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 11 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Includes: Men's minutes, 1813-1850 and 1850-1876; women's minutes, 1843-1867 and 1867-1887 (includes joint minutes)
Overview Records of Buffalo Meeting of the Society of Friends, 1914-1931. Includes: Minutes 1923-1931; Treasurer's Book, 1914-1931.
Overview Records of Buffalo Monthly Meeting and of the Buffalo Niagara Friends Group, 1939-ongoing. Includes: Minutes 1939-1970, Ministry & Counsel Clerk's files, 1960-69, Newsletter, 1946-73, 1982-87 and 1990-95, and miscellaneous records.
Overview Records of Buffalo Preparative Meeting (Hicksite). Includes: Minutes, 1876-1898.
Overview Records of Collins Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1828-1851. Includes: Minutes 1828-1850, women's minutes, 1828-1851, Register 1814-1832 (includes Eden Monthly Meeting), and births & deaths, 1829-32.
Overview Records of Collins Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Collins Monthly Meeting (Orthodox and pre-Separation), Concord Monthly Meeting, and Hamburgh Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1820-ongoing. Includes: Minutes of Concord, Collins (Orthodox), and Collins Monthly Meeting, 1820-1964/2000-20011, minutes of Hamburgh Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1846, vital records of Collins Monthly Meeting including births, deaths and marriages, 1841-1945, marriages and removals, 1832-65, and a membership...
Overview Records of Collins Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1879. Includes: Minutes 1828-1879, women's minutes, 1857-1874, and financial Records 1845-1858.
Overview Records of East Hamburg Preparative Meeting and of its predecessor, Hamburg Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and Hamburg Preparative Meeting (pre-Separation), 1817-1906. Includes: Men's, women's, and joint minutes, 1817-1906, and a treasurer's book, 1896-1905.
Overview Records of Farmington Quarterly Meeting and its predecessors, 1810-1974. Includes: Men's, women's & joint minutes, 1810-1974, Ministers and Elders minutes, 1810-1940, and Bible School Conference, 1894-1916.
Overview Records of North Collins Preparative Meeting of Friends (Hicksite) and its predecessor, Collins Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1840-1877. Includes: Men's & women's minutes, 1840-1877.