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QM/Ph/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/Ph/MM
_____ MONTHLY MEETING _____ The basic unit of Quaker administration, which holds regular monthly business meetings. Only members can participate. It has responsibility for care of members, authorizes removals and marriages, maintains discipline, considers the queries, manages meeting property, fosters social concerns, and reports regularly to the quarterly meeting. _____ PREPARATIVE MEETING _____ A regularly-organized business meeting of a single congregation which prepared business to be presented to the monthly meeting. The scope of business as recorded in its minutes was normally limited to responses to queries and matters of property and school oversight. _____ QUARTERLY MEETING _____ Meetings for business held four times per year, attended by representatives of all monthly meetings in a region. It is an intermediary between the monthly and yearly meeting, serves as an appellate body for disciplinary matters, and considers problems too large for a local meeting to solve. A quarterly meeting holds the authority to establish or discontinue a monthly, preparative, or particular meeting for worship. It collects financial assessments from each monthly meeting in accordance with the quota established by the yearly meeting.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Cropwell Monthly and Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C700
Scope and Contents Records of of the pre-Separation, Orthodox, and United branch of Cropwell Preparative Meeting, 1793-1982, include: vital records; men's minutes, 1794-1982; women's minutes, 1806-1917; financial records, 1816-1911; property records, 1805; school committee records, 1906-1920; school trustees' minutes, 1792-1830; Cropwell school fund trustees' account books, 1836-1911.

Records of Cropwell Monthly Meeting, 1982-2008, include: minutes, 1982-2008; miscellaneous, 2009

Medford and Upper Evesham Monthly Meetings Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M400
Scope and Contents Records of Medford Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, 1691-1996, include: Orthodox births and deaths, 1691-1882; Orthodox marriages, 1794-1957; Hicksite membership register, 1758-1978; Orthodox membership, 1693-1979; Orthodox removals, 1794-1935; Hicksite men's meeting and joint session minutes, 1828-1956; Orthodox men’s meeting minutes, 1811-1996; Hicksite women's minutes, 1828-1896; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1794-1917; Hicksite ministers' and elders' minutes, 1829-1896; Orthodox ministers’...