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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 14 Collections and/or Records:

Alapocas Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-A400
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes 1974-2001 ; membership records, 1975-2001 ; miscellaneous papers, 1975-2001.

Centre Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-C413
Scope and Contents Records include: membership records, minutes, financial records, and miscellaneous, 1995-present. Also includes minutes of the Centre Preparative Meeting and Centre Meeting Committee of Hockessin Monthly Meeting, 1969-1995.

Centre Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-C410

Concord Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-C690
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1684-1827; minutes of the Hicksite meeting, 1827-1955, the Orthodox meeting, 1827-1955, the United meeting since 1955, the pre-Separation women's meeting, 1695-1827, the Hicksite women's meeting, 1827-1895, and the Orthodox women's meeting, 1827-1919; minutes of the pre-Separation meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1701-1827, the Hicksite meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1827-1918, the Orthodox meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1832-1955, the...

Hockessin Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-H600
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1808-1827; minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting, 1827-1893; minutes of the Hicksite joint (men's and women's) meeting, 1893-1955; minutes of the united meeting since 1955; vital records since 1740; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1827-1893; minutes of the pre-Separation woman's meeting, 1808-1827; minutes of the Orthodox women's meeting, 1827-1831; account book, 1821-1888; and First Day School minutes, 1887-1899.

Hockessin Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-H620
Scope and Contents Records of Hockessin Preparative Meeting, 1818-1893, as follows: minutes of the pre-Separation men's meeting, 1818-1825; minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting, 1825-1886; women's meeting minutes, 1863-1893; account book, 1822-1854; subscription lists for quota, 1830-1837 & n.d.

Kennett Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-K420
Scope and Contents Records of Kennett Monthly Meeting, 1650-ongoing; includes: Hicksite registers of births and deaths, 1650-1896; burial records, 1741-1777, and Hicksite 1754-1931; Hicksite marriage certificates, 1692-1968; Hicksite membership records, 1851-1858, 1892-1977; Orthodox membership records, 1857-1864, 1885-1939; Hicksite and United men’s minutes, 1686-2012; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1827-1939; clerk's correspondence, 1933-1941; Orthodox women's minutes, 1698-1911; Hicksite women’s minutes, 1827-1893;...

Mill Creek Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-M565
Scope and Contents Records of Mill Creek Preparative Meeting, 1841-1910, as follows: Hicksite men's minutes, 1841-1883; Hicksite women's minutes, 1854-1891; deeds, 1841, 1880, & 1910.

Newark Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-N430
Scope and Contents Records include: Minutes and Queries, 1962-2016, vital records including correspondence concerning marriage and memorial minutes, Worship & Ministry, and committee and miscellaneous records.