Public invited to emergency fair

The public is invited to a free Emergency Preparedness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2.

The second annual event will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1410 S. Second St., Killeen.

Exhibits, workshops and community partners will offer expertise and literature on how to prepare one’s home, car, families and pets for emergencies and the unexpected.

Such crises may include water and power disruptions, weather or medical emergencies, disruption in income and natural or man-made disasters.

More than 30 demonstrations and displays will educate the public on topics such as 72-hour kits, powerless cooking, water and food storage, emergency sanitation and alternative heat and light sources.

Hourly workshops during the fair will address CPR and first aid, Texas gardening, securing important documents and managing family finances.

Community partners on hand include the Red Cross and the Bell County Health Department.

The city of Killeen is providing free Emergency Preparedness packets, which include literature and other items.

In conjunction with the fair, there will be a blood drive, a BSA Emergency Preparedness merit badge clinic and a “Kids Korner” featuring face painting, balloon twisting and popcorn.

The Killeen Police and Fire Departments will have emergency vehicles on hand for “hands on” exploration. McGruff also will visit the Fair.

The Fair theme, “Ready 4 Tomorrow,” stresses readiness through advance planning and preparation to minimize the impact of emergencies, which may range from inconvenience to devastation.

Being prepared could make the difference between saving a life and protecting property and possessions or becoming a victim to a crisis situation.

Thomas-Campbell to speak at New Life

Super of Women Ministries begins at 4 p.m. Sunday at New Life Prayer Fellowship COGIC.

The theme is “Forfeiting eternal rewards for temporary Benefits.” Matthew 19:30 .

Guest speaker is Dr. Joyce Thomas-Campbell, daughter of Bishop and Mrs. A. LaDell Thomas Sr.

Campbell received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Masters of Education in guidance and counseling from Prairie View A&M University. She has a doctorate of Ministry in Christian and Crisis Counseling.

She is a licensed professional counselor, a State of Texas Certified Domestic Violence Counselor and a Forensic Counselor Certified QPR Gatekeeper for Suicide Prevention.

The public is invited.

The church is at 919 S. 17th St. in Temple. For more information, call (254) 498-4322.

WinShape Camp registration is Sunday

Kick Off Week for WinShape Camp for Communities is June 10-14 at First United Methodist Church, Killeen.

Registration begins at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

There will be a special promotional each day for registering for camp.

On Sunday, the first 40 people to register will receive free Chick-fil-A for a year plus $20 off of camp. Campers, 41-100, registering that day will receive 25 percent off of camp. You won’t get a better deal all spring long.

Go to WinShape Camps for Communities - Killeen Texas on Facebook to get a sneak peak.

To help get more children into camp and reduce some of the cost, we will have a Spirit Night on Monday at both the Killeen and Harker Heights Chick-fil-A.

Tell them you are with the WinShap Camps to get the credit. Fifteen percent of each purchase will go toward scholarships.

Kicking off WinShape is Skadoodles, a ministry of Tim and Amanda Cowles, at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Tickets are on sale for Skadoodles on Sundays in the Narthex. Cost is $15 for a family of two or more and $8 per person.

They will have your whole family laughing together as they share the gospel.

Las Casas taco dinner, $6 a plate, begins at 5 p.m. Children may split a plate. A special surprise will take place that night.

Immanuel Lutheran celebrates newlyweds

A celebration for all couples married at Immanuel Lutheran Church or by a pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church begins at noon Sunday in the fellowship hall after the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Refreshments will be served.

This is one of many different celebrations of Immanuel’s 125 years of worship.

“Healing Service” begins at 4 p.m. Sunday. This small, informal service will include the laying on of hands and anointing with oil.

Lenten Bible studies continue at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays through the season of Lent. This season the church is offering a six-week Bible study, “Facing the Cross.” Wednesday’s study will be on “Facing Our Fears.”

The church is at 1104 N. Fourth St., Killeen.

All are invited to attend.

For more information, call the church office at (254) 634-2772 or go to the web page at

Ushers and Greeters program starts Sunday

The 3rd annual Ushers and Greeters Black History Program starts at 4 p.m. Sunday at the People’s Choice Worship Center.

The public is invited to 4710 E. Rancier Ave. in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 690-2066.

Public invited to Women’s Cursillo

English Cursillo Community of the Diocese of Austin invites the public to the Closing for the Women’s Cursillo Weekend at 5 p.m. Sunday in Jarrell.

The Cursillo Center is at 250 W. Farm-to-Market 487.

For more information, go to or call Dominga Anderson at (254) 338-3802.

Healing Rooms open Tuesday

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

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 to pray with participants and see them healed in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Believers from all over the community are invited to pray for the sick and see miracles happen.

If you are interested in being trained to be a part of this ministry, go or call (254) 690-8785.

C.H. Mason meeting set to start Wednesday

The C.H. Mason Memorial District Budget Conference will convene at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at the Garden of Gethsemane COGIC in Harker Heights.

The theme for the conference is “Recapturing Holiness.” Galatians 2:18.

Wednesday’s speaker is Bishop A.L. Thomas Jr., Texas Southeast Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

A women’s day program on Thursday will be hosted by District Missionary Florence Grove, C.H. Mason District. Guest speaker is District Missionary Lillian Billie.

Bishop Eric Cain, Truth and Deliverance Church in Copperas Cove, will speak on Friday.

Willie D. Grove is superintendent of the C.H. Mason District.

The public is invited.

The church is at 111 Cox Drive in Harker Heights.

For more information, call (254) 690-5733 or Sister Lois Wyche at (254) 681-2975.

‘Science in the Bible’ begins Wednesday

“Science in the Bible” taught by Dr. Van Herd begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.

The public is invited to observe the season of Lent at St. Martin’s 1602 S. Farm-to-Market 116 in Copperas Cove.

For more information, call (254) 547-0331.

Lenten program open to the public

On Thursday, the Rev. Janice Jones will present a Lenten program on Sacramental Grace and the power of healing prayer, along with a discussion of the sacrament of Reconciliation of a Penitent.

A light supper of soup and bread is at 6 p.m.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Unction and prayer will be offered at the altar during the evening’s conclusion of sung Holden Evening Prayer.

The public is invited.

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church is at 2800 Trimmier Road in Killeen.

For more information, call (254) 634-7515 or go to

Ministry to take part in art festival

Smoking for Jesus Ministry is participating in the “Take 190 West” art festival March 2 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Area residents are invited to enjoy some New Orleans-style cuisine while attending the art festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pastor Willie L. Monnet Sr., author and executive producer of the book and hit gospel musical stage play, “Mount Up!,” will autograph the book.

The musical stage play begins at 7 p.m. Friday and at 3 p.m. March 2 at the Killeen Arts and Activities Center, 801 N. Fourth St. and Sprott Avenue in downtown Killeen.

Doors open for this modern-day deliverance story at 6 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. March 2. There is no charge for admission. Donations are appreciated.

For more information, go to or call (830) 265-8215.

Trimmons to speak at St. John Outreach

Prophet Eugene Timmons with Healing and Delivering Ministry will be speaking at St. John Outreach Baptist Church, Monday through March 3 at 7 p.m., nightly.

The public is invited.

The church is at 3507 Cranford St., Killeen. For more information, call (254) 699-4874 or (918) 869-0202.

KPLE-TV Banquet scheduled for March 5

The annual KPLE-TV Banquet begins at 6 p.m. March 5 at the Parish Center, St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church.

Entertainment for the evening is Dennis Swanberg, also known as America’s Minister of Encouragement and The Swan, is an American Christian comedian and former evangelical pastor.

His act often consists of impersonations of celebrities such as James Stewart, Mr. Haney from Green Acres, Forrest Gump, Paul Lynde and Barney Fife.

Swanberg also impersonates evangelical preachers including Billy Graham, W. A. Crisswell and Adrian Rogers.

A native of Austin and resident of Monroe, La., he hosts his own show on FamilyNet, “Swan’s Place.”

Tickets are $25 per person. Buffet is by Chick-fil-A.

Table sponsorships are available.

The banquet is being held at across from Harker Heights High School, 1000 E. Farm-to-Market 2410.

For reservations or more information, call (254) 554-3683 or (877) 640-5673.

San Antonio pastor to speak at event

Friends and Family Day Service is at 3 p.m. on March 10 at Second Street Baptist Church, 1602 N. Second St., Killeen.

Pastor F. J. Alexander of Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church in San Antonio is the guest speaker.

The public is invited.

For more information, call (254) 338-6179 or (254) 338-3259.

Greater Love Outreach to hold fundraiser

A fish fry fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16 at Greater Love Outreach Ministry, 3400 Old Farm-to-Market 440 in Killeen.

Cost is $8 per plate. The public is invited.

For more information, call (254) 466-7558.

First COGIC to put on fashion show

Jump Into Spring Extravaganza, a fashion show, is at 3 p.m. on March 23 at First COGIC.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.

For more information, contact Missionary Patton at or call (254) 338-6639.

Ministry to host spring revival

The Rivers of Living Waters Ministry will be hosting Spring Revival 2013, March 28-29 at 7 p.m., nightly.

On March 30, an Easter treasure hunt for children begins at 1 p.m.

The Grand Finale, “The Resurrection Experience,” is at 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday.

The ministry is at 508 N. Gray St. in Killeen across from the First National Bank.

For more information, call (254) 690-9673.

Gospel Travelers to perform for New Life

The Gospel Travelers, The Brothers, Men of Vision and the Heavenly Jubilees of Waco are scheduled to perform for the New Life Tabernacle Ministries Building Fund Musical Program.

Program begins at 6 p.m. today.

The church is at 702 N. Eighth St., Killeen. The pastor is Randy Francis. For more information, contact Roger Blakes at (254) 702-4769.

Easter service kicks off at Carl Levin Park

This year the 35th annual Harker Heights Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held at the amphitheater in Carl Levin Park at 7 a.m., Easter Sunday, March 31.

The service is a cooperative project sponsored by the Kiwanis Club with the assistance of the City of Harker Heights and local churches.

Carl Levin Park is between Farm-to-Market 2410 and U.S. Highway 190 on Miller’s Crossing, just north of the Harker Heights Post Office and the City Hall complex.

The amphitheater is in the northeast end of the park near Helms Way. There will be an unloading point there so that drivers may let passengers off and then park.

This year the Easter message will be delivered by Dr. David Morgan, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church.

Also participating in the service will be the Rev. David Starkey, pastor of First Assembly of God; Father Richard O’Rourke, priest of St. Paul Chong Hansang Catholic Church; the Rev. Philemon Brown, pastor of Harker Heights Community Church; the Rev. Darrel Phillips, pastor of Harker Heights United Methodist Church; and the Rev. Jay Thomas, pastor of Harker Heights First Baptist Church.

If it should rain, the service will be conducted at Trinity Baptist Church on Farm-to-Market Road 2410 near the entrance to Carl Levin Park.

Easter breakfast will be served at the Harker Heights Library/Activity Center by the youth of Harker Heights United Methodist Church Youth after the sunrise service.

The public is invited to both the sunrise service and the Easter breakfast.

Ministry’s tourney tees off April 22

The annual Harold Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament is April 22 at the Mill Creek Golf Club in Salado.

Cost is $100 per player.

Hole in One prize is a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro donated by Don Ringler Chevrolet-Toyota.

Other prizes will be awarded.

Lunch and range balls are at 11 a.m.

Putting contest with details and sign up at registration site begins at noon.

Shotgun start, scramble format, is at 1 p.m.

Fundraiser benefits the Juvenile and Adult programs of the Jesus Acts in Inmates Lives, J.A.I.L., Ministry Inc.

For more information, contact the JAIL Ministry at (254) 933-8506 or email

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