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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

Alexandria Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-A441
Scope and Contents Records of Alexandria Monthly Meeting, 1802-2018. Includes men's and joint minutes 1802-1933, 1946-59, 1964-2011 (with a few gaps), women's minutes 1853-77, vital records 1823-1940, Ministers and Elders minutes 1829-1944, financial and property records 1802-1906 and 1933-34, committee records 1927-31, and miscellaneous 1960-2019.
Dates: 1802-2019

Alexandria Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-A442
Scope and Contents Records of Alexandria Preparative Meeting, 1800-62. Includes men's and joint minutes 1833-62 and financial and property records 1800-49.
Dates: 1800-1862

Langley Hill Monthly Meeting Records,

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-L361
Scope and Contents Records of Langley Hill Monthly Meeting, 1969-2019. Includes minutes, 1955-2019, vital records, 1969-99, and miscellaneous, 1978-82/1996-99.
Dates: 1969-2001