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 Stanford Preparative Meeting (Hicksite). Includes women's minutes, 1828-1840.
Overview Records of Stanford Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1901. Includes minutes, 1828-1901.
Overview Records of Stanford Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox), 1832-67. Includes men's, women's, and ministers' and elders' minutes 1832-67.
Overview Records of Stanford Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite), 1828-96. Includes men's, women's, and Ministers' and Elders' minutes 1828-96.
Overview Records of Starksborough Monthly Meeting, 1739-1905. Includes men's minutes 1813-38; and vital records 1739-1905.
Overview Records of Starksborough Preparative Meeting, 1853-55. Includes women's minutes 1853-55.
Overview Records of Staten Island Executive Meeting, 1954-82. Includes minutes and miscellansous papers.
Overview Records of Staten Island Monthly Meeting, 1986-. Includes minutes 1986-90.
Overview Records of Syracuse Monthly Meeting and Syracuse Quarterly Meeting, 1936-(ongoing). Includes minutes and assorted papers, 1936-.
Overview Records of Syracuse Preparative Meeting, 1937-46. Includes minutes 1936-46.