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QM/B/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/B/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 2 Collections and/or Records:

Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Eastern District Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-B351
Scope and Contents Records of Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends for the Eastern District, and its predecessor Baltimore Monthly Meeting (1792-1807), 1729-1819. Includes men's and joint minutes 1792-1819, women's minutes 1792-1819, vital records 1729-1819, financial and property records 1806-1819, and miscellaneous 1783-1819.
Dates: 1729-1819

Baltimore Monthly Meeting (Homewood) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-B349
Scope and Contents Records of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Homewood, 1673-1991. Includes vital records 1674-1968, Men's minutes 1673-1975, Women's minutes 1819-1961, Worship & Ministry and its predecessors 1793-1969, financial records 1842-1979, property records 1713-1968, committee records 1831-1991, and miscellaneous 1698-1991.
Dates: 1719-[ongoing]