Articles of Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation


Pursuant to the provisions of KRS Chapters 14A and 273, the undersigned submits amendments to articles of incorporation and states:

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1. The name of the Corporation is Christ Church, United Church of Christ.

2. The articles of incorporation are amended by deleting existing articles II though XV in their entirety and inserting in their place the following articles:


The purpose of the corporation is to advance the Kingdom of God, to organize Christian worship, to further Christian fellowship, and to do the work of Christian witness.


1. The corporation identifies with the United Church of Christ, the successor to and continuation of the Evangelical and Reformed Church which was itself the successor to the Evangelical Synod of North America of which the corporation was originally a part. The corporation is a Local Church within the meaning of the constitution of the United Church of Christ.

2. The 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.


1. The corporation will have members, the qualifications and rights of which will be set out in the by-laws.

2. A by-law must not limit the right of a member of legal age to vote on: a. amendment of the articles of incorporation;
b. merger, consolidation, or voluntary dissolution of the corporation;
c. the election of the directors and officers of the corporation;

d. the purchase, sale, mortgage, or transfer of real property of the corporation; and

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e. the sale, lease, exchange, or disposal of all or substantially all of the assets of the corporation.


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 II. 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 members may remove a director, with or without cause, upon the vote of 3/5 of the members present at a special meeting called for that purpose. The board of directors may remove a director for cause upon the vote of 2/3 of the remaining directors.

3. The amendment set out in section 2 above was duly adopted at a properly noticed [annual] [special] meeting of members on the ____ day of ____, 20__. A quorum of members was present at the meeting, and the amendment received at least two thirds (2/3) of the votes that members present at the meeting or represented by proxy were entitled to cast.

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of Kentucky that the foregoing is true and correct.

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