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Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting of Friends



The Religious Education Committee is excited by our new class spaces on the campus of Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS). We look forward to sharing them with you on September 14 as we begin a new year of First Day School in a new place. We will begin, as always, with opening Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am 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 a tour of the classroom spaces. For more information on the 2014/2015 First Day School classes click  here.


Beginning Ninth Month 7 many Sandy Spring 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 11AM 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 9AM Meeting for Worship  on all the other First Days will continue to be in the Sandy Spring Meeting House.


New Location

11 a.m. Meeting for Worship Sandy Spring Friends School Meeting House
9 a.m. Meeting for Worship and Meeting for Worship With A Concern for Business on first First Days Sandy Spring Friends School Meeting House
First Day School Various locations on the Sandy Spring Friends School campus during 11 a.m. Meeting for Worship

We will use the lobby of the Yarnall Hall on the SSFS campus for the coffee hour at rise of Meeting and for potluck after Meeting for Business. 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.  Maps, signage and details about specific spaces will be shared widely over the next two weeks and during the entire period of disruption to our normal practices.


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. The gift of God’s presence and the light of God’s truth have been available to all people in all ages. The Society of Friends has no formal creed. We are a religious fellowship based on common religious ideals and experiences rather than on creed or liturgy. 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 [are] welcome to our fellowship.  (From Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice)

SSFS Meeting House Picture

Second through Fifth Sundays: 9:00 am and 11:00am — Meeting for Worship

First Sunday of each month: 9:00 and 10:15 am — Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business

Thursdays: 10:00 am Care and Concern Support Group
Thursdays: 7:30 pm Mid-week Meeting for Worship, Meeting House