Playmakers of Comedy to perform today

The Playmakers of Comedy will be at a meet-and-greet event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Temple of Faith Apostolic Ministries, 808 N. Eighth St., Killeen.

The Playmakers of Comedy are scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. today at Vive Les Arts Theater. Also performing are Corene Gardner and Brittany Ellis of Vision of Grace Dance Academy.

Tickets may be purchased at the meet-and-greet event. The public is invited. Call 254-247-1904.

Public invited to day of prayer at Fort Hood

A Fort Hood day of prayer is from 8:30 a.m. to noon today at the Spiritual Fitness Center, 33rd Street and Battalion Avenue, Fort Hood.

A complimentary breakfast will be provided.

Local residents are invited.

Call Dan Galanffy at 254-680-2983 or Bill Shelnutt at 254-681-7777.

Tabernacle of Praise to host soul food feast

A soul food feast begins at 11 a.m. today.

Sponsored by the A.J. Reed Gospel Ensemble, the feast is at the Tabernacle of Praise and Worship Center, 348 40th St., Killeen. Call 254-338-5139 or 254-394-1700.

Heights UMC plans garage sale today

A garage sale benefiting the Harker Heights Food Care Center starts at 8 a.m. today at Harker Heights United Methodist Church, 208 W. Cardinal Lane.

Praise in the Park scheduled today

Praise in the Park is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Carl Levin Park Pavilion, 400 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights.

There will be food, games, ministry presentations, prayer and preaching.

Call 254-288-3861.

Youngsport Church of Christ plans ladies day

Ladies day at Youngsport Church of Christ begins at 9:30 a.m. today.

Ladies are invited to a day of inspiration, fellowship and biblical study.

Julie McCormack will discuss faith by using Michael Shank’s book, “Muscle and a Shovel.”

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

The church is at 201 Youngsport Loop, Farm-to-Market 2484, Killeen. Call Roseanne Lawler at 254-634-1776.  

Cove Nazarene to host men’s prayer breakfast

A community men’s prayer breakfast in Copperas Cove is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. today at the Cove Nazarene Church, 964 W. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove.

The breakfast offers an opportunity for all men and their sons to come together and pray.

The breakfast will be prepared by the men of the host church and served at 7:30 a.m. The prayer portion begins at 8 a.m. and will end at 9 a.m.

You do not have to be a member of a church to participate.

Call Ed Thompson at 254-290-1550.

Bible Way Missionary ushers plan workshop

The usher unit and greeters of Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church will host a workshop at 9 a.m. today.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

The annual day celebration will be held during the 11 a.m. Sunday worship. The public is invited.

The church is at 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116, Copperas Cove. Call 254- 542-2153.

Outreach ministry sets singles’ service Sunday

Open Arms Outreach will have a special singles’ service, Press Toward the Mark, beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at 409 Eighth St. in Killeen. After the service, there’s fellowship with music and refreshments.

Call 254-291-7387. Go to or email

Immanuel Lutheran celebrating anniversary

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Copperas Cove, has scheduled four special services for its 120th anniversary celebration.

The first will be an outdoor gospel service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday under the trees on the grounds of Immanuel. The Rev. James Herzog will preach.

The service will include special music, and a meal will follow. Everyone is invited. The church is 2miles north of Copperas Cove on North First Street (North Farm-to-Market 116), and then 2 miles west at 922 Lutheran Church Road. Call 254-547-3498.

Series on prayer gets underway Sunday

A six-week series on prayer and temperament with the Rev. Jones and Cheryl Stone, spiritual director, begins at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Killeen.

Also beginning is a noon Monday Bible study focusing each week on the readings of the Revised Common Lectionary, through the summer. Call 254-634-7494.

Val Verde Baptist plans Memorial Day service

Val Verde Baptist Church hosts its 121st annual Memorial Day service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

A potluck lunch will be served after the service under the tabernacle. Sunday school was canceled.

The church is at 1058 Farm-to-Market 2268, 9 miles east of Holland.

Call Pastor Richard Worden 254-541-6581.

Appreciation services continue Sunday

Founders appreciation services honoring Apostle Sadallie I. and Patricia Cole of True Deliverance Ministries International continue Sunday at 508 Hall Ave. in Killeen.

The guest speaker is Bishop Bobby D. Jordan.

Call 254-213-1294.

Church to host music minister from Waco

The Fellowship of Consecrated Unique Singles Ministry presents music minister Derrick Moore from Living Word COGIC in Waco at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The public is invited.

The church is at 3716-C E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. Killeen.

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

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

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

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

Call 254-933-8505 or email

Killeen Healing Rooms open Tuesday

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

To train for this ministry, go to or call Pat Galanffy at 254-690-8785.

First UMC-Killeen to mark day of prayer

First United Methodist Church of Killeen will celebrate National Day of Prayer at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The theme is One Voice United In Prayer.

A light meal will be served after the service.

Church is at 3501 E. Elms Road, Killeen. Call 254-634-6363.

Meeting on missions to Africa set for Friday

A meeting about missions to Africa begins at 7 p.m. Friday at Rivers of Living Waters Ministry, 508 N. Gray St., Killeen.

The keynote speaker is Bishop G.L. Grace of New Zion Fellowship.

Funds and prayer support are needed to launch a mission to Africa, set for Nov. 8-29.

Donations accepted include clothes for all ages, school supplies, nonperishable food items, medical supplies, study tools, and Bibles for pastors, chaplains and Christian workers.

Call Bishop Abdul Kargbo at 614-592-9062 or Ken Wooten at 254-466-6258.

Author Eva Piper coming to First Baptist-Killeen

Eva Piper, author of “A Walk Through the Dark,” will be at First Baptist Church in Killeen from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3.

Eva is the wife of the late Don Piper, author of “90 Minutes in Heaven.”

All women are invited to attend. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. Lunch is on your own. A book signing with refreshments is from 3 to 4 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person and on sale at the church, 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Bible institute plans graduation services

The 27th spring graduation services for American International Bible Institute and Seminary begin at 3 p.m. May 3 at God’s Holy Tabernacle COGIC.

The church is at 500 Supt. E.M. Green St., Killeen.

The summer session resumes May 12 at 6 p.m. with weekly classes in New Testament Greek, The Seven Words of Worship, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare. Apply course work toward a degree or certificate.

Call Rudolph Jackson at 254-669-1662, Dr. Charlie D. Parmer at 254-630-6063, or show up at 6 p.m. May 13.

Robertson Avenue to host pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast starts at 8 a.m. with a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at Robertson Avenue Baptist Church.

The public is invited to the event at 305 E. Robertson Ave., Copperas Cove.

Public invited to Ladies In Prayer Stations event

Ladies In Prayer Stations plan a presentation from noon to 2 p.m. May 3 at Leo Buckely Stadium, Killeen. The public is invited.

Ladies In Prayer Stations will meet at 9 a.m. May 3 at Faith, Truth and Deliverance Ministries, 203 S. Second St., Copperas Cove.

Call Lillian Billie at 254-446-7463.

Belton First UMC to host 5k run May 3

The Belton First United Methodist Church will host a 5k run May 3, beginning in Confederate Park in Belton.

This is a benefit race for Belton’s Body of Christ Community Clinic Inc. Awards will be given for all age groups. The race begins at 8 a.m.

To register, go to

First UMC-Killeen to host grief support workshops

A grief support workshop is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays May 4 through July 20 at First United Methodist Church-Killeen, 3501 E. Elm Road.

Classes are led by Chaplain Jennifer Cobb. Anyone can join at any time. Call Laura Winckel at 254-681-8239.

Praise and Deliverance to honor Verline Gordon

An appreciation service for Missionary Supervisor Verline Gordon is at 3 p.m. May 4 at Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer.

The service is hosted by her family, church family and friends.

Call Missionary Dorothy Fletcher at 254-289-2922.

Food, clothing giveaway scheduled for May 12

Food, clothing and goods giveaway is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at the north campus of Destiny World Outreach Center, 1801 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen. Bring proof of income and a photo ID.

A yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 in the main campus parking lot, 101 N. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Call Rob Hall at 254-690-0856 or email

Crossroads Church plans car, bike show

Crossroads Church presents a car and bike show, sponsored by Cleo Bay Honda, on May 17.

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

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

Destiny Compassion hosts yard sale May 17

A yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 at Destiny Compassion Ministry, 101 N. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Volunteers sought for WinShape camp

Volunteers are needed and scholarships are available for WinShape camp.

Signup is open for campers and volunteers.

Campers can register online at

Scholarships are available. Go to, click on WinShape Scholarship Application 2014 and print out, or stop by the church office at 3501 E. Elms Road, Killeen.

To volunteer, go to Call 254-634-6363. WinShape is June 9-13.

Clothes giveaway scheduled for May 3

A clothes giveaway is from 9 a.m. to noon May 3, at Praise and Deliverance House of Prayer, 315 N. Gray St., Killeen.

Call 254-371-9037.

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