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 Skaneateles Preparative Meeting of Friends (Orthodox), 1828-1922. Includes minutes, 1828-1902, and a treasurer's book, 1898-1922.
Overview Records of Skaneateles Preparative Meeting (Hicksite & pre-Separation), 1821-90. Includes men's minutes, 1821-90.
Overview Records of Smith's Clove Preparative Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 1803-1918. Includes men's, women's, and joint minutes, 1803-1918, deeds, 1800-1801, and miscellaneous records.
Overview Records of Smyrna Monthly Meeting, 1836-1965. Includes minutes, 1836-1965, and vital records 1864-1954.
Overview Minutes of Smyrna Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1847-83.
Overview Records of Somerset Hills Monthly Meeting, 1946-2009. Includes minutes 1946-2008, and miscellaneous 1946-95.
Overview Records of Somerville Preparative Meeting, 1955-58. Includes minutes 1955-58.
Overview Records of South Glens Falls Monthly Meeting and its predecessors. Includes minutes 1847-1959, vital records 1863-1932, and miscellaneous 1923-69. Also included are records of Christian Endeavor, Women's Foreign Missionary Society, Ladies Aid, Friends Sunday/Sabbath School, Docas Society, Polyanna Class, and the Quaker Guild.
Overview Records of Southold Executive Meeting, 1966-90. Includes Minutes 1966-89; and membership records 1966-90.
Overview Records of Stamford-Greenwich Monthly Meeting, 1956-2002.