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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 1 Collection or Record:

Lansdowne Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-L320
Scope and Contents Records of the united monthly meeting and its predecessors, the Hicksite and Orthodox monthly meetings, since 1898. Included are: Minutes of the united meeting since 1951; minutes of the Hicksite meeting, 1901-1951 and minutes of the Orthodox meeting, 1904-1951; marriage and membership records; minutes of the Orthodox women's meeting, 1904-1915; minutes of Worship and Ministry and its predecessors; First Day School meeting minutes; financial, property, and committee records.
Dates: 1898-2003