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The Green Team!
Rock Spring’s eco-justice work is led by a “green team” of church members working with the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions to plan and carry out our mission. The team was formed in late summer 2016 and have conference calls approximately every two months to strategize and plan actions. The group has focused on individuals moving to green power through Dominion Green in order to reduce our carbon footprint. For information on how to change your own power, take a look at these slides (attach).

The Church Is Powered By Green
Starting in September, 2016, the church made the move to green power. That means that all the church’s electricity is generated by wind, solar, biomass, or other clean energy. This move came about as the Property Board learned about the Dominion Green program and the benefits of making the change. Green energy aligns with our values and commitments.


Laura Martin

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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.