UCCP Policy Guidelines in the Granting of Assistance for the Titlingof Church Lots by Local Churches.1. Policy
The UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST IN THE PHILIPPINES, as part of its stewardshipresponsibility for the care, preservation, development of properties of the church, shallstrive to assist local churches in the titling of church lots.
As provided in Art 9 Sec. 1 of the UCCP Constitution: “All real properties may be held by the
Local Churches, church bodies or church owned institutions in trust for the United Church of
Christ in the Philippines.”
Properties shall therefore titled in the name of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines
or “the phrase “ held in trust for the UCCP” be annotated in the document of the title”
Article 7 Sec. 1 of the By Laws.
The UCCP shall set aside a fund from its annual budget, raised from appropriate sources, tobe its counterpart assistance. Likewise, the Conference where the local church is a member and the local church itself, shall set aside counterpart funds.3.
This assistance shall be used to defray expenses in the documentation that includes amongothers, finalization of papers of donation, sale, conveyance, survey, registration, andnotarization.
Priority for the grant of the assistance shall be to local churches who are financially ready toundertake the titling project, those whose church lot are threatened by adverse claims. andthose who are potential for development.
A local church intending to have its church lot titled and seeks the assistance of the UCCP,shall pass a Local Church Council resolution to that effect indicating among others,a.
how it plans to undertake the titling, including financial sourcingb.
appointment of a lead person or committee who will undertake the titlingprojectc.
that the title of the lot shall be in the name of the United Church of Christ inthe Philippinesb.
The local church shall seek the endorsement of the Conferencec.
The local church shall inform the UCCP through the Stewardship and ResourceDevelopment Office of such plan submitting the above mentioned resolution,