QM/B/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 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Records of Drumore Preparative Meeting, 1870-1936. Includes minutes 1870-1936.
Scope and Contents Records of Eastland Preparative Meeting, 1796-1954. Includes men's and joint minutes 1803-1926, women's minutes 1807-1890, vital records 1803-1954, financial and property records 1885-1954, and miscellaneous 1796-1843.
Scope and Contents Records of Little Britain Monthly Meeting, 1775-2007. Includes men's and joint minutes 1804-2007, women's minutes 1804-1874, vital records 1775-1940, Ministers and Elders minutes 1853-1950, and miscellaneous 1803-73.
Scope and Contents Records of Little Britain Preparative Meeting, 1841-1964. Includes men's and joint minutes 1909-64, women's minutes 1841-73, and financial and property records 1910-34.
Scope and Contents Records of Nottingham Quarterly Meeting, 1819-1990. Includes men's and joint minutes 1819-1990, women's minutes 1819-93, Ministers and Elders minutes 1819-1973, financial and property records 1886-1918, and reports to Yearly Meeting 1835-82.