Fifth Sundays

STOP Hunger Now - A Rock Spring Fifth Sundays Event - October 30, 2016

Our next event is the ever-popular "Stop Hunger Now."  Stop Hunger Now gets food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime. Established in 1998, they have provided over 225 million meals in 74 countries. 

During the event, we will work in teams at each packaging station.  Volunteers set up and take down packaging stations and equipment, fill bins with raw ingredients, scoop ingredients into meal bags, weigh and seal the bags, box and stack them on pallets.  It is a multi-generational event.  You can read more about this great organization here: http://www.stophungernow.org/host-meal-packaging-event/

Fifth Sundays is a time to come and serve with your friends and family. To all who make Fifth Sundays a priority and consider it a cornerstone in your faith practice, thank you. If you haven’t yet given it a try, please come. You are certain to find something that nourishes your giving spirit and leave with a better understanding of the needs, hopes, and dreams of the people in your community, your country, and your world.

 

 

Contact: 

Laura Martin
703.538.4886

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There’s too much eco-action to contain our April Fifth Sunday to just Sunday!  Join us for a weekend of events surrounding the People’s Climate March. For more background on the March, go to https://peoplesclimate.org/

Friday, April 28:  
Lift your voice!
Join us in advocacy visits to Capitol Hill with Creation Justice Ministries. Specific details will be sent to all who register at http://bit.ly/FifthSunClimate

Saturday, April 29:
“Arlington Acts on Climate” Rally
Join a rally at the Clarendon Metro from 9:00-10:00 a.m. rally to celebrate 10 years of climate action in Arlington and advocate for as many more as it takes to ensure a habitable planet for all. No sign up – just show up. 

Join in the People’s Climate March!
Meet us in DC or ride a bus with other Rock Springers to the People’s Climate March. Gather with other people of faith at 11:00 a.m. to rally and sing before marching to the White House. Suggested donation of $20/person to offset cost. Reserve your seat at http://bit.ly/FifthSunClimate. We will provide detailed information, including meeting place and bus departure and return times, closer to the event.

Sunday, April 30:
Guest preacher Rev. Dr. Jim Antal joins us for both worship services, and for a potluck lunch and talk at 12:00 p.m. in Carpenter Hall. Rev. Antal has served as Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC since 2006. He is a long-time environmental activist, climate change speaker, and author of the UCC’s groundbreaking 2013 resolution to divest from fossil fuels. 

Sign up to help with the potluck (food or labor!) at http://bit.ly/FifthSunClimate

 

 

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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.