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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:

Newark Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-N481
Overview Records of Newark Monthly Meeting, 1917-1928. Includes minutes 1917-28; membership register 1917-28; treasurer's records 1918-28.

Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-R431
Overview Records on Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting, 1685-present. Includes minutes 1723-1988, vital records 1705-1979, miscellaneous 1773-1989, and newsletters 1937-ongoing.

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.