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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:

Ashton Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-A848
Scope and Contents Records of Ashton Monthly Meeting, 1887-1950, including Minutes of Men's Meeting and Joint, 1887-1827, 1937-1950; Minutes of Committee on Ministry and Oversight, 1887-1903; Minutes of Organization for Christian Work, 1896-1906; Minutes of Pastoral Committee, 1887-1895.
Dates: 1887-1950

Bethesda Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-B481
Scope and Contents Records of Bethesda Monthly Meeting, 1971-2008. Includes minutes 1971-2001/2005-08, vital records 1972-79, committees 1984, and miscellaneous 1974-77.
Dates: 1971-2008

Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-S361
Scope and Contents Records of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting and its predecessors at Clifts, Herring Creek, and Indian Spring, 1658-1992-2013. Includes men's and joint minutes 1677-2013, women's minutes 1776-1891, vital records 1658-1992, Ministers and Elders minutes 1918-62, financial and property records 1739-1950,and miscellaneous 1823-99. Also includes the minutes of Indian Spring Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1829-1841.
Dates: 1658-2013