Looking for a “souper” way to spend an afternoon? You may just be in luck.
During the cold month of February, the Hope Lutheran Church likes to invite anyone to come and join them for a warm bowl of soup and some pie.
The Hope Lutheran Church is souper excited to be hosting their second annual Soup and Pie Social. An event that not only brings people together.
“A way to celebrate the successes this ministry has had in the community and also just generate some funding to carry on some of our ongoing initiatives,” Hope Lutheran Church’s Katie Studer said.
One of those initiatives being their HopeCare ministry.
“Here at HopeCare we provide childcare for children from birth till school-age we do after school programs in the winter and then, during the summer, the school age kids here,” HopeCare Children’s Center Teacher Lonna Smith said.
They watch over children of all ages and help them practice things from motor skills, to making friends. All with an emphasis on Christ.
They’ve doubled up on food this year, and are even taking an extra step to those who are in a pinch for time.
“We will be doing take-out orders also, so come and join us for food, fellowship and also lots of fun,” Hope Lutheran Church’s Rita Korbal said.
All with a focus on the kids.
“We can do the basics, but it’s always to do things that are above and beyond the basic needs for the kids,” Smith said.
“We know that children’s care centers are in high demand here in the Sioux Falls market and so just being able to provide that service to the community, I think, is a big benefit,” Studer said.
And there’s no better feeling.
“We get to come in everyday and just – watch the kids growing, you know, physically, but also you can see the kids making huge leaps in their knowledge and understanding of the world, and I think that’s the best part of working with kids,” Smith said.
The event starts at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and goes until 7 p.m. For more information we’ve provided a link here.