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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:

Chatham-Summit Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-S835
Overview Records of Chatham-Summit and Summit Monthly Meetings, 1942-[ongoing]. Includes minutes 1942-2018, vital records 1944-2010, and newsletters 1965-2018.

Chenango Friends Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C471

Clark's Corners Friends' Church Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C519
Overview Records of Clark's Corners Friends' Church and its predecessor, Moreau Preparative Meeting, 1854-1899 and 1911. Includes men's and joint minutes.

Clear Creek Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C535
Overview Records of Clear Creek Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and its pre-Separation predecessor. Includes: Minutes, 1820-1878, and women's minutes, 1820-1834.

Clinton Corners Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C733
Overview Records of Clinton Corners Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Creek Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and Stanford Monthly Meeting (Orthodox)

Clintondale Local Business Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C595
Overview Records of Clintondale Local Business Meeting and its predecessors, Plattekill Preparative Meeting and Clintondale Preparative Meeting (Orthodox). Includes: Minutes, 1853-1874 & 1894-1936, and births & deaths, 1822-1928.

Clintondale Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C593
Overview Records of Clintondale Monthly Meeting, 1946-1995. Includes minutes, 1946-1995, and membership to 1995.

Cobleskill Friends Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C615

Coeymans Executive Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C623
Overview Includes: minutes (men's & joint), 1799-1898, women's minutes, 1799-1867, births & deaths, 1761-1847/1828-1856, marriages, 1829-1867, marriage intentions, 1799-1867, minutes of the Meeting of Ministers & Elders, 1828-1862, and a treasurer's book, 1815-1830.