About this blog: Discussing religion, spirituality and values. About the writers: Amy Umble is the religion reporter for The Free Lance-Star. Janet Marshall is the religion editor for The Free Lance-Star.
Give Your Pastor a Break
Is your pastor a little stressed lately? Perhaps it’s time to consider the Lilly Endowment’s National Clergy Renewal Program. This gives pastors grants to spend some time away from the church. This year’s theme is “What will make your heart sing?” Clergy typically spend three to four months away from the congregation, studying topics of their choice. So if you can stand to lose your pastor for that long, log on to www.lillyendowment.org for the application. You can also call 317/916-7350 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.