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 Macedon Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1845-1919. Includes minutes (Men's & joint), 1845-1919, and women's minutes, 1858-1881.
Overview Records of Mamaroneck Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1814-1877. Includes men's minutes, 1814-1870, and women's minutes, 1855-1877.
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 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 Manhasset Monthly Meeting, 1961-present. Includes minutes, 1961-1995, burial Records 1822-1982, and newsletters, 1984-88.
Overview Records of Manhasset Preparative Meeting, 1784-1961. Includes: Men's and joint minutes, 1800-1961, and Women's minutes, 1784-1886.
Overview Includes records of Marlborough Monthly Meeting (pre-separation and Orthodox), 1804-1954. Includes men's and joint minutes, 1804-1954, Women's minutes, 1804-1882, Ministers' and Elders' Minutes, 1813-1919, Vital Records 1804-1931, a volume of sufferings, 1808-1855, and an elegy, 1800. Women's minutes 1880-1882 (2.3) also contains Women's minutes from Plains Monthly Meeting, 1851-1854, and joint minutes (Marlborough Monthly Meeting), 1883-1883.
Overview Records of Marlborough Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1828-1846. Includes Men's minutes, 1828-1847, and Women's minutes, 1828-1847, and an 1847 proclamation from the meeting declaring independence from New York Yearly Meeting.
Overview Records of Marlborough Preparative Meeting, 1832-1837. Includes Men's minutes, 1832-1837.
Overview Records of Maryland Preparative Meeting, 1829-1840. Includes men's minutes (clerk's drafts), 1849-55, women's minutes, 1829-1840, and burial grounds information 1969/88. Volume 1.1 also includes women's minutes/extracts, 1850-1853.