Part of Rock Spring's commitment to a more just and healthy environment is our concern for and stewardship of the world God has made. The Eco-Justice committee works on local projects that help Rock Spring reflect good stewardship and offer educational opportunities for the congregation to grow in the care for the earth. As part of its work the Eco-Justice committee has replanted beds around the buildings with native plants, developed the gardens in the front of the Sanctuary that provide food for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), and led the effort to use sustainable products on our campus.

Lenten Carbon Fast

Ecumenical Lenten Carbon Fast (link we enter Lent in 2017, consider joining the greater UCC along with Christians from various denominations the world over in fasting from carbon during Lent. In signing up, you will receive a daily email, beginning Ash Wednesday and throughout Lent with the day's suggested carbon-reducing activity. To share your experience, email the Rock Spring Eco-Justice Committee at:

PLOT Against Hunger

Help tend the Rock Spring gardens that provide produce for the AFAC-Plot Against Hunger or bring fresh produce of your own. Place it in the cooler at church on Sundays and we will deliver it for you.


Chris Keefer

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Save the Date: April Fifth Sun(Satur)day
Posted: Mar 9 2017 - 2:41pm

Join us for Green April eco-actions and our April Fifth Sunday actions which start before April 30. Starting in late April, Rock Spring will be hosting guests coming into the area for the People’s Climate March on April 29 and we will be organizing our own presence at the march, joining with other UCC-ers. We will also join in advocacy visits to Capitol Hill with other people of faith on April 28.  If you are interested in being involved in coordination and planning of any of this, let Laura know.  It’s a great way to make a significant impact in a short amount of time!


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A Rock Spring tradition is to decorate the sanctuary with spring flowers for Easter Sunday.

by Laura Martin

The reality is that I too have

Authored your pain.

I laid a blank piece of paper down

When you needed me to respond.

I chose the shortcut.

I learned complicity,

Learned to move quietly in my privilege,

Learned to let the doors open for me

Before walked inside.

I inherited fear

And did not unlearn it.

In fight or flight, I flew.

I confess all this.

And I commit to hearing

The raw stories,

To letting your vulnerability

Chafe me.