Giving FAQ

What happens with the money that I pledge to the church?

Of every dollar that is received in pledged income at Rock Spring, 20 cents is given to Rock Spring's Wider Mission. The remainder of each dollar is used to fund the operating budget that is voted upon and adopted by the congregation each year at our annual meeting.

Who will know how much I pledge or give to the church?

Gifts to the church are held in strict confidence. The only person who knows how much you pledge or give to the church is the Financial Secretary. Our financial secretary records each gift that comes in and will send you a quarterly statement reflecting what has been received.

How much should I give?

"Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7

Giving should be out of love, not compulsion. There is no one who will tell you how much you “need” to give, for it is your participation with our community that is most important to us. The concept of tithing, or giving away 10% of your income, was a principle, not a law or a doctrine, in the New Testament. Recognizing that there are many organizations and causes that we are called upon to support today, the concept of the “modern tithe” is helpful to some. The concept of the “modern tithe” is giving 5% of your income to the church and 5% of your income to other philanthropic efforts.

Can I make a gift online?

Rock Spring can now accept gifts online.  You may set up and manage one time or recurring donations here.

Latest News

Everyone will have noticed by now a slow-down in the project. This is due to our main contractor, NKB, walking off the job on August 1 and informing us by letter that they could not complete the work.

On September 10 at 10:00 a.m., we will welcome guest preacher Rev. Sid Lovett for a service focused on peace and specifically the important work of the US Institute for Peace. Following worship, join together for a congregational lunch to catch up with the Rock Spring family after the summer.

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.