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 85 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Records of Baltimore Quarterly Meeting, pre-Separation, Hicksite, and Orthodox, 1675-1969. Pre-Separation and Hicksite records include: men's and joint minutes, 1675-1949; women's minutes, 1775-1893; Ministers and Elders minutes, 1759-1951; and miscellaneous records, 1812-1963. Orthodox records include: men's and joint minutes, 1710-1775, 1807-1823, 1856-1941, 1956-1969; women's minutes, 1703-1766, 1774, 1855-1900; Mininstry and Oversight and its predecessors, 1852-1941; Baltimore Junior...
Scope and Contents Records of Bendersville Preparative Meeting, 1893-1905, including Men's Minutes, 1893-1903; Property Records, 1905; and Miscellaneous Papers, 1890-1891.
Scope and Contents Records of Bethel Monthly Meeting, 1921-1977. Includes men's minutes 1921-1977 and worship & ministry and its predecessors 1921-1963.
Scope and Contents Records of Bethesda Monthly Meeting, 1971-2008. Includes minutes 1971-2001/2005-08, vital records 1972-79, committees 1984, and miscellaneous 1974-77.
Scope and Contents Records of Bethesda Preparative Meeting, 1962-71. Includes minutes 1962-70, vital records 1963-71, and miscellaneous 1963-67.
Scope and Contents Records of Black Creek Monthly Meeting, 1907-1966. Includes men's and joint minutes 1907-1966 and Worship & Ministry and its predecessors minutes 1907-1966.
Scope and Contents Records of Blackwater and Upper Monthly Meetings, 1765-1832. Includes men's minutes 1765-1776 (Blackwater), 1779-1807 (Blackwater), 1800-1832 (Upper); women's minutes 1752-1775 (Blackwater), 1792-1803 (Blackwater), and 1800-1832 (Upper); vital records 1760-1810, and miscellaneous.
Scope and Contents Records of Broad Creek Preparative Meeting, 1871-1900. Includes women's minutes 1871-76, and minutes of the Friends' Association of Broad Creek Meeting, 1898-1900. Vol.2.1 also includes First Day School attendance, 1912 & 1919, and minutes, 1912.
Scope and Contents Records of Carlisle Monthly Meeting, 1989-96. Includes minutes and associated documents 1989-96.
Scope and Contents Records of Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting, 1729-1939. Includes men's minutes 1739-1893, women's minutes 1754-1880, worship & ministry and its predecessors 1791-1837, vital records 1729-1916, and miscellaneous 1939.