There’s a mystery unfolding at Comox United Church!
Usually at church you’re expected to put money into the offering plate. But a few weeks ago, the congregation of Comox United Church got a surprise when the opposite happened – everyone was handed a $20 bill! Using a scripture reading from the Book of Matthew, Reverend Karen Hollis spoke about how wonderful it would be to multiply that money to enable the church to care for the common good and expand its social justice and outreach work. Everyone was asked to use their own creative talents to multiply their Matthew Mystery Project money over the next seven months. Since then, post-church coffee times have been abuzz with ideas on what to do. Several dozen people already have projects underway with more being announced daily.
To showcase their projects, Comox United Church (250 Beach Drive) is holding an Arts, Crafts, Baking and Talents Marketplace on Sunday November 19th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors can expect to find Christmas crafts, baking, beautifully sewn pet beds, cabbage rolls, Italian meatballs, paintings, Pride Rainbow Hearts, and much more. Tickets will also be on sale to attend a special reading of “A Christmas Carol”, a pierogi dinner, ‘Healing Touch’ therapy sessions, and more.
For more information about the Arts, Crafts, Baking and Talents Marketplace, email [email protected]