Definition of ploy in English:
1. A cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one’s own advantage: the president has dismissed the referendum as a ploy to buy time
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1.1 An activity done for amusement: the eternal cross-stitch I was set to do before I could indulge my own ploys
It's good to know we're so highly thought of by a church that no longer supports us. It's also a bit rich coming from a church that reneged on a commitment with no consultation and yet always seemed to want a little more than their pound of flesh.
I like the typo in there too!