Calendar Item 1207

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The Petition is amended as follows:
Page 1329, left column, last paragraph, 7th line: replace bolded sentence with the following:
It is the responsibility of the local church, working through its pastoral and lay leadership, to educate persons on "The Meaning of Membership" as set forth in paragraphs 216-221, and to counsel with them regarding their readiness to seek membership with the local church, affirming our belief that God's redemptive gift of salvation is available to all.  

The pastor(s) and the congregation are to faithfully receive all persons who are willing to affirm our vows of membership.