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Sandy Spring Friends Monthly Meeting


Welcome to Sandy Spring Friends Monthly Meeting (Quakers)

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 Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting has been worshiping together since 1753. All are welcome to worship among Friends!


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 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. 

Meeting for Worship Schedule

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

Information About the Construction Area

In the months ahead, we will need everyone’s help with the following:
1) Please do not enter the work area; the site is now under the care (and legal responsibility) of our general contractor.
2) If you have business at the School House, please park in the School House parking lot or at 616; there is no longer a safe path from the main parking lot.

Additional Information:

The School House (612 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd.) is not accessible from the main parking lot of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting during the renovation and addition project at the Community House. The work area is now fenced; that end of the parking lot is beginning to fill with contractor storage and equipment; construction entrances are being laid; and a utility trench has been dug.image

How to find our driveway to the School House: Coming from the west along Route 108 our double driveway is at the fourth house east of the red brick building that houses the bakery and florist. A pipe stem driveway takes you down past 616 (our Office pictured at right). There is parking between these buildings. From the east, turn into the first driveway past Auburn Village Drive on the left.