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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 2 Collections and/or Records:

Somerton Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-S664
Scope and Contents Records of Somerton Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Chuckatuck/Nansemond, Lower and Western Branch, 1673-1946. Includes men's and joint minutes 1673-1756, 1894, 1907-1946, women's minutes 1891-1894, and vital records 1673-1756, 1879-1949.

Includes minutes from Pagan Creek Monthly Meeting 1738-1763, and Lower Preparative Meeting 1894.
Dates: 1673-1946

Virginia Half-Years Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-V574
Scope and Contents Records of Virginia Half-Years and Quarterly Meetings, 1673-1996. Includes men's and joint minutes, 1876-1996; women's minutes, 1844-1902; Worship & Ministry and its predecessors, 1809-1810, 1812, 1854-1860, 1864-1916, 1938-1962; vital records, 1928-1970; financial records, 1950-1996; committee records, 1854-1856, 1950-1961, 1982-1996; and miscellaneous, 1785, 1814, 1945, 1956-1965.
Dates: 1809-1996