The SURGE Student Ministry at ValleyView Alliance Church, 200 Alliance Ave., York, will host a chili cook-off and silent auction on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 11:45 a.m. Admission is free.
The chili cook-off continues a tradition that began in 2013. Youth pastor James O'Handly and SURGE students and leaders are excited to host this friendly, family cooking competition and see whose chili can claim the title of ValleyView's Best Chili 2019. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite chili, with a winner being announced at the end of the event. In addition to several types of chili, a variety of desserts and beverages will be available for people to enjoy.
"This is an event that allows our church family to show off their culinary skills and share it with others," says O'Handly. "It is our hope that those in Hellam and surrounding communities would join us for an afternoon of good food and friendly competition."
Silent auction items have been donated by York Revolution, local restaurants, attractions, and more.
The event will serve as a fundraiser for the nine SURGE students and four leaders who will be attending the Christian and Missionary Alliance's triennial conference, LIFE, in July in Orlando. The LIFE Conference is designed for high school students ages 13 to 19.
This year's conference theme will be "Awaken: Awaken to life in and with Jesus." LIFE Conference is a gathering of the next-generation Alliance family that wants to experience God and expand His kingdom locally and globally. LIFE Conference seeks to glorify God in worship, word, and community; expose God's heart for the lost; introduce Jesus Christ into the whole life of each student; and inspire students to join the global Alliance family.
For more information or to inquire about contributing a pot of chili or a silent auction item for the event, readers may contact Crystal Bolton at 717-755-0193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.