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UCTAA of Mississippi

Universal Church Triumphant of the Apathetic Agnostic- Mississippi Synod

Address: 187 CR711, POB 100, Shannon, Mississippi 38868

Church phone: (662) 566-8425; Email: mississippiagnostics@earthlink.net

Motto of the UCTAA:  We dont know, and we dont care.

Jurisdiction: To include all areas within the Mississippi state boundaries

Mission and purpose of our organization is to provide a rational, reasonable, and logical alternative to churches that dictate a belief in a supreme deity.

Goals:

  1. To provide and distribute information freely to all who sincerely wish to learn more about the UCTAA and Agnosticism
  2. To uphold the Articles of Faith, the Church Position on Ethics, and Meditations, which together constitute the Church Doctrine of the UCTAA
  3. To recommend and/or ordain clergy within the ascribed synod of Mississippi and to assist these clerics as needed in their work
  4. To provide nonreligious ceremonies, such as weddings, funerals, affirmation of love services, infant presentation, and others as required, to all who wish them and provide counseling and emotional support as requested by our members and the general public
  5. To promote and support the rights of the agnostic community in our state and nation and uphold the principle of separation of church and state
  6. To create and maintain records of church activities within the state synod

 

Current and Planned activities of the Synod:

  1. Distribution of pamphlets outlining the Articles of Faith and UCTAA information
  2. Availability for any ceremonial requests
  3. Maintenance of UCTAA of Mississippi website
  4. Incorporation of the Synod under the laws of the State of Mississippi

Articles of Organization

The purposes of this organization shall be:

  1. Advancement of the religious beliefs of the Universal Church Triumphant of the Apathetic Agnostic (to be hereafter referred to as UCTAA) within the State of Mississippi
  2. Advancement of educational issues related to the teachings of the UCTAA within the State of Mississippi
  3. Charitable assistance to the membership and general public
  4. Elimination of prejudice and discrimination in regard to religious choice and beliefs
  5. Defense of human and civil rights as secured by the laws of the United States of America
  6. Assistance of other elements of the UCTAA in achieving their goals worldwide

Financial and Assets Statement:

     Any assets, properties, or monies of this organization are permanently dedicated to the aforestated purposes and shall not be used for any activity that are not in the furtherance of one or more of these purposes.  In the event of dissolution of this organization, any assets shall be distributed for charitable uses as stated in the organizational purposes.

Statement of Intent:

     While the private activities of the individual members shall not be curtailed due to their membership, the church shall not participate in or intervene in any political activities or campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.  Although the UCTAA may state views on political issues, it will not engage in carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities

Organizational System:

1.         The Synod of Mississippi will function as leadership and counseling tools for the individual churches.

2.         Each church is an independent unit, fully responsible for its own activities and actions.

3.         Each independent church will be responsible for its own financial affairs.

4.        The UCTAA of Mississippi will assume no responsibility for debts, liabilities, or obligations incurred by an individual church or clergyperson.

5.         Any actions by a clergyperson or bishop, which by their grievous nature may be illegal, unlawful, or may cause harm to the reputation of the UCTAA, will be reported immediately to the UCTAA Council of Elders for evaluation and disposition.

6.         Each member of the clergy of the church is responsible for their own actions, activities, and conduct. 

7.         The UCTAA of Mississippi shall not be responsible for the conduct or behavior of any of the independent clergy within the Synod.

8.         The administrative head of the Synod will be the Matriarch/Patriarch, who will be designated by the State Synod Senior Clergy

9.         If no Matriarch / Patriarch has been assigned, the Synod will be directed by a Council of Bishops, to be made up of all Bishops within the jurisdiction.

10.      No one who has a genuine desire to participate in the organization shall be denied membership on the basis of race, ethnic background, or national origin.

11.      A Matriarch / Patriarch or Bishop shall have to power to ordain clergy within their respective jurisdiction and shall be responsible for keeping up to date records of these ordinations.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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