Robinopedia: Meeting

In Quakerese, a meeting equals a church does not equal a meetinghouse does not equal a steeplehouse (i.e. a meeting is a group of people, not a building)

A Monthly Meeting is the local decision-making body holding authority for memberships and marriages. As might be expected, this group meets monthly to conduct business in the manner of Friends.

A Yearly Meeting is a grouping of Monthly Meetings, is sometimes divided into Quarterly Meetings, and has varying amounts of power and authority over Monthly Meetings. This authority varies by Yearly Meeting and by the century.

I belong to San Francisco Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. SFMM is part of College Park Quarterly Meeting and Pacific Yearly Meeting.


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