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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 5 Collections and/or Records:

Adirondack Friends Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-A293
Overview Records of Adirondack Friends Meeting, 1985-ongoing. Includes: membership Records 1952-1990 & ca. 1893-1993; newsletters, 1985-1989.

Glens Falls Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-G655
Overview Records of Glens Falls Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, the pre-Separation and Orthodox branches of Queensbury Monthly Meeting, 1800-1970. Includes: Minutes 1800-1970; Vital Records 1790-1952, including births & deaths, 1790-1906, membership, 1854-1952, and marriages & removals, 1806-55; Ministers and Elders minutes, 1892-1970; records of Mission Aid societies, 1920-51; Young Friends Fellowship, 1950-53.

Northern Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-N696
Overview Records of Northern Quarterly, Glens Falls Quarterly (Orthodox), Easton Quarterly (Orthodox) and Saratoga Quarterly (Orthodox) Meetings. Includes: Minutes, 1828-64, 1867-77, 1912-48 & 1979-86; Ministers and Elders minutes, 1828-1947. Volume containing Men's minutes, 1867-77, also includes Women's minutes, 1828-1835, of Easton Quarterly Meeting.

Queensbury Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-Q441
Overview Records of Queensbury Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) and its predecessor, 1811-1877. Includes: Minutes (men's), 1828-62; women's minutes, 1811-23 & 1840-63; vital records 1828-1877.

Queensbury Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-Q447
Overview Records of Queensbury Preparative Meeting of Friends and its predecessor, 1787-1863. Includes: Minutes 1787-1863.