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 Westchester Preparative Meeting, 1797-1860. Includes minutes, 1797-1860, and financial Records 1815-37.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1797-1925
Overview Records of Western Monthly Meeting, 1843-71. Includes minutes, 1843-71; vital records, 1843-71; and financial records, 1843-71.
Overview Records of Western Preparative Meeting, 1813-67. Includes minutes, 1813-67.
Overview Records of Westmoreland Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, 1867-1924. Includes minutes, 1817-1920; vital records, 1818-85; and miscellaneous items, 1827-1914.
Overview Minutes of Bridgewater Preparative Meeting, 1828-38; minutes of New Hartford Preparative Meeting 1828-65; and minutes of Westmoreland Preparative Meeting 1860-92;
Overview Records of Wheatland Preparative Meeting, 1828-68. Includes men's & women's minutes, 1828-68.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1828-1884
Overview Records of Wheatland Preparative Meeting, 1824-67. Includes minutes, 1824-67.
Overview Records of White Creek Preparative Meeting, 1818-1853. Includes Women's minutes, 1818-1853.
Overview Records of Williamson Preparative Meeting 1826-37. Includes minutes 1826-37.
Overview Records of Wilton Monthly Meeting, 1942-. Includes minutes 1942-2014, vital records 1956-72/2013, and newsletters 1969-2014.