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 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 Quarterly Meeting, 1745-ongoing. Includes minutes 1745-1955 and miscellaneous material 1893-1992, including information on the Edward B. Underhill Fund, Peach Pond Meeting House, and the ministry at Taconic Correctional Facility.
Overview Records of Rye Preparative Meeting, 1989-1997.
Overview Records of Salem Preparative Meeting, 1804-1882. Includes: Minutes, 1804-1882.
Overview Records of Salem Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1829. Includes: minutes, 1828-1829.
Overview Records of Scarsdale Monthly Meeting, 1898-ongoing. Includes minutes 1942-2018 (gaps), vital records 1898-1981, and miscellaneous 1943-95.
Overview Records of Sing Sing Worship Group. Includes newsletters, 1989-.
Overview Records of Westchester Preparative Meeting, 1797-1860. Includes minutes, 1797-1860, and financial Records 1815-37.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1797-1925
Overview Records of Westchester Preparative Meeting, 1828. Includes minutes, 1828.
Overview Records of Yorktown Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, Amawalk Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1798-1941. Includes: minutes, 1830-1941; women's minutes, 1828-1878; vital records, 1798-1907; and minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1835-1869.