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SECTION 6
Acquisition of property by religious corporations for branch institutions; establishment, maintenance and management thereof
Religious Corporations (RCO) CHAPTER 51, ARTICLE 2
§ 6. Acquisition of property by religious corporations for branch
institutions; establishment, maintenance and management thereof. Any
religious corporation may acquire property for associate houses, church
buildings, chapels, mission-houses, school-houses for Sunday or
parochial schools, or dispensaries of medicine for its ministers, their
wives, husbands and dependent children and for the poor, or property for
the residence of its ministers, their wives, husbands and dependent
children, teachers or employees, or property for a home for the aged or
nursery school or day care center. The persons attending public worship
in any such associate house, mission-house, church building, or chapel
connected therewith shall not by reason thereof have any rights as
members of the parent corporation. The persons statedly worshiping in
any such house, mission-house, church building or chapel may, with the
consent of the trustees of such corporation, become separately
incorporated as a church, and the parent corporation may, in pursuance
of the provisions of law regulating the disposition of real property by
religious corporations, rent or convey to the new corporation, with or
without consideration, any such associate house, church building,
chapel, mission-house, school-house or dispensary and the lot connected
therewith, subject to such regulations as the trustees of the parent
corporation may make. Any religious corporation shall have power to
establish, maintain and manage by its trustees or other officers as a
part of its religious purpose a home for the aged or nursery school or
day care center, and may take and hold by conveyance, donation, bequest
or devise real and personal property for such purpose, and may purchase
and may erect suitable buildings therefor. Any such corporation may take
and hold any grant, donation, bequest or devise of real or personal
property heretofore or hereafter made upon trust, and apply the same, or
the income thereof, under the direction of its trustees or other
officers, for the purpose of establishing, maintaining and managing such
a home, school or center and for the erection, preservation, repair or
extension of any building or buildings for such purpose.