Big Sale today in KPLE parking lot

KPLE is hosting The Big Sale in the KPLE-TV parking lot today.

Nelda Chinea, volunteer coordinator of special projects, has scheduled the following vendors: Avon, Secentsy, Bows by Bronwyn Rigging, It Works, Jewelry and Purses by George, New and used summer clothes.

Grace Adele, Christian Music by David Crotty, Perfectly Posh, Thirty-One, Mary Kay, Chingon Skateboards also will be represented.

There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, water and sodas for sale.

Spaces are available to vendors to sell their items from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Each 10-foot by 10-foot space is $25, or two spaces for $40.

Also, a bake sale will be held by KPLE and a yard sale by Transforming Life Ministry from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20.

Vendors will have an opportunity to reserve table spaces again on April 27.

For more information, call (254) 768-6654.

Bible Way set to present musical

The Youth of Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church plan a musical at 6:30 p.m. today and the annual Day Observance at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Speaker for the annual day is the Rev. Luther Bailey Jr., associate minister of Bible Way.

The public is invited to attend both services.

The church is at 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116, Copperas Cove. The Rev. S. D. McMullen is pastor.

For more information, call (254) 542-2153.

United Faith marking 25th anniversary

An in-house celebration for the 25th anniversary of United Faith Church Inc. is today.

The celebration concludes with an 11 a.m. worship service Sunday.

The guest speaker is Pastor Robert Brown, First Baptist Church, Diaz, Ark.

Bishop Clarence and Lady Louise Drummond invite the public to attend at 1101 N. First St. in Copperas Cove.

Public invited to Women’s Day

New Life’s annual Women’s Day is today at New Life Tabernacle Ministries, 615 N. Eighth St., Killeen. The pastor is Elder Randy E. Francis Sr.

Several anointed speakers will attend for “Standing On the Promises of God.”

The public is invited.

Author to share story at Bethel Church

Evangelist and author Janie Burkett will be the pulpit guest at Bethel Church at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday.

Author of a new book, “Unshackled,” Burkett shares her story of deliverance from hopelessness and crime. 

Although raised in a minister’s home, she became a victim of numerous events that pushed her into a life of bulimia, drugs, alcohol and even involvement in the drug cartel.   

After receiving a 40-year prison sentence in 2006, while at her lowest, weighing less than 90 pounds, she turned to God.  Seventeen attorneys assured her parents there was no hope for a reversal, but they believed God was able to do the impossible.

Pastor John Abbey invites everyone to hear the end of this story and see the beginning of a new life and outreach ministry she is establishing in Henderson for others who like herself see no hope for their future.  

The church is at 4307 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 338-1325.

St. Andrews to host community breakfast

A Neighborhood Community Breakfast, hosted by St. Andrews United Methodist Church, is from 8 to 10 a.m. today.

There is no charge for breakfast. Join church members for pancakes and fellowship.

The church is on the corner of Florence and Fowler Roads in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 634-7721.

Citizenship, English classes offered

English and citizenship classes for adults are from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The free classes are held in the church’s recreation hall.

The church is at 2903 E. Rancier Ave. in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 699-2568.

Group to study Romans this fall

The Temple-Belton Community Bible Study adult evening class will study Romans this fall.

Anyone interested in registering for the 30-week study is welcome to attend an introductory session at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the small sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Belton at Sixth and Main streets, Belton.

Visitors can learn more about the group, review lesson material, attend a lecture on the current study of The Divided Kingdom and the Minor Prophets and register for the fall study.

CBS is an interdenominational study for men and women of all backgrounds who are interested in an in-depth weekly study of God’s Word.

TheTemple-Belton class begins Sept. 9 and is open to all adults.

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

Each week, participants 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. These questions are discussed in small groups of about 15.

Following the small groups, there is a short teaching over the same section of Scripture.

The class will break for Christmas and spring vacations and finish at the end of next April.

For more information, call the class coordinator at (254) 773-1842 in Temple or the class associate teaching director at (254) 526-9128 in Killeen.

Hope Pregnancy schedules banquet

Hope Pregnancy Centers’ 33rd annual Fundraising Banquet is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bell County Expo Center, Garth Arena.

Lila Rose, founder of Action, will share her story of investigative journalism in abortion clinics across the country.

Individual tickets are $35.

Table sponsorships begin at $250 and include seating for eight people for the buffet- style dinner.

Sponsorships available include the Defender for $1,000, Advocate at $2,500 and the Guardian at $5,000.

In addition to the program and meal, all sponsorships will receive two tickets to a VIP reception with Rose.

For more information or to reserve a table, call Hope’s administrative office at (254) 501-4181.

Ministry offers free food pantry

Open Arms Outreach will hold its free monthly food pantry beginning at 9 a.m., April 20 at the ministry’s outreach center at 409 Eighth St. in Killeen.

In addition to the free food giveaway, hot foods and a continental breakfast 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.

This ministry serves the community by providing emergency food, toiletry items, and financial assistance and counseling. It also operates an adult literacy program and offers free educational tutoring for school-age children.

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, TX 76547.

Mission conference at Pidcoke Baptist

Pidcoke Baptist Church will host a mission conference April 21-24.

Mark Gilbert, an international missionary to Russia, will speak April 21 at a Meet the Missionary breakfast at 10 a.m.; 11 a.m. worship service; 5:30 p.m. Meet the Missionary with light dinner; and discuss his work at 6:30 p.m.

Meet the Missionary with a light dinner continues at 5:30 p.m. with mission conferences beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 22-24.

Lissette Carpenter, a lay missionary from College Avenue Baptist Church in McGregor, is scheduled to speak April 22.

Stu Cocanuugher, mission pastor at Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth, discusses his work on April 23. Part of the pastor’s work involves leading mission trips to San Francisco.

Many people from Pidcoke and other churches in the area are going on a mission trip to San Francisco this summer.

Richard Mangum, a missionary with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, is the speaker for April 24.

Pastor Don McConnaughhay invites everyone who has an interest in missions to come to any or all of the conference.

The church is on Farm-to-Market 116 between Copperas Cove and Gatesville.

Public invited to April 27 choir event

Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer invites the public to its first Choir Annual at 3 p.m. April 27.

The theme is “Look where the Lord brought us from.” 

The public is invited.

The church is at 315 N. Gray St., Killeen. For more information call (254) 200-9241, (254) 247-4590 or email  

Event to honor pastor, his wife

An anniversary celebration honoring Pastor Ernest Sapp and First Lady Mamie Sapp will take place at Worship in the Word Ministries.

The public is invited to attend the celebrations at 7 p.m. May 2 and 3; 6 p.m. May 4; and at 5 p.m. May 5.

The church is at 1340 E. Highway 2410 in Harker Heights. For more information call (254) 317-6103.

True Deliverance to celebrate founder

True Deliverance Ministries International will celebrate Founder’s Appreciation on April 20 and 21.

Senior pastor is Apostle Sadallie I. Cole. First lady is Patricia Cole.

A special musical begins at 6 p.m. April 20.

The Founder’s Appreciation celebration begins at 4 p.m. April 21.

The church is at 508 Hall Ave., behind the post office on 10th Street, Killeen.

St. Martin’s plans picnic in Cove park

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will host a church service and picnic at 11 a.m. April 21 in the Copperas Cove City Park.

The park is west of the downtown area, Farm-to-Market 1113, 1200 W. Avenue B. For more information, call (254) 547-0331.

New Life Sisterhood bake sale April 27

A bake sale, with lots of homemade baked goods, is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at the Shoe Carnival in Killeen.

The bake sale is hosted by New Life Sisterhood with New Life Tabernacle Ministries.

Pastor is Elder Randy E. Francis. The church is at 615 N. Eighth St., Killeen.

Public invited to program at Shilo Inn

Strategies for Regional Transformation is set for April 27 at the Shilo Inn, 3705 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Speakers are Marty and Kathy Gable. 

Worship is by the Point Worship Team of Temple.

The program is designed to bring understanding and practical application to participants’ gifts and callings.

The public is invited, and there is no charge to attend.

For more information, contact Robin Durham at or (254) 681-8305.

Wild Game Dinner set for April 27

The fifth annual Wild Game Dinner, organized by the Liberty Hill United Methodist men’s group, begins at 5 p.m. April 27, about 15 miles west of Georgetown.

The menu features more than a dozen assorted wild game dishes.

Attendance is not required to win prizes.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The ticket price includes entrance to the event and auctions and one entry for the grand prize drawing.

Tickets for children 12 and younger will be available at the door for $5 and do not include the prize drawing.

Proceeds from the dinner help fund many of the ministries and outreach programs of the Liberty Hill United Methodist Church.

For tickets, donations or more information, call (512) 515-0070.

United Methodist Women to host fest

The United Methodist Women will have their annual Spring Festival from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church, 101 W. Avenue F, Copperas Cove.

On display will be crafts, gift ideas, baked goods, small white elephant items, and a soup and salad lunch.

Vendor space is available to rent.

To reserve a spot or for more information, call Susan Murphy at (512) 810-2099.

Donations sought for Clothes Closet

East Lake Baptist Church is accepting donations for its Clothes Closet.

Bring donations to 3213 Lake Road in Killeen. The Clothes Closet offers free clothing, school uniforms and miscellaneous items from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.

The church is at 3213 Lake Road in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 690-4400 or (254) 699-8125.

Jewish service 2nd and 4th Fridays

Congregation SIMCHA SINAI (Reform Jewish Congregation) meets the second and fourth Friday of each month.

The Temple/Synagogue Service is at 102 Cattail Circle in Harker Heights.

Doors are open, and the public is invited to share their time with the congregation.

After the service, there will be a light meal (dairy).

For directions or any questions, call (254) 231-4938, email, or call (254) 702-2648.

Church news is published every Saturday. Send church news items to Dave Miller, P.O. Box 1300, Killeen, TX 76540; fax them to (254) 200-7640 or email them to by 5 p.m. Wednesday the week of publication.

Contact Teresa Tankersley at or (254)501-7542

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