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 Matinecock Monthly Meeting, including minutes, 1961-75 and 1976-1981, and newsletter, 1984-89.
Overview Records of Matinecock Preparative Meeting, 1776-1948.
Overview Records of Mayfield Preparative Meeting, 1804-1828. Includes: men's minutes, 1804-1813, and women's minutes, 1804-1828.
Overview Records of Mendon Preparative Meeting, 1833-1914. Includes minutes men's and joint, 1833-1914, women's minutes, 1833-1869, Property dispute correspondence, 1955, and New York Supreme Court decisions, 1956-57.
Overview Records of Middleburg Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1828-1836. Includes records from the Women's meeting, 1828-1836.
Overview Records of Middlesex Preparative Meeting, 1809-1834. Includes: Men's minutes, 1809-1846, Women's minutes, 1809-1835, and deed, 1810..
Overview Records of Milton and Greenfield Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and its predecessors Milton Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and Greenfield Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1829-1855.
Overview Records of Milton Executive Meeting and its predecessors, Milton Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and Marlborough Preparative Meeting (pre-Separation and Orthodox), 1820-1963.
Overview Records of Mohawk Valley Monthly and Preparative Meetings, 1939-1987. Includes minutes, 1945-1987, miscellaneous Records 1939-2001, and newsletters, 1980-91 and 1995.
Overview Records of Monkton Monthly Meeting, 1986-1997. Includes minutes, 1986-1993, and financial records 1988-1997.