FPC Monroe is joining in the Community Shelter of Union County's Souper Bowl of Caring Campaign

The Souper Bowl of Caring is a youth-inspired movement to support local food charities in their endeavor to Tackle Hunger.  The FPC Youth Club is proud to support the Community Shelter of Union County in its service to provide food, emergency shelter, and rehousing for those in need by participating in this event.


This year's honoree for the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe's Souper Bowl of Caring Campaign is Gloria Baker, who passed into eternal life last year.  She spent her life in service to others through her work as an educator, Stephen Minister, and church Elder; trying to sow peace through love and acts of service to everyone, as we are all in the family of God. Even as she battled cancer, Gloria inspired those around her with her steadfast faith and immense love for others.


The FPC Youth Club campaign will run from January 14th to February 11th, but online donations will be accepted through the end of the Community Shelter of Union County campaign that ends in March.  We  will host a chili cookoff on February 4th.  All proceeds from the Chili Cookoff event will benefit the Community Shelter of Union County.


2024 Chili Cookoff

The FPC Monroe Youth Club invites you to participate in the 2024 Chili Cookoff on February 4, 2024, at 12PM after worship.  This fundraising event supports the Souper Bowl of Caring Fundraising Campaign, which benefits the Community Shelter of Union County.  Come and enjoy the best chili the FPC Monroe has to offer!


Here’s the deal:

  • Contestants should prepare a large Crockpot of chili.  Chili can be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall in the morning and will be plugged in allowing for cooking through Sunday School and Worship.
  • Chili will be served in small containers for tasting by attendees.  Shredded cheese, sour cream, and corn bread will be provided to enhance the experience.
  • Everyone is encouraged to sample each chili entry and vote on their favorite with dollars.
  • At the end of the event, the dollar votes will be counted, and a winner declared.

Congratulations Penny Austin, our 2024 Chili Cook-off Champion!

Congratulations to the 2024 Chili Cookoff Champion

We had a wonderful turn out for our 2024 Chili Cook-off to support the Souper Bowl of Caring Fundraising Campaign.  We were blessed to enjoy a wide variety of delicious Chili entries.  Our Chili Cook-off Champion, Penny Austin, dominated the competition with her Awe-Mazing Chili.  Congratulations Penny!

The 2024 Chili Cookoff Winners

1st Place - Penny Austin's Awe-mazing Chili

2nd Place - The Kovach's Classic Chili

3rd Place - Michael Hall's White Chicken Chili


Honorable Mentions: 

Deanna Griffin's Italiano Chili &

Anna Kay Whitley's Hot Stuff Beef Chili