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 Taghkanic-Hudson Monthly Meeting, 1951-. Includes minutes 1951-85, and miscellaneous Records 1958-89.
Overview Records of Tillson Business Meeting (Orthodox) and its predecessor, Rosendale Plains Preparative Meeting, 1897-1902. Includes minutes 1897-1908, and miscellaneous records on Tillson Community Church.
Overview Records of Troy Preparative Meeting, 1804-77. Includes minutes 1804-77 and financial records 1852-76.
Overview Records of Unadilla Monthly Meeting, 1896-ongoing. Includes minutes of the preparative meeting, 1896-02, and of the monthly 1903-62; financial records 1917-51; and other material 1928-95.
Overview Records of Union Springs Congregational Meeting, 1910-1920. Includes minutes 1910-20.
Overview Records of Valley Preparative Meeting, 1793-1863. Includes men's minutes 1806-63; and women's minutes 1793-1822.
Overview Records of Valley Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1799-1916. Includes men's minutes 1806-83, women's minutes 1799-1883, joint minutes 1883-1902; and miscellaneous 1869-1871.
Overview Records of Washington Square Meeting, 1959-1976. Includes Minutes, 1962-76; Register 1975; and Miscellaneous papers 1959-72.
Overview Records of West Branch Monthly Meeting, 1887-1988. Includes minutes 1890-1975/1977-88, vital records 1887-1979, committee records, 1893-1930, and miscellaneous papers, 1904-83.
Overview Records of West Branch Preparative Meeting, 1800-1849. Includes minutes 1800-49.