Soup & Chili Cookoff 2019 | Annual Talent Show

February 17, 2019

Center First UMC Missions/Outreach Committee extends their gratitude and appreciation to everyone who entered the cook-off and to everyone who attended and voted for their favorite Soup and Chili! Thank you for making our first cook-off fundraiser a success! Congratulations to our Soup & Chili Cook-off 2019 Winners!

Also, a big round of applause to everyone who participated in our Annual Talent Show!

First United Methodist Church of Center announces Soup and Chili Cook-off Competition and Annual Talent Show

Center, Texas – February 4 – Save the date and join us for an evening of family fun, food and fellowship!  The First United Methodist Church (UMC) of Center Missions and Outreach Committee will host their inaugural Soup and Chili Cook-off competition on Sun., Feb. 17, 2019 beginning at 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the church Fellowship Hall located at 211 Porter Street.  The First UMC annual Talent Show will begin at 6:00 p.m. following the cook-off.

The Soup and Chili Cook-off competition is open to individuals of all ages and local organizations, but all must be amateur cooks only.  The cook-off is limited to 12 teams with a maximum of 4 members per team and advance registration is required by Wednesday, February 13, 2019.  A non-refundable entry fee of $10.00 secures the team’s cook-off space.  Cook-off teams will have the opportunity to compete in both the Soup or Chili categories.

Cook-off ticket donations are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for youth ages 4-12 and children age 3 and under are free.  Tickets will be available at the door.  The event begins at 4:00 p.m. for competition food sampling.  Adult ticket holders will receive 5 tickets to vote for their favorite Soup and/or Chili and youth ages 4-12 will receive 3 voting tickets.  Additional voting tickets will be available at the event for $1.00 each.  First and Second Place People’s Choice awards will be presented in both Soup and Chili categories and winners will be announced during the Talent Show.

All proceeds will benefit First United Methodist Church of Center Missions and Outreach.  For Soup and Chili Cook-off competition details and entry form, please contact Becky Parfait, Center First UMC Missions Chair at (936) 332-3456,, visit or the church Facebook page at First United Methodist Church-Center Texas.

Prepare to be amazed, entertained, and dazzled by the talent right here in our own faith community at our annual Talent Show beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Please contact Chris Watlington, Center First UMC Music Director, at (936) 332-3255 for details or to sign-up for the Talent Show.