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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:

East Hoosuck Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-E335
Overview Records of East Hoosuck Preparative Meeting, 1783-1799. Includes: Men's minutes, 1789 and 1795-1798, and women's minutes, 1783-99.

Eastern Long Island Executive Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-E413
Overview Records of Eastern Long Island Executive Meeting and its predecessor, Eastern Long Island Monthly Meeting (FWCC). Includes minutes, committee records, and correspondence, 1955-1995.

Easton and Saratoga Half Yearly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-E378
Overview Records of Easton and Saratoga Half Yearly Meeting (1927-1986) and its predecessors, Easton Half Yearly (Hicksite: 1924-27), Easton & Granville Half Yearly (1898-1924), Easton and Saratoga Quarterly (1871-1898), Easton Quarterly (Hicksite: 1828-1871), Easton Quarterly (1795-1828), and Saratoga Quarterly (Hicksite: 1828-71). Includes: Minutes, (men's and joint), 1793-1985, women's minutes, 1793-1884, and minutes of the Quarterly Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1793-1871.

Easton Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-E373
Overview Records of Easton Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, the first Saratoga Monthly Meeting, 1778-ongoing. Includes: men's, women's & joint minutes, 1778-1985, births & deaths, 1735-1973, marriages, 1778-87 & 1789-1964, membership, 1778-1790, removals, 1790-1959, Ministers and Elders minutes, 1832-1925, minutes and accounts of Friends Seminary, 1874-1894, an accounts ledger, 1892-1985, and Newsletters 1990-95, Membership, 1778-90 also includes list of members of East Hoosick, White...

Easton Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-E377
Overview Records of Easton Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and its predecessors, Saratoga 1779-1896, and North Easton, 1896. Includes: men's and women's minutes, 1779-1896.

Elba Friends Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-E459
Overview Records of Elba Friends Annual Business Meeting and its predecessor, Elba Preparative Meeting, 1821-1916. Includes: Minutes 1821-1916.

Elba Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-E453
Overview Records of Elba Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1837-1921. Includes: Minutes, 1837-1868 & 1890-1921, marriage intentions, 1837-1850, membership, ca. 1885-ca. 1903, register, 1907-1913, and minutes of Ministry and Oversight, 1911-1915.

Elba Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-E457
Overview Records of Elba Preparative Meeting. Includes: Men's minutes, 1831-1849, and women's minutes, 1838-1849.

Elmira Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-E473

Elmira Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-E477
Overview Records of Elmira Preparative Meeting, 1844-1846. Includes: Women's Minutes, 1844-1846.