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Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quakers)


Sandy Spring Friends School, which was started and continues to be supported by this Meeting, will be holding an Open House on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Visitors will be able to tour the campus, talk with students and teachers, and hear more about our programs for students in Pre-K to 12th Grade. If possible, please pre-register. For more information, contact


The Religious Education Committee will continue to hold classes for children on the campus of Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS). We look forward to sharing with you as we begin a new year of First Day School on September 13. We will start, as always, with opening Meeting for Worship at 11:00 a.m. in the Meeting House on the SSFS campus. After the students are released, we will gather, along with interested parents in the adjacent amphitheater (weather permitting) for introductions, some singing, and then on to the classroom spaces.


Until further notice, Sandy Spring Friends Meeting activities will be taking place on the campus of Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS), located at 16923 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860. The new locations for the 11 a.m. Meeting for Worship, First Day School, and activities on Meeting for Business First Days are shown below. Note that the Thursday evening Meeting for Worship, and the 9 a.m. Meeting for Worship on all the other Sundays will continue to be in the Sandy Spring Meeting House.


New Location

11 a.m. Meeting for Worship Sandy Spring Friends School Meeting House (also called ‘Ashton Meeting House’)
9 a.m. Meeting for Worship and Business Meeting, on the first Sunday each month Sandy Spring Friends School Meeting House (‘Ashton Meeting House’)
First Day School (Sunday School) Various locations on the Sandy Spring Friends School campus during 11 a.m. Meeting for Worship

We use the lobby of the Yarnall Hall (the ‘Beest-ro’) on the SSFS campus for the coffee hour after worship, and for potluck after business meetings. The classes for our Religious Education program will be held in various locations on the SSFS campus. Primary parking should be in the Lower School lot. You can find a map of the SSFS campus showing the locations of the Meeting House, Yarnall Hall, and parking lots by clicking  here. 


The Religious Society of Friends holds as the basis of its faith the belief that God endows each human being with a measure of the Divine Spirit. We believe that the gift of God’s presence and the light of God’s Truth have been available to all people at all times and in all ages. The Religious Society of Friends has no formal creed but seeks continuing revelation. We are a religious fellowship based on common religious ideals and experiences rather than on creed or liturgy. Each person must prayerfully seek individual guidance and must follow the Light found within. We welcome to our fellowship all seekers who in spirit and in truth try to find and follow the will of God and who are in sympathy with the principles and practices of Friends. (from Baltimore Yearly Meeting, Draft Faith and Practice (2013))

SSFS Meeting House Picture

Second through Fifth Sundays: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. — Meeting for Worship NOTE: We have temporarily relocated to the campus of Sandy Spring Friends School for 11:00 a.m. worship, until further notice. See this page for details.

First Sunday of each month: 9:00 and 10:15 a.m. — Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business, where once each month, we meet to discuss the spiritual and practical business of the community (hence the term “monthly meeting”). NOTE: Our business meeting has temporarily relocated to the campus of Sandy Spring Friends School until further notice.

Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. Care and Concern Support Group
Thursdays: 7:30 p.m. Mid-week Meeting for Worship, Meeting House