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Title 27 : Property

Chapter 007 : PROPERTY HELD FOR RELIGIOUS, FRATERNAL, OR CHARITABLE PURPOSES

Subchapter 005 : METHODIST CHURCH

(Cite as: 27 V.S.A. § 864)
  • § 864. Property of extinct circuits or stations

    All property of any kind belonging to or held in trust by any circuit or station of the United Methodist Church within the bounds of the Troy Annual Conference of the United Methodist church in the state of Vermont which by order of the superior court may be declared extinct or dissolved, shall be transferred to and the title and possession thereof vested in the Troy Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, a corporation, under the following circumstances:

    (1) When such circuit or station has become or shall become extinct by the death or removal of all its members or otherwise; or

    (2) When such circuit or station has ceased or failed to maintain religious worship or services or to use its property for religious worship or services for the space of five years immediately prior thereto; or

    (3) When the membership of such circuit or station has so diminished in numbers or financial strength as to render it impossible or impracticable to maintain religious worship or services or to protect its property from exposure and waste or to fulfill the purpose for which such property was held. (Amended 1969, No. 180 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. March 5, 1970; 1973, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 9, 1974.)