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 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Records of the Conservative (Wilburite) branch of Hector Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, the pre-schism Orthodox Meeting, including the minutes of both the Otisites and Kingites. Includes: Minutes (men's, women's, and joint), 1830-1950, registers of membership, 1756-1965, the minutes of the Meeting of Ministers & Elders, 1830-1863, Library record, 1860, Publishing Proposal 1824, and Correspondence 1828 and 1923.
Overview Records of Perry City Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, Hector Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1847-1972. Includes: Minutes (men's, women's, joint), 1847-1955/1968-79/2005, vital records 1902-1972, Ministers and Elders, 1872-1895, financial records 1942-1954, records of the Ladies Aid Society, and newsletters.