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Ohio pastor hopes parable project will raise funds

Ohio pastor hopes parable project will raise funds

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP)

A suburban Cleveland pastor is challenging church members to create their own stimulus funding by putting a biblical parable into practice. The Rev. John Lentz of Forest Hill Church in Cleveland Heights gave each member $50 and asked them to double or triple that money. Some members are making crafts to sell, while others pooled their money to hold an auction. The project is based on a parable about two servants who double the money given to them by their master. Lentz says he hopes the $15,000 in seed money will be returned May 31 with profits for the church's programs. Other area churches have had similar projects. A Chagrin Falls congregation turned $35,000 in seed money into more than $75,000 two years ago.

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