Saturday, August 20, 2005

Errata in the Book of Discipline

Looking through other blogs I noticed over in Locusts and Honey that the Book of Discipline apparently omitted the paragraph on Divorce, by mistake, and it has since been listed over in the errata from Cokesbury. But this is not the only mistake that has been made...I found one of my own.

As a card carrying member of the Western Jurisdiction I want to know what happened to the rest of the Jurisdiction at the last General Conference. Section VII, paragraph 37, lists the boundaries of the jurisdictions.
For the record:
Section VII. Boundaries
¶ 37. Article I.
The United Methodist Church shall have jurisdictional conferences made up as follows:
Northeastern—Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, the Virgin Islands,81 West Virginia.82
Southeastern—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia.
North Central—Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
South Central—Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas.
Western—Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii and the territory of the United States in the Pacific region. [83]

Footnote 83 reads so:
83. Amended 1980

So my question is what happened to Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Wyoming?
I know there are conspiracy theorists out there who think that the Western Jurisdiction ought to just go away...cause it doesn't fit with the rest of the UMC, but this is taking it a lot too far...
*wry smirk*

How do we get this "change" undone, and by what action of General Conference was this approved? A little help would be appreciated...I have taken it to my Conference to get an answer and nothing has happened yet.

Happy Correcting!


At August 22, 2005, Blogger gavin richardson said...

are there people in those states? don't you know that their sole purpose is to give us here in the east coast places to vacation, much like europe and the rest of world.

At August 22, 2005, Anonymous Allyn Axelton said...

Glad to see you read the Discipline.


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