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CHURCH: Souper Bowl Sunday at Pioneer Parish

This year marks a special event for the Souper Bowl of Caring. On Sunday it will have been 20 years since the youth of Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C. addressed the issue of hunger in their community with this Super Bowl Sunda...

This year marks a special event for the Souper Bowl of Caring. On Sunday it will have been 20 years since the youth of Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C. addressed the issue of hunger in their community with this Super Bowl Sunday prayer: "Lord, as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game help us to be mindful of those without even a bowl of soup to eat."

Over the past 20 years, more than $50 million has been raised in cash and food for organizations that fight hunger.

From a single prayer and a single youth group, the Souper Bowl has become a powerful nationwide movement that touches more lives each year.

There are four simple steps to join our mission: 1. Register to receive your free promotional materials. 2-Collect donations on or near. Super Bowl Sunday. 3. Report your results to the Souper Bowl of Caring to be included in the national total. 4. Donate 100 percent of your collection to the charity of your choice.

It's easy to get involved! Have youth or other willing volunteers stand at the back of the church with large soup pots as worshippers leave on Souper Bowl Sunday. Accept donations, food, or cash. Estimate the combined value and call the Parish Office, 715-398-6555, after church. Donate the proceeds to the charity of your of your choice.

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Pioneer Parish consists of six Presbyterian churches in Douglas and Bayfield counties; Brule Presbyterian Church (Brule), Country Peace Presbyterian Church (Town of Superior), First Presbyterian Church (Gordon), Calvary Presbyterian Church (Iron River), First Presbyterian Church (Lake Nebagamon), and First Presbyterian Church (Solon Springs). For more information, 715-398-6555 or (218-343-4850.

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