A Souper Bowl of Caring!

Dear Friends,
Touchdown!! Way to go First UMC Lindstrom! Let’s see your best touchdown dance! You have scored big time!
On Sunday, February 3, our children and youth led us in worship as part of our annual “Super Bowl Youth Sunday.”
This year we added a twist and and a play on words, calling it “Souper Bowl Sundae” as soup and ice cream were served during our tailgating party in the fellowship hall after worship. 
In addition to celebrating the Super Bowl we also, as part of nationwide effort, invited worshipers to donate a non-perishable food or financial gift to be given to our local Family Pathways Food Shelf in Chisago City. And boy did you respond!!
On that one Sunday 78 lbs of food and $400.76 was donated to help provide food to families in need in our community. Thank you!! Our congregation was one of 2113 (so far) other congregations/organizations that have contributed just over $6,000,000.00 (so far!). For the most recent running total of groups and amounts, check out the Souper Bowl of Caring website.
As it turned out, our Souper Bowl of Caring was much more exciting that the televised Super Bowl between the Patriots and the Rams (lowest scoring Super Bowl EVER!).
Thank you to all who helped make our party and tailgating such a great game. So many adult volunteers and parents stepped up to empower our children and youth in a way that made them feel important and special – as they are! They (and you) really did CHANGE THE GAME!
Many of our children and youth presented a service of worship that illustrated the importance of embracing Acceptance, Growth, and Change – at school, at home, in our community, and in our church. We are grateful for their message and their enthusiastic way of sharing it.
In gratitude,
Pr. Dale