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 341 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Records of Jericho Monthly Meeting, 1789-1953. Includes: men's, women's and joint minutes, 1789-1948; Vital records including births and deaths, 1811-88, membership 1796-1955, and marriages 1789-1972; Ministers and Elders records 1817-1953; Financial records 1817-1933; and a Weekend Conference register, 1911.
Overview Records of Jericho Preparative Meeting, 1787-1956. Includes: Minutes (men's & joint), 1787-1956; Women's minutes, 1834-1911; Financial records 1861-1910; and School Committee records 1787-1842.
Overview Records of Junius Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1828-1863 : Galen, N.Y.). Includes minutes, 1815-34 & 1849-63, women's minutes, 1844-63, and membership, 1734-1866.
Overview Records of Julius Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1828. Includes: Men's and women's minutes and correspondence, 1828, and records of property seizures 1815-1819.
Overview Records of Lafayette Avenue Friends Meeting and its predecessor, Brooklyn Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1861-1959. Includes: Minutes 1869-1959; Vital Records 1857-1957; Sunday School Records 1861-1921; Young Peoples Association, 1892-1897; Christian Endeavor Society 1825-1934; Ladies League, 1911-1941; Pastoral Committee 1906-1959; bulletins, 1932-59; and Correspondence and Papers 1895-1979.
Overview Records of Lagrange Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and its predecessor, Beekman Preparative Meeting, 1825-1902. Includes: Men's & women's minutes, 1828-1902.
Overview Includes minutes of the men's meeting for business, 1828-1855.
Overview Abstracted records of Le Ray Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1843, copied by Grace Moffett Lansing from the compilations of Minnie Ward Kellogg.
Overview Records of Le Ray Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1815-1867. Includes: Minutes, 1815-1867; Vital records 1815-1867.
Overview Records of Lee Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1840-1871. Includes: Minutes 1840-1871 and a library record..