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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:

Chester Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C436
Scope and Contents Records of the pre-Separation preparative meeting include: rough minutes, 1783-1784 & 1786-1788; subscription book for the support of the poor, 1769-1799; account books, 1785-1788 & 1807-1814. Records of the Hicksite meeting include: Minutes, 1827-1928; women's minutes, 1828-1876; membership lists, 1840-1902; rough minutes, 1887-1909; treasurer's book, 1892-1934; graveyard treasurer's book, 1878-1919. Records of the Orthodox meeting include: Minutes of the men's meeting and later, of...

Chester Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C460
Scope and Contents Records of Chester Quarterly Meeting since 1955. Included are: Minutes 1955-1973 and 1979-1982; Representative Committee minutes, 1965-1973 and 1979-1982; papers of the Committee to Study Quarterly Meeting, also known as the Ad Hoc Committee on Quarterly Meetings, 1964-1965.

Records of the first Chester Quarterly Meeting are described with the records of Concord Quarterly Meeting.

Chester River Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C462
Scope and Contents Records of Chester River Monthly Meeting include: minutes, 1976-2002, miscellaneous papers, and marriage records, 1980.

Chesterfield Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
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,...

Chestnut Hill Meeting of Friends Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C483
Scope and Contents Records of Chestnut Hill Meeting, 1924-1932, include: joint minutes 1924-1932.

Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting of Friends Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C482
Scope and Contents Records of Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting, 1932-2007, include: burials chart; marriage certificates, 1941-2000; memberships, removals, transfer, 1934-90s; joint minutes, 1932-2007; ministers and elders minutes, 1940-1942, 1953-1973; overseers minutes, 1959-1973.

Chichester Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C490
Scope and Contents Records include: pre-Separation men's meeting minutes, 1804-1813; Hicksite women's minutes, 1843-1899; a pre-Separation account book, 1781-1875; pre-Separation trustees' minutes, 1802-1823.

Colora Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C500

Colora Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C502

Columbia Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C600
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the Orthodox men's meeting, 1819-29; Orthodox women's minutes, 1812-29; pre-Separation and Hicksite vital records, 1814-1827.