Petition 81069

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General Agency Support (81069-FA-¶812)

Amend ¶812 as follows:
The World Service Fund—The general 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 of the general agencies of the Church.  Payment in full of these apportionments by local churches...

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.