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QM/NY/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/NY/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 30 Collections and/or Records:

Purchase Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-P838
Overview Records of Purchase Preparative Meeting , Orthodox, 1828-97. Includes men's and women's minutes, 1828-97, and miscellaneous records, 1834-41.
Dates: 1828-1897

Purchase Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-P853
Overview Records of Purchase Quarterly Meeting, 1745-ongoing. Includes minutes 1745-1955 and miscellaneous material 1893-1992, including information on the Edward B. Underhill Fund, Peach Pond Meeting House, and the ministry at Taconic Correctional Facility.
Dates: 1745-1992

Salem Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-S317
Overview Records of Salem Preparative Meeting, 1804-1882. Includes: Minutes, 1804-1882.
Dates: 1804-1882

Salem Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-S319
Overview Records of Salem Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1829. Includes: minutes, 1828-1829.
Dates: 1828-1829

Scarsdale Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-S355
Overview Records of Scarsdale Monthly Meeting, 1898-ongoing. Includes minutes 1942-2018 (gaps), vital records 1898-1981, and miscellaneous 1943-95.
Dates: 1898-2018

Sing-Sing Worship Group Records

Identifier: QM-NY-S387

Westchester Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-W473
Overview Records of Westchester Preparative Meeting, 1797-1860. Includes minutes, 1797-1860, and financial Records 1815-37.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1797-1925

Westchester Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-W477
Overview Records of Westchester Preparative Meeting, 1828. Includes minutes, 1828.
Dates: 1828

Yorktown Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-Y655
Overview Records of Yorktown Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, Amawalk Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1798-1941. Includes: minutes, 1830-1941; women's minutes, 1828-1878; vital records, 1798-1907; and minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1835-1869.
Dates: 1798-1941