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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:

New York Congregational Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-N451
Overview Records of the New York Congregational Meeting and its predecessor, New York Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1957. Includes minutes, minutes of the Overseers and the Pastoral Committee, Reception/Visiting Committee, Mission Committee, First Day School (including the Bible-School Assn. of Friends & First Day School Assn.), financial Records and women's minutes of the Eastern District, 1808-1824, and Southern District, 1824-1828. Also includes miscellaneous records of the Friends Lyceum,...
Dates: 1808-1957

Preparative Meeting of New York for the Northern District (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-N464
Overview Women's minutes of the Orthodox branch of the Preparative Meeting of N.Y. for the Northern District and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1820-1828.
Dates: 1820-1828