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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 4 Collections and/or Records:

Salem Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-S270
Scope and Contents Records of Salem Quarterly Meeting and its predecessors, the pre-Separation, Hicksite and Orthodox meetings, since 1681, includes: men’s minutes, 1697-1966/1985-2015; women’s minutes, 1707-1904; ministers’ and elders’ minutes, 1735-1965/2012-16; financial records, 1719-1750; committee records; and other miscellaneous papers.

Before the Separation, this meeting was known as Gloucester and Salem Quarterly Meeting.

Woodbury Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-W600
Scope and Contents Records of Woodbury Monthly Meeting, 1702-ongoing, as follows: pre-Separation, Hicksite, Orthodox (to 1922), and United men's & joint minutes, 1785-2004, Orthodox women's minutes, 1785-1902, Hicksite women's minutes, 1827-1893, pre-Separation and Orthodox marriages, 1786-1927, Hicksite marriages, 1828-1916, pre-Separation and Orthodox births & burials, Hicksite burials, 1852-1832, pre-Separation and Hicksite Ministers & Elders minutes, 1805-1921, financial records, records of...

Woolwich Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-W650
Scope and Contents Records of Woolwich Preparative Meeting of Friends (Hicksite), 1834-1929, as follows: men's minutes, 1835-1884 and 1924-1929, and women's minutes, 1834-51, 1851-75, and 1875-84.