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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 32 Collections and/or Records:

Birmingham Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B520
Scope and Contents Records of Birmingham Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and its predecessors, the pre-Separation meeting (1815-1827) and the Hicksite meeting include: Minutes, 1815-2017 (gaps); Woman's minutes, 1827-1895, and account book, 1857-1898; Ministry & Counsel minutes, 1924-1940; Overseers' minutes, 1941-1952; Vital records, 1770-1955; and other miscellaneous materials.Also includes Orthodox records: Vital Records, 1816-1963; Marriage certificates, 1818-1962; Removals, 1827-1963;...

Bradford Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B700
Scope and Contents Records of Bradford Monthly Meeting and of its pre-Separation predecessors, Bradford & Uwchlan Monthly Meeting, Bradford Monthly Meeting and Uwchlan Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), include: Minutes, 1880-1900/1954-2013; minutes of Uwchlan Monthly Meeting, 1828-1863; minutes of Bradford Monthly Meeting, 1828-1880; vital records, 1699-1921/1984-2006; women's minutes, 1828-1886. Also included are records of Bradford Monthly Meeting since 1724: Orthodox vital records, 1724-1908; minutes of the...

Bradford Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B730
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1764-1824; a Hicksite membership list, 1894, contained in Bradford Monthly Meeting record book, 1828-1899; Orthodox men's minutes, 1828-1875; pre-Separation and Orthodox women's minutes, 1821-1844, 1907-1918; and Orthodox property deeds, 1820-1890.

Cambridge Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C320
Scope and Contents Records include: Minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting, 1831-1845; and minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1831-1842.

Crosslands Worship Group Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C720
Scope and Contents Records of Crosslands Worship Group, 1978-2013. Includes minutes, 1979-2013, membership lists, 1979-2002, annual reports, 1978-2003, and miscellaneous records.

Doe Run Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-D600
Scope and Contents Records of Doe Run Preparative Meeting, 1810-1946, as follows: pre-Separation and Hicksite minutes, 1822-1834, 1882-1890, 1903-1917, 1917-1946; Hicksite women's minutes, 1887-1893; pre-Separation and Hicksite burials, 1810-1830; Hicksite treasurer's account book, 1913-1949; Hicksite graveyard accounts, 1928-1936; Hicksite First Day School minutes, 1893-1899; Hicksite insurance policy, 1883; list of books in Doe Run Meeting library, n.d.

Downingtown Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-D610
Scope and Contents Records of Downington Preparative Meeting, 1811-1907, include: vital records, 1829; men's minutes, 1811-1907; women's minutes, 1811-1907; financial records, 1856-1919; property records, 1798-1935; miscellaneous papers, 1887-1905; trustees' minutes, 1876-1910; Springer Legacy trustees' minutes, 1877-1887.

Doylestown Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-D630

Fallowfield Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-F300
Scope and Contents Records include: pre-Separation and Hicksite mnutes, 1811-1980; pre-Separation, Hicksite, Orthodox and United vital records since 1740, including births and deaths, burial chart, marriage records, membership lists, removals; pre-Separation and Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1811-1893; minutes of Hicksite Ministers and Elders, 1829-1916 and of Worship and Ministry, 1919-1959 ; Hicksite Ercildoun First Day School minutes; 1893-1935; Hicksite financial records, 1903-1961; miscellaneous papers,...

Fallowfield Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-F320
Scope and Contents Records of Fallowfield Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1797-1936, as follows: Minutes of the men's meeting and joint sessions, 1848-1936; women's meeting minutes, 1797-1806 and 1823-1893; membership lists, ca. 1805, [190-?], 1910; treasurer's accounts, 1895-1907. Records of Fallowfield Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) include: men’s meeting minutes, 1827-1891; women’s meeting minutes, 1847-1883; membership, 1858-1884; account books, 1890-1895.