hosting fish fry today
A fish fry is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Bibleway COGIC, 300 W. Jasper Road, Killeen.
Dine in or carry-out available. Plates are $7.50 each.
For more information, call Carrie Etheridge at 254-290-4933.
Kempner UMC to hold food drive Oct. 11
The Kempner United Methodist Church will conducts its annual food drive from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 11.
All donations will remain in Kempner. For more information, call Ann Mitchell at 254-547-9726 or Judy Fagg at 512-932-2004.
Outdoor Worship, Pet Blessing set for Sunday
The annual Outdoor Worship and Pet Blessing begins at 10 a.m. Sunday on the church grounds of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1104 N. Fourth St., Killeen.
The 8 a.m. worship service will be inside as usual. In case of rain the service will be moved inside.
Lunch will follow the outdoor worship. Barbecue will be provided.
All attendees are asked to bring a side dish to complete the meal. Drinks, ice and utensils will be provided. Bring lawn chairs if you want, but chairs will be available.
Bible Way Missionary to celebrate family, friends
The 19th annual Family and Friends Day Celebration begins at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church.
Guest speaker will be Dr. Nika L. J. Davis, Pastor of the 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 fellowship during this celebration.
The church is at 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116. Pastor is S.D. McMullen. For more information, call the church at 254-542-2153.
KPLE-TV names new board members
New board members recently were elected for Killeen Christian Broadcasting Corporation (KPLE-TV).
New members are Bill Jones, Temple; Maureen Jouett, Killeen; Lt. Col. Kenneth Sorenson, Belton; Allan Parker, San Antonio; and Ace Turland, Killeen. Catherine Mason serves as president.
Susan Mooney, Robert and N. Perry Mason will continue to serve on the board of directors.
Glen Cosper volunteered to assist KPLE-TV in fundraising activities.
Carol Miner began teaching classes on the art of making stained glass in the KPLE-TV studio Sept. 24.
The recording sessions will be open to a live studio audience.
KPLE-TV studio is at 502 E. Elms Road in Killeen. A donation will be requested or purchases can be made of a DVD to offset studio costs. For more information and available seating, call 254-554-3683.
Gladys Swindle and Dr. Barbara Carpenter, KISD retired administrators, have agreed to serve as KPLE volunteers in an effort to promote interactive education in Texas.
For more information, call 254-554-3683.
LDS to build new meetinghouse
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the planned construction of a new meetinghouse at 2090 Verna Lee Blvd. in Harker Heights. The groundbreaking is scheduled for May.
The facility will offer parking spaces for 250 vehicles and will seat 300 people in the chapel.
The building will be completed by May 2016. The meetinghouse will also have an outside lighted pavilion that will be used for church activities, such as picnics and other social events.
Anderson Chapel A.M.E. to have guest preacher
The Rev. Marlon Jones will be the guest preacher at Anderson Chapel A.M.E. Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 1002 Jefferies Ave., Killeen.
The Rev. William M. Campbell Jr. is the senior pastor.
Jones is the founder of North Texas Voices of Influence Inc. a Texas-based nonprofit organization that specializes in providing mentoring services for boys ages 12-18.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in sociology from Paul Quinn College.
Jones has worked in the field of youth development and human services for nine years in public and private school systems, recreational programs as well as nonprofit youth organizations.
Jones is working toward a Master of Divinity at Texas Christian University’s Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth. He is married to Scherrie Jones, and they have three children.
Also observed throughout this weekend is the Fresh Fire initiative of the local Women’s Missionary Society.
As last year, the local society will wear blue jeans and white shirts/blouses and red high heels noting that they are walking in high places with Christ.
This year’s agency outreach will again benefit the Central Texas Sickle Cell Anemia Association.
This year the association marks 31 years of service to the Central Texas community.
Bibleway COGIC seeks food donations
Food donations are being accepted for the food pantry opening to the public beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 28 at Bibleway COGIC, 300 Jasper Road, Killeen.
Anyone in need of food is asked to bring valid identification.
For more information, call Evangelist Gean Bands at 619-420-9191 or Evangelist Lenora Todd at 254-987-0157.
Community Baptist to host gospel sing
Community Baptist Church will host a gospel sing Sunday.
Worship service is from 11 a.m. to noon. A covered-dish luncheon starts after the worship service. Singing begins at 1:15 p.m.
The community is invited to attend. Bring your musical instrument and your talent of singing. The church is 10 miles south of Killeen at State Highway 195 and Briggs Road.
St. Andrews UMC plans Night Out event
A National Night Out event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, corner of Florence and Fowler Roads in Killeen.
There will be ice cream and toppings provided by the church as well as a Freeze-o-ree.
The public is invited to bring their own homemade ice cream and submit it for judging. You must have your ice cream ready to serve by 6:15 p.m.
There will be games for the family as well. Everyone is invited.
For more information, call the church at 254-634-7721 or go to standumc.org.
Ministers fellowship luncheon set for Tuesday
The Killeen Christian Ministers Fellowship monthly prayer luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at East Side Baptist Church, 500 N. W.S. Young Drive.
All pastors, ministers and chaplains in the area are invited. Senior pastors who are unable to attend are encouraged to send a representative.
A complimentary lunch will be provided.
The Killeen Christian Ministers Fellowship is an informal organization whose goal is to strengthen relationships among the spiritual leaders of the community.
There are no dues or fees, and membership is open to all pastors, ministers and chaplains in the local area.
The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month for fellowship and prayer.
For more information, call 254-680-2983.
Garden of Gethsemane to honor pastor, wife
Garden of Gethsemane COGIC will celebrate its pastor and wife’s anniversary, Oct. 5-6, honoring Superintendent Willie Grove and Evangelist Florence Grove for 22 years of dedicated service to God.
Bishop LaDell Thomas Jr. of Cathedral of Deliverance and Praise is the guest speaker for today’s 7:30 p.m. service.
The highlight and final day begins at 4 p.m. Sunday with Dr. Rudolph Jackson of God’s Holy Tabernacle of Killeen.
The church is at 111 E. Cox Drive in Harker Heights. For more information, call Elder Nathaniel Wyche or Sis Lois Wyche at (254) 681-2975.
St. Joseph’s Fest of All celebration set for Oct. 6
The Fest of All celebration at St. Joseph Catholic Church is Oct. 6 at 2903 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen.
The event will feature entertainment by Dancing Cultura Filipiniana, Estrellas de Panama, Ballet Folklorico Alegria and music with DJ Tony Sandate.
Also featured will be McGruff, the Killeen Fire Department, food vendors, Filipino food, Mexican food, Puerto Rican food, an American food booth, funnel cakes, a coffee shop and a cake walk.
There will also be a silent auction, a plant booth, a book shop, a petting zoo and the 2013 Fest of All queen candidates.
For more information, call St. Joseph Catholic Church at 254-634-7878.
White Elephant Garage Sale planned Oct. 6
The annual Katolická Jednota Texaská, KJT Society No. 128 (Catholic Union of Texas), will host a White Elephant Garage Sale on Oct. 6.
There will be an assortment of clothes, toys and household goods.
A matching funds grant will be provided by The Catholic Union of Texas-KJT Home Office.
All proceeds from the white elephant sale will go to the upkeep of St. Joseph’s Church, the school and recreational center.
Women’s conference scheduled Oct. 24-26
Temple of Faith Apostolic Ministries’ Women’s Department will host its fourth annual Women of Divine Faith conference, Oct. 24-26.
Thursday and Friday services begin at 7 p.m. Saturday’s enrichment classes are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A timely word for today’s women of faith starts at 6 p.m.
Evangelist Kathy A. Kirkland, the women’s president of Temple of Faith, invites all to participate in this event of fellowship, encouragement, and anointed preaching and teaching with Temple of Faith’s family.
The event is free and open to the public.
Pastor of Temple of Faith Apostolic Church is Elder Mark E. Kirkland. The church is at 808 N. Eighth St., Killeen.
Vendors are asked to call 254-247-1904 to set up a booth.
First Baptist-Trimmier planning fall festival
The public is invited to Trunk or Treat Fall Festival at First Baptist Church of Trimmier from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
There will be food, games and other activities.
Donations of nonperishable food items to benefit the Killeen Food Pantry would be appreciated.
The church is at 6405 Chaparral Road in Killeen.
For more information, go to www.fbctrimmier.com or call the church office at 254-634-9717 between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Public invited to Oct. 31 trick-or-treat event
First Baptist Church is inviting families in their community to join them for a fun and safe trick-or-treat experience from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
The event includes bounce houses, games and candy.
The church is at 300 W. Avenue B, Copperas Cove. For more information, contact Matt Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254-547-3717.
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 Monday.
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 at 702 Harley Drive in 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 the faithful 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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be received by the MLK Committee by Oct. 15. For more information, contact Clementine Lewis at 254-258-5930 or email@example.com.
East Lake Baptist to host revival Oct. 13-16
A revival will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13-16 at East Lake Baptist Church, 3213 Lake Road in Killeen.
Messages will be delivered by Pastor Floyd Gage, Pastor John Hallum, Pastor John Stevenson, Associate Pastor Jesse Harris Jr. and Brother Joe Burt, all from the local area. For more information, call 690-4400.
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