Soup and the Super Bowl don’t seem to have much in common, but for Harker Heights Methodist Church, the two go hand in hand.

For almost 20 years, the church has hosted Celebrate Souperbowl Sunday on — you guessed it — Super Bowl Sunday. The soup social is sponsored by the church youth group and benefits the Harker Heights Food Care Center.

“We have a variety of soups and chili, some people do vegetable and some do tortilla,” said JoAnn Mckinney, church spokeswoman. “Each family will sign up to do a soup, but some people prefer to bring desserts.”

Yes, there is dessert.

The Souperbowl is open to the public, but the church congregation makes up most of the customer base every year, Mckinney said. There is no charge for the meal but generous donations are accepted and all proceeds go to the food care center.

Soup is served starting at noon Sunday in the church fellowship hall and continues until 2 p.m., just in time for the Super Bowl match up.

“It’s over in plenty of time for people to go home and watch the game,” Mckinney said.

The church is at 208 W. Cardinal Lane, Harker Heights.

Contact Kristi Johnson at or (254) 501-7548

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