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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 15 Collections and/or Records:

Providence Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-P757
Overview Records of Providence Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1803-43. Includes men's and women's minutes, 1803-43.
Dates: 1803-1843

Saratoga Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-S343
Overview Records of Saratoga Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1855. Includes: Men's and women's minutes, 1828-1840 & 1828-1846; Ministers and Elders Records 1828-1855.
Dates: 1828-1855

Saratoga Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-S341
Overview Records of Saratoga Monthly Meeting and Saratoga Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1794-ongoing. Includes: Minutes 1794-1983 and 1996-2008, vital Records 1787-1877 and 2000-2002, Ministers and Elders Records 1800-1873, deeds, miscellaneous papers, and newsletter.
Dates: 1787-2008

Saratoga Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-S347
Overview Records of Saratoga Preparative Meeting, 1831-1869. Includes: Minutes, 1831-1867, and women's minutes, 1836-1867.
Dates: 1831-1867

South Glens Falls Friends Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-S673
Overview Records of South Glens Falls Monthly Meeting and its predecessors. Includes minutes 1847-1959, vital records 1863-1932, and miscellaneous 1923-69. Also included are records of Christian Endeavor, Women's Foreign Missionary Society, Ladies Aid, Friends Sunday/Sabbath School, Docas Society, Polyanna Class, and the Quaker Guild.
Dates: 1847-1969