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 4 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Records of Manasquan Monthly Meeting and Shrewsbury and Manasquan Monthly Meeting, 1873-1972. Includes minutes 1939-1972, Ministers and Elders minutes, 1873-1929, and newsletters, 1970-89.
Overview Records of Plainfield Preparative Meeting 1834-93. Includes men's and joint minutes 1834-53 and 1890-93, and women's minutes 1871-1890.
Overview Records of Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting (1954- ), 1937-ongoing. Includes minutes, 1955-81, as well as the minutes of Shrewsbury Meeting of Friends, 1937-1954, and newsletters.
Overview Records of the Monthly Meeting of Friends held at Shrewsbury, 1650-1920. Includes men's minutes, 1732-1920, women's minutes, 1680-1891, vital records, 1650-1914, and other miscellaneous records.