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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 257 Collections and/or Records:

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...

Woodbury Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-W610
Scope and Contents Records of Woodbury Preparative Meeting, 1770-1954, include: Hicksite minutes, 1770-1920; Orthodox minutes, 1828-1954; Hicksite women's minutes, 1828-1893; Hicksite financial and legal records, 1840-1951; and a book list of the library.

Woodstown Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-W630
Scope and Contents Records of Woodstown Monthly Meeting, 1928-2014, include: Hicksite/United minutes 1929-2014; Hicksite membership register, 1928-1958; minutes of the Hicksite Meeting of Worship and Ministry and of its predecessors, the Meeting of Ministry and Counsel and the Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1897-1963.

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.

Wrightstown Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-W700
Scope and Contents Records of Wrightstown Monthly Meeting, 1684-2005, include: vital records, 1684-1916; pre-Separation, Hicksite men's and joint session minutes, 1734-1997; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1827-1833; pre-Separation and Hicksite women’s minutes, 1734-1886 ; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1827-1833; Wrightstown First Day School records, 1899-1918; and other miscellaneous records, 1784-2005.

Yardley Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-Y300
Scope and Contents Records of Yardley Monthly Meeting, 1955-1976, as follows: minutes, 1955-1961, 1961-1970, and 1970-1976, and newsletter.