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Churchwide Financial Appeals (80398-FA-¶818)

Amend ¶ No. 818     
1. Any general appeal to the Church at large for financial support for any cause, agency, institution, or purpose shall be subject to the provisions of this paragraph. Appeals in conjunction or partnership with other corporations for projects that are believed to be consistent with the established mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church shall also be subject to the provisions of this paragraph.  Appeals to special or limited groups such as alumni of an educational institution are not included.

Rationale

This additional language establishes an approval process and administrative procedures for the new patterns of collaboration with foundations and other corporations where there is perceived overlap and/or synergy between the goals and objectives of those entities and The United Methodist Church.  The intent of this change is to ensure that...