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 Elk Horn Valley Monthly Meeting, 1908-1926. Includes minutes 1908-1924, vital records 1908-1923, 1925-1926, and miscellaneous 1921-1924.
Scope and Contents Records of Elk Ridge Preparative Meeting, 1795-1827. Includes men's minutes 1795-1800, vital records 1795-1800, and miscellaneous 1825-27.
Scope and Contents Records of Fairfax Monthly Meeting, 1718-1941. Includes men's and joint minutes 1745-1929, women's minutes 1745-1889, vital records 1722-1924, financial and property records 1929-39, and miscellaneous 1718-1800.
Scope and Contents Records of Fairfax Quarterly Meeting, 1787-1951. Includes men's and joint minutes 1787-1951, women's minutes 1787-1889, Ministers and Elders minutes 1820-1950, committee records 1793-1856, and miscellaneous 1866-1870.
Scope and Contents Records of Federal Hill Mission Meeting, 1879-1906. Includes membership records 1883-1905, minutes 1879-1906, Building Committee records 1889-1885, minutes of Bible School Association, 1886; miscellaneous documents, 1881-1898.
Scope and Contents Records of Floyd Monthly Meeting, 1991-2012. Includes minutes 1991-2012, and membership records, 2009-2012.
Scope and Contents Records of Forest Preparative Meeting, 1851-1927. Includes men's and joint minutes 1851-1927 and women's minutes 1864-89.
Scope and Contents Records of Frederick Monthly Meeting, 1981-2014. Includes minutes of the Worship Group, 1981-1984, of the Preparative Meeting, 1984-1987, and of the Monthly Meeting 1987-2014. Also includes the Newsletter, 1987-2013, and an inventory of the records, 2008.
Scope and Contents Records of Friends Meeting of Washington, 1927-2017.
Scope and Contents Records of Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, 1732-1963 and 1996-1999. Includes men's and joint minutes 1785-1950, women's minutes 1785-1889, vital records 1732-1950, and miscellaneous 1797-1878 and 1996-99.