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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 6 Collections and/or Records:

Fairfax Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-F351
Scope and Contents Records of Fairfax Monthly Meeting, 1718-1941. Includes men's and joint minutes 1745-1929, women's minutes 1745-1889, vital records 1722-1924, financial and property records 1929-39, and miscellaneous 1718-1800.
Dates: 1718-1941

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.

Goose Creek Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-G661
Scope and Contents Records of Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, 1732-1963 and 1996-1999. Includes men's and joint minutes 1785-1950, women's minutes 1785-1889, vital records 1732-1950, and miscellaneous 1797-1878 and 1996-99.
Dates: 1732-1963/1996-1999

Lincoln Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-L563
Scope and Contents Records of Lincoln Monthly Meeting, 1834-1950; minutes of Men's Meeting and Joint, 1887-1950; vital records, 1887-1950; minutes of Meeting for Ministry and Oversight, 1886-1922; miscellaneous papers, 1886-1938.
Dates: 1834-1950

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

South Fork Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-S681
Scope and Contents Records of South Fork Preparative Meeting, 1807-26. Includes minutes, 1807-26.
Dates: 1807-1826