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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:

Burlington Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B880
Scope and Contents Records of the Hicksite Burlington Quarterly Meeting include: minutes of the men's and joint meetings, 1827-1917; minutes of the women's meeting, 1827-1889; minutes of the Ministers and Elders meeting, 1841-1941; financial records; and miscellaneous papers, including membership lists, queries received and other records. Records of the Orthodox Burlington Quarterly Meeting include: minutes of the men’s and joint meetings, 1686-1983; women’s meeting minutes, 1686-1921; minutes of the Ministers...

Byberry Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B900
Scope and Contents Records include: pre-Separation and Hicksite minutes of the Women's Meeting; minutes of the pre-Separation and Hicksite Ministry & Council committee and its predecessor, the Preparative Meeting of Ministers & Elders; pre-Separation and Hicksite vital records since 1726, including births, deaths, burials, marriage and membership records, certificates of removal, etc. as well as other types of records.

Byberry Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B920
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation and the Hicksite meetings, 1756-1919; minutes of the pre-Separation and Hicksite women's meeting, 1770-1897; Hicksite financial records; records of the School Fund Trustees; records of the School Association, and more.

Caln Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C310
Scope and Contents Records of Caln Preparative Meeting, 1841-1940, include: Hicksite men’s minutes, 1850-1887; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1841-1922; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1882-1918; account books, 1842-1940.

Caln Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C300
Scope and Contents Records of Caln Quarterly Meeting since 1800. Included are: pre-Separation men's meeting minutes, 1800-1827; Orthodox men's meeting minutes,1828-1843; Hicksite men's and joint meeting minutes, 1828-1952; United meeting minutes since 1952; Continuing Committee minutes since 1974; pre-Separation women's meeting minutes, 1800-1820; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1828-1894; rough or clerk's copy of women's meeting minutes (Orthodox), 1803-1833, including minutes of pre-Separation meeting,...

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.

Camden Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C340
Scope and Contents Records of Camden Monthly Meeting and of its predecessors, Duck Creek and Motherkiln Monthly Meetings, 1686-2014, include: vital records, 1686-2000; pre-Separation, Hicksite and United men’s and joint session minutes, 1705-1961 and 1994-2006; women's minutes, 1711-1874; financial records, 1829-1961; miscellaneous papers, 1740-2014. The Camden Friends Meeting Newsletter, in Series 6, contains copies of the unapproved minutes of the Meeting.

Cape May Preparative Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C350
Scope and Contents Records of Cape May Preparative Meeting, 1794-1817, include: Men’s Minutes 1794-1817.

Catawissa Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C360
Scope and Contents Records, all pre-Separation, include: minutes of the men's meeting, 1796-1808; women's meeting minutes, 1796-1808; marriage certificates, 1796-1802; index of removals issued, 1797-1808.

Record of births and deaths at Catawissa contained in the book of births and deaths for Roaring Creek Monthly Meeting, 1790-1901.