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"The Buzz" Continued...

Issue: "Tiananmen massacre," June 6, 2009

Pass the plate

Amid the limping economy, a North Texas church is taking an unusual approach to bolster giving: Pastor Toby Slough of Cross Timbers Community Church in Argyle, Texas, began telling parishioners earlier this year to take from the offering plate as they have need. Slough says the first Sunday he made the announcement the church took in its largest offering ever. And the initiative has helped spark a churchwide movement of generosity that's resulted in the giving of half a million dollars to various individuals and charities over the past two months.

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