The Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Parksville is holding a benefit concert supporting the Manna Homelessness Society. — Adam Kveton Photo

Parksville Lutheran church concert to raise money for Manna

Church celebrating 500 years since Martin Luther changed church, euro society

The Our Saviour Lutheran Congregation of Parksville is holding a concert Nov. 5 to celebrate 500 years since Martin Luther shook the church and European society with his ideas.

The concert will also run as a fundraiser for the Manna Homelessness Society, with entry by free-will donation.

The musical event, called Amazing Grace, will feature sacred music, but performed by a variety of musicians in various genres, said Evelin Kruger, co-ordinator of the church’s outreach program.

“We have, for example, the Parksville Community Choir performing, we have some music teachers performing, we have the Kwalikum high school jazz band performing,” she said.

With guitarists, organists, pianists, bag-pipe players and others, Kruger said “I think there is something for everybody to enjoy.”

Asked about the decision to support Manna with the concert, Kruger said the church has been supporting the homelessness society for a while, usually in the form of giving food.

This time, by collecting money donations through the concert, Kruger said she hopes to raise between $1,000 and $2,000 for Manna, “so that, maybe eventually there can be a place built here in Parksville where homeless people can stay.”

The concert takes place Sunday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Parksville, located at 795 Island Hwy. W., near the RCMP detachment.

Seating is limited. For more info, go to oursaviourlutheranchurch.ca or call 250-248-6644.

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