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 Cornwall Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and its predecessor, the pre-Separation Cornwall Preparative Meeting. Includes: Men's and women's minutes, 1786-1927.
Overview Records of Creek Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), Creek & Stanford Monthly Meeting, Creek Monthly Meeting (pre-Separation), Stanford Monthly Meeting (pre-Separation), and Stanford Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). Includes: minutes; women's minutes; vital Records including births & deaths, 1810-1871 & 1827-1946, and marriages & removals, 1828-1885; reports of Sufferings; minutes of the meeting of Ministers & Elders, and a Treasurer's book.
Overview Records of Creek Preparative Meeting in Bristol, Vermont, 1825-1838. Includes: Men's Minutes 1825-1838.
Overview Records of Creek Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1892. Includes: Men's and women's minutes, 1855-92 and 1828-1835.
Overview Records of Creek Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) of Clinton, N.Y., and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1797-1895. Includes: men's minutes, 1797-1809 and 1851-1882, and women's minutes, 1820-1895.
Overview Records of Croton Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1797-1895. Includes: Men's & women's minutes, 1797-1895.
Overview Records of Croton Preparative Meeting (Hicksite). Includes: Minutes (men's), 1829-1848, and women's minutes, 1843-1848.
Overview Records of Croton Valley Local Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its pre-Separation predecessor, Croton Valley Preparative Meeting, 1818-1938. Includes: Minutes 1818-1902 and 1929-1938, women's minutes, 1836-1866, and minutes of the Trustees of Croton Valley School, 1817-1825.
Overview Records of Croton Valley Monthly Meeting, 1909-ongoing. Includes: Minutes 1929-1997/2004-2010, Clerk's files, 1938-1964, membership Records 1934-1993, Ministry & Counsel minutes, 1991-1994, Financial reports, 1909-1977, and Newsletters, 1939-1995.
Overview Records of Crum Elbow Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and its pre-Separation predecessor. Includes: Men's & women's minutes, 1797-1899, and register, 1828-1946.