New Life hosting spaghetti fundraiser

New Life Christian Center is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

The public is invited.

Dinners are $5 per plate.

The church is at 3629 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen. For more information, call (254) 699-5200.

English, citizenship classes at St. Joseph

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

The free classes are at the church’s recreation hall.

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

Partners in Mission Night on Sunday

The 2013 Partners in Mission Night begins at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Greater Vision Community Church.

The public is invited to view the video, hear the testimonies and listen to the music of the people of Nauru, Africa.

DVDs, CDs and a limited supply of adult T-shirts will be available.

The church is at 2000 E. Stan Schlurter Loop in Killeen. For more information, call the church at (254) 200-4382.

Heights church to host Ultreya

The Fort Hood area of the Austin Diocese English Cursillo will have its monthly Ultreya from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church.

Participants may bring a snack or covered dish to share.

The church is at 1000 E. Farm-to-Market 2410, Harker Heights. For more information, call (254) 833-5041.

Mom2Mom’s first meeting Monday

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church’s newest fellowship group, Mom2Mom, meets for the first time from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Mom2Mom is a group for mothers who meet for fun, fellowship and education.

Moms will begin studying “The 5 Love Languages of Children” by Gary Chapman. Books are provided and child care is offered for ages 5 and under.

Meetings are Mondays at the church, 2800 Trimmier Road, Killeen. For more information, call (254) 634-7474 or go to

Celebrate Recovery meets Tuesdays

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered safe place helping others celebrate freedom from all types of painful hurts, habits and hang-ups.

The Bible-based recovery program helps with overworking, divorce, addiction, overspending, physical and sexual abuse, lying, perfectionism, fear and anxiety, sexual addiction, guilt, eating disorders, grief, hurtful relationships, rejection, need to control, insecurity, alcohol and drugs, codependency, anger and rage, gambling, etc.

Meetings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 1801 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen.

Free child care is available at Destiny World Outreach Center, 101 N. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen. For more information, call (254) 690-0856.

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. April 14.

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. April 13.

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.

Women invited to Bible study

All ladies are invited to Youngsport Church of Christ for a fun-filled day of inspiration, fellowship and Biblical study on April 13.

A discussion on faith will be led by Marie Frith.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is provided. 

Share spiritual enlightenment in God’s word and fellowship. 

For more information, call Rose Ann Lawler at (254) 793-3290.


Hope Pregnancy plans fundraiser


Hope Pregnancy Centers’ 33rd annual Fundraising Banquet is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 16 at the Bell County Expo Center, Garth Arena.

Lila Rose, founder of Action, shares 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.

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 Faith to mark 25th anniversary

Members of United Faith Church Inc. will celebrate the church’s 25th anniversary, April 12-14, at 1101 N. First St., Copperas Cove.  

A musical begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

An in-house celebration is April 13.

The anniversary celebration continues with guest speaker Pastor Robert Brown with First Baptist Church, Diaz, Ark., at the 11 a.m. worship service April 14.

Bishop Clarence and Lady Louise Drummond welcome the public to the event. 

United Methodist Women to host fest

The United Methodist Women will have their annual Spring Festival from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 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.

Public invited to study Bible, pray

Free coffee, conversation, prayer and Bible study are open to all at Kempner Oak Hill’s Baptist Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon each week.

English and Korean are spoken.

The church is at the corner of Farm-to-Market 2657 and County Road 4934, Kempner. For more information, call Dennis or Suk Wichelt at (254) 542-4210.

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.

Gospel ensemble seeking members

The A.J. Reed Gospel Ensemble are recruiting new members.

The group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at Adams Chapel AME Church, 120 Arlo, Harker Heights.

For more information, call (254) 338-5139.

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.

Recovery program meets Tuesdays

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at Hillside Ministries.

Nursery is provided.

The church is at 2602 S. Farm-to-Market Road 116, Copperas Cove. For more information, call Don Chennault at (254) 317-8184.

Celebrate Recovery also meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Copperas Cove. Child care and a meal are provided.

For more information, call Dave McKee at (254) 458-3109.

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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