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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:

Frederick Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-F691
Scope and Contents Records of Frederick Monthly Meeting, 1981-2014. Includes minutes of the Worship Group, 1981-1984, of the Preparative Meeting, 1984-1987, and of the Monthly Meeting 1987-2014. Also includes the Newsletter, 1987-2013, and an inventory of the records, 2008.
Dates: 1981-2010

Potomac Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-P684
Scope and Contents Records of Potomac Quarterly Meeting, 1947-2000. Includes minutes 1951-2000, Ministry and Counsel minutes 1951-1968, and miscellaneous 1947-1991.
Dates: 1947-2000

Warrington Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-W374
Scope and Contents Records of Warrington Quarterly Meeting and its predecessor, Warrington and Fairfax Quarterly Meeting, 1776-2016. Records include Men's and Joint minutes 1776-2016, women's minutes 1776-1897, Ministers and Elders minutes 1806-1925, and Miscellaneous 1988-2004.
Dates: 1776-2019