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 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Records of Exeter Monthly Meeting, 1956-2015. Includes: Minutes, 1956-2015.
Scope and Contents Records of Reading Monthly Meeting and its predecessors since 1715. Included are: minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women; vital records (births and deaths, marriage and membership records, removals, etc.); women's minutes; minutes of the worship and ministry committee and of its predecessor, the meeting of ministry and counsel and ministry and worship; financial and property records; miscellaneous papers.
Scope and Contents Records of Robeson Monthly Meeting, pre-Separation, Orthodox, and Hicksite. Records of the pre-Separation meeting include: men's meeting minutes, 1789-1812; rough or clerk's copies of minutes, 1789-1826; minutes of the meeting of ministers and elders, 1798-1819. Records of the Hicksite meeting include: Rough minutes of the men's meeting 1826-1839, and miscellaneous papers, 1799-1837, & n.d. Records of the Orthodox meeting include: minutes of the men's meeting, 1812-1862; women's meeting...
Scope and Contents Records of Stroudsburg Monthly Meeting, 1758-1839, include: vital records, 1758-1839; men's minutes, 1815-1839; women's minutes, 1815-1839; Ministers and Elders' minutes, 1815-1839.