Ministry sponsoring clothes give-away

A free clothes give-away by the outreach ministry of Guiding Light Ministries begins at 8 a.m. today.

There is something for everyone at 524 Shady Drive, suites A and B. For more information, call 245-690-0198.

Killeen Healing Rooms open today

The Killeen Healing Rooms are open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today in the KPLE-TV building at 502 E. Elms Road in Killeen.

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

Anyone interested in being trained to be part of this ministry can go to and let us know, or call Pat Galanffy at 254-690-8785.

The next training session is Sept. 21.

Seminar on surviving betrayal offered today

“How to Survive Betrayal and Come Back Whole, Not in Pieces” is from noon to 2 p.m. today at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.

The seminar is for anyone who has been a victim of betrayal, anyone who has committed adultery or thinking about committing adultery.

For more information, contact Kimberly Watson at or 254-421-3267.

Austin spiritual center hosting program

Have You Had A Spiritual Experience? is being held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Hosted by the Eckankar Spiritual Center of Austin, the public is invited.

The session includes free discussion, a booklet and CD.

This event is presented by Texas Satsang Society Inc. For more information, go to

Anger management certification available

The Faith Based Counselor Training Institute is offering a new anger management certification training course.

For the first time, the STAXI 2 Anger Assessment Inventory is available to grass-roots, faith-based counselors, pastors, police officers, probation and parole officers, church leaders, youth ministers, prison and jail chaplains, and anyone who works with people who have anger problems.

Upon completion of the training, a state-recognized anger management specialist diploma will be issued.

To enroll, go to, and click on Training Options. Then Click on Anger Management.

The institute is at 4311 S. 31st St., Suite 150/127, Temple, TX 76502.

Youth group collecting food donations

Collecting 300 pounds of nonperishable food by Sunday is a goal set by the Agape Youth Department Children of Distinction. Everyone who attends Sunday’s service is asked to bring a nonperishable food item to help stamp out hunger in Central Texas.

Food items will be distributed to the Harker Heights Food Pantry, the Killeen Food Care Center and the Mission Soup Kitchen in Killeen.

Bring food donations to the Agape COGIC, 3716-C E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen. For more information, call 254-699-7729.

4-day session on family issues starts Sunday

Challenges to God’s Divine Plan For the Family kicks off Sunday at Killeen Church of Christ, 400 N. W.S. Young Drive.

Guest speaker for the four-day event is Al Washington.

Sunday starts with “Lacking Respect For God’s Plan” at 9:30 a.m.; “Failing to Learn, Live and Teach God’s Plan” at 10:30 a.m.; and “Refusing to Contend For God’s Plan” at 6 p.m.

“Repentance” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, “Baptism” at 7 p.m. Tuesday; and “The Church” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information, call 254-634-7373.

St. Christopher’s hosting ‘Back to Church Sunday’

Sunday at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church is “Back to Church Sunday.” Bring a friend.

Severak ministries will offer their work at a Ministry Fair that day. At lunchtime, there will be food and conversation for all.

The church is at 2800 Trimmier Road, Killeen.

Guest speaker planned Sunday at Trinity Baptist

Trinity Baptist Church in Harker Heights will have a guest speaker at Sunday’s morning service.

This will be part of a mission emphasis and the Mary Hill Davis offering.

Sandy Wisdom-Martin is the executive director-treasurer for WMU of Texas. She served in the areas of WMU and Church and Community Ministries with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention for 10 years. Then she served with Illinois Baptist State Association for nearly 10 years in a similar capacity.

Greater Peace to mark Ushers’ Day on Sunday

The Ushers Unit of Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating its annual Ushers’ Day at 3 p.m. Sunday at 4201 Zephyr Road, Killeen.

Pastor Edward Ross of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Satin is the guest speaker.

The pubic is invited.

For more information, call the church office at 254-680-4378.

Gospel concert set for Sept. 20 in Temple

A gospel concert begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Temple College Mary Alice Marshall Auditorium, 2600 S. First. St., Temple.

The concert features the southern gospel group, the McKameys, the Wallace Family Band, and guest Linda Jackson.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Advance tickets are $14 or $15 at the door. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $12.

For more information, call 254-947-5100, 254-913-2851 or 254-760-0601.

Community Bible study continues Monday

The second class of the 30-week interdenominational study of Romans at the Temple-Belton Community Bible Study continues from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.

The adult co-ed class meets in the small sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Belton, at Sixth and Main streets.

An introductory session will be at 7:30 p.m. for anyone interested in learning more about CBS and registering for class.

Adults may choose to participate in core groups for young adults, men, women or married couples.

Each week participants will receive a reading commentary on the previous week’s topic and a set of questions to work on each day covering the next week’s reading.

On Monday nights, these questions will be discussed in small groups. Following the small groups there is a short lecture over the same section of Scripture.

To register or for more information, call the class coordinator at 254-773-1842 in Temple or the class associate teaching director in Killeen at 254-526-9128.

Diva Conference scheduled for Friday

The second annual Diva Conference, hosted by the Women’s Department at House of Worship, begins at 7 p.m. Friday.

The theme is “Let the Beauty of the Lord our God Be Upon Us.” Psalms. 90:17.

The women’s conference continues at 10 a.m. Sept. 21.

The focus will be “Look At Me Now.”

The public is invited to the seminar at 204 W. Avenue B, in downtown Killeen.

Early registration is $15 or $20 at the door.

For registration, call aspiring missionary Marian Willis at 254-200-3023.

40 Days for Life kickoff event set for Sept. 22

The kickoff event for the 40 Days for Life begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in the parking lot at First Baptist Church of Killeen.

The kickoff event will include pro-life volunteers from all area communities and churches.

The campaign focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting and will feature a peaceful 40-day prayer vigil in the public right of way outside the Killeen Woman’s Health Center at the corner of W.S. Young Drive and Little Nolan Road, Killeen.

All prayer vigil participants are asked to sign a statement of peace, agreeing o conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner at all times.

For information about the Killeen campaign, go to

For more information, call 254-681-6812 or email

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.

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.

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

GUMC in Cove planning fall festival Oct. 12

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.

Buy two tickets, get one ticket free.

Send an email or visit us on Facebook for more information.

For more information, contact Bob Crouch at or 254- 371-9474.

King committee offering three 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 Regional 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.

Trainers are Dr. Wil Hope Taylor of International Leadership Embassy, Gail Long of Freedom’s Fire Ministries and Worship Leader Jamie Lipe.

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

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