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 West Branch Preparative Meeting, 1880-1890. Includes minutes, 1880-90.
Overview Records of West Hartford Monthly Meeting 1805-1818. Includes minutes, 1805-18.
Overview Records of West Hartford Preparative Meeting, 1800-23. Includes minutes, 1800-23, and financial records 1810-23.
Overview Includes the minutes of the mens meeting for business, 1810-1832, minutes of the womens meeting for business, 1851-1896, and an account book, 1819-1842.
Overview Records of West Oneonta Preparative Meeting, 1818-1891. Includes: Men's and women's minutes, 1818-1891.
Overview Records of Westbury Monthly Meeting, 1828-1947. Includes minutes, 1828-1937, and vital records, 1828-1947.
Overview Records of Westbury Monthly Meeting, 1660-. Includes minutes 1697-2018; vital records 1660-1995; deeds, 1685-1745; financial records 1723-1931; Ministers and Elders, 1819-1973; and miscellaneous materials, 1696-1995.
Overview Records of Westbury Preparative Meeting, 1853-1902. Includes minutes 1853-1902.
Overview Records of Westbury Preparative Meeting, 1789-1959. Includes minutes, 1789-1959.
Overview Records of Westchester Preparative Meeting, 1828. Includes minutes, 1828.