We are happy to announce the date for our 6th annual (though not consecutive, thanks to Covid) Chili Cook-Off, benefitting New England Justice For Our Neighbors! The cook-off will be held:

Saturday, February 11, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
at Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church
34 Dix Street, Winchester, MA

Bring  your family and friends, and your appetite! Good will offerings will be accepted at the door, and we will sell “ballots” for $1 each — tickets you can use to vote for your favorite chili(s).

Support an important cause.
There is no charge at the door, though good will offerings are welcome. The money we raise through this event helps support free legal counsel for immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees in the area, provided by New England Justice For Our Neighbors, in their clinics located across Massachusetts (Lawrence, Lowell, Springfield, and Worcester). Visit newenglandjfon.org for more information.

Take the night off from cooking.
Taste as many chilis as you like and accompany them with extras including salad and corn bread to round out your meal!

Enter the competition!
Do you have a favorite chili recipe? We’re hoping for a wide variety of entries — from sweet and mild to flaming hot. To enter, sign up here, or contact the church office by calling 781-729-5056. On the 11th, plan to bring your chili in a slow cooker (Crock Pot) and serving spoon to Crawford by 5:15. Please also bring a description of your chili including all ingredients, for those who may have food allergies. Everything else (bowls, utensils, napkins, etc.) will be provided.