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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 for the application. You can also call 317/916-7350 or e-mail