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 30 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Records of Croton Valley Monthly Meeting, 1909-ongoing. Includes: Minutes 1929-1997/2004-2010, Clerk's files, 1938-1964, membership Records 1934-1993, Ministry & Counsel minutes, 1991-1994, Financial reports, 1909-1977, and Newsletters, 1939-1995.
Overview Records of the Hicksite branch of Mamaroneck Preparative Meeting, 1777-1891. Includes men's minutes, 1777-1865, and women's and joint minutes, 1828-1891.
Overview Records of Mamaroneck Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1814-1877. Includes men's minutes, 1814-1870, and women's minutes, 1855-1877.
Overview Records of Mt. Kisco Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and its indirect predecessor, Croton Valley Preparative Meeting, 1803-1904. Includes: minutes, 1804-1904 (gaps), as well as a record of the visits of travelling Friends, 1803-1850.
Overview Records of North Castle Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1796-1872. Includes: men's minutes, 1796-1872, and women's minutes, 1796-1871.
Overview Records of Peekskill Preparative Meeting, 1828-71. Includes men's minutes 1828-71, and women's minutes 1854-71.
Overview Records of Peekskill Preparative Meeting, 1816-1851. Includes women's minutes, 1816-51.
Overview Records of Purchase Meeting, 1725-. Includes minutes 1725-2016, vital records 1700-1989, financial records 1834, miscellaneous 1828-1988, and newsletters 1941-1995.
Overview Records of Purchase Preparative Meeting of Friends, 1806-1919. Includes men's, joint and women's minutes 1809-1908, and miscellaneous 1806-1919.
Overview Records of Purchase Preparative Meeting, 1780-1825. Includes men's and women's minutes, 1780-1825.