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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.

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Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern and Western Districts Records

Identifier: QM-B-B354
Scope and Contents Records of Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern and Western Districts, 1828-1930. Includes men's and joint minutes 1856-1873, women's minutes 1828-1873, minutes of Meeting of Ministers and Elders 1829-1846, minutes of Meeting of Ministry and Oversight 1877-1905, minutes of Meeting of Ministry and Oversight and Committe on Pastoral Care, 1906-1930.
Dates: 1828-1930