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QM/NY/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/NY/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 2 Collections and/or Records:

Monkton Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-M623
Overview Records of Monkton Monthly Meeting, 1986-1997. Includes minutes, 1986-1993, and financial records 1988-1997.

Northeastern Regional Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-N675
Overview Records of Northeastern Regional Meeting and its predecessors, Quaker Street Half-Yearly (Hicksite) and Regional Meetings, and Duanesburg Half Yearly and Quarterly Meetings (Hicksite and pre-Separation), 1812-ongoing. Includes: men's minutes, 1813-1916, 1943-1967, 1979-1986, 1987-89 (incomplete), 2008-09; women's minutes, 1812-1881; minutes of the Meeting of Ministers and Elders and its successors, 1828-1904; clerk's files, 1967-69; and Monkton Ridge Oversight Committee Records 1992-97.