

The Killeen Healing Rooms will be open from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the KPLE-TV building at 502 E. Elms Road in Killeen.

The group’s commission is based on Mark 16:17-18, “And these signs shall follow those that believe ... they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Prayer teams will be available for healing in the name of Jesus Christ.

Anyone interested in being trained to be part of this ministry is urged to go to or call Pat Galanffy at 254-690-8785.

Women’s faith-based group meets Thursdays

A free women’s faith-based support group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at 1519 Florence Road, Suite 23, Skyline Plaza, in Killeen.

Professional counseling is safe and confidential. Refreshments provided.

To register, call 254-415-9112.

Men’s prayer breakfast set for Sept. 28

The communitywide Men’s Prayer breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Sept. 28 by the Robertson Avenue Baptist Church, 205 E. Robertson Ave., Copperas Cove.

Breakfast is prepared by the men of the host church. Prayer points begins at 8 a.m. after prayers for our families, country and its leaders, military, churches, and Israel. Breakfast ends at 9 a.m.

Men and boys who are old enough to appreciate men praying are invited to attend and be a part of this time of sharing and praying.

For more information, contact Ed Thompson at 254-547-4881.

Brotherhood worship service planned

A brotherhood worship service begins at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Second Street Baptist Church.

Pastor R. Sephus of God’s Way Community Baptist Church, Killeen, will be the speaker of the hour.

The church is at 1602 N. Second St. Pastor is Roy M. Harris. For more information, go to

Public invited to family day celebration

Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church will have its 19th annual Family and Friends Day celebration at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Nika L. J. Davis, pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Waco. His choir will be rendering the music along with the Bible Way Music Ministry.

Food will be served after the program.

The public is invited to the celebration at 2306 S. Farm-to-Market Road 116. For more information, call the church at 254-542-2153.

St. Christopher’s plans silent auction Oct. 5

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church will host its annual Outreach Silent Auction on Oct. 5.

This year’s theme is Oktoberfest — an evening of music, dancing, fun, food and prizes.

The event starts at 6 p.m. at the church, 2800 Trimmier Road, Killeen.

Everyone will have a chance to bid on items.

Proceeds support various local charitable groups.Admission is free.

Child care is available, but requires a reservation. Sign up or call the church office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, by Sept. 30.

For more information, call the church office at 254-634-7474.

Public invited to prayer station Oct. 5

Ladies In Prayer Station will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Cathedral of Deliverance and Praise COGIC, 702 Harley Drive, Harker Heights.

All are invited to experience the Power of God. For more information, call Lillian Billie or Shirley Deal at 254-466-7463.

All-night praying shut-in scheduled for Oct. 11

Bibleway COGIC is hosting an all-night praying shut-in starting at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at 300 W. Jasper Road, Killeen.

All are welcome.

For more information, call Evangelist Missionary Lenora Todd at 254-987-0157.

Musical group to mark 11-year anniversary

The Divine Messengers will celebrate 11 years of ministering to souls through music at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at The Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church.

The celebration features gospel recording artist The Gospel Sons Quartet of Waco; God’s Anointed & Appointed of Temple; Gospel Recording Artist of the Year The Lampkin Family of San Antonio; and special guest gospel recording artist The New Soul Invaders Industry.

The theme is “Down through the years the Lord has been good to us.” Psalm 37:25-26.

The free event is open to the public.

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

East Lake Baptist to host revival Oct. 13-16

A revival will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13-16 at East Lake Baptist Church, 8213 Lake Road in Killeen.

Five messages will be delivered by messengers Pastor Floyd Gage, Pastor John Hallum, Pastor John Stevenson, Associate Pastor Jesse Harris Jr. and Brother Joe Burt, all from the local area.

Ex-Browns’ player to speak at banquet

Jesus Acts in Inmates’ Lives Silver Anniversary Banquet starts at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Bell County Expo Center.

Theme is “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Guest speaker is Bill Glass, former member of the NFL Cleveland Browns championship team, who founded the Champions of Life. Glass has held hundreds of Champions for Life weekends in prisons in the U.S. and around the world.

Reservations for individuals ($25 per person), churches, corporations and businesses are due Oct. 14.

Table reservations (seating for eight) are $180, $300, $500 or two tables for $1,000.

For more information, email, go to or call 254-933-8506.

Salado parish planning annual fall festival

St. Stephen Parish in Salado will host its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 20.

Kicking off the festival is the Washer Tournament at 10:30 a.m.

A barbecue dinner with all the trimmings will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Activities include carnival games, a cakewalk, crafts for children, a silent auction, Mexican food, a raffle, a climbing wall, face painting, and a balloon artist.

A live auction starts at 1 p.m.

All events are at 610 Farm-to Market 2268, Salado. For more information, call 254-947-8037.

Fall Festival of Churches planned Sept. 28

Mason will host its first Fall Festival of Churches from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 28.

There will be numerous food and crafts vendors.

The Wesley Nurse will collect cans of green beans for the food bank.

There will also be a table where you can pick up a pocket Gideon Bible.

Other activities that Saturday will include the Lions Club’s seventh annual Gem of the Hill Country run starting at 8 a.m. Register for the race at or go to the Mason County Library on race day. Registration is from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m.

At 10 a.m., the Library Association’s Old Yeller group will start their activities, which include re-enactors, a dog parade, as well as games for the kids.

Adams Chapel to host spaghetti cook-off

A spaghetti cook-off, hosted by Adams Chapel, Harper-Braggs Missionary Society, is Oct. 5.

Adams Chapel A.M.E. Church is at 125 E. Arlo, Harker Heights.

For more information, contact Tamika Roylance at 254-285-1234 or and Marilyn Friday at 254-319-6762 or

Public invited to revival at Greater Peace

A revival is set for Sept. 24-27 at Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church at 7 nightly. The evangelist is Dr. Nika L.J. Davis Sr., pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Waco. The public is invited. The church is at 4201 Zephyr Road in Killeen. Pastor is J.A. Moland. For more information, call 254-680-4378.

GUMC in Cove planning fall festival

The Fall Festival at Grace United Methodist Church is Oct. 12 at 101 W. Avenue F, Copperas Cove. Events include a pumpkin patch, live music fest, silent auction, live auction, children’s auction, arts and crafts, a bake sale, children’s activities, private vendors and a fellowship dinner.

Fellowship dinner tickets are $5 (free for children 12 and younger), and may be purchased from the church office or select church members. For more information, contact Bob Crouch at or 254- 371-9474.

King committee offers scholarships

The Copperas Cove Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Committee is offering three $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Coryell, Lampasas and Bell counties.

To be considered, graduating seniors must be:

• Seeking to further their education upon graduation at a university, college, vocation or trade school in the fall of 2014.

• In good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

For an application, see your school counselor or email

Applications must be received by the MLK Committee by Oct. 15. For more information, contact Clementine Lewis at 254-258-5930 or

Strategies for transformation offered

Strategies for Regional Transformation is set for Oct. 19 at 3701 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen. The six-hour training will equip and advance principles and testimonies of regions being transformed through prophetic intercession and apostolic alignment and mobilization.

For more information, contact Compass Ministries at or 254-681-8305.

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