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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:

Camden Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C340
Scope and Contents Records of Camden Monthly Meeting and of its predecessors, Duck Creek and Motherkiln Monthly Meetings, 1686-2014, include: vital records, 1686-2000; pre-Separation, Hicksite and United men’s and joint session minutes, 1705-1961; women's minutes, 1711-1874; financial records, 1829-1961; miscellaneous papers, 1740-2014. The Camden Friends Meeting Newsletter, in Series 6, contains copies of the unapproved minutes of the Meeting.

Southern Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-S650
Scope and Contents Records of the Southern Quarterly and Southern Half-Yearly Meetings and of the Quarterly Meeting on the Eastern Shore, 1756-1994, include: Orthodox vital records, 1832-1871; Hicksite/United minute books, 1759-2010; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1756-1816; Hicksite financial papers, 1793-1860; extracts from Hicksite minutes, 1784; miscellaneous Hicksite correspondence, 1970.