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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 6 Collections and/or Records:

Bart Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B200
Scope and Contents Records include burials (Bart, Pa.), 1831-1935; chart of marked graves at Bart, 1938; Hicksite minutes of the joint sessions, 1887-1925.

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.

Columbia Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C600
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the Orthodox men's meeting, 1819-29; Orthodox women's minutes, 1812-29; pre-Separation and Hicksite vital records, 1814-1827.

Lancaster Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-L300
Scope and Contents Records of Lancaster Monthly Meeting since 1946. Included are: minutes, 1947-2001, and visitor's register, 1946-1976 with minutes of the meeting for worship, 1946-1947.

Sadsbury Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-S200
Scope and Contents Records of Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, 1714-1983, include: men’s minutes, 1738-1983; vital records, 1714-1962; women's meeting minutes, 1777-1904; minutes of the meeting of ministry and counsel and of its predecessor, the meeting of ministers and elders, 1894-1927; deeds and other property records, 1748-1932; miscellaneous papers, 1869-1906.