Petition 81068

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General Agency Support (81068-FA-¶247.14)

Amend ¶247.14 as follows:
  
      ¶247.14    As soon as practicable after the session of annual conference each district superintendent...explaining the causes supported by each of them and their place in the total program of the Church.  Those agencies supported under the World Service Fund is basic in the financial program of the United Methodist Church.  represent the heart of our Church’s world wide ministry.  World Service on apportionment represents the minimum needs for the mission and ministry of the Church.  Conference benevolences represent the..
      

Rationale

This language seeks to lift up the fact that money given to the World Service Fund is supporting ministry.  Gifts given to the World Service Fund are not just part of a financial program but are making it possible for the Church to be the church throughout the world.