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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 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bulls Head-Oswego Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-B855
Overview Records of Bulls Head-Oswego Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Oswego Monthly Meeting and Oswego Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). Includes: minutes, men's and joint, 1826-2013; women's minutes, 1799-1887; vital records including marriages, 1799-1900, marriages & removals, 1809-1875, births & deaths, 1810-1933, marriages & removals, 1875-1917, births & deaths, 1927-1980, removals, 1979-1995; minutes of the meeting of Ministers and Elders 1883-1859 & 1890-1910; account books of...
Dates: 1799-2013

Poughkeepsie Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-P655
Overview Records of Poughkeepsie Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Oswego Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and Oswego Monthly Meeting (pre-Separation), 1799-ongoing. Includes: Minutes (mens and joint), 1799-1888 & 1888-1977/1980-2007; women's minutes, 1828-1900; marriages and removals, 1828-1900; births and deaths, 1828-1885; births, deaths, marriages, and removals, 1871-1975; minutes of the meeting of Ministry and Counsel and its predecessors, 1853-1971; minutes of Quaker Maids Club, 1873-1971;...
Dates: 1799-2012