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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 85 Collections and/or Records:

Oxford Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-O944
Scope and Contents Records of Oxford Preparative Meeting, 1878-1927. Includes minutes 1883-1927, First-day school minutes 1878-1904.
Dates: 1878-1927

Patuxent Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-P388
Scope and Contents Records of Patuxent Monthly Meeting, 1871-1942, including Membership Records, 1809-1939; Marriage Records, 1874-1926; minutes of Men's Meeting and Joint, 1871-1942; Minutes of Women's Meeting, 1871-1889.
Dates: 1809-1942

Pipe Creek Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-P571
Scope and Contents Records of Pipe Creek Monthly Meeting, 1691-2006. Includes men's and joint minutes 1772-2006 [gaps], women's minutes 1772-1885, vital records 1691-1997, Ministers and Elders minutes 1881-1913 and 1963-96, financial and property records 1771-2006, and miscellaneous 1885-2006. Also includes Pipe Creek Preparative Meeting minutes, 1891-1904, in volume 1891-1921.
Dates: 1691-2003

Potomac Quarterly Meeting Records

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

Quaker Lake Friends Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-Q800

Richmond Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-R534
Scope and Contents Records of Cedar Creek and Richmond Monthly Meetings and their predecessors, 1729-1999. Includes Men's and Joint minutes 1739-1996, Women's minutes 1754-1890, vital records, 1729-1998, Worship & Ministry and its predecessors 1791-1949, financial records 1875-1917 and committee records, 1916-2000. Also includes Richmond Preparative Meeting Minutes, 1815-1818, Camp Creek Monthly Meeting records, 1747-1753, Virginia Quarterly Meeting, 1961-1975, Ashland Friends Meeting, 1991-1999, Midlothian...
Dates: 1729-2004

Roanoke Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-R636
Scope and Contents Records of Roanoke Monthly Meeting, 1989-1999. Includes men's minutes 1989-1995, and miscellaneous 1991-1999.
Dates: 1967-1999

Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting Records

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

Sandy Spring Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-S362
Scope and Contents Records of Sandy Spring Preparative Meeting, 1828-45. Includes men's minutes 1828-45.
Dates: 1828-1845

Somerton Monthly Meeting Records

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