Section IX. Protection of Rights of Congregations
¶ 262. Nothing in the Plan and Basis of Union at any time after the union is to be construed so as to require any local church of the former
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, or of the former The Evangelical Church, or of the former The Evangelical United Brethren Church, or of the former The Methodist Church to alienate or in any way to change the title to property contained in its deed or deeds at the time of union; and lapse of time or usage shall not affect said title or control.