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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:

Chesterfield Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C470
Scope and Contents Records of the united monthly meeting and of its predecessors, 1682-1977, as follows: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1684-1827; minutes of the Hicksite meeting, 1827-1956; minutes of the united meeting, 1932-1977; minutes of the Orthodox meeting, 1820-1932; minutes of the pre-Separation women's meeting, 1688-1824; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1827-1852; minutes of the Orthodox women’s meeting, 1810-1903; minutes of the ministers and elders’ meeting, 1875-1953; vital records,...

Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-S500
Scope and Contents Records of Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1657-1914. Includes: minutes, 1828-1854; women's meeting minutes, 1680-1855; financial records, 1817-1855.

An inventory of the records of Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting -- pre-Separation, Hicksite, and post-Reunification -- may be found in the New York Yearly Meeting finding aids at Friends Historical Library.