Articles of Organization
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
One Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-1512
ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION
(General Laws, Chapter 180)
The exact name of the corporation is:
The First Kingdom Church of Asphodel
The purpose of the corporation is to engage in the following activities:
The purpose of the Church is to support, promote, publish, research and teach religious arts, sciences and concepts; establish and maintain places of worship in accordance with the traditions, rites and practices of Asphodel; conduct regular services for worship and the celebration of holidays in the tradition of Asphodel; offer spiritual guidance to our members and all others who seek it; to support locally based community activities and charity work, in partnership with other faith-based organizations; establish churches of the Kingdom Church of Asphodel tradition in other counties of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in other states of the United States of America and in other countries of the world; establish, maintain and conduct a school of religion for children and adults, known as the College of Brigantia, which will give academic degrees and provide courses of religious study, prepare individuals and qualify them to be ordained into the priesthood; ordain ministers; and exercise any, all and every power to which an establishment of religion is entitled, in order meet the religious and spiritual needs of our community.
To better serve our community, we seek to incorporate as a
non-profit religious organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
A corporation may have one or more classes of members. If it does, the designation of such classes, the manner of election or appointments, the duration of membership and the qualification and rights, including voting rights, of the members of each class, may be set forth in the by-laws of the corporation or may be set forth below: Set forth in the by-laws.
**Other lawful provisions, if any, for the conduct and regulation of the business and affairs of the corporation, for its voluntary dissolution, or for limiting, defining, or regulating the powers of the corporation, or of its directors or members, or of any class of members, are as follows:
The First Church of Asphodel seeks to incorporate as a religious non-profit. Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article Second hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for
one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future
federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or
to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets
not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent
Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the
corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such
organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are
organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
The by-laws of the corporation have been duly adopted and the initial directors, president, treasurer and clerk or other presiding, financial or recording officers, whose names are set out on the following page, have been duly elected.
The effective date of organization of the corporation shall be the date approved and filed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. If a later effective date is desired, specify such date which shall not be more than thirty days after the date of filing.
The information contained in Article VII is not a permanent part of the Articles of Organization.
a. The street address (post office boxes are not acceptable) of the principal office of the corporation in Massachusetts is: 12 Simond Hill Road Hubbardston, MA 01452
b. The name, residential address and post office address of each director and officer of the corporation is as follows: [On file with the Clerk]
c. The fiscal year of the corporation shall end on the last day of the month of: October
d. The name and business address of the resident agent, if any, of the corporation is: none
I/We, the below signed incorporator(s), do hereby certify under the pains and penalties of perjury that I/we have not been convicted of any crimes relating to alcohol or gaming within the past ten years. I/We do hereby further certify that to the best of my/our knowledge the above-named officers have not been similarly convicted. If so convicted, explain.
We certify that we have not been convicted of any crimes relating to alcohol or gaming within the past ten years.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF AND UNDER THE PAINS AND PENALTIES OF PERJURY, I/we, whose signature(s) appear below as incorporator(s) and whose name(s) and business or residential address(es) are clearly typed or printed beneath each signature, do hereby associate with the intention of forming this corporation under the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 180 and do hereby sign these Articles of Organization as incorporator(s) this 5th day of September , 2004 ,
[Signatures on file with the Clerk]