By Terry Harpole
MABEN — On Sunday evening, Feb. 3, when most people were home watching the Super Bowl, the people of Maben Methodist Church were not left out.
Now under the pastorate of the Rev. Scarlett Shepperd, the Maben church has had a feeling of closeness with the community, state, country and world.
On Feb. 3, it started in the morning’s worship service, when Shepperd’s sermon was about “ Real Love.”
After the morning’s service, after months of planning, the congregation met in the fellowship hall for a Souper Bowl lunch, which included soup, crackers and cornbread, and many delicious deserts.
Each member brought canned goods, and money, in jars, saved up for many weeks.
This money and canned goods were then to be donated to the Society of St. Andrew.
The Society of St. Andrew is an organization that gleans leftover potatoes and many vegetables in farms in the area, and then gives them to the needy.
After the Souper Bowl lunch, the members, after visiting, returned home, to watch the Super Bowl on TV, as many were pulling for both teams since each team had a former Mississippi State Bulldog player.