Tabernacle of Praise to host fish fry today

A fish fry hosted by the Women of Empowerment of Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center begins at 11 a.m. today.

Dinner, at $8 a plate, consists of two pieces of fish and the choice of three sides from corn on the cob, hushpuppies, slaw and green beans. Dessert is apple pie or peach cobbler.

The church is at 348 S. 40th St., Killeen. Call Val Richard at 254-338-0785 or TJ Bingham at 254-289-7225.

Service geared to men, but open to everyone

Open Arms Outreach will host a special men’s service and fellowship beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday at 409 Eighth St. in Killeen. The service is geared toward men, but it is open to everyone and is part of the regular Sunday morning fellowship time.

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.

Open Arms Outreach offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. every Sunday followed by a 10 a.m. fellowship. A Sunday evening fellowship is at 6 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month.

A food pantry is offered at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the ministry’s outreach center at 413 Eighth St., where Bible study is offered at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

Call (254) 291-7387, go to or email or by mail at P.O. Box 10654, Killeen, TX 76547.

Community Baptist plans gospel singing

Community Baptist Church will host old-time gospel singing Sunday.

The worship service is from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a covered-dish luncheon. Singing begins at 1:15 p.m.

The church is 10 miles south of Killeen at State Highway 195 and Briggs Road.

The community is invited to attend. Bring a musical instrument and join in.

Mt. Zion UMC to host women’s day program

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will have its annual United Methodist annual women’s day program Sunday.

Sister Lee Helen Martin of Belton Church of God in Christ will speak at the 11 a.m. service.

First lady Sandra Harrison of Eighth Street Baptist Church will be the guest speaker at the 3:30 p.m. service.

The event takes place at 218 Alexander St., Belton, beginning at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Guest soloist will be Sister Pearline Parker Roundtree.

Several area churches will be represented.

The colors will be white for the morning service and red for the afternoon service.

Call Estella LuLu Murray at 254-939-8536 or email

New Bethel CWC plans gospel extravaganza

The New Bethel Christian Worship Center will celebrate its monthly gospel extravaganza at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The speaker for the evening is Pastor Ron Watlington, Word of Knowledge Church, Harker Heights.

Guests include New Bethel Voices of Purpose, gospel rappers Zinny Grill and Rob Washington, and soloists Tammy Crutcher and Tabitha Perry.

The attire for the evening is casual.

The public is invited.

Call Kimberly Bobbitt at 254-289-3986 or Loria Parker at 254-3710612.

Prayer day planning luncheon set for Monday

A National Day of Prayer planning luncheon is from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at East Side Baptist Church, 500 N. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen. This is a brown bag lunch.

The National Day of Prayer is May 1.

Churches are urged to send a pastoral staff member or a representative.

Call Dan Galannfy at 254-680-2983 or Joel Lytle at 808-754-3292.

Physician to speak at ministers’ luncheon

The monthly Killeen Christian Ministers Fellowship prayer luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at East Side Baptist Church, 500 N. W.S. Young Drive.

All pastors, ministers, and key ministry leaders are invited.

Dr. Timothy Ingram, the supervisor of the Resiliency and Restoration Clinic at Fort Hood, will speak about ministers identifying and helping troubled people.

There is no charge for the seminar. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

Call Dan Galanffy at 254-680-2983 or 254-681-7432.

St. Martin’s Episcopal hosts Lenten miniseries

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church hosts a weekly soup and supper miniseries throughout Lent from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The public is invited for Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. Sundays.

Call the church at 254-547-0331 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Martin’s is at 106 S. Farm-to-Market 116, Copperas Cove.

St. Christopher’s plans special programs

During Lent, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church is hosting special programs Wednesday evenings that explore life and death. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a soup supper, followed by the program at 5:45 p.m.

The public is invited.

Planned presentations are:

Wednesday: How Will I be Remembered? by the Rev. Janice Jones.

April 9: Thinking, Praying, Planning by Robert Edmonson, Scott & White Hospital.

April 16: A service of reconciliation and healing (no meal this evening).

The church is at 2800 Trimmier Road in Killeen.

Public invited to gospel music workshop, musical

The Bibleway COGIC Music Department invites everyone to a gospel music workshop and musical featuring Minister Wayne Thomas at 10 a.m. April 5.

Call Curtis Lyles at 254 535-0927. The church is at 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen.

Ladies in Prayer Stations scheduled for April 5

Bibleway COGIC will host Ladies in Prayer Stations at 9 a.m. April 5. The church is at 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen.

The church is led by Pastor Robert R. Ellis Sr.

Call Lillian Billie at 466-7463.

True Deliverance hosting choir workshops

Community Choir workshops at True Deliverance Ministries are from 7 to 9 p.m. April 8 and 10, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12.

A choir concert begins at 5 p.m. April 13 at 508 Hall Ave. in Killeen. Call Alisia J. Taylor at 254-319-8088.

Siblings to present piano concert April 9

A piano concert will be performed by siblings Alicia and Matthew Dellen at 7 p.m. April 9 at Killeen Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4700 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen.

The Dellens won concerto competitions and performed with multiple orchestras.

Admission is free.

Temple of Faith plans spring revival in April

Temple of Faith Apostolic Ministries will host its fifth annual spring revival April 10-13. Nightly services begin at 7 p.m. April 10-11 and 5 p.m. April 12. The celebration will continue during the 11 a.m. worship service April 13. Elder Mark E. Kirkland is the pastor.

The guest preacher is Elder Harvey Hale Sr., currently under the spiritual leadership of Pastor Douglass Thompson of Genesis Full Life Fellowship Church in San Antonio.

Area churches and local residents are invited to attend.

The church is at 808 N. Eighth St., Killeen. Call 254-247-1904.

Heights UMC schedules garage sale April 26

Harker Heights United Methodist Church hosts a garage sale April 26 at 208 W. Cardinal Lane.

Email Fran

Second Street Baptist plans women’s program

A women’s program at Second Street Baptist Church begins at 3:30 p.m. April 27 at 1602 N. Second St., Killeen.

The speaker is Pastor Paulette White, Thomas Chapel AME Church in Copperas Cove.

Heights church hosts garage sale today

An open house and garage sale are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Harker Heights Community Church, 202 E. Beeline.

The open house will showcase the Harker Heights Community Church ministries.

Garage sale proceeds benefit the Harker Heights food bank.

Call 254-289-3681.

Women invited to register for Bible class

The Temple-Killeen Bible Study Fellowship women’s day class will have a welcome session for women interested in registering for the study of Moses next year.

Registration starts at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday and April 9 at First Baptist Church-Killeen, 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.

Contact Nancy Goodnight at

Public invited to celebration Sunday

Men of Vision, Drawing All Men Unto Christ Through Love, begins at 5 p.m. Sunday at True Deliverance Ministries International, 508 Hall Ave., Killeen.

The theme for the men’s anniversary celebration is “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” John 12:32.

Guest speaker is Elder Mark Kirkland.

Apostle Sadallie L. and Patricia Cole invite the public. Call 254-213-1294.

Grace Lutheran to host course on finances

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University begins at 6:30 p.m. April 22 at Grace Lutheran Church at 1007 Bacon Ranch Road in Killeen.

The nine-week course, meets once a week, provides practical tools to gain control of finances and for long-term financial success.

Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. To register, call 254-634-5858.

Church planning car, bike show May 17

Crossroads Church presents the annual Car and Bike Show, sponsored by Cleo Bay Honda, May 17.

Doors open at 9 a.m. Judging begins at noon.

Categories include: muscle cars, rat trucks, classic cars, classic trucks, rat rods, low rider import, sport compact, sport bike, chopper/cruiser under construction.

Help raise money and bring a food item to give to the food bank. The family event is at 500 S. Interstate 35, Belton. Call 254-939-2122 or email

Golf tourney to benefit J.A.I.L. Ministry

The annual Harold Ellis Golf Tournament is April 28 at Mill Creek Golf Club.

Hosted by the J.A.I.L. Ministry Inc., the tournament benefits the Jesus Acts in Inmates’ Lives juvenile and adult programs.

Hole-in-one prize is a 2014 vehicle provided by Don Ringler.

Call 254-933-8505 or email

Immanuel Lutheran celebrating anniversary

Immanuel Lutheran Church ELCA is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

Kicking off the yearlong celebration will be a special church service at 10 a.m. April 6.

Bishop Kevin Kanouse of the NT-NL Synod, Dallas, will be the presiding minister at the service.

“Tangled Blue,” a husband-and-wife team who performs Christian-based folk and rock music, also will be featured.

Tickets for the Texas barbecue meal catered by “The Settlement” (home of Big Hoss BBQ) and Tangled Blue are $10. The last day to purchase tickets is Sunday at the church office, 1104 N. Fourth St.

Call 254-634-2772.

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