On Sunday the New York Giants and the New England Patriots will meet on the field for Super Bowl XLVI, but we know that the real story is happening off the field as nearly 300 Disciples of Christ congregations will be tackling hunger across the nation through Souper Bowl of Caring. By participating in the Souper Bowl, youth and their congregations learn about the magnitude of domestic and international hunger, as well as recognize that God can use them to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
No matter the size of your congregation, you can help provide shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry and compassion to those who need our loving care.
And it’s so easy to do! The Souper Bowl of Caring is as simple as holding soup pots at church doors following worship this Sunday, February 5th and asking worshippers to drop in a dollar (or more!) to help people who are hungry. Each participating group donates 100% of their collection to the charity of their choice, including Week of Compassion. All you have to do is:
- REGISTER at www.souperbowl.org
- COLLECT donations on Super Bowl Sunday
- REPORT your collection at www.souperbowl.org
- DONATE your collection to the organization of your choice
Can you imagine what would happen if the over 140 million people who watch the Super Bowl each year placed just $1 in the Souper Bowl of Caring soup pots after church on Feb. 5? Let’s become Souper Heroes by working together. After all, isn’t our goal to serve the Lord?
I urge you to act on Jesus’ call to care for our neighbors. Go online today and register at www.souperbowl.org.
Volunteers Needed in Minot, North Dakota
Mennonite Disaster Service is requesting skilled electricians in Minot, ND. The need is immediate and urgent. Local regulations have been eased to allow volunteer, skilled electricians to help bring the 4,000 homes damaged by floodwaters up to code. Volunteers may serve for one week or more. If you are available to volunteer, please call 1-800-241-8111.
Did You Know?
In 2011, Week of Compassion responded to at least 56 different countries and at least 27 different states in the U.S.?
That’s thanks to you! By sharing your resources, you have changed lives. And that brings joy to those in need, to you, and to God.