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Section 450.179 - Ecclesiastical corporations; articles of incorporation.

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MICHIGAN GENERAL CORPORATION ACT (EXCERPT)Act 327 of 1931450.179 Ecclesiastical corporations; articles of incorporation.Sec. 179. Same; articles of incorporation. The articles of any such ecclesiastical corporation shall be executed by the incorporators and shall follow the form prescribed in this section, and contain such further statements as may be appropriate to each such corporation, as the law may direct or as the incorporators may deem necessary or advisable. Such form shall run as follows: “We, the undersigned, desiring to become incorporated under the provisions of Act No. ........ of the Public Acts of 1931 (namely, this act) do hereby make, execute and adopt the following articles of association, to-wit: First, The name assumed by this corporation and by which it shall be known in law, is “The .............. church” (or other name which clearly indicates a religious society or association); Second, The location of said church or society shall be in the ............ of ......... county of .......... and state of Michigan; Third, The time for which said corporation shall be created shall be ......................; Fourth, The members of said church or society shall worship and labor together according to the discipline, rules and usages of the .............. church in the United States of America (or other jurisdiction as the case may be), as from time to time authorized and declared by the ............ (here insert the name of the higher ecclesiastical body or bodies, if any, authorized to determine such question); Fifth, And succeeding articles, if any (containing in brief and concise language, such other and further declarations or statements pertaining to such corporation, as may be deemed necessary or advisable by the incorporators, or as may be hereinafter prescribed). In witness whereof, we, the parties hereby associating for the purpose of giving legal effect to these articles, hereunto sign our names and places of residence. Done at the ............... of ..............., County of ............... and state of Michigan, this ............... day of ..............., 19..... (Residences) ......................... (Signatures) ....................... (Acknowledgments.) (Consent if any required.) (Certificates, if any.)”History: 1931, Act 327, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 450.179 Compiler's Notes: The catchline following the act section number was incorporated as part of the section when the act was enacted.Former Law: See section 2 of Ch. III of Part IV of Act 84 of 1921, being CL 1929, § 10110.
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  • MICHIGAN GENERAL CORPORATION ACT (EXCERPT)
    Act 327 of 1931

    450.179 Ecclesiastical corporations; articles of incorporation.

    Sec. 179.

    Same; articles of incorporation. The articles of any such ecclesiastical corporation shall be executed by the incorporators and shall follow the form prescribed in this section, and contain such further statements as may be appropriate to each such corporation, as the law may direct or as the incorporators may deem necessary or advisable. Such form shall run as follows:

    “We, the undersigned, desiring to become incorporated under the provisions of Act No. ........ of the Public Acts of 1931 (namely, this act) do hereby make, execute and adopt the following articles of association, to-wit:

    First, The name assumed by this corporation and by which it shall be known in law, is “The .............. church” (or other name which clearly indicates a religious society or association);

    Second, The location of said church or society shall be in the ............ of ......... county of .......... and state of Michigan;

    Third, The time for which said corporation shall be created shall be ......................;

    Fourth, The members of said church or society shall worship and labor together according to the discipline, rules and usages of the .............. church in the United States of America (or other jurisdiction as the case may be), as from time to time authorized and declared by the ............ (here insert the name of the higher ecclesiastical body or bodies, if any, authorized to determine such question);

    Fifth, And succeeding articles, if any (containing in brief and concise language, such other and further declarations or statements pertaining to such corporation, as may be deemed necessary or advisable by the incorporators, or as may be hereinafter prescribed).

    In witness whereof, we, the parties hereby associating for the purpose of giving legal effect to these articles, hereunto sign our names and places of residence.

    Done at the ............... of ..............., County of ............... and state of Michigan, this ............... day of ..............., 19.....

    (Residences)

    .........................

    (Signatures)

    .......................

    (Acknowledgments.)

    (Consent if any required.)

    (Certificates, if any.)”


    History: 1931, Act 327, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 450.179
    Compiler's Notes: The catchline following the act section number was incorporated as part of the section when the act was enacted.
    Former Law: See section 2 of Ch. III of Part IV of Act 84 of 1921, being CL 1929, § 10110.

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