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#11.14 : Nouveau souffle

Sur les recommandations de la congrégation, Lou demande à Eric et Lucy d'apporter quelques changements au déroulement de leurs offices et de leurs sermons. Les Camden apprécient guère une telle ingérence, d'autant plus qu'il est également décidé que Sandy dira le prochain sermon. Comme si cela ne suffisait pas, Lou leur fait part d'un déficit assez important du budget de l'église : 16 000 dollars ! Eric et Annie ne comprennent pas d'où vient cette perte financière. Annie décide alors de revoir les comptes en détail. Jane, Margaret et Mac sont toujours à la recherche d'un appartement. Pour pouvoir payer leur loyer, Jane et Margaret décident de reprendre leur emploi au fast-food et Mac se fait engager au cinéma. 


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Deacon blues

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Nouveau souffle

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Écrit par : Jeffrey Rodgers 
Réalisé par : Michael Preece 

Avec : Colton James (T-Bone), Sarah Wright (Jane), Andrea Morris (Margaret), Kyle Searles (Mac), Alan Fudge (Lou Dalton)

Guests :

Loren Lester ..... Bob Meyers

Glenoak Community Church

Eric: Hi Lou is it going?

Lou: I wish it were better. Lots of empty pews out there today.

Eric: No more than usual.

Lou: Well that's... that's my point. Eric... don't take this as coming from me. It's not necessarily my opinion. But the... the deacons are of the belief that your services lately have been... well frankly Eric they're just not all that happy about the direction the church seems to be taking.

Eric: And what exactly do the deacons have problems with?

Lou: The buss the deacons are hearing... is that your services have "jumped the shark".

Eric: "Jumped the shark"?

Lou: Their words, not mine. They think that these sermons are sounding a little desperate. A lot of life and death stuff. Sharing your feelings. Baring your soul. And... people just can't take that every week.

Eric: This just came up all of a sudden? All these problems the deacons are having with me have materialized in ten minutes since the service finished?

Lou: Oh No, no, no. they... they've been discussing this for some time. They didn't want to talk to you about it because you were... you were going through what you're going through. But that topic just doesn't seem to appeal to... to the younger crowd.

Eric: I didn't realize that was our... target demographic.

Lou: Young church goers are the lifeblood of every congregation.

Eric: Yeah. I know that. I thought Lucy appealed to our... younger members. Oh... Lucy's stale too... according to the deacons?

Lou: Well the deacons think we really ought to be going after the younger church goers. They... they volunteer for our charity drives. They work in our committees. They donate more than our older parishioners who are on fixed incomes.

Eric: Ahhh... so this is about money.

Lou: Eric... I don't think any of this would be an issue if we weren't running about sixteen thousand dollars over budget this fiscal year.

Eric: Sixteen thousand dollars? That's quite a discrepancy.

Lou: Forgive me Eric... the deacons want me to pass on to you they're suggestions on how to increase the buzz in the services. Get young people back into the church. And hopefully more funds back into the budget.

Eric: And those are...?

Lou: Their notes.

Camden's House

Ruthie: Hi.

T-Bone: Room in there for me?

Ruthie: Sure. You have paper right?

T-Bone: Yeah. Well... that was a close one.

Ruthie: This isn't working.

T-Bone: No, it's not. There's not a single place in this whole house where we can get even... five minutes of privacy.

Ruthie: Well... if you could drive we wouldn't have this problem. Why can't you drive?

T-Bone: I can drive.

Ruthie: Well do you have a license?

T-Bone: Well... no.

Ruthie: Well then you can't drive. Why don't you get your license?

T-Bone: I've had a few problems jumping through the bureaucratic hoops required for one to obtain a license. Wait... why don't you have a license? You're old enough.

Ruthie: Well... I didn't take driver's ed last semester because I was in Scotland. And... they were already full this semester.

T-Bone: Well that actually may be for the best. I mean you probably don't remember which is the right side of the road to drive on anymore. A joke?

Ruthie: Yeah, I know. It wasn't very good. Well if you want us to have a few minutes of privacy... you need to get a license.

T-Bone: Does this mean we can't make out until I do?

Ruthie: Of course not.

Annie: Hey, what took you so long? I thought you'd be home just a few minutes after.

Eric: So did I.

Annie: Well we've had lunch. The boys are upstairs studying. Can you believe it? They love home-schooling so much they're actually studying on a Sunday afternoon.

Eric: Yeah. I know, it's great.

Annie: What's wrong?

Eric: You think my services are depressing? The deacons are concerned that church attendance is slipping and they think that my depressing services are the reason.

Annie: Eric? I'm sorry.

Eric: Yeah. So am I. They've decided to implement a few changes to increase the profile of the church.

Annie: Oh. Eric... there are ebbs and flows in any religious community. Congregation members leave one day and come back full tomorrow. You can't take any of this criticism personally.

Eric: I know. But the deacons probably wouldn't have said anything if we weren't sixteen thousand dollars over budget.

Annie: How much over budget?

Eric: Sixteen thousand dollars.

Annie: We are not one dollar over budget.

Eric: Well I haven't had a chance to look over the books but according to Lou we are.

Annie: No! Those are my books. Those are my numbers! We are not over budget!

Eric: Don't take it personally.

Annie: How can I not take it personally? I helped with that budget. I helped you stay on the budget. I know where the money goes. Any implication that we are over budget is a direct shot at me. Is that... I'll let you know when I find the money.

Jane: What about this one?

Margaret: Too small.

Mac: This one?

Margaret: Too expensive. Too small and too expensive.

Mac: So it looks like very available apartment in town is either not big enough for the three of us or too much... or both.

Jane: You know we wouldn't have this problem if we were looking just for the two of us.

Margaret: And we could get a one bedroom or a studio even.

Mac: We can still get a one bedroom. I told you have no problem sharing.

Jane: Nice try.

Mac: Okay. We need more money then.

Jane: I work at a non-profit. They can barely afford what they're paying me now. I can't ask for a raise.

Margaret: I love working with kids, but I'm not getting rich being a nanny.

Jane: I thought everyone said she would pay you a lot.

Margaret: I get paid by the hour. About... Evelyn can't stand to be away from the house for more than two hours at a time. She's a great mother.

Jane: Yeah... great for her... not so great for us.

Mac: I don't have a job... so I can't ask for a raise. I guess I... I need to get a job.

Jane: Yeah.

Margaret: If you want to live with us you do.

Mac: Well right now, it doesn't look like any of us are moving anywhere.

Kinkirk's House

Kevin: You want me to teach you how to drive?

T-Bone: You know I actually know how to drive. And I'm actually quite good at it. I just never had the parental permission needed to take the driver's test. But now with the emancipation I can just go on my own.

Kevin: So... go on your own.

T-Bone: Well... I... aced the written part of the driver's test. But... I have a tendency to choke under pressure. And since it's been a while since I've been in Driver's Education and drove with an authority figure beside me... I'm not sure I'll be able to handle it.

Kevin: What do you want me to do?

T-Bone: Well since you used to be a cop, you know all the little secrets and tricks they use to get guys like me to fail that test.

Kevin: There are no secrets or tricks.

T-Bone: Really?

Kevin: You can either drive or you can't. It's pretty simple.

T-Bone: I don't need super-thorough driving lessons. I just want you to give me the quick cliff-notes version of how to pass. I only want to know what I need to know.

Kevin: You need to know it all. If you want your license that means you want to drive. And if you drive... you want to drive Ruthie. And if you're going to drive Ruthie I'm going to make sure you're a safe driver. I care about her too much to let her get in a vehicle with someone who doesn't know proper motor vehicle safety... and basic traffic regulations.

T-Bone: Really. So... you'll help me?

Kevin: Sure. Every day after school I will help you become one of the safest drivers on the road.

T-Bone: Thank you, Kevin.

Kevin: Thank me after you finish the Kinkirk Crash Course.

T-Bone: Yeah, I will. But just don't say crash again.

Eric: Oh I'm sorry to burst in on you like this. I need Lucy.

Kevin: She's giving Savannah a bath. I can get her if you need her.

Eric: Yeah, I do. It's... it's kind of important. It's about work.

Kevin: Okay. I'll be right back.

Eric: Where's Ruthie?

T-Bone: Ahh... what do you mean?

Eric: The two of you are usually joined at the hip.

T-Bone: No, no we're not! I have no intention of being joined to the hip with Ruthie... anytime in the near future. I... I don't even think about her hip. I swear. No, I didn't. I should go.

Camden's House

Mac: There aren't any jobs available at the movie theater are there?

T-Bone: Well Tony's always looking for qualified candidates. Why? You interested in gaining full employment?

Mac: Yes. The real world is expensive.

T-Bone: Tell me about it. I mean... why do you think I ended up squatting at the church when I needed a place to stay?

Mac: I guess if I'm going to move in with Margaret and Jane I kind of need to, you know... have an income.

T-Bone: You're not going to get rich working at the movie theatre. But it probably will put a little change in your pocket.

Mac: I don't need to be rich. I just need to enough to pay for a third of the apartment.

T-Bone: I'll put in a good word for you.

Mac: Thanks.

Kinkirk's House

Lucy: So who doesn't think I'm young and hip?

Eric: The deacons think there are changes we can make to the standard service that will bring in more of a crowd.

Lucy: More the... hip and younger crowd? Well I'm young and I'm hip! And I've got my teen group and they're young and they're hip and they love me!

Eric: I'm... I'm sure they do. But right now the deacons aren't happy with the... direction the church is headed. Unless we can convince them otherwise we've got some work to do.

Camden's House

Annie: So what are you going to work on next? You've got spelling geography and reading?

Sam: What are you doing?

Annie: What do you mean?

Sam: That. You've been working on it for days.

Annie: Oh well this is for the church. I'm trying to figure out why we don't have as much money as we should have.

Sam: What kind of book is that?

Annie: It's called Accounting. It's... math with money.

David: I'm good at math. I'm better at math than he is.

Sam: No you're not.

David: Yes, I am.

Annie: Hey. You're both good at math. You're both a whole lot better at it than I was at your age.

Sam: You want us to do your homework for you?

David: Yeah. We could help... since we're better at it than you are.

Annie: Thank you. But... I think this is something that I should work on by myself.

David: Okay.

Sam: If you need any help you know where to find us.

Movie Theater

T-Bone: Well it's really kind of easy. People give you money... you give them a ticket.

Mac: I can handle it.

T-Bone: Good. I will be back.

Mac: Wait, wait. You're leaving?

T-Bone: Remember you said you'd owe me one if I got you a job?

Mac: Yeah.

T-Bone: This is that one. Kevin's going to give me another lesson. Hopefully he'll let me drive today.

Mac: I thought you were supposed to train me?

T-Bone: I just did. Tickets are in here... money goes here.

Mac: When... when do the people start to come?

T-Bone: Soon. Hey... don't worry. You'll be fine.

Camden's House

Annie: Oh, there are two of my favorite girls.

Ruthie: I told Kevin I'd watch Savannah in exchange for his helping T-Bone get his license.

Annie: That's so nice of Kevin to help T-Bone.

Ruthie: Nice.

Annie: You don't seem very appreciative.

Ruthie: Well when I believe Kevin is actually helping T-Bone... rather than instilling more fear in him to stay away from me... then I'll appreciate it.

Annie: Well if that's what Kevin is really doing... I appreciate it.

Ruthie: You're telling me you don't trust me to be alone in the car with T-Bone?

Annie: I trust you and I trust T-Bone. But I trust the two of you a whole lot more when you're in the general vicinity where your father and Lucy and Kevin and I can keep an eye on you.

Ruthie: So that would be a no?

Annie: Well if my not trusting you would make you happy... then you can believe whatever you want to believe.

Ruthie: That's what I thought.


Kevin: You are about to make a left turn. You must signal continuously during the last... how many feet before the turn? (Horn)

T-Bone: Whoa! Is that really necessary?

Kevin: There are many surprises on the road. You have to be ready for anything.

T-Bone: I told you I already passed the written part of the exam. I mean... I know all this stuff.

Kevin: You said you choke under pressure. So I'm putting you in a high pressure environment while I make sure you're ready to get behind the wheel. Again... you are about to make a left turn... you must signal...?

T-Bone: A hundred feet.

Kevin: Good. You are at the green light where traffic is blocking the intersection you should...? (Horn)

T-Bone: Stay out of the intersection until traffic clears.

Kevin: Correct. You are driving on a highway where the posted speed is 65 miles per hour while most other vehicles are traveling 70 miles per hour, faster. You may legally drive... how fast? (Horn)

T-Bone: 65!!!

Kevin: Correct again. The term "gross combination weight" refers to what?

T-Bone: Now I've never...

Kevin: (Horn)

T-Bone: I never even heard that before.

Kevin: It's on the test for commercial drivers.

T-Bone: And why would I even need to know that?

Kevin: You can never know too much.

T-Bone: Am I ever going to drive?!! (Horn)

Glenoak Community Church

Eric: Well?

Lucy: It's good. It's really good.

Eric: Well it felt good. It's nice to have another pair of eyes take a look at it.

Lucy: Yeah. It reminds me of a sermon you used to give when I was younger.

Eric: Oh? You mean... when I was good?

Lucy: That's not what I meant. You captured something in here that reminds me of hearing your words for the first time. I mean it's comforting and powerful all at the same time.

Eric: Well thank you.

Lucy: I... I can't believe you have to get Lou's approval before you have to give it.

Eric: It's not really an approval. You know I don't look at it that way. They just... want to be involved. The deacons... they want it to feel like it's their church too. I'm looking at it as a challenge. It's always good to have a challenge. Speak of the devil.

Lou: I'm not your enemy here Eric.

Eric: I know that. You're just acting on my enemy's behalf.

Lou: Whether you want to admit it or not... we are both on the same team.

Eric: Here you go... knock yourself out. I hope it meets with your approval.

Lou: I do, too.

Lucy: Oh and if there's anything that we can do to make the services more entertaining... just let us know.

Lou: Now that you mention it. It might be nice to put some more music... back into the services.

Eric: Well hey... we can do that. Oh... right. You mean... young and hip music. Got it.

Bob: I'm not late am I?

Lou: Oh not at all. Please come in. Lucy, Eric... do you all know Bob Myers?

Bob: Myers Automotive? New and used car sales and service.

Eric: Yeah. I've seen your ads on the sides of busses.

Bob: Yeah. Those are the ones.

Eric: What can I do for you Bob?

Bob: Well it's a... more what I can do for you.

Lou: One of the ways the deacons were thinking of spreading our message into the community... was having Bob talk up our church in his dealership.

Lucy: We have never advertised.

Lou: Oh it's not advertising. That's out-reaching.

Bob: We're getting ready for a big President's Day bonanza. There's a lot of people going to be coming into my shop, looking to get behind the wheel of a new or used automobile.

Lou: And that could mean a lot of potential new parishioners.

Eric: And what does Bob get in return?

Lou: Half a page in the church bulletin.

Bob: And just a brief mention in the service itself.

Eric: I... I... I don't know Bob. It would be kind of hard to tie car sales in with the sermon on the mount.

Bob: Well if what I heard about you is true... you're just the guy for the job.

Glenoak Community Church

Eric: What's the verdict Lou? Have the deacons cleared me to do that same service I've been doing for over twenty years?

Lou: Well... the deacons think your sermon is wonderful. There's just a few changes. Nothing... nothing major. Just a few tweaks here and there. You should be able to whip this into shape for... next Sunday.

Eric: Next Sunday? Lou?

Lou: Eric.

Eric: What do the deacons want now?

Lou: Because... because you've implemented these desired changes... they've decided to kick this Sunday off with an all new program. And they think that a fresh new voice would be a welcome change once in a while.

Eric: Fresh?

Lou: And they think that someone with a unique perspective and a new point of view were to give the sermon... it might breathe new life into the service. I am sure you will agree... with their choice.

Eric: I don't agree with their decision to make a choice. So why would I agree with their choice?

Sandy: Hi.

Movie Theater

Mac: Welcome to Flicks. How can I help you?

Margaret: Nice outfit.

Mac: Very funny.

Jane: We heard you were down here. We had to come take a look for ourselves.

Mac: Hey... I'm just trying to make some money so we can get our place. You shouldn't be mocking me. You should be supporting me.

Margaret: Can't we do both?

Mac: Listen if you're not going to see the movie you're going to have to step out of line. I'm kind of in over my head here. T-Bone left me alone again.

Jane: Actually we came down here for a reason. We found a place. One bedroom, one bath.

Mac: One bedroom? Sure, why not? I mean we're all friends right? How much?

Margaret: Well if your job pans out... in your range. The high end of your range.

Mac: And?

Jane: After rent, utilities and food... you're not going to be left with any spending money.

Mac: That's fine. I don't want to crash at the Camden's house forever. I can cut back on my spending. Wait. I'm... I'm not going to have any spending money left?

Jane: We can't. Not with the jobs we have now.

Mac: It was your idea and now you're bailing out?

Margaret: We're not bailing out. We just decided that the Camden's garage better fits our financial needs at the moment.

Mac: You can't freeload off the Camdens forever. You're adults... act like it. And now you're holding up the line.

Jane: Geez... he was harsh.

Margaret: Really harsh.

Camden's House

T-Bone: If that's your idea of help... I don't want it anymore.

Kevin: I'm sorry.

T-Bone: I don't think you are.

Kevin: I really am. I didn't mean anything by it.

T-Bone: You didn't mean anything by it?!! You kept blowing that stupid horn in my ear the whole time I was driving.

Kevin: It's called pressure.

T-Bone: No. that's not pressure. That's creating an unsafe driving environment.

Kevin: I thought you wanted help passing your test.

T-Bone: No, I do but... this isn't helping, it's hazing.

Kevin: All right. So maybe I went about this the wrong way.

T-Bone: I know why you're doing this. I know you don't want me to get my license because you don't want me and Ruthie to be out alone together.

Kevin: That's not it at all... I don't think.

T-Bone: Well I understood your subtle threat about what you would do to me if I did anything with Ruthie.

Kevin: Lucy told me to apologize for that.

T-Bone: Well you don't have to. Ruthie and I... we're two mature people. We can decide what we do or what we don't do on our own. And your threats well... quite effective had no bearing on our decision to take it slowly.

Kevin: Really?

T-Bone: Really. We're taking it slowly.

Kevin: No, I meant really my threats weren't effective?

T-Bone: Well... you painted quite a picture. I'll give you that. But... we're teenagers. We're used to going against the wishes of elders. Oh! And another thing... this is none of your business as much as you seem to think it is. Reverend and Mrs. Camden... sure. But you... definitely not. If you're thinking of driving off and leaving me here I'll say I was kidding.

Kevin: Come on... let's go take your test.

T-Bone: Really?

Kevin: Yeah.

T-Bone: You're not going to kill me?

Kevin: No. You just faced a hard pressure situation and passed with flying colors. You're ready. But I'm serious. You hurt her I'll hurt you. Even if it is none of my business.

T-Bone: Noted.

Kevin: (Horn) Last time, I promise.

Camden's House - Kitchen

David: Mom's doing her homework. I think we should go help her.

Sam: She doesn't want our help.

Ruthie: What are you guys looking at?

Sam: Mom.

Ruthie: How exciting.

Sam: Will you keep mom busy for a while?

Ruthie: Sure.

Annie: Oh look at you. Yesterday Savannah today Aaron. You're becoming a real babysitter aren't you?

Ruthie: Yeah. Whatever. Sandy dropped him off on her way to church.

Annie: What is she doing down at the church?

Ruthie: I don't know. Would you mind watching him for a little while? I've got some homework.

Annie: Oh sure. Savannah's asleep upstairs. And I'm used to watching multiple children at one time.

Ruthie: Thanks, mom. Mission accomplished.

Annie: Well I think this can wait huh?

David: This isn't like any math I've ever seen.

Sam: Good thing there's two of us.

Glenoak Community Church

Lucy: I confirmed the band for next weekend. Oh hi, Sandy. What are you doing here?

Sandy: Lucy I'm so sorry. I didn't know.

Lucy: Didn't know what?

Sandy: I didn't know about all the stuff going on at the church and what they're doing to you and your dad. If I had known anything about it I wouldn't have said yes. I should have figured something was wrong when I got the call from Lou and not from you. But I was just so excited to get the call... I didn't really think about it. And I'm sorry.

Lucy: You said yes to what?

Eric: Sandy is going to be giving the sermon this Sunday.

Lucy: Well this is terrible.

Sandy: And I'm not going to do it.

Eric: No, no, no. I told you you're not going to turn this down. Even if you think the deacons are treating us unfairly it's such a great opportunity for you. You have to do it.

Lucy: You know I remember the first time I spoke in front of everyone at the church.

Lucy: You know like you I knew that this is what I wanted to do. Just being in the pulpit and realizing my words were being heard by everyone. And that some people might even be listening to what I had to say and a few people might even learn something by it or understand something or feel something that they didn't feel fifteen minutes before. It's an amazing feeling. And don't take that feeling away from yourself. This is your Sunday. We'll have others.

Sandy: Are you sure? If I have your blessing then I'll do it.

Eric: You have our blessing.

Sandy: Okay. Thank you both of you. Wow, I have a lot of work ahead of me.

Lucy: Well you'd better write fast so the deacons can approve your service.

Sandy: Oh... they said I could talk about anything I wanted.

Lucy: Oh.

Eric: That's nice.

Camden's House

Lou: Annie. I can't imagine I'm the most popular person in your home today.

Annie: No, you're not. Can you explain this?

Lou: We're over budget and we need to do something about it... and figures don't lie.

Annie: Yes. But I have been over these and over these. I just can't find the money anywhere. It doesn't make sense.

Lou: I looked at it myself and everything seems right to me.

David: We know where the money is.

Annie: Yeah, yeah.

Sam: We know where it is.

Annie: What?

David: It was in the back of the book... stuck between some light pages.

Annie: Oh my gosh I forgot to check. A thousand! Another one for five hundred! Another!

David: Sixteen thousand four hundred seventy-five.

Sam: We counted it ourselves.

Annie: Here's the money that wasn't missing.

Lou: Well it ah... appears that the deacons... made a little oversight.

Annie: Yes, it does.

Lou: I'm so sorry.

Annie: It's okay. I'm just glad the church is still in good shape.

Lou: Yeah... me, too.

Annie: Thank you boys. Thank you. You have no idea how much you just helped.

David: You're welcome, Mom.

Sam: It was easy. We're working on times tables now. Those are harder than counting.

Kevin: Do you know if Ruthie and T-Bone have shown up yet?

Annie: No. but they'll be here. I trust them.

Kevin: Easy for you to say.


T-Bone: Actually I mean... Kevin did help me... however misguided as he was.

Ruthie: I'm happy you got your license. But if we don't get to church before it starts I don't think my parents will let you borrow the car again.

T-Bone: I know. I'm just kind of savoring this kind of freedom! I mean I can go wherever I want, whenever I want. And no one, not my mother, not your parents and not the Glenoak Transit System can tell me I can't. I'm free to be free. So... I guess we could leave or we could... you know.

Ruthie: Yeah, I know. Just because you've got this new found freedom doesn't mean we have to make out all the time. You can still feel free to be free. I can be free to not make out with you when I want.

T-Bone: We should get going.

Ruthie: Yeah... we should. I like to be free to make out with you if I want.

T-Bone: Freedom is a wonderful thing. Are you kidding me? I thought you can't get a ticket on a Sunday!?

Meter maid: It's a loading zone.

Ruthie: Well this freedom thing is sure getting off to a poor start.

Glenoak Community Church

Lucy: My father and I hope you are all enjoying the new feel of today's service. And continuing with that theme... we're fortunate to have Sandy Jameson giving today's sermon. Most of you all know Sandy... because our church sponsors her as she's continuing her studies. Sandy.

Sandy: I want to thank Lou Dalton and the deacons for inviting me to speak. I want to talk about the challenges young people face in the world today. The challenges young parents face raising their children in this world today. The challenges young Christians face in the world today. I want to talk about all of those things. But I'm not going to. I'm not going to talk about those things because I don't have all the answers. And really... I guess no one does. But when I have questions I turn to someone who knows more than I do to help guide me towards the answers. It's always important to listen to people who you truly respect. And right now I want to listen to someone that I truly respect. I want to hear what he has to say. I don't want to hear what someone who hasn't accomplished as much as he has... allows him to say. Reverend Camden? The pulpit is yours... like it always should be.

Eric: Sandy, you don't have to do this.

Sandy: Yes, it's the least I can do.

Eric: Sandy... I'd never ask you to say anything on my behalf but... thank you for your kind words. I remember when I first came to this church. I was... young... and idealistic and I had the whole world in my sights. Back then the only things I cared about were... taking care of my family and trying to help the people in this congregation. And as time went on things began... to not quite be enough. I also had to take care of... people in need who weren't part of my family. And I had to do the best to help the people in this community who are outside of this congregation. And I thought that was working pretty well. But now it seems that there's some people here who care more about figures and attendance and statistics than doing the right thing. It shouldn't just be about how much money we have and how many people are sitting in the pews. It should be about how much good we do in our communities, our neighborhoods. Some people seem to have forgotten about what's important... I hope I haven't. I hope I never do. I have loved every Sunday that I've stood before you. I hope you've loved them too. Because no matter what some people try to tell me to do... I'm not going to change the way I've always done things. Sometimes you have to make a stand. This is my stand. I've always done my best for this community. I don't think it's time for me to start doing my second best just because it looks good on the bottom line. My community deserves better. You... I think you deserve better. We all deserve better. Oh gosh I'm sorry. I... one more thing. Today's services brought to you by Myers' Automotive. With both new and used cars Myers Automotive has a friendly and courteous staff. Ready to help you with all your car-buying needs. So get down to Myers' Automotive for their big President's Day Bonanza. Thank you.

Glenoak Community Church

Eric: I don't want to hear it Lou. Nope. I said what I said... and I meant it. If the deacons don't like it... they can have my resignation. Life is too short... I know that now. I'm not going to live the rest of my life the way they want me to live it. I'm going to live the rest of my life the way I want to live it. So... go ahead tell me how disappointed the deacons are with me. Lou...?

Lou: Eric... you just said everything I've wanted to say for months!

Eric: You mean the deacons aren't mad at me?

Lou: Who cares what the deacons think?! I resigned my position at the church last week. I couldn't say anything... about my resignation. About their ideas about what they were asking me to do... nothing. I'm so sorry.

Eric: You don't have to apologize.

Lou: Yes, I do. I knew what they were asking you to do was wrong... and I didn't stand up to them. For that... I'm sorry.

Eric: For that... you... you're forgiven. But you're still going to be around aren't you? Even if you're not the head of the deacons you'll still be in church right?

Lou: No. I'm retiring from the bank. I'm going to do something I've wanted to do for a long time. I'm moving back to the Midwest. I'm going to help open a non-profit bank, specializing in micro-loans to farmers and small businesses. Already put the house up for sale. Found a rental on a few acres. Ha, ha, ha. We're heading out... next week.

Eric: Not a lot of money in non-profits from what I've heard.

Lou: You're right about that. But there's more, there's a whole lot more.

Eric: Congratulations.

Lou: I wish I could say today's sermon inspired me to do this.

Eric: But it didn't?

Lou: Eric... you've been inspiring me for over twenty years.

Eric: If you need anything... you know the number.

Lou: Same goes for you. God bless you Eric Camden.

Eric: You too, Lou.

Annie: He looks happy.

Eric: He is. So am I.

Annie: That was very impressive out there today.

Eric: Well what can I say... I was moved.

Annie: So what do we do now Reverend Camden?

Eric: Let's go home.

Camden's House

Kevin: Didn't you give her my name?

T-Bone: Of course I tried to drop your name to get me out of the ticket.

Kevin: And?

T-Bone: Does it look like it helped?

Kevin: I guess I've been out of the game too long.

Ruthie: I don't think he ever was in the game.

T-Bone: So... think your parents will ever let me borrow the car again?

Ruthie: Now you're going to have to fight for shifts at the theater with Mac if you want to buy your own car.

T-Bone: Yeah. I think I trained him too well.

Eric: Missed you guys at church today.

Jane: We were packing.

Eric: Packing? You're...?

Margaret: We're moving out.

Jane: Yeah. We found a place... with Mac.

Eric: So... you're moving too?

Mac: Afraid so.

Eric: Oh. So your uniforms... what?

Margaret: We're back at the Shack.

Jane: Yeah. Sometimes you have to take a job you don't like in order to do what you need to do. You know what I mean?

Eric: I do... very much. What about your other jobs... the ones you loved so much?

Jane: Well I'll be working at the Dairy Shack... but volunteering at the environmental office whenever I have free time.

Margaret: And... when I find out my new schedule I'll just baby sit for Evelyn whenever I'm free.

Eric: Sounds great.

Mac: We just wanted to thank you for your hospitality... we're on our way to go pick up the keys to our new place.

Eric: Well please stay for lunch.

Margaret: Really?

Eric: Absolutely. Well you know you're always welcome here.

Lucy: So we think you should give the sermon next Sunday.

Sandy: Oh no. I don't want to spend on your dad's toes.

Lucy: You wouldn't be because we're asking you to. We want to hear what you have to say.

Sandy: Then I'll do it.

Lucy: Of course you'd have to run everything you want to say by my dad. Just kidding!

Annie: Well... is this how you always pictured it would be?

Eric: Actually... yes.

Mac: There you go. Pass that to your brother.

Annie: Really?

Eric: As long as I'm here with you everything else looks fantastic. 

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