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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 14 Collections and/or Records:

Farmington-Scipio Regional Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-F353
Overview Records of Farmington-Scipio Regional Meeting (1975- ), and one of its predecessors, the Orthodox Scipio Quarterly Meeting.

North Street Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-N657
Overview Records of North Street Preparative Meeting, 1819-1901. Includes: Men's and joint minutes, 1828-1901, and women's minutes, 1819-1901.

North Street Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-N659
Overview Records of North Street Preparative Meeting, 1819-1872. Includes men's minutes, 1819-1872.

Poplar Ridge Friends Church Records

Identifier: QM-NY-S378
Overview Records of Poplar Ridge Friends Church and its predecessors Poplar Ridge Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and Scipio Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1820. Includes minutes 1828-1902 and 1906-20.

Poplar Ridge Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-P631
Overview Records of Poplar Ridge Monthly Meeting and its predecessor Scipio Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox), 1745-present. Includes minutes 1828-present, vital records 1745-present, and miscellaneous 1810-1889.

Poplar Ridge Yearly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-P635
Overview Records of New York Yearly Meeting of Friends at Poplar Ridge 1853-1896. Includes minutes 1859-1896, and Meeting for Sufferings minutes, 1853-1868.

Salmon Creek Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-S325
Overview Records of Salmon Creek Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1815-37. Includes men's and women's minutes, 1815-37.

Scipio 4-Months Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-S385
Overview Records of the Conservative Wilburite Scipio 4-Months Meeting and its predecessor Scipio Monthly Meeting. Includes the minutes of the Otisites and Kingites. Includes minutes (men's, women's and joint) 1847-1955; vital records 1845-1954; and minutes of the meeting of Ministers' and Elders', 1923-51.

Scipio Executive Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-S383
Overview Records of Scipio Executive Meeting of Friends (Hicksite) and its predecessor Scipio Monthly Meeting of Friends. Includes minutes 1827-1924, vital records 1775-1924, and miscellaneous 1824-1917.