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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

All Friends Regional Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-A456
Overview Includes: Minutes, 1929-1977 and 1978-1996, and clerks' papers, 1941-1984, including correspondence, reports, etc.

Montclair Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-M633
Overview Records of Montclair Monthly Meeting, 1925-2005. Includes vital records, 1939-1977, minutes, 1925-2005, ministry and counsel, 1928-1973, financial records, 1938-1977, miscellaneous papers, 1902-1989, and newsletters, 1981-89.

Shrewsbury and Plainfield Half-Yearly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-S573
Overview Records of Shrewsbury and Plainfield Half-Yearly Meeting, 1705-2013. Includes men's, women's, and joint minutes 1705-1972/1991-2013; Worship & Ministry minutes 1799-2013; and miscellaneous.