Sandy Spring Friends School



Welcoming Rodney

The Board of Trustees of Sandy Spring Friends School
invites you to a virtual gathering welcoming
Head of School Rodney Glasgow
to the SSFS community. 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Virtual Event
Please note that the Zoom link for the event was emailed to all registrants at 11:30 a.m. on October 1.  If you registered but didn't receive the email, please check your spam or clutter folder for an email titled  "SSFS: Zoom Information for Event Welcoming Head of School Rodney Glasgow" from sender 

Questions? Please contact Taylor Gunter '15, Advancement Assistant, at






Opening Silence

Hamid Faruqee 
Clerk, Sandy Spring Friends School Board of Trustees

Caroline Blackwell
Vice President for Equity & Justice, the National Association of Independent Schools

Angela Garcia
Head of School, Friends Community School

Johnnie Foreman
Director of Community, Inclusion & Equity, Gilman School

Robert Kosasky
Head of School, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Deborra Sines Pancoe
Associate Director, Friends Council on Education

Meeting for Worship
All are invited to speak as they feel moved.

Rodney Glasgow
Head of School, Sandy Spring Friends School

Meeting for Worship

The Religious Society of Friends holds, as the basis of its faith, the belief that every human being is endowed with a measure of the Divine Spirit, which Quakers express as “That of God.” Our manner of worship is an outgrowth of this belief. We gather in quiet assemblies, mindful of the words: “Be still and know that I am God.”

Responsibility for the spiritual depth of the Meeting rests with each attender. Those who keep silence as well as those who give vocal message do their part when they yield their minds and hearts to the guidance of the Spirit. 

All present share equally in the service. We sit quietly; at times an individual may be moved to speak, to offer a message that has come out of the silence. All are welcome to do this. However, Friends find it is helpful to appreciate the message when there is a period of silence between the messages. Applause after a message is not appropriate. The Meeting is closed with handshakes.

During our Meetings for Worship this year, we gather in Meeting together, yet apart. We sit in silent reflection, and we do not close by shaking hands with friends, families, and strangers sitting around us. We do, however, carry with us the conviction that our shared periods of reflection strengthen our community, enhance our understanding of each other, and reaffirm our commitment to SSFS’s motto: Let Your Lives Speak.