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 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Records include: membership records, minutes, financial records, and miscellaneous, 1995-present. Also includes minutes of the Centre Preparative Meeting and Centre Meeting Committee of Hockessin Monthly Meeting, 1969-1995.
Scope and Contents Records include: pre-Separation and Hicksite men's minutes, 1808-1876.
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1808-1827; minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting, 1827-1893; minutes of the Hicksite joint (men's and women's) meeting, 1893-1955; minutes of the united meeting since 1955; vital records since 1740; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1827-1893; minutes of the pre-Separation woman's meeting, 1808-1827; minutes of the Orthodox women's meeting, 1827-1831; account book, 1821-1888; and First Day School minutes, 1887-1899.
Scope and Contents Records of Hockessin Preparative Meeting, 1818-1893, as follows: minutes of the pre-Separation men's meeting, 1818-1825; minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting, 1825-1886; women's meeting minutes, 1863-1893; account book, 1822-1854; subscription lists for quota, 1830-1837 & n.d.
Scope and Contents Records of Kennett Monthly Meeting, 1650-ongoing; includes: Hicksite registers of births and deaths, 1650-1896; burial records, 1741-1777, and Hicksite 1754-1931; Hicksite marriage certificates, 1692-1968; Hicksite membership records, 1851-1858, 1892-1977; Orthodox membership records, 1857-1864, 1885-1939; Hicksite and United men’s minutes, 1686-2012; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1827-1939; clerk's correspondence, 1933-1941; Orthodox women's minutes, 1698-1911; Hicksite women’s minutes, 1827-1893;...
Scope and Contents Records of Mill Creek Monthly Meeting, 1955-1975.
Scope and Contents Records include: Minutes and Queries, 1962-2016, vital records including correspondence concerning marriage and memorial minutes, Worship & Ministry, and committee and miscellaneous records.