About Sandy Spring
You are welcome here.
Do you ever wish you had time set apart for quietness? Do you wish you could join others in a structured retreat from your everyday challenges?
Sandy Spring Friends Meeting (Quakers) is a warm and welcoming community where we support each other in our shared journeys of the Spirit. When we gather in worship, we seek the indwelling Spirit through receptive silence, listening for the piece of the Divine that resides in everyone.
We have been worshiping together since 1753. All are welcome to worship among Friends!
At Sandy Spring Friends we meet for worship at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., in Sandy Spring, Maryland. More detail is available here.
Statement on Religious Freedom
Our Meeting approved Dec. 4, 2016 this statement on religious freedom, joining other American Quakers in a call for a renewed commitment to equality:
As people of faith and conscience, Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is compelled in this time of growing violence and religious intolerance to witness to the Divinely bestowed right of all people to the free, peaceful, and legal exercise of their own religious traditions without fear of bullying, intimidation, or persecution. We commit our community and ourselves to support and speak out for freedom of religion as the Spirit leads.
Statement on Inclusiveness
Friends have a long history of belief in equal rights for everyone. In keeping with this tradition we wish to testify to the rights of all to live out freely and openly their differences in sexual orientation or gender identity.
For more, link to the full text of the Minute about Personal Ethics Standard in Friends United Meeting Personnel Policy.
Officers and Clerks
Clerk: Natalie Finegar firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Clerk: Samuel “Sam” Garman
Treasurer: Margo Lehman email@example.com
Newsletter Editor: Rosalind Zuses firstname.lastname@example.org
Clerk of Trustees: Jonathan Glass
Web Clerks: Matthew Taylor and Jennifer Domenick email@example.com