QM/Ph/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings
Record Group Term
_____ 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 34 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Records of Birmingham Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and its predecessors. Records of the the pre-Separation, Hicksite, and post reunification meeting include: Minutes, 1815-2018; Women's minutes, 1827-1895; Ministry and Counsel records, 1924-2019; Overseers' minutes, 1941-1952; Vital records, 1770-1955; and other miscellaneous materials. Also includes Orthodox records: Vital Records, 1816-1963; Marriage certificates, 1818-1962; Removals, 1827-1963; Overseers minutes and...
Scope and Contents Records include: Hicksite and United minutes, 1869-1956; Hicksite women's minutes, 1869-1886 (included in Joint minutes, 1869-1903); Orthodox minutes, 1852-1921; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1886-1919; pre-Separation and Hicksite deeds and other property records, 1721-1903; Hicksite First Day School minutes, 1897-1949; miscellaneous papers, 1960; and Orthodox School Fund accounts, 1828-1845.
Scope and Contents Records of Bradford Monthly Meeting and of its pre-Separation predecessors, Bradford & Uwchlan Monthly Meeting, Bradford Monthly Meeting and Uwchlan Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), include: Minutes, 1880-1900/1954-2013; minutes of Uwchlan Monthly Meeting, 1828-1863; minutes of Bradford Monthly Meeting, 1828-1880; vital records, 1699-1921/1984-2006; women's minutes, 1828-1886. Also included are records of Bradford Monthly Meeting since 1724: Orthodox vital records, 1724-1908; minutes of the...
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1764-1824; a Hicksite membership list, 1894, contained in Bradford Monthly Meeting record book, 1828-1899; Orthodox men's minutes, 1828-1875; pre-Separation and Orthodox women's minutes, 1821-1844, 1907-1918; and Orthodox property deeds, 1820-1890.
Scope and Contents Records of Caln Quarterly Meeting since 1800. Included are: pre-Separation men's meeting minutes, 1800-1827; Orthodox men's meeting minutes,1828-1843; Hicksite men's and joint meeting minutes, 1828-1952; United meeting minutes since 1952; Continuing Committee minutes since 1974; pre-Separation women's meeting minutes, 1800-1820; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1828-1894; rough or clerk's copy of women's meeting minutes (Orthodox), 1803-1833, including minutes of pre-Separation meeting,...
Scope and Contents Records include: Minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting, 1831-1845; and minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1831-1842.
Scope and Contents Records of Crosslands Worship Group, 1978-2013. Includes minutes, 1979-2013, membership lists, 1979-2002, annual reports, 1978-2003, and miscellaneous records.
Scope and Contents Records of Doe Run Preparative Meeting, 1810-1946, as follows: pre-Separation and Hicksite minutes, 1822-1834, 1882-1890, 1903-1917, 1917-1946; Hicksite women's minutes, 1887-1893; pre-Separation and Hicksite burials, 1810-1830; Hicksite treasurer's account book, 1913-1949; Hicksite graveyard accounts, 1928-1936; Hicksite First Day School minutes, 1893-1899; Hicksite insurance policy, 1883; list of books in Doe Run Meeting library, n.d.
Scope and Contents Records of Downington Preparative Meeting, 1811-1907, include: vital records, 1829; men's minutes, 1811-1907; women's minutes, 1811-1907; financial records, 1856-1919; property records, 1798-1935; miscellaneous papers, 1887-1905; trustees' minutes, 1876-1910; Springer Legacy trustees' minutes, 1877-1887.
Scope and Contents Records include: Minutes and membership since 1950; newsletter.