Join us February 3rd for Communion, Souper Bowl of Caring, and a Children’s Choir performance . The youth will be in the narthex to collect your cash and coin donations. Bring your cash and coins to “cheer” on your favorite team – all donations will go to COPE!
What is the Souper Bowl of Caring?
The Souper Bowl of Caring utilizes Super Bowl weekend in America to mobilize young people to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities. Its vision is to transform Super Bowl weekend (the weekend of the first Sunday in February) into America’s largest youth-led weekend of giving and serving. Young people collect monetary and food donations during the week leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. 100% of the money and food is then given directly to local charities of the group’s choice.
The Souper Bowl of Caring began in 1990 with a simple prayer said by Reverend Brad Smith of Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina:
“Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat.”
What is COPE?
The Christian Outreach Program – Elkhorn (COPE) is a multi-denominational non-profit organization made up of eleven Christian churches in western Douglas County. We help families stay in their homes and keep food on the table by providing financial assistance, caring concern, educational assistance and referrals when needed most. COPE provides HOPE to our neighbors in need, regardless of religious, cultural, or ethnic beliefs, while maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served.
Services COPE Provides
Comprehensive Emergency Services –
- Food pantry including fresh vegetables, meat, and bread
- Clothing, household goods, and furniture
- Utility and rental assistance
- Job, health, dental, legal, and home improvement referrals and services
Special Community Distributions – You can register to receive our special distributions, including:
- Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program
- Backpacks with School Supplies
Clothing Closet – You are free to shop our Clothing Closet once per month, not to exceed 9 times per year. The Clothing Closet is located at the COPE office.
Home Furnishings – You are free to shop our Home Furnishings once per month, not to exceed 9 times per year. The Home Furnishings area is located at the COPE office.
Prayer – We would love the opportunity to pray for you and your family. Please send your prayer requests to email@example.com
All donations of clothing, and home furnishings donations are given to those in need free of charge.