Book of Discipline: Paragraph 4, Article IV

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Total Number of Pages: 1
Suggested Title: Book of Discipline Paragraph 4. Article IV
Discipline Paragraph or Resolution Number, if applicable: ¶4. Article IV
General Church Budget Implications: None
Global Implications: Yes

Amend ¶4. Article IV

¶ 4. Article IV. Inclusiveness of the Church—The United Methodist Church is a part of the church universal, which is one Body in Christ. The United Methodist Church acknowledges that all persons are of sacred worth. All persons without regard to race, gender, color, national origin, status, or economic condition, shall be eligible to attend its worship services, participate in its programs, receive the sacraments, upon baptism be admitted as baptized members, and upon taking vows declaring the Christian faith, become professing members in any local church in the connection. In The United Methodist Church, no conference or other organizational unit of the Church shall be structured so as to exclude any member or any constituent body of the Church because of race, color, national origin, status or economic condition

Date: 7/31/2019
Signature of the Petitioner:

Dawn Wiggins Hare signature

Identification of the Petitioner: General Secretary of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women
Phone: (312) 346-4900
City, State, Province, Country: Chicago, Illinois, United States
E-mail Address: [email protected]

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