MEXICO — Recognizing that Feb. 5 is Super Bowl Sunday, the Mexico Congregational Church, United Church of Christ (the “Green Church”) will collect a special offering, the “Souper Bowl of Caring,” during the 10 a.m. worship service.

The Sunday School students will assist in taking the offering during the family message time.

By participating in the “Souper Bowl of Caring,” the church joins a movement that began more than 20 years ago, when a single youth group prayed, “Lord, as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us to be mindful of those without even a bowl of soup to eat.”

Since that day, more than $81 million has been raised for local charities across the country. It has become a movement that is transforming the time around Super Bowl weekend into a celebration of giving and serving.

Funds raised will help feed people at the GRAMPA Food Pantry, which is housed at the church, and the GRAMPS lunch, which is served on Wednesdays at the Calvin Lyons Hall at the Mexico Town Office.

Following the worship service, those in attendance will have a “Souper Bowl” lunch and a time of fellowship in the dining room. A variety of homemade soups and chowders will be served, along with a dessert.

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