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 15 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Records of Adirondack Friends Meeting, 1985-ongoing. Includes: membership Records 1952-1990 & ca. 1893-1993; newsletters, 1985-1989.
Overview Records of Clark's Corners Friends' Church and its predecessor, Moreau Preparative Meeting, 1854-1899 and 1911. Includes men's and joint minutes.
Overview Records of Easton and Saratoga Half Yearly Meeting (1927-1986) and its predecessors, Easton Half Yearly (Hicksite: 1924-27), Easton & Granville Half Yearly (1898-1924), Easton and Saratoga Quarterly (1871-1898), Easton Quarterly (Hicksite: 1828-1871), Easton Quarterly (1795-1828), and Saratoga Quarterly (Hicksite: 1828-71). Includes: Minutes, (men's and joint), 1793-1985, women's minutes, 1793-1884, and minutes of the Quarterly Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1793-1871.
Overview Records of Galway Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) and its predecessor, 1802-1865. Includes: Minutes 1828-1865; women's minutes, 1802-1865; Ministers and Elders minutes, 1852-1862; Register, 1850-1861, Correspondence 1932-53.
Overview Records of Galway Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its predecessor, 1820-1836. Includes: Men's & women's minutes, 1820-1836, and vital Records 1828.
Overview Records of Galway Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1797-1861. Includes: Minutes 1797-1861.
Overview Records of Greenfield Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its predecessor, Milton Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-55. Includes: Minutes 1828-1855.
Overview Records of Half Moon Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1801-1840. Includes: Minutes (men's), 1801-1836, and women's minutes, 1801-1840.
Overview Records of Milton and Greenfield Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and its predecessors Milton Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and Greenfield Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1829-1855.
Overview Records of Northern Quarterly, Glens Falls Quarterly (Orthodox), Easton Quarterly (Orthodox) and Saratoga Quarterly (Orthodox) Meetings. Includes: Minutes, 1828-64, 1867-77, 1912-48 & 1979-86; Ministers and Elders minutes, 1828-1947. Volume containing Men's minutes, 1867-77, also includes Women's minutes, 1828-1835, of Easton Quarterly Meeting.