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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 4 Collections and/or Records:

Flushing Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-F674
Overview Records of Flushing Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). Includes: Men's & women's minutes 1828-1830.

Flushing Preparative Meeting of Friends (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-F678
Overview Records of Flushing Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and its predecessor, the pre-Separation Flushing Preparative Meeting. Includes: minutes 1777-1886, women's minutes, 1808-1860, and school fund accounts, 1792-1816.

New York Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-N452
Overview Records of the pre-Separation New York Monthly Meeting, also called Flushing Monthly Meeting, 1640-1828. Includes men's & women's minutes, vital Records and records of Building Committees for Queen Street, 1774-76, and Rose Street, 1823-24. Earliest volume of minutes, 1671-1703, also contains minutes of New York Yearly Meeting and Westbury Quarterly Meeting.