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Freestyle Chili Cook Off FAQs

Are you ready for the most delicious Sunday at Sovereign Grace Church?

Our 6th annual Freestyle Chili Cook Off is this Sunday! Here’s the lowdown in FAQ form.

1. When is it?

Sunday, February 24, 2019 immediately following the service.

2. How do I participate?

Register your chili here and then come ready to eat and vote for your favorites.

3. What exactly is a "Freestyle" Chili Cook Off?

We don't take ourselves or our chili too seriously. If you call it chili, we will judge you. In the past, the winners have been anything from classic chili to spicy ice cream to chili-decorated cupcakes.

4. What are the categories?

There are three categories: Most Delicious, Spiciest, and Most Creative. No one has won all three with one entry, but you can try!

5. I’m making chili. What do I need to bring?

Bring a serving spoon and an extension cord if you’re bringing a crockpot.

Make enough of your chili for approximately 100 small samples. The church will provide sample cups and spoons.

There is also counter space and a fridge/freezer in the kitchen for storage during the service.

6. Should I bring a lunch?

The chili samples are usually enough food, but you may want to bring lunch if you have a big appetite.

7. What are the prizes?

Entry into our Hall of Chili Champions, a fabulous trophy, and the respect of your fellow churchmen.

Still not sure? Need more ideas? How about ideas from this collection or our own Anne Adam's Alternative Chili Recipe Collection here

8. Is it too late to sign up to bring a chili?

Nope. But we need you to register ASAP so that we have a spot for you.

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A Bunch Of Good Stuff Coming Your Way

This Spring is filled with unique opportunities to grow together as disciples of Jesus Christ. We want you to take advantage of each one.

Below we’ve listed dates and times for the big events coming up in the next few months. Get these on your calendar now so that you aren’t double-booked.

Sunday 2/24/2019
Freestyle Chili Cook Off
Woman’s Club of Orange
Right After Church

Sunday 3/10/2019
Annual Communion Service
Woman’s Club of Orange
5:00PM-7:00PM
Morning Service Canceled

Friday 3/15/2019
Loving and Listening Seminar
Guest Speaker: Andy Farmer
7:00PM-9:00PM
First United Methodist Church of Orange

Sunday 3/17/2019
Mental Health Q&A With Andy Farmer
6:00PM-8:00PM
Woman’s Club of Orange

Thursday 4/25/2019
Loving Our LGBTQ+ Neighbors
Guest Speaker: Josh Blount
7:00PM-9:00PM
Chapel of Orange

Subscribe to the church calendar and you’ll never miss a thing.

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Bring Us Your Favorite Chili

Register Your Chili

Our 6th annual Chili Cook off is coming to Old Towne Orange this Sunday February 24, 2019. It’s freestyle which means if you call it chili, we will judge you.

Awards will be given out in three categories: Most Delicious, Spiciest, and Most Creative. You will be the judges. Check out the FAQs. Get inspired right here.

Register your chili right here and we’ll have a spot for you.

The most delicious Sunday at Sovereign Grace Church.

Complete February's Bible Memorization Challenge

February’s Verse: Genesis 1:26-27 (ESV)

26 “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’

27 So God created man in his own image,
    in the image of God he created him;
    male and female he created them.”

How are you doing memorizing February’s Bible verse?

We’re a little over half-way through the month. Make sure you show us you’ve memorized it by either:

  1. Recording a video and sending it to info@sovgraceoc.org. You’re on the honor system, but make sure to keep your eyes on the camera.
    OR

  2. Heading to our Welcome Desk on a Sunday morning and reciting it to one of the Connect Team members. After you do, send an email to info@sovgraceoc.org letting us know which Connect Team member you recited it to.

Learn more about how to memorize Scripture here and here.

“I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.”
-Psalm 119:16


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Your Pastors Appreciate Your Prayers

Tomorrow night, as you care for each other in small groups, the pastors of Sovereign Grace Church will be meeting to discuss their favorite topic: serving you. It’s a privilege to serve you and the pastors want to do it with wisdom and skill. They want to be in-step with what the Lord is doing in our church.

Between now and tomorrow evening will you take a moment and ask the Lord to meet them? Thank you for being the kind of church that is a joy to pastor.

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6th Annual Chili Cook Off Is Almost Here

Register Your Chili

Our 6th annual Chili Cook off is coming to Old Towne Orange next Sunday February 24, 2019. It’s freestyle which means if you call it chili, we will judge you.

Awards will be given out in three categories: Most Delicious, Spiciest, and Most Creative. You will be the judges. Check out the FAQs.

Register your chili right here and we’ll have a spot for you.

The most delicious Sunday at Sovereign Grace Church.

Join Us In The Walk For Life

For the past few years we have partnered with Living Well Pregnancy Centers, an organization that supports men and women facing an unplanned pregnancy. In April, we have an opportunity for you to support the important work they do for our neighbors.

2019 Walk For Life
Saturday April 27, 2019
8:30am - 11:00am

Walk For Life is a two-mile, family-friendly celebration of life that helps to raise money to support Living Well’s mission. We are gathering individuals and families who would like to participate in the walk and you are welcome to join. Learn more here: https://www.living-well.org/walk-for-life.

Contact Kristin for more information and to get signed up with our group.

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