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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

Chesterfield Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-C470
Scope and Contents Records of the united monthly meeting and of its predecessors, 1682-1977, as follows: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1684-1827; minutes of the Hicksite meeting, 1827-1956; minutes of the united meeting, 1932-1977; minutes of the Orthodox meeting, 1820-1932; minutes of the pre-Separation women's meeting, 1688-1824; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1827-1852; minutes of the Orthodox women’s meeting, 1810-1903; minutes of the ministers and elders’ meeting, 1875-1953; vital records,...
Dates: 1682-1977

Trenton Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-T710
Scope and Contents Records of Trenton Monthly Meeting, 1893-ongoing, include: Hicksite register of inactive members, 1942-1988, Hicksite financial records, 1893-1981, recorder's correspondence, 1974-78, newsletter files, 1964-84, and records of the dissolution of Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, 1967-77.
Dates: 1893-[ongoing].

Trenton Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-T730
Scope and Contents Records of Trenton Preparative Meeting, 1795-1973, include: Hicksite minutes, 1827-1973; Orthodox minutes, 1816-1881; Hicksite women's minutes, 1813-1878; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1862-1903; Hicksite treasurers' account book, 1852-1893; Orthodox subscription book, 1837-1840; Hicksite collectors' books, 1897-1929 and 1933-1935; Indian subscription book, 1795-1796; Hicksite Overseers records, 1922-1938 & 1964-1973; Hicksite list of members, 1884; Hicksite/United Recorders' records, 1956-73...
Dates: 1795-1973.