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Sunday @ General Synod

The UCC’s General Synod will be held in Baltimore June 30-July 4. Part business meeting, part revival, and part family reunion, Synod is the biennial gathering of the entire United Church of Christ, and includes workshops, considertaion of policy resolutions, an exhibit hall, and inspiring worship. It is quite an experience! On Sunday, July 2, a community worship service featuring UCC General Minister John Dorhauer will be held at 2:30 p.m. Attendance is free, and no registration is required. Rock Spring is considering chartering a bus to take interested people to Baltimore to experience a “taste” of Synod that afternoon. The bus would leave Rock Spring at 11:30 a.m. and depart Baltimore at approximately 5:00 p.m. To help us determine if we can fill a bus or should invite other churches to share our bus, please let us know if you think you would take advantage of this ride to and from Baltimore. Sign up in the Saegmuller Room or email synodbus@rockspringucc.org to indicate interest. This is NOT a firm commitment, just a way to help us make decisions. Questions? Contact Laura or Ashley.

 

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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.