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 Chatham-Summit and Summit Monthly Meetings, 1942-[ongoing]. Includes minutes 1942-2018, vital records 1944-2010, and newsletters 1965-2018.
Overview Records of Chenango Friends Meeting, 1975-1986. Includes: minutes, 1975-1986.
Overview Records of Clark's Corners Friends' Church and its predecessor, Moreau Preparative Meeting, 1854-1899 and 1911. Includes men's and joint minutes.
Overview Records of Clear Creek Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and its pre-Separation predecessor. Includes: Minutes, 1820-1878, and women's minutes, 1820-1834.
Overview Records of Clinton Corners Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Creek Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and Stanford Monthly Meeting (Orthodox)
Overview Records of Clintondale Local Business Meeting and its predecessors, Plattekill Preparative Meeting and Clintondale Preparative Meeting (Orthodox). Includes: Minutes, 1853-1874 & 1894-1936, and births & deaths, 1822-1928.
Overview Records of Clintondale Monthly Meeting, 1946-1995. Includes minutes, 1946-1995, and membership to 1995.
Overview Records of Clintondale Young Peoples Endeavor Society. Includes: Minutes, 1895-1916; and rollbook, 1895-1900.
Overview Records of Cobleskill Friends Meeting. Includes: Minutes, 1961-1963.
Overview Includes: minutes (men's & joint), 1799-1898, women's minutes, 1799-1867, births & deaths, 1761-1847/1828-1856, marriages, 1829-1867, marriage intentions, 1799-1867, minutes of the Meeting of Ministers & Elders, 1828-1862, and a treasurer's book, 1815-1830.