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 6 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Records of Housatonic Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Housatonic Preparative Meeting and Newtown Preparative Meeting, 1957-ongoing. Includes: Minutes 1957-2018 (with some gaps) and Newsletters 1992-1995.
Overview Records of Middlesex Preparative Meeting, 1809-1834. Includes: Men's minutes, 1809-1846, Women's minutes, 1809-1835, and deed, 1810..
Overview Records of Stamford-Greenwich Monthly Meeting, 1956-2002.
Overview Records of West Hartford Monthly Meeting 1805-1818. Includes minutes, 1805-18.
Overview Records of West Hartford Preparative Meeting, 1800-23. Includes minutes, 1800-23, and financial records 1810-23.
Overview Records of Wilton Monthly Meeting, 1942-. Includes minutes 1942-2014, vital records 1956-72/2013, and newsletters 1969-2014.