What do White Lake Presbyterian Church, the NFL Super Bowl, and the Open Door mission in Detroit have in common? Why, "soup," of course! February 3 is football's Super Bowl Sunday and "Souper Bowl Sunday" at the White Lake Church. On that day, the church fellowship hall will be transformed by the tantalizing aromas of more than 25 Crock Pots filled with homemade soups and the festive atmosphere created by football decorations. The purpose of the event - in addition to providing mouth-watering soups -is to support the Open Door mission that cares for the poor and homeless in Detroit.
"What better way to enjoy football's Super Sunday than by sharing good soup and company while we support the less fortunate in Detroit?" asks Gary Klunzinger, Mission Elder for the church. "This is an activity that the congregation looks forward to each year."
The church has provided assistance to the program at Fort Street Presbyterian in Detroit for several years by donating the proceeds from the "Souper" Bowl Sunday, clothing, and time at the mission. Open Door feeds more than 400 every week. Additional Open Door services for the needy include clothing, showers, medical care, haircuts, job search assistance and social worker counseling.
White Lake Presbyterian Church is located at 4805 E. Highland Road between Ormond and Bogie Lake Roads. Soup is served at 11:15 a.m. The community is invited to participate in the Souper Bowl Sunday. Free will donations and clothing for the mission will be accepted.
(Article written by Michele Dick)