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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 341 Collections and/or Records:

LeRay Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-L475
Overview Records of LeRay Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox), 1830-1871. Includes: Women's Minutes, 1830-1871.
Dates: 1830-1871

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.
Dates: 1852-1871

Little Nine Partners Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-L577
Overview Records of Little Nine Partners Preparative Meeting, Orthodox and pre-Separation, 1800-1846. Includes: Women's minutes 1800-1846.
Dates: 1800-1846

Little Nine Partners Records

Identifier: QM-NY-L575
Overview Records of Little Nine Partners Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1828-1855. Includes: Minutes, 1828-1855.
Dates: 1828-1855

Lockport Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-L737
Overview Records of Lockport Preparative Meeting (Orthodox and pre-Separation), 1825-1877. Includes minutes (men's) 1850-1877, and women's minutes, 1825-1865.
Dates: 1825-1877

Long Island Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-L755
Overview Records of Long Island Quarterly Meeting, 1975-. Includes minutes 1975-1991.
Dates: 1975-1991

Lowville Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-L775
Overview Records of Lowville Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1826-1859. Includes: Vital Records 1826-1859.
Dates: 1826-1859

Lowville Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-L779
Overview Records of Lowville Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1844-1860. Includes: Women's minutes, 1844-1860.
Dates: 1844-1860

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.
Dates: 1838-1902