N.Y. Religious Corporations Law Section 191
Notice of meeting for incorporation

Notice of a meeting for the purpose of incorporating an unincorporated church, to which this article is applicable, shall be given as follows: The notice shall be in writing, and shall state, in substance, that a meeting of such unincorporated church will be held at its usual place of worship at a specified day and hour, for the purpose of incorporating such church and electing trustees thereof. The notice must be signed by at least six persons of full age, who are then members in good and regular standing of such church by admission into full communion or membership therewith, in accordance with the rules and regulations of such church, and of the governing ecclesiastical body of the denomination or order, if any, to which the church belongs, or who have statedly worshiped with such church and have regularly contributed to the financial support thereof during the year next prior thereto, or from the time of the formation thereof. A copy of such notice shall be posted conspicuously on the outside of the main entrance to such place of worship, at least fifteen days before the day so specified for such meeting, and shall be publicly read at each of the two next preceding regular meetings of such unincorporated church for public worship, at least one week apart, at morning service, if such service be held, on Sunday, if Sunday be the day for such regular meetings, by the first named of the following persons who is present thereat, to wit: The minister of such church, the officiating minister thereof, the elders thereof in the order of their age beginning with the oldest, the deacons of the church in the order of their age beginning with the oldest, any person qualified to sign such notice.

Source: Section 191 — Notice of meeting for incorporation, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RCO/191 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

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