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 Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, 1789-1820. Includes men's minutes 1794-1814, women's minutes 1794-1814, vital records 1789-1820, and miscellaneous.
Scope and Contents Records of Gunpowder Monthly Meeting, 1687-2003. Includes men's and joint minutes 1739-2003, women's minutes 1742-1873, vital records 1687-1958, Ministers and Elders minutes 1905-42, financial and property records 1830-1923, and miscellaneous 1842-1982.
Scope and Contents Records of Gunpowder Preparative Meeting, 1719-1852. Includes Minutes, 1829-1852 and Deaths of North Carolina Friends, 1719-1791.
Scope and Contents Records of Henrico Monthly Meeting, 1699-1837. Includes men's minutes 1699-1836, women's minutes 1762-1834, and vital records 1699-1837.
Scope and Contents Records of Hopewell Centre and Hopewell Monthly Meetings, 1754-ongoing. Includes men's and joint minutes 1759-1963, women's minutes 1813-1902, vital records 1754-1942, and miscellaneous 1778, 1851-1887, 1992-93.
Scope and Contents Records of Hopewell Preparative Meeting, 1791-1849, 1886-1907. Includes men's minutes 1791-1849.
Scope and Contents Records of Huntington Preparative Meeting, 1833-90. Includes men's minutes 1849-64, women's minutes 1833-74, and miscellaneous 1868-90.
Scope and Contents Records of Langley Hill Monthly Meeting, 1969-2019. Includes minutes, 1955-2019, vital records, 1969-99, and miscellaneous, 1978-82/1996-99.
Scope and Contents Records of Lincoln Monthly Meeting, 1834-1950; minutes of Men's Meeting and Joint, 1887-1950; vital records, 1887-1950; minutes of Meeting for Ministry and Oversight, 1886-1922; miscellaneous papers, 1886-1938.
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.