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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 10 Collections and/or Records:

Farmington Executive Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-F333
Overview Records of Farmington Executive meeting of Friends (Hicksite), and its predecessor, Farmington Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1787-1857. Includes: minutes (men's & joint), 1828-1927, women minutes, 1803-15 & 1818-53; vital records including births & deaths, 1787-1957, births, daaths, marriages & removals, 1828-67, and a register, 1828-67; minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1879-1913.

Farmington Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-F339
Overview Records of Farmington Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and its predecessor, 1805-1826. Includes: Minutes 1805-1894.

Farmington Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-F357
Overview Records of Farmington Quarterly Meeting and its predecessors, 1810-1974. Includes: Men's, women's & joint minutes, 1810-1974, Ministers and Elders minutes, 1810-1940, and Bible School Conference, 1894-1916.

Galen Preparative Meetings Records

Identifier: QM-NY-G359
Overview Records of Galen Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-29, and Galen Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1870-81. Includes: Men's & women's minutes, 1828-1829; joint minutes, 1870-1881.

Junius Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite) Records

Identifier: QM-NY-J853
Overview Records of Junius Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1863 : Galen, N.Y.). Includes minutes, 1815-34 & 1849-63, women's minutes, 1844-63, and membership, 1734-1866.

Junius Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-J855
Overview Records of Julius Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1828. Includes: Men's and women's minutes and correspondence, 1828, and records of property seizures 1815-1819.

Macedon Preparative Meeting of Friends Records

Identifier: QM-NY-M319
Overview Records of Macedon Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1838-1902. Includes men's and joint minutes 1838-1902.

Macedon Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-M317
Overview Records of Macedon Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1845-1919. Includes minutes (Men's & joint), 1845-1919, and women's minutes, 1858-1881.

Palmyra Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-P337
Overview Records of Palmyra Preparative Meeting, 1825-1854. Includes men's and women's minutes, 1825-54.