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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:

Harrisburg Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-H365
Scope and Contents Records include minutes of the Harrisburg Society of Friends and Harrisburg Monthly Meeting, 1928-1934 and since 1941; an account book, 1909-1960; membership lists for 1955 and 1957; and miscellaneous records, including Clerk's files, 1989-1993, records of the Building Renovation Committee, 1993-1997, and Bequest Committee records, 1986-1989.
Dates: 1909-2004