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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 12 Collections and/or Records:

Creek Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C739
Overview Records of Creek Preparative Meeting in Bristol, Vermont, 1825-1838. Includes: Men's Minutes 1825-1838.

Ferrisburgh Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) Records

Identifier: QM-NY-F453
Overview Records of Ferrisburgh Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) and its predecessors, 1801-1846. Includes minutes, 1801-1846, women's minutes, 1828-1846, and a register, 1829-1846.

Ferrisburgh Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) Records

Identifier: QM-NY-F455
Overview Records of Ferrisburgh Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its predecessors, 1801-1916. Includes minutes, 1828-1867, women's minutes, 1801-1877, a register, ca. 1885-1916, an abstract of marriage intentions and dealings, 1801-1850, minutes of the meeting of Ministers & Elders, and an account book, 1811-1912.

Ferrisburgh Preparative Meeting of Friends (Hicksite) Records

Identifier: QM-NY-F457
Overview Includes: men's minutes, 1816-1844, women's minutes, 1793-1844, a removal, and treasurer's receipts 1826-39.

Ferrisburgh Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox) Records

Identifier: QM-NY-F477
Overview Records of Ferrisburgh Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox) and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1810-1894. Includes: Men's & women's minutes, 1810-1894; Ministers and Elders Records 1815-1886.

Ferrisburgh Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-F473
Overview Records of Ferrisburgh Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite), 1829-1847. Includes: Ministers and Elders minutes, 1829-1847.

Lincoln Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-L555
Overview Records of Lincoln Preparative Meeting, 1852-1871. Includes: Minutes (men's), 1857-1871; women's minutes, 1852-1866.

Monkton Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-M623
Overview Records of Monkton Monthly Meeting, 1986-1997. Includes minutes, 1986-1993, and financial records 1988-1997.

Monkton Ridge Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-M629
Overview Records of Monkton Ridge Preparative Meeting (Orthodox and pre-Separation), 1801-1913. Includes Men's and joint minutes, 1801-1902, Women's minutes, 1801-1862, Pastoral Committee minutes, 1906-1913, Finance and Property records, 1878-1919, and Register 1888-1975.