QM/NY/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 5 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Includes: Minutes, 1929-1977 and 1978-1996, and clerks' papers, 1941-1984, including correspondence, reports, etc.
Overview Records of Chatham-Summit and Summit Monthly Meetings, 1942-[ongoing]. Includes minutes 1942-2018, vital records 1944-2010, and newsletters 1965-2018.
Overview Records of Hardwick and Randolph Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) and its pre-Separation predecessors, Hardwick and Randolph and Hardwick and Mendham Monthly Meetings, 1714-1854. Includes: Men's and women's minutes 1797-1855, births & deaths, 1715-1861, abstract (3 copies) of marriages, 1714-1855, list of members, removals, 1792-1847, and minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1823-1840.
Overview Records of Hardwick and Randolph Preparative Meeting and its predecessors, Randolph Preparative Meeting and Mendham Preparative Meeting, 1790-1865. Includes: Men's and joint minutes, 1790-1865, and women's minutes 1834-52.
Overview Records of Somerset Hills Monthly Meeting, 1946-2009. Includes minutes 1946-2008, and miscellaneous 1946-95.