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The legal officers of the District are:   the Moderator, Treasurer, District Board Chair, and
               District Board Secretary (District Executive) and are authorized to execute all documents on
               behalf of the District.

                                                        ARTICLE 4

                             Property Holdings, Financial Resources, & Dissolution Statement

                       4.1    Property Holdings.  All members of the Southern  District of Pennsylvania
               Church of the Brethren acknowledge they are brothers and sisters of the same family through
               Jesus  Christ.   Though all of the  same family,  the District is comprised  of individual
               congregations.  Historically, the Church of the Brethren has encouraged individual congregations
               to control their own future and affairs within the parameters of the teachings of Jesus Christ and
               the doctrines of the Church of the Brethren.  Though each congregation legally owns its own real
               and personal property,  recognition is given that the family of the Church of the Brethren has
               equitable title.   In light of present legal realities, in the absence of formal recognition by each
               congregation of this balance of legal and equitable title, and in the event of a fragmentation of a
               congregation, a civil court could award the property to a majority of the congregation.   To avoid
               this potential, congregations are  encouraged  to acknowledge  a trust/fiduciary relationship
               between the  District and  the congregation.  This can be  accomplished, either through
               amendment of the congregational by-laws or a  formal Trust  Agreement,  to  be  effective  and
               binding in the event a majority of the membership of any congregation wishes to disassociate
               itself from the Church of the Brethren.  To that end, the District would avail itself to serve as
               Trustee for such purposes.    For all other issues regarding property  holdings and financial
               resources, the District will defer to the denominational polity as a guide.  (SEE CHURCH OF
               THE BRETHREN “Manual of Organization and Polity.)

                       4.2    Dissolution Statement.  Southern Pennsylvania District, Church of the Brethren,
               though individually incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a part of the Church
               of the Brethren denomination with general offices located at 1451 Dundee Avenue, Elgin,
               Illinois 60120.  In the event of, or upon dissolution, the net assets of this Corporation shall be
               distributed to the Church of the Brethren.

                                                        ARTICLE 5

                                                       District Board

                       5.1    Purpose and Function.  The District Board, hereinafter referred to as the Board,
               shall manage and administer the work of the District as authorized by District Conference.  The
               Board is the legal agent of the District and shall be empowered to act on behalf of the District
               Conference ad interim except for those actions specifically reserved for District Conference as
               set forth in the bylaws.

               The Board shall:

                       (1)    Fulfill the directives of the District Conference.

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