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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:

Butternuts Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B895
Overview Minutes of Butternuts Quarterly Meeting and its predecessors, Butternuts Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox), Duanesburg Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox) and Duanesburg Ouarterly Meeting (pre-Separation), 1812-ongoing. Includes: minutes of the Meeting of Ministers and Elders 1812-1952; men's minutes & joint, 1828-2012; and women's minutes and joint, 1828-1910. Also includes the minutes of Butternuts Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1888-1910, in the volume 1876-1882.

Catskill Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C355
Overview Records of Catskill Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Plains Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) and Greenfield and Neversink Executive Meeting, 1828-ongoing. Includes: Minutes (men's & joint), 1847-2002, and a register of marriages and removals, 1828-1863, and membership list. 1999.

Chappaqua Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C415
Overview Records of Chappaqua Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Hicksite, Orthodox, and pre-Separation. Includes: Minutes (men's, women's & joint), 1785-2002; vital records 1756-1990; Ministers & Elders minutes, 1809-1886; financial Records 1828-1891; miscellaneous papers, 1732-1879; First Day School Records 1894; newsletters, 1985-95.

Chappaqua Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C417
Overview Records of Chappaqua Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1828-1910. Includes: Minutes (men's & joint), 1828-1910, women's minutes, 1828-1891, and financial Records 1852-1909.

Chappaqua Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C418
Overview Records of Chappaqua Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1791-1875. Includes men's and women's minutes, 1791-1875.

Chatham Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C445
Overview Includes: Minutes of the men's meeting for business, 1819-1849, and women's minutes, 1826-1880.