N.Y. Religious Corporations Law Section 211
Incorporation of church in connection with Spiritual Science Mother Church, Inc


A meeting for incorporating or reincorporating a church in connection with Spiritual Science Mother Church, Inc., shall be held in pursuance of the preceding provisions of this article. Such meeting shall be held and such church shall be subject to the following provisions:

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Notice of meeting for incorporation. Notice of the meeting must have attached thereto the endorsement and consent of Spiritual Science Mother Church, Inc.

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The meeting for incorporation. The meeting shall be called to order by an authorized delegate of the board of directors of Spiritual Science Mother Church, Inc., the supreme ecclesiastical council governing Spiritual Science Mother Church and its branch churches.

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The certificate of incorporation. The certificate of incorporation shall have attached thereto the endorsement and consent of the board of directors of Spiritual Science Mother Church, Inc., and the name of such church as adopted shall thereafter have affixed: “Branch Church of Spiritual Science Mother Church, Inc., of New York.” 4. Rules and regulations. A church incorporated or reincorporated under the provisions of this section shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the board of directors of Spiritual Science Mother Church, Inc.

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Trustees. The trustees of such branch church incorporated under this section shall also be the spiritual officers of such church.

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Election of ministers. No branch church of Spiritual Science may engage or retain, under this section, any minister not certified as in good standing by Spiritual Science Mother Church board of directors.

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Licenses and certificates. Only persons holding a minister’s license or a certificate of proficiency from the ecclesiastical council of Spiritual Science Mother Church, Inc., shall conduct services in any church incorporated under this section.

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Recording of licenses. Such license or certificate shall be made a matter of public record either in the office of the county clerk or such other place as by law may be provided for such record.

Source: Section 211 — Incorporation of church in connection with Spiritual Science Mother Church, Inc, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RCO/211 (updated Jun. 23, 2017; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

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