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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:

Cecil Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C400
Scope and Contents Records, pre-Separation and Hicksite, include: minutes, 1698-1899 & 1941-1952; women's meeting minutes, 1765-1848; births & deaths, 1678-1839 and 1751-1851; marriage records, 1698-1784 and 1785-1851; removals issued, 1800-1847; acknowledgements, 1768-1776; disownments, 1767-1777; property records, 1941-1952; History, ca. 1942.

Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C405
Scope and Contents Records of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends, 1926-91. Includes minutes, 1956-89, and records of the Race Street Forum Committee.

Centre Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C413
Scope and Contents Records include: membership records, minutes, financial records, and miscellaneous, 1995-present. Also includes minutes of the Centre Preparative Meeting and Centre Meeting Committee of Hockessin Monthly Meeting, 1969-1995.

Centre Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C410

Centre Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C416
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation and Hicksite meeting, 1824-1828.

Chambersburg Friends Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C468
Scope and Contents Records of Chambersburg Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 1978-2009. Also includes the minutes of Franklin County Preparative Meeting, 1968-1978.

Cheltenham Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C469
Scope and Contents Records of the Cheltenham Monthly Meeting and its Orthodox predecessor, Abington Monthly Meeting, 1713-1980, as follows: Orthodox vital records, 1827-2007; Orthodox/United Men’s and Joint minutes, 1827-2007; Women's minutes, 1827-1903; records of Worship & Ministry and its predecessors, 1713-1988; Financial records, 1922-2008; Property records, 1907-2007; Miscellaneous, 1913-2008; newsletter.

Chester Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C431
Scope and Contents Records of the Chester Monthly Meetings in Chester and Media, Pennsylvania. Includes: births, deaths, marriage certificates, and other vital records from 1677; men's, women's, and joint minutes since 1681; records of the Meeting of Worship and Ministry and Overseers and its predecessors; financial records; and committee and other miscellaneous records. Of additional interest are pre-Separation accounts of sufferings, 1778-1783, manumissions, 1776-1780, and a series of scrapbooks assembled by...

Chester Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C455
Scope and Contents Records as follows: minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1827-1950; minutes of the Orthodox men’s meeting, 1819-1946; Hicksite women's minutes, 1827-1897; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1788-1918; Hicksite financial records, 1761-1913; Orthodox financial records, 1922-1945; pre-separation property records, 1700-1814; Hicksite property deeds, 1852-1948; Orthodox property deeds, 1782-1944; minutes and other records of Moorestown First Day School, 1869-1924.