Petition 81534

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Additional Area to the Philippines Central Conference (81534-CC-NonDis-!)

We petition the General Conference 2008 for one (1) additional Episcopal area to the Philippine Central Conference to be more effectual and efficient in its mission of witness and service among the laity and clergy and all God's peoples in this part of the globe.

Rationale

The Philippines Central Conference of the United Methodist Church has at present three (3) Episcopal areas, namely: Manila Episcopal Area, Bagulo Episcopal Area and Davao Episcopal Area.
  
The three (3) Episcopal areas are generally divided according to geographical location such as Manila and nearby provinces; Bagulo or the northern provinces...