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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:

Fairfax Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-F352
Scope and Contents Records of Fairfax Quarterly Meeting, 1787-1951. Includes men's and joint minutes 1787-1951, women's minutes 1787-1889, Ministers and Elders minutes 1820-1950, committee records 1793-1856, and miscellaneous 1866-1870.
Dates: 1787-1951.

Hopewell Centre Monthly Meeting Records,

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-H671
Scope and Contents Records of Hopewell Centre and Hopewell Monthly Meetings, 1754-ongoing. Includes men's and joint minutes 1759-1963, women's minutes 1813-1902, vital records 1754-1942, and miscellaneous 1778, 1851-1887, 1992-93.
Dates: 1754-1993

Hopewell Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-H672
Scope and Contents Records of Hopewell Preparative Meeting, 1791-1849, 1886-1907. Includes men's minutes 1791-1849.
Dates: 1791-1907