Petition 81091

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Discontinuance (81091-LC-¶2548.2c)

Amend ¶2548.2c as follows:  
  
c) If the annual declares any local church discontinued, the failure to complete any of the prior steps will not shall invalidate such discontinuance.

Rationale

This revision is to ensure fairness for the local church so that it would not be arbitrarily discontinued. The Book of Discipline’s procedure for assisting a local church that may be encountering problems is sound. Implementation of this change would ensure that the church would in fact receive justice.