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 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Records of Flushing Monthly Meeting, 1725-2013. Includes: Minutes, 1805-2013; vital records 1725-2001; minutes of Ministry and Counsel, 1907-1971, 2007, 2009.
Overview Records of Lafayette Avenue Friends Meeting and its predecessor, Brooklyn Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1861-1959. Includes: Minutes 1869-1959; Vital Records 1857-1957; Sunday School Records 1861-1921; Young Peoples Association, 1892-1897; Christian Endeavor Society 1825-1934; Ladies League, 1911-1941; Pastoral Committee 1906-1959; bulletins, 1932-59; and Correspondence and Papers 1895-1979.
Overview Includes: Records of the Preparative Meeting of New York (Hicksite : 1881-1958) and its predecessors, Southern District (Hicksite : 1856-81), Southern District (Hicksite : 1828-56), Southern District (1824-28), Eastern District (1807-24), and New York Preparative Meeting (1753-1806). Includes minutes (men's & joint), 1781-1957, women's minutes, 1833-1856, membership, 1720-1810 & ca. 1850-ca. 1877, financial Records 1784-1815, and a funeral book register, 1796-1826.