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Strengthen the Church Offering

To Be Collected: Sunday, June 4
Strengthen the Church (STC) is a special mission offering to reimagine and build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC voice has not been heard. As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life of our youth and young adults. There are parts of the country where people have to drive for hours to reach a UCC church and are hungry for a progressive, still-speaking faith in their community. Rock Spring will formally collect the offering on June 4, Pentecost Sunday, but contributions can be made any time this month through Rock Spring’s website, via check with designation “Strengthen the Church” in the memo line, or the Givelify app. 

 

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The American Palestinian Women’s Association (APWA) will host an Iftar at Rock Spring (Saturday, June 17, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

If you are interersted in reading books from some of our guest preachers, please visit the Saegmuller room.

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.